KNAC.com recently asked me to sit down with legendary vocalist Klaus Meine of SCORPIONS for an exclusive interview to discuss their newest project MTV Unplugged. Obviously my answer was a resounding, “YIS!” Recorded live in Athens, Greece to a crowd of about 3,000 under the stars, it’s available now on CD/DVD/Blu-Ray. Klaus was very excited about it, and rightfully so. We also talked about what the future holds for the band. Check it out:
KNAC: The first thing I have to ask you is HOW is it possible for you to be singing as good as you were on all the old SCORPIONS albums?? What’s the secret to keeping your voice in such great shape?
Klaus: It’s just that we keep on going, keep on playing, and keep on singing. And at the same time to try to treat your instrument in the right way, you know? That means not to stress yourself too much while you’re on the road. I think it’s always the best when we’re on tour and we have it set up to where we’re not playing so many shows in a row. After all these years I cut it down and said, “Ok, no more than two shows in a row” Because with this kind of show it’s really a challenge for a singer. When you talk about songs like “Still loving you, “No One like you”, which is a toughie because it goes up and up in range. And it’s a very popular song here in the US, so you got to take care of yourself and find a way to pull this off every night and come out with a strong performance. As a singer you have to take care of yourself, that’s just the way it is. And sometimes Damian, to tell the truth you feel like hell in the morning and you go, “I’d like to order breakfast “ (mimics frog voice) and your voice is really rough and you wish you were the bass player (laughs)! But then, when I’m onstage it’s all good. I love to be onstage and I love to be a singer.
(You can read the rest of my exclusive with Klaus Meine HERE, so go!! Click!!)