The former Scorpions guitarist Uli Jon Roth, widely regarded as one of the greatest guitar players ever, is pleased to announce British newcomer Kaleb McKane as his special guest on Uli’s upcoming UK November Tour. Kaleb recently released his first EP “Universe in Reverse” produced by Miles James (Michael Kiwanuka, Emile Sande) and mastered by Gavin Lurssen (Foo Fighters, Queens of the Stone Age).  The EP received rave reviews from the press and fans alike. In 2019 Kaleb will release his debut album.

Uli Jon Roth is one of the last greats who is still around to present his magical style of playing which he already forged in the late Sixties when he was still in his teens. Uli played his first ever show in December 1968 – at the age of 13 – and to celebrate his upcoming 50th Stage Anniversary, he will play 6 very special UK concerts.

The UK tour starts at the Corporation in Sheffield on Thursday 29th November, followed by University of London Union (Friday 30th November), Coventry’s Kasbah (Saturday 1 December), Manchester’s Academy 3 (Sunday 2 December), Glasgow’s Oran Mor (Monday 3 December) and Milton Keynes’ The Stables (Wednesday 5 December).  Tickets are on sale Tuesday 17th July from, and

The two hour-plus programme will consist of carefully selected highlights from Uli’s entire musical career, which – by now – is spanning no less than 5 decades! The amazing thing is that Uli Jon Roth keeps on getting better, as we have seen amply demonstrated by his astonishing and powerful recent appearances at the G3 Tour of Europe and the UK with Joe Satriani and John Petrucci.

In recent times, Uli has successfully revisited the early music of his celebrated Scorpions days which resulted in the superb Scorpions Revisited‘ double CD and ‘Tokyo Tapes Revisited‘ DVD/Blu-Ray releases. The 50th Anniversary set will naturally include the best of that timeless material, including
‘The Sails of Charon‘, ‘In Trance‘, ‘Fly to the Rainbow‘ and many other songs.

Uli Jon Roth – ‘50TH Anniversary November/December 2018 UK Tour
with Special Guest Kaleb McKane

Corporation, Sheffield                                  Thursday 29 November

ULU, London                                                      Friday 30 November

Kasbah, Coventry                                            Saturday 1 December

Academy 3, Manchester                               Sunday 2 December

Òran Mór, Glasgow                                        Monday 3 December

The Stables, Milton Keynes                         Wednesday 5 December


Metallers Exorcism featuring Raven Lord and Metal Machine’s Csaba Zvekan (vocals) have recruited ex Jorn, guitarist Tore Moren to their ranks.

Exorcism is also adding drummer Mark Cross to the line up. Cross has performed in bands like the Scorpions, Helloween, Kingdom Come and Tainted Nation.

The band is currently at Total Master Sound Studios, Basel in Switzerland to record their 4th release with an undisclosed title which is scheduled to be release later this year.

Csaba ZvekanSinger and band leader Csaba Zvekan comments:

“It’s going to be an exciting year 2016. With Nic Angileri, Mark Cross and Joe Stump we are working  already in Tower Of Babel and a couple of other bands. Me and Mark Cross have already discussed the possibility to join Exorcism last year. Now it has become a reality. I am very proud to have this World-class drummer in the band.

Exocism is picking up more and more live dates in Europe. So things might get much easier with an all European line up. We have chosen Tore Moren  who already played together with Nic Angileri on his solo projects as well as both played with Jorn Lande

Mark Cross

Mark Cross stated : “…Working with Exorcism is a new challenge and very inspiring. We started working with Zvekan in Tower Of Babel, which was big fun and the album turned out to be absolutely fantastic. Now I also set course onto Exorcism recordings and playing shows. The Sabbath moods in this band are very interesting and the lineup strong and superb. There´s nothing wrong with making new projects and playing in many bands, nowadays you gotta keep busy and play as much as you fuckin´can, you know what I mean?”…….See you on the road in May, looking forward to play some heavy drums for ya people!”

Tore Moren

Guitarist Tore Moren overjoyed comments:”…I´m very proud to be invited to join these hard rocking guys. They are great musicians, and we hit it off instantly. This is going to be a new era for both me and Exorcism – and I once again have the pleasure of working with my long-time brother Nic (Angileri). We´re ready to kick ass!…”


Exorcism have recently confirmed to play  three shows in Belgium and the Netherlands.

