The Scorpions are set to record an MTV Unplugged concert special in Athens, Greece featuring their biggest hits, and some exclusive new songs.
The band says "MTV Unplugged was already top on our wish list and therefore we have tour gladly accepted the offer. We are together with MTV on this very special event."
Since Athens is wicked far away, we’ll most likely not be able to experience it in person. The next best thing, though, they’ll release it on CD, DVD and Blu-ray disc by years-end.
When METALLICA was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2009 they read a list of artists who they were influenced by, in the hopes they will also be immortalized - including Thin Lizzy, Motorhead , KISS and Lars Ulrich’s favorite band – Deep Purple.
Ulrich thinks he knows what the hold-up is too, and he’s on the case to set it right. He said "the people that have run the selection process are critics, and DEEP PURPLE were never a critic's band — especially in America, because their influence was probably felt more in Europe. It's only a matter of time. Rather sooner than later. We've already lost one member. The fact that LED ZEPPELIN and BLACK SABBATH are in and PURPLE is not is one of the crimes of that whole institution. We'll get them in soon enough. I'm working on it."