Michael Schenker

During a recent appearance on the Audio Ink Podcast, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker was asked if he would consider rejoining SCORPIONS or UFO.

Schenker was a member of SCORIONS between 1969 and 1973, and then again in 1978 and 1979. He first joined UFO in 1973 and last played with the band in 2003.

He now said: “No. I think it’s all done — I don’t wanna open another can of worms. Phil [Mogg, UFO singer] is happy having the name UFO back, which I owned 50% — I gave it back to him for free. The SCORPIONS have the SCORPIONS, and Michael Schenker has Michael Schenker. I think we are all happy — we are all doing our thing, and there’s no need to get back into being controlled like it used to be in the past.

“Eventually, it all trickles down,” Michael continued. “There was always a little bit of a possibility as time went on, but eventually, I really don’t wanna open the can of worms and re-experience discomfort.

“We all do our thing, and we should just be happy with what we have. Getting back together, it would just create turbulence for me.”