The current dates shape up as follows:
27 May 2016 OUD BELGIE – ZWALM (BE)
28 May 2016 MOONLIGHT – DIEST (BE)
29 May 2016 DE MEISTER – GELEEN (NL)
more dates to be announced soon.
More infos & tickets:
Exorcism recently announced to re-release their critically acclaimed debut album ‘I Am God’ on February 13. 2016 that was taken off the market due to a legal dispute.

With a brand new 2016 mix and mastering made by Csaba Zvekan straight from the metal factory the Total Master Sound Studios in Switzerland. A total of 13 songs with the original 10 tracks plus 3 additional bonus tracks from the same era of recording making this a “must have” for the fans of heavy and doom. The record comes out Worldwide on Dream Records.
Line up:
Csaba Zvekan – Vocals
Tore Moren – Lead Guitar
Nic Angileri – Bass Guitar
Mark Cross – Drums

Return To Forever Tour Edition

The Scorpions are on the move!
After last year’s massive sold-out world tour, the band is back to rock stages even harder. On their gigantic 50th Anniversary World Tour that kicked off in 2015, the Scorpions are heading to Eastern Europe in February before returning to the US with an impressive five night run at The Joint inside Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas and playing even more shows in cities around the globe.
The Scorpions have been going full throttle for more than fifty years now, with their best-selling albums dominating the charts for over 500 weeks in Germany alone, and countless chart successes abroad, as well as thousands of unforgettable concerts in cities like Rio de Janeiro, Tokyo, Moscow, New York, Los Angeles, Paris or Berlin.
The Scorpions are and will be a band of superlatives. There is no other German band, which has gained as much international success and popularity over the course of so many decades. When the rock band from Hannover presented their 18th studio album ‘Return To Forever‘ for their 50th band anniversary one year ago, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs displayed that they are unabatedly in formidable shape. Simply world class.
The Tour Edition of ‘Return To Forever’ comes opulently stacked with two brand-new live DVDs and a CD and is bound to make fans’ hearts leap for joy. Apart from the standard album’s twelve tracks, the CD contains all seven bonus tracks, which to date, have only been released on special editions of the album. The live DVDs are even more expansive, offering generous bonus material.
Included are two complete concerts from last year: The open air gig at the French Hellfest Festival, where they headlined in June, and their show at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York featuring an impressive guest performance on ‘No One Like You‘ by twelve-year-old guitarist Brandon Niederauer.
The brand-new fifteen-minute video documentary ‘On The Road in America‘ by Dennis Dirksen gets to the heart of the matter that the Scorpions are able to consistently attract new generations of fans, who are delighted by their songs, sound and shows. Shot during the current world tour in California and Las Vegas, it gives a voice to fans spanning from teenagers to rock ’n’ roll veterans. The film impressively shows how popular the Scorpions are in the US, and it’s touching to see fans burst into tears while taking photos with the musicians. One highlight is the story of the Ukrainian woman, who at the time used ‘Wind Of Change‘ as an impetus to emigrate to the US, and has been a dedicated follower of the band ever since. After all, the Scorpions have not only left their mark on history but continue to influence their fans’ biographies.
In an extensive track-by-track interview, Klaus Meine, Rudolf Schenker and Matthias Jabs offer a sneak peak into the band’s musical universe with anecdotes about the origin and meaning of the songs on “Return To Forever”. The Scorpions manage to blend new songs like ‘Going Out With A Bang‘, ‘We Built This House‘ and ‘Rock’n’Roll Band‘ seamlessly with their fulminant repertoire of rock classics from ‘Big City Nights‘ and ‘Blackout‘ to ‘Still Loving You‘ and ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane‘. This might also be the open secret allowing The Scorpions to continuously approach their live shows with so much freshness, passion and conviction. Fans can look forward to the upcoming gigs – especially because the Tour Edition of “Return To Forever” is a timely release as the perfect souvenir. And now: It’s showtime for the Scorpions!


