Saturday, December 20, 2014

Scorpions Announce New Album, ‘Return to Forever,’ and Single, ‘We Built This House’




 by Dave Lifton December 20, 2014 10:39 AM


Klaus Meine www.zimbio.com
Not too long ago, it looked like the Scorpions were ready to call it quits. But nearly two years after officially canceling their retirement, they are back with a new album. Today (Dec. 20), they announced that ‘Return to Forever’ will be released on Feb. 20, 2015.

A press release on their website reveals that ‘Return to Forever’ will have 12 songs, with a Deluxe Edition containing four additional tracks (the track listing is below). There will also be a Limited Collector’s Edition Box. The album’s first single, ‘We Built This House,’ that finds the band reflecting on their 50-year history.

 “In the end, it tells our story,” singer Klaus Meine says of the new song. “We’ve built this house called Scorpions brick by brick and often quite arduously. From the first days in Hannover, the first concerts abroad, until this very day. We’ve weathered severe storms, but the house withstood everything, turned out to be wheatherproof and stable. However, building the house was never just cumbersome, but joyful as well. The joy of music, the joy of having experienced and still experiencing it all, the joy of – and the thankfulness for – the fans’ affection. We have been working hard for this dream, but we’re thankful as well for having been able to live it, and for still being able to live it today.” 

Earlier this week, the Scorpions unveiled the first string of European dates for 2015, with a two-week jaunt through Germany set for March 2016. As of now, there has not been any word regarding a North American tour.

http://ultimateclassicrock.com/scorpions-new-album-return-to-forever/
 
Scorpions - We Built This House
 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6OxSecpIPA
 
‘Return to Forever’ Deluxe Edition Track Listing

1. ‘Going Out with a Bang’ 
2. ‘We Built This House’ 
3. ‘Rock My Car’ 
4. ‘House of Cards’ 
5. ‘All for One’ 
6. ‘Rock ‘N’ Roll Band’ 
7. ‘Catch Your Luck and Play’
8. ‘Rollin’ Home’ 
9. ‘Hard Rockin’ the Place’ 
10. ‘Eye of the Storm’ 
11. ‘The Scratch’ 
12. ‘Gypsy Life’ 
13. ‘The World We Used to Know’ 
14. ‘Dancing with the Moonlight’ 
15. ‘When the Truth Is a Lie’ 
16. ‘Who We Are’

'Fucking Outstanding, this will be the first album I have bought in a couple years, and will be sure to add to this post when a North American tour is set up!!!' 

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2nd NYC cop killed in ambush shooting

© Carlo Allegri/Reuters A police officer puts up a crime scene tape at the scene of a shooting where two New York Police officers were shot dead in the Brooklyn borough of New York, December 20, 2014. A gunman killed two New York police…



observer.com   Bill de Blasio
NEW YORK (AP) — An armed man walked up to two New York Police Department officers sitting inside a patrol car and opened fire Saturday afternoon, shooting both of them fatally before running into a nearby subway station and committing suicide, police said.

The shooting took place in Brooklyn's Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood. Both officers were rushed to Woodhull hospital, where one was pronounced dead, police said. The second officer was later pronounced dead at the hospital, according to a senior city official and a law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the shooting. They were not authorized to speak publicly and spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity.

Authorities say the suspect fatally shot himself inside the station. His motive wasn't immediately clear.

The NYPD has scheduled a news conference for 7 p.m. with Mayor Bill de Blasio to discuss the shooting.


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www.nydailynews.com  Eric Garner
A block from the shooting site, a line of about eight police officers stood with a German shepherd blocking the taped-off street. Streets were blocked even to pedestrians for blocks around.

Derrick Thompson, who lives nearby, said the shooting happened across from the Tompkins Houses public housing development.

"I was watching TV, and then I heard the helicopters," Thompson said. "I walked out, and all of a sudden — this."

The shooting comes at a tense time. Police in New York are being criticized for their tactics following the chokehold death of Eric Garner, who was stopped by police on suspicion of selling loose, untaxed cigarettes. Amateur video captured an officer wrapping his arm around Garner's neck and wrestling him to the ground. Garner was heard gasping, "I can't breathe" before he loses consciousness and later dies.

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The president of the police officers union, Patrick Lynch, and de Blasio have been locked in a public battle over treatment of officers following the grand jury's decision. Just days ago, Lynch suggested police officers sign a petition that demanded the mayor not attend their funerals should they die on the job.

The last shooting death of an NYPD officer came in December 2011, when 22-year veteran Peter Figoski responded to a report of a break-in at a Brooklyn apartment. He was shot in the face and killed by one of the suspects hiding in a side room when officers arrived. The triggerman, Lamont Pride, was convicted of murder and sentenced in 2013 to 45 years to life in prison.



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'It's really hard to understand just what the intention was of this gunman, I do know this, it can't be good for the current happenings between the NYPD and the folks who live in New York...'