Ex-SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell has called his former bandmates “rude” and accuses them of “greed” for their apparent refusal to allow him to rejoin the group.
Rarebell was a member of the SCORPIONS from 1977 to 1995 and openly spoke with Classic Rock magazine about the possibility of his return to the band. When asked if he was upset about not being asked to rejoin the group following the 2016 firing of longtime drummer James Kottak, Herman said: “I’ll tell you how disappointed I am. I sent them a message offering my services, and never even got a reply. I thought that was very rude. Now I hear the SCORPIONS are claiming their new album will be a return to the glory days of the eighties. If they’re serious about that, they should get [former bassist] Francis [Buchholz] and me back, and also Dieter Dierks who produced all those classic albums. You know why they won’t do that? Greed. It would mean having to share everything five ways and not three.”
He continued: “The band never mention me in interviews, which I find ridiculous. But there’s a new documentary in the pipeline from ITV on the band. I am being interviewed for this, so I can finally set the record straight on my role.”
Herman Rarebell’s solo album “Nip In The Bud”, which was originally recorded 40 years ago, was recently re-released, remastered and is now available digitally.