The ‘Return To Forever’ Tour Edition will be available from March 11, 2016 as a 1 CD + 2DVD Digipack and as download.
To preorder ‘Return To Forever’ Tour Edition go to


Scorpions – The 50th Anniversary Tour
February 17               Sport Palace                                      Odessa, Ukraine
February 19               Palace of Sports                                Kiev, Ukraine
February 22               Arena Riga                                         Riga, Latvia
February 24               Zalgirio Arena                                    Kaunas, Lithuania
February 27               O2 Arena                                            Prague, Czech Republic
February 29               Papp László Sport Arena                   Budapest, Hungary
March 2                      Steel Arena                                        Kosice, Slovakia
March 4                      Tauron Arena                                     Krakow, Poland
March 12                    Rockhal                                              Esch-sur-Alzette, Luxembourg
March 14                    Schleyer-Halle                                   Stuttgart, Germany
March 16                    Olympiahalle                                      München, Germany
March 18                    Westfalenhalle                                  Dortmund, Germany
March 19                    SAP Arena                                          Mannheim, Germany
March 21                    Barclaycard Arena                            Hamburg, Germany
March 23                    Mercedes Benz Arena                       Berlin, Germany
March 24                    Arena                                                 Leipzig, Germany
March 26                    Festhalle                                            Frankfurt, Germany
March 27                    Lanxess Arena                                   Köln, Germany
May 6                         Carolina Rebellion                             Charlotte, USA
May 13                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 14                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 18                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 20                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 21                       Hard Rock Hotel & Casino                 Las Vegas, USA
May 28                       Rocklahoma                                       Pryor, USA
May 29                       River City Rockfest                           San Antonio, USA
June 1                         Monterrey Arena                               Monterrey, Mexico
June 3                         Arena Ciudad de México                   Mexico City, Mexico
June 4                         Auditorio Telmex                               Guadelajara, Mexico
June 18                       Rock The Ring                                    Hinwil, Switzerland
June 23                       Copenhell Festival                             Copenhagen, Denmark
June 28                       Meo Arena                                         Lisbon, Portugal
June 30                       Arena Miribilla                                   Bilbao, Spain
July 3                          Barclaycard Arena                            Madrid, Spain
July 14                        Menora Mivtachim Arena                  Tel Aviv, Israel
July 17                        Arena Armeec                                    Sofia, Bulgaria
July 29                        The Runaway Festival                       Oripää, Finland
July 30                        Rockin’ The Rock Festival                 Nilsiä, Finland

Scorpions (band)

With the November 6th release of the 50th Anniversary Deluxe Editions, the Scorpions celebrate their impressive achievements and open their vaults to unleash hitherto unreleased songs, alternative versions of big hits, rough mixes and rare live concert footage.
In addition to dozens of unheard studio tracks and live recordings, all CD releases are equipped with extended booklets featuring rare photos and, single covers, backstage passes and additional liner notes by Edgar Klüsener, a former editor in chief of Metal Hammer who has followed the band‘s career closely over several decades. Five of the eight albums are accompanied with a DVD that contains live concert footage from the respective period, together with TV- performances and in- depth interviews with the band. In these interviews they talk about the background history and the creative process of each of these albums: Lovedrive, Blackout, Love At First Sting, World Wide Live and Savage Amusement.

The remastered LP formats are released on 180-gram vinyl in a sleeve replicating the first pressing. They also come with an audio CD, featuring the original track listing and the same bonus audio as the CD formats. A limited and numbered Deluxe Box Set will contain all remasted vinyl discs.

Scorpions said, “It’s hard to summarise 50 years in words, but listening back to all those songs – many of them them previously unreleased – recorded in one of our most creative periods, really took us back in time. This was a very heartfelt project for all of us. It brought back great memories whilst we rediscovered our musical DNA by listening to the archives, selecting dozens of unreleased songs and early versions of well-known Scorpions anthems. We really worked on the material to improve the sound quality, but always taking great care to preserve its original feel.”

