Herman Rarebell played drums for Germany's No. 1 rock export the SCORPIONS from 1977 until 1996. He wrote lyrics to many of the band's classics, including "Rock You Like A Hurricane", "Blackout" and "Another Piece of Meat". In an interview with Jeb Wright, Editor of Classic Rock Revisited, Rarebell admitted there have been talks of him writing with the band again. An excerpt from the chat follows:
Classic Rock Revisited: When did you decide that it was time to leave the band?
Herman: "I think it was when I played 'Wind of Change' for the millionth time. We lived on the road. There was nothing more to life then what you could do when you were on the road. I knew I would have to take some time off for myself. I took some time off in 1996. With Drum Legends, it all came back. Don't forget that I am a drummer and the love of my life is drumming. When you see the DVD then you can actually see the happiness on our face."
Classic Rock Revisited: Are you ever in touch with any of the SCORPIONS.
Herman: "It is funny you should ask. I spoke with Rudolf [Schenker, guitar] a few days ago and we will probably write some songs together again. We will see where it goes from there."
Classic Rock Revisited: Is there any chance you would ever be a Scorpion again?
Herman: "You never know. We are planning to release a DVD of all of our greatest concerts and we will see how the fans react to this and we will take it from there."
Classic Rock Revisited: I read a story that said the SCORPIONS went and saw a psychic. The psychic said that the SCORPIONS would become most popular the same year "Wind of Change" became a hit.
Herman: "That is just bullshit. We never went to see a psychic; that is just one of those stories that gets out there. You never know when your high point is going to be. You could have a hit tomorrow and they would say, 'I always knew they would come back.' It is luck. If the right song is in the right place then it will happen."
Read the entire interview at www.classicrockrevisited.com.