Last January, with the release of their 17th album, Sting in the Tail, German rockers Scorpions decided to retire as a band. They are currently on a worldwide farewell tour that stops at the Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion on Wednesday, June 23. The final run of shows will likely stretch into 2012, the 40th anniversary of the band’s first record, Lonesome Crow.
Some of John Waite’s best songs came after he quit playing. In the early 1980s, the former Babys front man went solo and then moved to the English countryside when his first record failed to dent the charts. After a two-year exile, Waite returned to music with No Brakes and the MTV smash hit “Missing You.”
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