Scorpions release a new album

German hard rock icons Scorpions will release an album of their greatest rock ballads next month.
Titled ‘Born To Touch Your Feelings’, the best of compilation features 17 of Scorpions’ finest rock ballads from their five-decade history including two brand new tracks.
Ahead of its release on Friday 24th November, Scorpions have launched an incentive on social media to get fans to unveil the album artwork.
The band explain on their official website: “Post a picture on Instagram with the Hashtag #BornToTouchYourFeelings now. The more pictures posted with the official album hashtag the sooner you will reveal the brand new Scorpions cover. All your pictures can be found in the social wall on this website.”
At the time of writing the album artwork.
The exact track-listing is also yet to be revealed but expect to hear anthems like ‘Wind of Change’, ‘Send Me An Angel’ and ‘Still Loving You’. scorpions
Explaining how the project came about, singer Klaus Meine told SiriusXM last month: “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.'”
Of the bonus tracks, he said: “We went in the studio and everybody came up with great ideas. 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.”


King Raam biography

King Raam

King Raam (Born in Bushehr, Iran in 1981) is an Iranian-born musician now living in Tehran, Iran. He is the lead singer for the Iranian punk rock band Hypernova and he also does solo work under the pseudonym King Raam.

Early life

King Raam was born in 1981 in the coastal city of Bushehr, Iran. His father was a professor and eventually relocated the family to Eugene, Oregon to complete his PhD. By 1991 the family moved back to Iran.

Musical career


Hypernova was created in 2000. Bandmates Raam (vocals) and Kami (drums) played extensively in the Tehran underground scene as well as a few small-time international gigs. The line-up changed extensively during this period, and Raam even took a brief sabbatical from the band to study International Relations in Toronto. Hypernova got a break in 2006, playing at the Intergalactic Iranian Music Festival in the Netherlands. In 2007, Hypernova was invited to perform at the South by Southwest Music Festival in Austin, TX. Pooya rejoined the band and Kodi Najm (guitar) and Jam (bass) were added to the line-up. Unfortunately, an international incident involving a group of British soldiers held off the coast of Iran caused a delay in Hypernova’s visas. However, their agent was determined to get them to the US and finally enlisted the help of New York Senator Chuck Schumer, who expedited their entry to the United States. Expecting to stay just two weeks, Hypernova brought only their instruments, some clothes and $400. They got a gig at the FatBaby bar on the lower east side of New York, where they garnered attention from MTV and the New York Times. Hypernova continues to tour and has released four albums and their song “Viva La Resistance” is featured on Rock Band 3.


King Raam

Following the success of Hypernova, Raam created King Raam as a solo project. Collaborating with (poet and artist) Tara Aghdashloo, Esfand, and others, Raam released his first solo album, titled Song of the Wolves in November 2011. His second album, named as The Vulture, released in 2014 containing 14 songs in both Persian and English.

Return to Iran

Raam moved back to Iran in 2014, right after he released his second album. He started working with Sajjad Afsharian in theaters in Tehran. In September 2014 he played some of his songs in his own country for the first time.

Other Appearances

Raam appeared on the reality TV “Shahs of Sunset”, Season 1, Episode 6.


Yes New Live Album

Yes are set to release a new live album later this autumn.
Titled ‘Topographic Drama – Live Across America’, the extensive live record is released on double-CD and triple-LP formats on Friday 24th November. Both versions feature stunning cover artwork from the band’s longtime collaborator Roger Dean.
The album was recorded over 12 dates on Yes’s summer 2016 North American tour that saw the band open by performing their 1980 album ‘Drama’ in its entirety for the very first first time.
Following ‘Drama’, Steve Howe, Alan White, Geoff Downes, Billy Sherwood, Jon Davison and additional drummer Jay Schellen played songs from two of Yes’s best-selling albums: ‘And You And I’ from 1972’s ‘Close To The Edge’ and ‘Heart Of The Sunrise’ from 1971’s ‘Fragile’.
The set list then moved on to sides one and four from Yes’ 1973 double-album ‘Tales From Topographic Oceans’, before the album reaches an emphatic finale with ‘Roundabout’ from ‘Fragile’ (1971) and ‘Starship Trooper’ from ‘The Yes Album’ (1971)



Stars from across the music world have been paying tribute to Tom Petty who died Monday (2nd October) aged 66.

The music iconoclast was found unconscious and in full cardiac arrest at his Malibu home in the early hours of Monday morning. He was taken to hospital where he could not be revived and passed away at 8.40pm local time (4.40am BST).
According to Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers’ manager Tom Dimitrades, he died “surrounded by his family, his bandmates, and friends.” Tom’s Traveling Wilburys bandmate Bob Dylan in a statement to Rolling Stone: “It’s shocking, crushing news. I thought the world of Tom. He was great performer, full of the light, a friend, and I’ll never forget him.”

Tom Petty and Bob Dylan
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