Former SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell is working with musicians from California and Brazil — including singer Gustavo Monsanto (REVOLUTION RENAISSANCE, TAKARA) — on the follow-up to Herman‘s 2010 album, “Take It As it Comes”. The new CD will issued under the moniker HERMAN RAREBELL AND THE FATAL STING.
“Take It As it Comes” — a disc of material featuring songs written by friends — was released via Dark Star Records.
In a 2010 interview with Noisecreep, Rarebell stated about his songwriting approach, “I make songs that are very commercial, so [each] could be a single. It’s a whole new thing. I think all you need is the forum to promote the music. The more people know about the song, the better chances you have. For example, if you have it in a movie, you have an edge because then people come out of the cinema, they hear the song pulsing their brain, they go home and download it. So it’s not like in the old days where the next day you go into the shop, you buy the CD and you take out the cover, you study the whole thing. It’s a completely different ballgame now.”
On the topic of his former SCORPIONS bandmates, Rarebell said, “They do very good, and I probably just think that it was time after 20 years with them just to something else, no bad blood you know. It was just like you make a decision after you’re married for 30 years and you say to your husband, ‘Look, I want to do something else in life,’ and [you] get divorced.
“Shit happens, as you say. My real life philosophy is what the song says. ‘Take it as it comes.’ There’s not much you can do about it except stay positive. Don’t look back, look forward and do something … you really want to do and live your life. It’s my philosophy. That’s why I say that with my heart fully behind it. I learned that lesson, you know?”