Keyboard player no longer touring with HP Baxxter
Nasty band fight at Scooter
The techno band Scooter was on a big tour until recently. However, her keyboard player was not present at the last concerts. Now he shoots against the troops around HP Baxxter.
A picture of the past: Scooter will appear without Sebastian Schilde in the future. HP Baxxter and Michael Simon (from right) are now on stage without the keyboardist.
Michael ImhofDesk Manager People
They are one of the best-known bands from the German-speaking world and have been in the business for decades. Now dark clouds are gathering over Scooter’s band idyll. Keyboarder Sebastian Schilde (37) shoots against the band on Instagram, suggests that he was kicked out by HP Baxxter (58) and speaks of a ban on performing.
“I’m no longer a member of Scooter,” clarifies Schilde in his Instagram story. “I’m very glad it’s over. This has not only been evident over the last few years, but also in retrospect. » He was not present at the band’s last two shows. “Because I was told not to.” But he is not gone and will continue to work in the industry. On the subject of Scooter, he concludes: “I am no longer a member and I am no longer the producer. And that’s just as well.”
contract has expired
When asked by “Bild”, the musician did not want to comment. Instead, the Scooter co-founder and boss of Kontor Records, Jens Thele (54), took a stand. He doesn’t want to know anything about being kicked out of the band. “His contract has expired! He was absent from the last two shows and was replaced by former band member Jay Frog. It wasn’t a decision in his favor, but it wasn’t a stage ban,” he clarified.
Thele doesn’t deny that it wasn’t always harmonious between Schilde and the band. “In the Scooter documentary, which will be released in cinemas in January, it became apparent that there were tensions. It’s a natural process that we exchange musicians.” So now shields are going their own way. Scooter frontman HP Baxxter also asserts that he will not stand in the way of the ex-keyboarder: “It’s been a great four years with Basti and we wish him all the best,” he says to “Bild”. (imh)