Scorpions Win 2010 Rock Legends Award At WMA
MONTE-CARLO, MONACO - theirEarth photographed the legendary German heavy metal rock band the Scorpions on the red carpet at the 2010 World Music Awards, held at the Sporting Club in Monte-Carlo, Monaco earlier this week (Tuesday May 18, 2010). The Scorpions received the World Music Awards 'Rock Legends' Award for their outstanding contribution to music. The band also delivered an outstanding live performance at the Awards playing some of their famous songs like "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Send Me an Angel" and "Wind of Change". The 2010 World Music Awards will be televised worldwide and broadcast to over 160 countries with an estimated audience of at least 1 billion.
With their 17th album "Sting in the Tail" released on March 23, 2010, the Scorpions' Klaus Meine (centre in photo), who sings lead vocals, said the band is on an extended world tour that is espected to last two and a half years finishing as late as 2013. The Scorpions band currently consists of the five members: Klaus Meine - lead vocals, Matthias Jabs - lead & rhythm guitars, Rudolf Schenker - rhythm & lead guitars, Pawel Maciwoda - bass guitar, and James Kottak - drums.
The Scorpions were formed by the band's rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker in 1965 and as a group Billboard says that they have sold more than 100 million albums worldwide. The Scorpions were launched to fame in 1984 with the release of their famous heavy rock anthem "Rock You Like a Hurricane", which was a single from their album "Love at First Sting". "Rock You Like a Hurricane" went platinum in the U.S. soon after its release and from then on the band's commercial and artistic success flourished with huge momentum behind their later album releases.