Track listings released so far:
Scorpions - Blackout - Deluxe

Blackout track listing (CD+DVD):

Disc 1:

Can’t Live Without You
No One Like You
You Give Me All I Need
China White
When The Smoke Is Going Down
Blackout (Unreleased demo)
Running For The Plane (Unreleased demo song)
Sugar Man (Unreleased demo song)
All My Love (Unreleased demo song)
Searching For The Rainbow (Unreleased demo song)

Disc 2:

No One Like You (Video clip)
Arizona (Video clip)
Blackout (Rock Pop In Concert)
Loving You Sunday Morning (Rock Pop In Concert)
Coming Home (Rock Pop In Concert)
Always Somewhere (Rock Pop In Concert)
Holiday (Rock Pop In Concert)
Can’t Live Without You (Rock Pop In Concert)
Dynamite (Rock Pop In Concert)
Can’t Get Enough (Rock Pop In Concert)
Make It Real (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert)
The Zoo (Not broadcasted/ Rock Pop In Concert)
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell

Scorpions- Love At First Sting - Deluxe

Love At First Sting track listing (2CD+DVD)

Disc 1:

Bad Boys Running Wild
Rock You Like A Hurricane
I’m Leaving You
Coming Home
The Same Thrill
Big City Nights
As Soon As The Good Times Roll
Still Loving You
Coming Home (Unreleased demo)
Living At Night (Unreleased demo song)
First Sting Jam No. 1 (Unreleased demo)
Anytime (You Want It) (Unreleased demo song)
Still Loving You (Unreleased demo)

Disc 2 (Live At Madison Square Garden, New York City (June 7, 1984)

Coming Home
Bad Boys Running Wild
Loving You Sunday Morning
Big City Nights
Holiday (Acoustic)
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
The Zoo

Disc 3:

Rock You Live A Hurricane (Video clip)
I’m Leaving You (Video clip)
Big City Nights (Video clip)
Rock You Like A Hurricane (TV Show Germany 1985)
Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1985)
Still Loving You (TV Show Germany 1984)
Big City Nights (Monsters Of Rock Germnay 1986)
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell

Scorpions - World Wide Live - Deluxe

World Wide Live tracklisting (CD+DVD):

Disc 1:

Coming Home
Bad Boys Running Wild
Loving You Sunday Morning
Make It Real
Big City Nights
Coast To Coast
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Can’t Live Without You
Another Piece Of Meat
The Zoo
No One Like You
Can’t Get Enough (Part 1)
Six String Sting
Can’t Get Enough (Part 2)

Disc 2:

Coming Home (Originally only available on VHS)
Big City Nights
Loving You Sunday Morning
No One Like You
Bad Boys Running Wild
Still Loving You
Rock You Like A Hurricane
Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell

Scorpions - Savage Amusement - Deluxe

Savage Amusement track listing (CD+DVD):

Disc 1:

Don’t Stop At The Top
Rhythm Of Love
Passion Rules The Game
Media Overkill
Walking On The Edge
We Let It Rock…You Let It Roll
Every Minute Every Day
Love On The Run
Believe In Love
Taste Of Love (Unreleased demo song)
Edge Of Time (Unreleased demo song)
Don’t Wait Too Long (Unreleased demo song)
Fast And Furious (Unreleased demo)
Dancing In The Moonlight (Unreleased demo)
Living For Tomorrow (Unreleased demo song)
I Can’t Explain

Disc 2:

Rhythm Of Love (Video clip)
Passion Rules The Game (Video clip)
Believe In Love (Video clip)
I Can’t Explain (Video clip)
* Documentary with clips and live material To Russia With Love
* Interview special with R. Schenker, K. Meine, M. Jabs, H. Rarebell


On this Saturday’s show I will be joined by John Prakesh of Swiss band Shakra and playing three tracks from their brand new album Powerplay.

3-Play features singer/songwriter  Alexx Calise, new music from the Jan Holberg Project & Sons Of Angels. The 2-from-1 is courtesy of Bonfire with two tracks from their album Fireworks. Rounding the show off are tracks from Riverside & the Scorpions.

So tune in 1pm GMT on Firebrand Rock Radio.

Ok, I’ve now finalised the playlist for the next show……

Gonna kick off with some Scorpions from what’s still my favorite Scorps album, Savage Amusement. The 3-Play will be Borderline, James Christian (Voices Of Rock album) & Brighton Rock. Finishing the show will be songs from Cinderella & Virgil & The Accelerators.

Tune in on either (or both) KQLZ (@11am PST /7pm GMT) & KCOR (@ 8am CST / 2pm GMT)