Great White guitarist Mark Kendall recalls when Rudolf Schenker called him out on poor live performance
Great White founder and lead guitarist Mark Kendall was recently interviewed by Jimmy Kay for Canada’s The Metal Voice and the guitarist was asked about opening for the Scorpions and Judas Priest back in the 1980s.
Kendall indicated (with slight edits): “A lot [of] bands took us under the wing like the Scorpions and Judas Priest and we just kind of learned from them because you know we’re kind of scared kids. We never played in an arena before and Judas Priest and the Scorpions wanted the whole night to be awesome. They wanted the whole night to be great so the crowd didn’t feel short-changed. In other words, they didn’t want us to suck. I even remember Rudolf Schenker coming up to me one night when I had a bad night and I didn’t think anybody noticed it. Right when I walked off stage, Rudolph was standing there and he said, ‘That’s no good man. You gotta play hard.’ I just got busted by the guitar player from Scorpions. So that made me want to play really well every show and I really tried my best every since that confrontation.”
You can read other excerpts from the interview with Mark Kendall at The Metal Voice‘s website or listen to the interview below:
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