Classic Rock magazine recently interviewed former MANOWAR drummer Scott Columbus. A couple of excerpts are below.
Classic Rock: You've recently issued a press release announcing you are playing some dates with former MANOWAR guitarist Ross The Boss.
Scott Columbus: Ross and I have been in pretty close contact over the years and recently over the past year we've been talking about playing together again. Talk turned into reality and we're playing a bunch of shows over the summer in Europe and the United States and we're going to have a good time.
Classic Rock: Where does this leave your current status in MANOWAR?
Scott Columbus: My current status is… (pause) Well, if you look at their website my picture is still up there, I don't know why. I'm not currently in the band MANOWAR anymore.
Classic Rock: When did the split occur?
Scott Columbus: I'd say it was about April 2008. When Mr. DeMaio [Joey DeMaio, MANOWAR bassist/mainman] and myself agreed to disagree on a few points of interest. That leads us up to today. You know what? I had a long and wonderful career with MANOWAR; I have no regrets, it's just life moves on.
Classic Rock: Would you classify the reasons for the split personal, financial or musical?
Scott Columbus: Yes [laughs]. My answer is yes to all of the above.
Classic Rock: MANOWAR has stated that you are still in the band and just taking time off for personal tragedies. What is your take on that?
Scott Columbus: Well, you can refer to a few questions ago when I agreed to disagree with Mr. DeMaio. In other words, maybe that's a question he will answer if you ask him. I am not in the band. Period. There you go.