Michael Schenker Calls Out Brother

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Former Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker says his brother Rudolf‘s lack of guitar playing forced him to leave the band and join UFO.  

In a new interview, Michael was asked about the brotherly dynamic in Scorpions.  

He explained that his focus was music before money or fame saying, “Well, I was always focused on the music first, so even at a young age, I brought focus. I thought the drummer and bass player were amazing for German musicians. With what we had to work with in Germany, they were really good. I liked the drums and the bass and, of course, Klaus Meine’s singing. But the problem was that everything was going too slow for me. Rudolph could hardly play guitar, which brought us down during the sessions, and with that album, even though I was fifteen, I had to do everything with the guitars. I had to be very patient, and I tried to teach Rudolph, but it was slow-moving, and he wasn’t getting it.”

Michael previously described his brother as a bully and a control freak.


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