That time I asked Klaus Meine if the Scorpions were blowing Van Halen off the stage on the Monsters of Rock Tour

By Steve Newton Way back in July of 1988 I made the trek from Vancouver to see the Monsters of Rock Festival at the Seattle Kingdome. The lineup featured Van Halen, Scorpions, Metallica, Dokken, and Kingdom Come, and at the time--since David Lee Roth was no longer in VH--I was particularly psyched to see the … Continue reading That time I asked Klaus Meine if the Scorpions were blowing Van Halen off the stage on the Monsters of Rock Tour

Scorpions upstage Van Halen as the Monsters of Rock tour hits Seattle

  kevin statham photo ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 5, 1988 By Steve Newton About 40,000 people paid $38.50 (Cdn) to see the marathon Monsters of Rock show at the Seattle Kingdome last Wednesday (July 27). My calculator blew up when I tried to figure out the night's take, but I do know … Continue reading Scorpions upstage Van Halen as the Monsters of Rock tour hits Seattle

Scorpions’ Klaus Meine talks Monsters of Rock, Savage Amusement, and conquering Russia

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, JULY 22, 1988 By Steve Newton It's being billed as Van Halen's Monsters of Rock. Fine and dandy. But if it weren't for "special guests" Scorpions, the five-band rock show that hits Seattle this Wednesday (July 27) wouldn't be nearly as monstrous. With such mediocre acts as Dokken and … Continue reading Scorpions’ Klaus Meine talks Monsters of Rock, Savage Amusement, and conquering Russia

Album review: Kingdom Come, Kingdom Come (1988)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 22, 1988 By Steve Newton I don't know about these guys. Displaying your respect for a classic rock band by showing its influence is one thing, but to make a deliberate attempt at being a clone is another. Not to worry, though, because Kingdom Come isn't capable of capturing the essence … Continue reading Album review: Kingdom Come, Kingdom Come (1988)

Album review: Robert Plant, Now and Zen (1988)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 22, 1988 By Steve Newton You know how some albums take a while to grow on you? Well, that's what happened with this new Plant LP. The first time I heard it I thought it was crummy, but now that I've listened to it a few times, I don't really … Continue reading Album review: Robert Plant, Now and Zen (1988)