Guitare en Scène, a festival launched by a group of rock enthusiasts in Saint-Julien-en-Genevois, welcomes legendary groups every year. After Jeff Beck and Johnny Depp, the legendary German Scorpions, more than half a century on stage, ignited the public on Friday evening.
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The DNA of Guitare en Scène rests on two pillars. The first is the public’s devotion to a polyphonic instrument in which each of the six strings has its own color. The second is due to the mythical groups playing for five evenings. Friday, veterans of the hard rock planet were guests of honor: the group Scorpions.
“They’ve been there for more than 50 years, I’m glad they’re still playing concerts”, rejoices Steve, a festival-goer. With precisely 57 years of adventure on the clock, the Germans of Scorpions return for the third time to Guitare en Scène with Rock Believertheir 19th album.
The group with 100 million records sold remains essential for songs such as Still Loving You or Wind of Change. Accustomed to playing in stadiums, the Rudolph Schenker band loves the family size of Guitar on stage with its 5,000 spectators, no more.
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Scorpions: “The charm of Guitare en Scène is the love of the public for this instrument”
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“We love playing in front of 50,000 people, but the charm of Guitare en Scène is the public’s love for this instrument. Without underestimating the role of my drummer, I would say that the drums are there to make the guitars shine. “valued Rudolf Schenker, guitarist and founder of the band born in 1977. “I don’t want to contradict Rudolflaughs the drummer, Mikkey Dee, but it’s just the other way around. It’s the guitars that make the drums shine!”
In the midst of his accomplices, the father of Scorpions, Rudolf Schenker keeps the flame intact at 74 years old. “We have this rock’n’roll, this hard rock if you prefer, anchored in us. It’s something alive that continues to carry us. We maintain ithe assures. And to keep it alive, it has to come from the heart and the soul.”
Successful bet, Friday evening, with a conquered public. “Scorpions is my childhood. I grew up with it, and I continue to grow old with it”, explains a festival-goer. After the Scorpions thrill, Guitare en Scène ends on Saturday July 16 with other hard rock pioneers, the British giants Deep Purple.