With over 75 Gold and Platinum Records to his credit, Herman Rarebell is most certainly hard rock royalty. It wasn’t until Herman joined The Scorpions in 1977 that the band would explode onto the international music scene, fully driven and vitalized by his full, spectacular drumming. Herman was the percussive backbone on all of the band’s legendary hits, and was a writer, lyricist, and composer for the group as well. From writing the lyrics to Rock You Like A Hurricane, to laying down the subtle beats on the timeless classic Wind of Change, Herman would spend nearly 20 years with The Scorpions, filling arenas from the States to the Berlin Wall. In that time they’d become one of the 100 top-selling music acts of all time, and the biggest band ever to come out of Germany.
After meeting Prince Albert of Monaco, Rarebell left the Scorpions to co-found Monaco Records, work as a producer, and pursue his own musical projects. He’s since worked extensively alongside members of bands like Deep Purple, Humble Pie, Dokken, and Toto. Herman endorses Paiste Cymbals, and currently tours with his band, Herman ze German and Friends. He also recently released his latest book, “My Life as a Scorpion,” as well as a new album. For more, head to www.hermanrarebell.com.