Legendary guitarist Uli Jon Roth (ex-SCORPIONS) was recently interviewed by Metal Temple magazine's chief editor, Orpheus Spiliotopoulos. In his interview, Roth revealed that not only are he and his band going to play a surprise set for the Greek audience during their two shows in Greece (Dec. 10-11) but additionally he'll be appearing on stage with his ex-bandmate from the SCORPIONS, drummer Jorgen Rosenthal, for the first time since...1974! Here's an excerpt from the interview:
Metal Temple: In September — if I'm correct — you performed live together with your ex-bandmate, drummer Jorgen Rosenthal (ex-SCORPIONS) and you also performed together with the SCORPIONS for a few tracks in France. Was that a one-off show? How was that for you? What was the general atmosphere; the crowd's reaction?
Uli Roth: "J. Rosenthal was not part of that concert in September. Instead, he will join us on stage in Greece this time. It will be our first show together since 1974! I am really looking forward to it. Regarding my appearance with SCORPIONS in Colmar — it is most likely going to be followed by similar events, because we all enjoyed our little on-stage trip into the distant past enormously. It somehow feels that the time is right for this now. Regarding the crowd's reaction to the whole concert? What can I say — just ask the Greek SCORPIONS fan club — some of their members were there and they were certainly among the loudest and most excited in the audience, hehe..."
Metal Temple: Living in the era of reunions, I would like to ask you how you feel about reunions. For example IRON MAIDEN got back together with Bruce Dickinson six years ago, JUDAS PRIEST reunited with Rob Halford, BLACK SABBATH had done that before anyone else (I guess) etc. Would you for example rejoin SCORPIONS if they ever asked you to?
Uli Roth: "The idea is not to rejoin... the idea is to create some new and old magic together whenever the moment arises."
Read the entire interview at this location.