Their tenth album took just a few weeks to go platinum in the US.
The highly distinctive Flying V guitar was trademarked by Gibson on January 6, 1958.
Out on a limb and working in isolation, the finest minds behind experimental German music in the 60s and 70s left a world-changing legacy.
Out on DVD on September 11, the new film chronicles the origin of one the most distinctive guitar on earth and its incredible influence on the history of rock and heavy metal.
Fuelled by huge, anthemic singles, 'Slippery When Wet' became the record that made their name both at home and around the world.
The German hard rock band have been active for more than fifty years, with worldwide fame and countless hit singles.
Scientists Cristina Rheims has also named South American arachnids after Iron Maiden, Scorpions and Angra.
Fearlessly innovative, the best German musicians include electronic pioneers, rock bands and film composers alike, pushing music to its limits.
With more than 100 million albums sold to date, the Scorpions have become Germany’s, and perhaps Continental Europe’s, most successful hard rock band.
Fans can watch the punk-funk superstars perform in the shadow of their The Sphinx from the comfort of their mobile devices.
The much-anticipated biopic is due to come to Netflix during March.
Sabaton and Scorpions were previously confirmed as headliners, with Twisted Sister frontman Dee Snider and Cradle Of Filth also on the bill.
This annual Kent-based bash is fast becoming a mandatory pilgrimage for discerning rock fans of all persuasions.
Scorpions and Megadeth have been confirmed as the headliners for the Stone Free Festival at the 02 Arena in London in June 2018
Severe laryngitis affecting vocalist Klaus Meine has forced Scorpions to cancel the rest of their Crazy World US tour dates with Megadeth