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PopXport - The German Music Magazine

After the terror: PopXport follows the Scorpions to an extraordinary concert in Paris. Plus: the return of pop-rockers Silbermond, and we present Blumio, a German rapper of Japanese descent.

This week:

Scorpions - After the Paris terror attacks

The Scorpions were one of the first international bands to give a concert in Paris after the terrorist attacks. It was a moving occasion, because the German hard rockers have very special ties to France.

Silbermond - The band's latest album

With millions of records sold and seven Echo awards, Silbermond is one of Germany’s most popular bands. But success can also be a burden. That's one of the major themes on their latest album "Leichtes Gepäck."

Melting Pop: Rapper Blumio

In our Melting Pop series, PopXport introduces artists from Germany whose families come from all over the world. This time we meet Blumio, a Düsseldorf rapper with Japanese roots.

Die Toten Hosen - Willkommen in Deutschland

In their 1993 song "Willkommen in Deutschland," Die Toten Hosen criticize right-wing hatred of refugees. There's now a new version on the album of the same name that the punk rockers recorded with an orchestra. It hit number two in the charts.

TIPP-Clip: Roger Cicero & Yvonne Catterfeld - Somethin' Stupid

Roger Cicero sang this Frank Sinatra classic at two concerts in Hamburg. For his tribute to the American legend, the German soul singer invited a big band and several guest artists including singer Yvonne Catterfeld.

KULT-Clip: Fools Garden - Lemon Tree (1995)

On their latest album "Flashback," Fools Garden cover songs of the 1990s, among them their own hit "Lemon Tree." Two decades ago, the song by the indie band from the Black Forest charted everywhere from the UK to New Zealand.