In a recent Interview with Legendary Scorpions guitarist Matthias Jabs, he was asked about the message behind the single “Wind of Change”, to which he replied (via Blabbermouth):
“Of course, we all had our hopes flying high regarding a peaceful world, but I came to the conclusion it’s an illusion to think about a peaceful world.
“World peace will never exist because you and I, we have conflicts in ourselves.
“You have conflicts with your partner in life, your brothers, your family, all of the village… go to the big cities, go to another country with different languages and cultures, different religions, and hell breaks loose, especially as far as religions go.
“Forget it – we will never have world peace. It’s sad, but I have to admit it. It’s no possibility.”
Asked whether there are any countries left on the group’s “bucket list,” the guitarist replied:
“We played Serbia the day before yesterday. We were supposed to play there last year, and finally we did it, for the first time. Same with Slovenia, and we are going to New Zealand and Australia.
“We played Australia one time before, but we are going to New Zealand [for the first time]. We played China; we go there again, and there are of course many countries we haven’t played. I haven’t counted it, but we’ve played over 80 countries so far.
“I think we are on top of the list of the bands that are most represented worldwide, more than anybody. Hopefully can we can conquer the African continent one day.”