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Scorpions announce retirement: Will you miss them?

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German rockers the Scorpions have announced plans to retire via their official website. “We want to end the Scorpions’ extraordinary career on a high note,” a post on the site reads. “We are extremely grateful for the fact that we still have the same passion for music we’ve always had since the beginning. This is why, especially now, we agree we have reached the end of the road.”

The Scorpions formed in Hanover, Germany in 1965, attaining success a decade later. In the U.S., they’re best remembered as the band behind 1984’s hit “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” though they’ve continued releasing music through recent years. Fans don’t have to say goodbye just yet, either: a press release notes that the Scorpions will release one final album, Sting in the Tail, on March 23, followed by a three-year farewell world tour.

Will you be sad to see the Scorpions go, whenever they finally do? What’s your favorite tune of theirs? For proof that the Scorpions were still a functioning band as of this past decade, check out a clip of them rocking thousands of Moscow-dwellers like a hurricane in 2003, below.

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