HI MY DEAR FRIENDS
I had the idea for “Acoustic Fever” in 2011 as I thought it would be a good idea to do another soloalbum with all my songs I wrote or co/wrote with my old band The Scorpions. But this time I thought I do all those songs again acousticly! So I started to contact the singers I had already on my first soloalbum like Don Dokken and Jack Russel and they said yes they would like to be part of this again. My friend Michael Voss introduced me to starsingers Alex Ligertwood from Santana and Tony Martin from Black Sabbath, Paul Shortino and Johnny Gioeli who he worked with before. I know Bobby Kimball from a session we did together back in 2007. John Parr I know from England as we became friends as we met in London and Brighton in 2010. Doogie White is the singer in Michael Schenker's “Temple of Rock”, so I asked him also to join in for this album. Gary Barden I know for many years so I asked him and I'm happy that he’s also sung a song on the album. In 2012 I produced an album with a band called “Unbreakable” from Germany and I found the singer George Daniels fantastic; so I asked him to sing also on this album. Michael Nagy is from Fresno, California and was introduced to me by my friend Corey Whitehead who plays also flamenco - acoustic guitar on the album.
I'm really happy to have all those great singers on my album and I'm also thrilled that they said yes to do this!!!
I look forward to meeting you all on the “Acoustic Fever Tour”!!!
This is the all-too true story of one of the greatest rock and roll bands of the 1980's. But unlike so many autobiographies written these days, I decided to write it for you the fans. Once you open this book be prepared to have the most fun you can legally have anywhere in the literary world while you immerse yourself in the story of the Scorpions. It is my gift to you to say thank you for all you have given to me.
We will be starting a tour this fall playing not only songs from my latest album, "Take It As It Comes" but also many of the classic Scorpion songs you so miss hearing... So please check the dates and cities and come and say Hi !!!