The highly distinctive Flying V guitar was trademarked by Gibson on 6 January 1958.
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.
Out on a limb and working in isolation, the finest minds behind experimental German music in the late 60s and early-to-mid-70s left a world-changing legacy.
Fuelled by huge, anthemic singles, 'Slippery When Wet' became the record that made their name both at home and around the world.
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.
Their tenth album took just a few weeks to go platinum in the US.
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
Motörhead drummer Mikkey Dee says there is plenty more music still to come from the iconic band led by the late Lemmy Kilmister
In a recent US interview, Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs revealed that his band's longevity can be put down to them 'not sounding like an oldies band'