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Scorpions Rock the Forum


Scorpions Rock the Forum
By Russ Allsup

When the Scorpions rolled into the Los Angeles Forum on Saturday, October 3rd, it a cause for celebration. As the band enters it’s fiftieth year, it’s still rocking as hard as ever. The forum was packed with rockers young and old who saw the show opened by Seattle band Queensryche, who put on a good show that covered their career and didn’t disappoint, got everyone in the mood for a great night of music.

Next up was the band everyone came to hear, who tore through a 18 song set that featured classics like ‘Rock You Like A Hurricane’, ‘The Zoo’, ‘Blackout’, and many more. The main focal point for me was guitar hero Rudolf Schenker, who plays and runs around the stage with the energy and enthusiasm of a teenager playing in their first band. The Scorpions come across as seasoned pros who can still deliver the goods and were just as solid as the first time I saw them play back in 1984.

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Chris Murphy is the President and CEO of Sierra Pacific Warehouse Group and Publisher and Founder of ModestoView Inc. Chris worked globally in the cycling industry returning to Modesto in 1996. He is also the founder of the Modesto Historic Graffiti Cruise Route, Legends of the Cruise Walk of Fame, Modesto Rockin’ Holiday, the Modesto Music History Organization and co-founder of the Modesto Area Music Association. Chris is married to his artist wife Rebecca since 1985 and has two daughters Madison and Abigail, both graduating from Modesto High and UC Berkeley. He is lead singer and guitarist for his band, Third Party that donates their performances to non-profits.