Scorpions is German band that dates back to the mid-60s. After becoming established as hard rockers, they evolved into heavy metal mainstays beginning in 1978 when guitarist UIi Jon Roth left the group. By 1980 they began to achieve commercial success by adding power ballads to their melodic heavy metal repertoire. In 2011, they received Classic Rock Magazine’s Metal Guru award to add to their long list of achievements. They have now sold over 100 million records to date. In 2015, they marked their 50th anniversary. A selection of their rock t-shirts is currently available on Rocker Tee Shirts.