Mitch Wolfe Rocks with Rudolf Schenker of Famous German heavy metal band, “Scorpions”

One of my favorite heavy metal bands, the “Scorpions” played last night at the Air Canada Centre and post gig, dropped into the d/bar of the Toronto Four Seasons, where they were staying.

I am with Rudolf Schenker, founder of the band and its rhythm guitarist-Scorpions has been playing and touring the world for over 50 years.

This band is considered one of the most famous and longest existing bands in the world.

Check out the YouTube version of their classic, “Rock You Like a Hurricane”

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sxdmw4tJJ1Y

And the YouTube version of its terrific and most popular melodic rock ballad, “Winds of Change”, a haunting ballad about the fall of the Berlin Wall, end of Soviet Union occupation of Eastern Europe and especially Eastern Germany, in the late 80s and early 90s. One of the best selling singles in the history of rock and roll.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n4RjJKxsamQ

Check out the full lyrics to “Rock Me Like a Hurricane”. It is still rocks and is oh so sexy after all these years.

 Rock You Like A Hurricane”

It’s early morning
The sun comes out
Last night was shaking
And pretty loud
My cat is purring
And scratches my skin
So what is wrong
With another sin
The bitch is hungry
She needs to tell
So give her inches
And feed her well
More days to come
New places to go
I’ve got to leave
It’s time for a show

Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane

My body is burning
It starts to shout
Desire is coming
It breaks out loud
Lust is in cages
Till storm breaks loose
Just have to make it
With someone I choose
The night is calling
I have to go
The wolf is hungry
He runs the show
He’s licking his lips
He’s ready to win
On the hunt tonight
For love at first sting

Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane
Here I am, rock you like a hurricane

 

I have a funny story about my experience with Rudy that night. Now Rudy is very well known in Europe. He is a good looking dude on the other side of 65. I have been led to believe that he is still very popular with European women, who post gig, usually throw themselves at this dude and his band mates.

However, in Toronto, he is not very well known. Rudy and his manager were sitting at table in the d/bar, holding court.

And not one fan or comely woman approached Rudy’s table.

I was sitting at a nearby table with a bunch of 20 something public relations and event planning young women, who were celebrating a night out on the town.

These women were oblivious to Rudy’s charm and his international fame.

Rudy sent his manager over to me to invite me and my group over to his table.

I explained to the women, who Rudy was and that he was a big deal in music, comparable to a German Mick Jagger.

Once the young women realized that Rudy and the Scorpions had just rocked the Air Canada Centre and that Rudy was a mega international rock star, their interest in

Rudy soared.

Rudy turned to me and privately thanked me in his broken English for introducing me to these lovely and now very interested women.

He slapped me on the back and praised me for being a great wing man.

Hustling gorgeous women for international rock stars, I then mentally checked off that one on my bucket list.

Rudy then invited me up to his Four Seasons Hotel luxury suite, with the above-noted women.

A vision of a wild Euro-drug propelled orgy, crossed my mind. Momentarily.

But reason and prudence prevailed. I diplomatically declined, citing an early morning biz meeting the next day.

But the memory of right winging for a mega rock star, will linger for many a year.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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