Scorpions, Megadeth Kick Off Crazy World Tour

(TRR) – Last night, vintage heavy rockers Scorpions kicked off their Crazy World Tour at the Santander Arena in Reading, PA. They were accompanied by very special guests Megadeth. The tour marks the beginning of the end for Scorpions, serving as their farewell trek across North America. The band was set to call… Continue reading

Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, and more Lead Top Grossing Rock Tours of 2012

The numbers are in, and the numbers don’t lie. Each year, Pollstar releases their annual rankings of the top-grossing touring shows/acts of the year. Rock acts had a strong year, nabbing 14 of the Top 50 slots. Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band‘s Wrecking Ball Tour topped the rockers, grossing just… Continue reading

ENTER THE TEMPLE OF ROCK WITH MICHAEL SCHENKER (SCORPIONS, UFO)

 This week, I caught up with guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker on his U.S. Tour. Schenker is a legendary guitarist, considered to be ahead of his time and very influential. At the age of 17, he joined his brother Rudolf in heavy metal monsters Scorpions. In 1973, the Scorpions toured in support of UFO. Schenker was offered the lead guitar spot… Continue reading