German rock band Scorpions to end career

German band Scorpions with Klaus Meine, Matthias Jabs, Rudolf Schenker, Pawel Maciwoda, from left, perform during the Echo 2009 Music Awards ceremony in Berlin, Germany, on Saturday evening, Feb. 21, 2009. (AP Photo/Kai-Uwe Knoth)

January 25, 2010 9:06:15 AM PST
The German rock band Scorpions is bringing down the curtain on a career spanning more than four decades. The band, known for hits such as "Wind of Change" and "Rock You Like a Hurricane" among others, said on its website Sunday that "we agree we have reached the end of the road."

It said it would end its career with a final album -- "Sting In The Tail," to be released in March -- and a tour that will start in Germany in May and take it across the world "over the next few years."

Guitarist Rudolf Schenker founded the band in Hannover in 1965. Singer Klaus Meine joined a few years later. Both men are 61.