For the love of rock
Vol IV, Issue 2 – Holiday (15 Jan 2019)
Name of song– Holiday
Band – Scorpions
Writer– Klaus Meine
Release year– 1979
Reviewers- Bikash Shrestha/Nirab Kayastha
“Scorpions” are one of the most popular hard rock/heavy metal bands from the late sixties and going on strong till present. Formed in 1965 by Rudolf Schenker in Germany, they were able to establish themselves as hard rock band from the early days. However, with addition of Rudolf’s brother Michael Schenker as guitarist and Klaus Meine as vocalists, the band skyrocketed from Germany into the entire world. Various line-up changes followed during their career. The addition of Matthias Jabs as lead guitarist in 1978 shifted the band into more heavy metal sound along with prototype hard rock ballads. Endowed with total 18 studio albums till date, they have had numerous accolades and loyal fan following all over the world. They have been considered as “The Heroes of Heavy Metal” by The Rolling Stones and “Ambassadors of Rock” by MTV and were ranked 46th on VH1’s Greatest Artists of hard Rock.