The Scorpions
The Scorpions in Madrid in 2014. From left: Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, Rudolf Schenker and Paweł Mąciwoda. James Kottak on drums. Photo: Carlos Delgado; CC-BY-SA

The Scorpions will be honored by the Los Angeles City Council on Friday, a day ahead of the heavy metal band’s concert at The Forum.

The group plans to be on hand to accept the honor at the council meeting to be held at Van Nuys City Hall.

Councilman Jose Huizar introduced a resolution to declare Friday as “The Scorpions Day” in Los Angeles, recognizing the group for “52 years of excellence in rock ‘n roll, including making records in Los Angeles, the entertainment capital of the world.”

The Scorpions formed in Hanover, Germany in 1965 and reached popularity in the United States in the 1970s and ’80s with the top-100 albums “Lovedrive,” “Blackout,” “Love at First Sting” and “Savage Amusement.”

The resolution notes that the group has ties to L.A., where the band recorded three albums and has frequently performed over the years.

The group is scheduled to play at The Forum in Inglewood on Saturday along with Megadeth.

–City News Service

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