Round Hill Music Fund 3 Plus has announced a worldwide acquisition agreement with Herman Rarebell.
Round Hill Music has acquired Herman Rarebell’s music rights, which includes his writer’s share of publishing, neighboring rights, and master royalty income. Rarebell is best known as the original drummer of The Scorpions, playing a major part in the band’s success with his songwriting.
Rarebell penned the lyrics for songs like “Rock You Like a Hurricane,” “Make It Real,” “Dynamite,” “Blackout,” “Arizona,” “Bad Boys Running Wild,” “Don’t Stop at the Top,” and “Tease Me Please Me.”
The Scorpions were formed in 1965 in Hanover by Rudolf Schenker and have sold over 100 million records around the world. They’re one of the best-selling hard rock and heavy metal acts with twelve studio albums that were in the top 10 in Germany. Three consecutive albums reached the Top Ten on the Billboard 200 chart in the United States.
Two of the songs on their ninth studio album, Love at First Sting, are regarded as classics of the heavy metal genre. Those two singles include “Rock You Like a Hurricane” and “Still Loving You.”
“The Scorpions are a truly legendary band with a catalog of truly iconic music that helped define the heavy metal genre,” says Josh Gruss, Founder, and CEO of Round Hill Music. “Herman played a pivotal role in their success with writing credits on some of their most enduring songs and is a welcome addition to our roster of world-class writers and performers.”
“The Scorpions are one of my favorite rock bands,” says Robin Godfrey-Cass, Managing Director of Round Hill’s London office. “To represent Herman’s great body of work as a songwriter and performer from the band’s first 11 albums is an incredible honor.”
“It is my pleasure to sign up with Round Hill Music,” adds Herman Rarebell. “I feel I’m with the right company. I am grateful to Josh Gruss, Robin Godfrey-Cass and his team, and Marvin Katz, my attorney, for making this happen.”