Scorpions Reveal Cover Art & Track Listing For “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads”

Scorpions have revealed the cover art and track listing for their new best-of-ballads compilation, “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads,” which is set to be released on November 24. You can see those below. The band had the following to say about the effort:

“We have put our most beautiful and legendary ballads on a brand new album and are topping it off with three brand new songs: ‘Follow Your Heart’, ‘Always Be With You’ and ‘Melrose Avenue’. The album also includes a new acoustic recording of ‘Send Me An Angel’. Additionally, we’re going back to our roots with a brilliant cover photo by the legendary photographer Ellen von Unwerth. After the super-realistic art of Gottfried Helnwein (‘Blackout’) or Helmut Newton’s legendary photo on the cover of ‘Love At First Sting’, this outstanding photo by Ellen will be worth its weight in gold.”

“Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads” Track Listing:

01. ‘Born To Touch Your Feelings” (“MTV Unplugged” Studio Edit)
02. “Still Loving You” (“Comeblack” Version)
03. “Wind Of Change” (“Comeblack” Version)
04. “Always Somewhere” (2015 Remaster)
05. “Send Me An Angel” (New Acoustic Version 2017)
06. “Holiday” (2015 Remaster)
07. “Eye Of The Storm” (Radio Edit)
08. “When The Smoke Is Going Down” (2015 Remaster)
09. “Lonely Nights”
10. “Gypsy Life”
11. “House Of Cards” (Single Edit)
12. “The Best Is Yet To Come”
13. “When You Came Into My Life” (“MTV Unplugged” Studio Edit)
14. “Lady Starlight” (2015 Remaster)
15. “Follow Your Heart” (New Full-Band Version 2017)
16. “Melrose Avenue’ (New Song)
17. “Always Be With You” (New Song)


Scorpions To Release “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads” In November

Scorpions will be releasing a new best-of-ballads compilation, titled “Born To Touch Your Feelings – Best Of Rock Ballads,” on November 24. The effort will feature 17 ballads, along with two new tracks.

Scorpions Cancel Remaing U.S. Dates With Megadeth

The remaining dates of Scorpions and Megadeth’s U.S. tour have been cancelled, due to “severe laryngitis.” Scorpions posted the following statement:

“The Scorpions regretfully announce that due to severe laryngitis, the remainder of the U.S. 2017 tour w/ Megadeth will be cancelled. Klaus Meine has been advised by top throat specialist in Los Angeles to rest his voice. If he continues the tour, he could risk permanent vocal damage. The band stated, ‘that they truly hate to disappoint our fans, and hope to come back to America soon, but this time we have no choice but to cancel.'”

Scorpions Los Angeles City Council Presentation Cancelled Due To “Illness”

It was previously revealed that the Los Angeles City Council was planning to declare today (October 6) as “Scorpions Day” in Los Angeles, CA, and that the band would be on hand to accept the honor during a council meeting at Van Nuys City Hall. Unfortunately, that presentation has now been cancelled due to “illness in the band.”

Scorpions To Be Honored By The Los Angeles City Council

According to, the Los Angeles City Council will declare October 6 as “Scorpions Day” in Los Angeles, CA. City Councilman Jose Huizar says the band are being honored for “fifty-two years of excellence in rock ‘n’ roll, including making records in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.” Scorpions will be on hand to accept the honor during a council meeting at Van Nuys City Hall.

Scorpions Record Two New Songs For Best-Of-Ballads Compilation

Klaus Meine recently confirmed that Scorpions will be releasing a new best-of-ballads compilation, during a SiriusXM Town Hall interview with Eddie Trunk. With this news, he also revealed that the release will feature two new tracks.

Meine said the following:

“There’s a best-of-ballads album coming out with Sony Music later this year, in the fall, and they wanted us to come up with a couple of bonus tracks, and we went in the studio and everybody came up with great ideas. And before we came here [to do this interview], we just finished a recording session and listened to the first mixes and stuff, and it sounds pretty good. It’s gonna be a ‘best of ballads,’ but with those new tracks. And it’s gonna be a cool project.”

Meine also discussed how the compilation came about:

“Sony Music approached us and said, ‘C’mon, guys. You have so many powerful songs. And we wanna put it together in some kind of compilation you guys never did before.’ So that’s coming out, I guess, in November.”

Meine further added:

“In other parts of the world, SCORPIONS are very famous for the ballads, like ‘Still Loving You’ in France. And in Asia, they love the ballads, and in Russia, ‘Wind Of Change’ and all those songs are very powerful — equally as powerful as ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’ here. So we talked about [doing] this. In different parts of the world, people like different types of music. So we can offer [a compilation that includes all the best of the softer songs].”

[via Blabbermouth]

Scorpions & Megadeth Tour Officially Announced

Scorpions and Megadeth have officially announced their tour together. Check out the dates for that below.

Tour Dates:

09/14 Reading, PA – Santander Arena
09/16 New York, NY – Madison Square Garden
09/19 Laval, QC – Place Bell (no Megadeth)
09/22 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage Amphitheater
09/23 Chicago, IL – All State Arena (no Megadeth)
09/26 Denver, CO – 1st Bank Center
09/29 Spokane, WA – Spokane Veterans Memorial Arena
09/30 Seattle, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/03 Reno, NV – Grand Sierra Resort
10/04 Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena
10/07 Los Angeles – The Forum
10/08 Phoenix, AZ – Talking Stick Arena
10/11 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
10/12 Dallas, TX – Pavilion at The Music Factory
10/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL – BB&T Center
10/15 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena