November 18, 2008

Happy 59th Birthday Herman Rarebell

Happy Birthday to drummer Herman Rarebell, who turned 59 today.


From Wikipedia:

Herman 'The German' Rarebell (born November 18, 1949 as Hermann Erbel) is a German drummer, best known for his time in the band Scorpions from 1977 to 1995 [Actually, it was 1996 - Dan, Jr.], playing on 8 studio albums. Rarebell's English was the best in the band at the time of his joining and he was an important composer in the history of the group, writing classic songs like 'Another Piece of Meat', 'Falling in Love' and the second single from Savage Amusement 'Passion Rules The Game' and writing the lyrics for some of the most classic songs of the band like 'Rock You Like a Hurricane', 'Make It Real', 'Dynamite', 'Blackout', 'Arizona', 'Bad Boys Running Wild', 'Don't Stop At the Top', 'Tease Me Please Me' and other songs.


Herman Rarebell has been involved in a lot of projects since leaving the Scorpions - Solo music, producing etc. He still keeps up with his old mates. He even helped Klaus Meine celebrate his 60th birthday back in May of this year.

Scorpions at Moscow Peace Festival in 1989
"Rock You Like A Hurricane"

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