Helloween Weikath wants end to Kiske feud
Sort it out: Weikath with the 2012 Helloween lineup
Helloween guitarist Michael Weikath wants to resolve the issues between him and former singer Michael Kiske – with a view to potentially working together again in the future.
The vocalist left the band in 1993 and Weikath believes Kiske remains upset with him, so he’d like to talk things through.
He tells Powerline: “If you read the interviews he still says he has a problem with me – so that has to be sorted.
“If you ever want to do some reunion activities, in the form of public appearances with ex-members, or recordings with particular tracks, you first have to sort things out.
“He seems to have a problem, and I’ve heard that he is maybe willing to have a talk about this. Because this eats at you, you know. If you have trouble in public it’s not exactly easy for anyone. You don’t just carry that with you. You want to have a talk. And that’s what is going to take place.”
Weikath says it’s all too easy for small issues to be blown out of proportion. “You’re so busy, like everyone’s doing projects,” he comments. “You always think, ‘We can have a phone call,’ or, ‘We can write an email.’ Then you don’t do it and you proceed with other things.
“Then you go, ‘Oh, I wanted to talk to Weikath but I’m not in the mood right now.’ That can happen – and the same goes for me.”
Helloween will release their 14th studio album, Straight Out Of Hell, next month. Kiske has been working with new band Unisonic since 2009, alongside former Helloween man Kai Hansen. They released their self-titled debut album earlier this year.