Scorpions Explain Download Festival Offer Rejection

02/19/2013
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(Classic Rock) The Scorpions rejected an offer to play the Download festival this summer. Talking to Classic Rock, guitarist Rudolf Schenker explained the band's decision as being down to two reasons.

"We were asked to play on the first day (June 14), when Slipknot will headline. The problem was that we would have been on the second stage, not the main one. This would have meant us not having the chance to bring over a full stage set, and that isn't something we were prepared to consider. We'd be cheating the fans, and feel we are worth a bit more than being anywhere other the main stage.

"There was also a financial problem, because what we would have been paid wasn't very good at all. So we reluctantly turned it down."

The band recently finished their final world tour. It lasted three years, but didn't include a single UK show. And nobody it appears is more disappointed than the band. more on this story

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