Rudolf Schenker was 16 years old when he formed his band Scorpions in Germany. When they tour Australia for the first time in November he will be 70. It is the only job he has ever had.
Scorpions are Germany’s most successful and longest continuously running band. In 1990, they had a massive hit worldwide with ‘Wind of Change’. America has also given them chart positions with ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ and ‘Send Me An Angel’. In Germany they have had 13 Top 40 hits.
In 2017 Scorpions played one Australian show only for Live Nation. They will return in November for a national tour with Def Leppard.
Rudolf is at Noise11 this week talking up the tour.
This week Noise11 is also featuring Gil Matthews’ latest historical masterpiece, a newly restored never before released live concert of Jesus Christ Superstar from the Capitol Theatre in Sydney in 1973.
This was the classic line-up of Jon English, Marcia Hines, Stevie Wright and Trevor White. The show made the careers of English and Hines. Listen to four songs from Gil’s new edition of the 1973 classic.
We have new music from Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite, who are also touring for Live Nation and Bob Dylan’s set closer ahead of his Australian tour for Chugg.
Noise11 iHeartRadio playlist 20 May 2018
Arctic Monkeys – Four Out Of Five
My Friend The Chocolate Cake – Jeffrey Smart
Patti Smith – Gloria
John Mayer – New Light
Jesus Christ Superstar Australian Cast Record Sydney 1973
Jesus Christ Superstar – Heaven on their Minds
Jesus Christ Superstar – Everythings Alright
Jesus Christ Superstar – I Don’t Know How To Love Him
Jesus Christ Superstar – Superstar
Bob Dylan – Long and Wasted Years
Ben Harper and Charlie Musselwhite – No Mercy In This Land
Rolling Stones – The Worst
An Horse – Get Out Somehow
Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions interview 1
The Scorpions – Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Scorpions – The Zoo
Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions interview 2
The Scorpions – Big City Nights
The Scorpions – Wind of Change
Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions interview 3
The Kooks – No Pressure
The Rubens – Never Ever
Paul Simon – Graceland remix
Childish Gambino- This Is America