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Breaking the Band: Scorpions (S4EP17 REELZ Sunday June 19, 2022)



Scorpions: With over 100 million albums sold Worldwide across an incredible 50 year career, German Heavy Metal giants Scorpions are one of the most successful international rock bands of all time. We chart their meteoric journey from post war Germany, to headlining Madison Square Garden and living out their American dream. After establishing themselves as one of the iconic Heavy Metal acts of the 1980’s the band’s attention turned elsewhere and Scorpions played a leading role as the Winds of Change brought the Cold War to an end. But as is so often the case when a Rock Band realizes its ambitions, trouble is never far away. Find out the true story, told by the Scorpions themselves, of how excess, money and power-struggles within the band turned its American Dream… into a Heavy Metal nightmare.

Airdate: Sunday June 19, 2022 at 21:00 on REELZ

Season 4 Episode 17

Sold out tours, chart-topping hits, and runaway world domination can all mean nothing when you’re in a band on the brink of collapse. Tempers flare, arguments erupt and the sweet sound of musical success comes to an abrupt end. Breaking the Band shows the battling egos, power struggles and inter-band rivalries that split up The Beatles, The Supremes, Fleetwood Mac, The Eagles, The Beach Boys, N.W.A, Van Halen and Sonny and Cher.

From crippling drug addictions to scandalous affairs Breaking the Band uncovers the incredible true stories by recreating the key moments the cameras missed in addition to using rare band interviews and off-stage footage to piece together each dramatic tale.