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So what happened next?
“Well, when it came down to touring Michael Voss wasn’t available because he’d signed a solo deal! And I thought what am I going to do now? And because I was going to perform ‘the best of Michael Schenker’ all together from my whole career there was like three or four different singers. So I couldn’t actually do a live performance with original singers.
“So it didn’t really matter at the time as long as I could figure it [the touring problem] out. I asked Robin McAuley if he would sing in America, and Michael Voss was available for Japan and Doogie White was available for Europe, so I was able to wing it through that period so that’s how that happened.
“Oh and by the way Doogie White sang ‘Before the Devil Knows You’re Dead’ which became A-play for three months on Planet Rock Radio, and so we crossed paths a few times and eventually decided to do something together anyway.
“And then Pete Way started not doing too well, and so I asked Herman, ‘Why don’t you ask [ex-Scorpions bassist] Francis Buchholz what he’s up to? Because now we’re playing so many songs from Love Drive and so on, it would make more than sense to have as many original Scorpions as possible.
"And Francis was available - he loved the idea, so he joined and from that moment on it went incredibly forward: it was so much fun to be on stage with those guys and the audience were so incredible.”