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SCORPIONS (1972–PRESENT). Classic lineup: Klaus Meine (vocals), Rudolph Schenker (guitar), Matthias Jabs (lead guitar), Francis Buchholz (bass, replaced by Paweł Mąciwoda), Herman Rarebell (drums, replaced by James Kottak). With a history that goes back to the early seventies, the Scorpions are best known for breaking into worldwide success in the 1980s with their song “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” which led to a string of classic hard rock hits for the band. Along the way, they launched Read more [...]


ACCEPT (1979–97). Udo Dirkschneider (vocals), Wolf Hoffmann (guitars), Jorge Fisher (guitars), Peter Baltes (bass), Stefan Kaufman (drums). Formed in Solingen, Germany, in the early seventies, Accept were the first German metal band after the Scorpions to make a dent in the American and European markets. Featuring the caterwauling vocalist Udo Dirkschneider and the dual-guitar (often harmonizing) assault of guitarists Wolf Hoffmann and Jorge Fisher (on matching Flying V guitars!), as well as bassist Read more [...]