News | Scorpions And Styx Are Working On New Music
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The New Material Will Have “A Lot of Proggy Stuff”
During lockdown, several musicians took the downtime to keep themselves busy even while quarantining or practicing social distancing. Some streamed archived videos, or posted clips of them performing at home, and others continued working on new material. Styx bassist Ricky Phillips was interviewed on 107.7 The Bone via Zoom and he shared that his band have collaborated with Scorpions for new music.
He told radio DJ Chasta, “I’m down here doing a lot of work, writing bass parts for stuff as Tommy Shaw sends it to me. He’s writing and working in Nashville where he lives, and then he sends me stuff here. I work on it. Eventually when we all come out from our caves we’re gonna get in a room and carve a new record.”
He added, “There’s a lot of proggy stuff and a lot of odd signatures, but you never feel like you’re in a music theory class. It’s done in a very friendly way.”
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In a separate interview, Scorpions frontman Klaus Meine fan site Scorpions News about their upcoming studio album which is slated for release on 2021. They continued working on it amid the coronavirus pandemic. He said, “It’s a lot of fun. I really enjoy it. I’ve been recording sessions myself before, but this time it’s different because we can’t be in one room together. There’s no interactions, really, and working with a producer or working with an engineer, where you go, ‘I need my voice a little more up. I need a little more high end on the vocals’ — or whatever it is. And so it’s very different this time.”