Michael Schenker (born 10 January 1955) is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO, in addition to his solo band. He first rose to fame as a founding member of the Scorpions, then achieved fame in the mid 1970s as the lead guitar player for UFO. Since leaving UFO in 1978, he has been leading the Michael Schenker Group in various incarnations. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker, who is still a guitarist with the Scorpions. His career has had many ups and downs, still, Schenker continues to perform and record and to maintain a following, and is called "a legendary figure in the history of metal guitar."
World Wide Live 2004 was recorded at the Metalmania Festival in Spodek, Katowice (Poland), in March of 2004. The set list features an even split of UFO and Michael Schenker Group (MSG) classics, along with two new songs from the 2003 MSG album Arachnophobiac.
This 1997 Tokyo concert showcases highlights from throughout Michael Schenker's prolific, exceptional career. The rock & roll heavyweight plays songs from his tenure in the Scorpions, such as "Another Piece of Meat" and "In the Search of the Peace of Mind." The wealth of material also features some excellent UFO cuts, including "Doctor, Doctor," "Let it Roll," "Too Hot to Handle," and "Love to Love," while the artist's later work with MSG is represented well with "Into the Arena," "No Time for Losers," and "Feels Like a Good Thing," among others. Known for his characteristic "Flying V" Gibson guitar, Michael Schenker and his band remain the quintessential gods of arena rock.
German guitarist Michael Schenker, known for his distinctive guitar work with Scorpions, UFO and MSG, recently joined the cadre of Shrapnel guitar giants with "The Unforgiven". This CD captures some of Michael's best playing to date, in a classic hard rock/metal context true to his roots and his fans. Featuring phenomenal vocalist Kelly Keeling and powerful drummer Shane Gaalaas, "The Unforgiven" smokes with red-hot rockers like "Rude Awakening", "The Mess I've Made", "Pilot Of Your Soul" and more. Schenker shows no signs of slowing down.
This CD captures some of Michael's best playing to date, in a classic hard rock/metal context true to his roots and his fans. Featuring phenomenal vocalist Kelly Keeling and powerful drummer Shane Gaalaas, "The Unforgiven" smokes with red-hot rockers like "Rude Awakening", "The Mess I've Made", "Pilot Of Your Soul" and more. Schenker shows no signs of slowing down. Surprisingly good hard rock album with tons of hooks, smooth vocals and, of course, great axe work.
Michael Schenker is a changed man. With a career stretching back to 1969, the German guitar virtuoso is an artist for whom the term ‘volatile’ has sometimes seemed invented. Recorded with singers and musicians associated with Michael in previous decades, the aptly-titled »Resurrection« sees Schenker embracing his past to build something fresh and exciting. In 2016, Schenker put together MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST, a tour featuring former MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden and Graham Bonnet, plus Robin McAuley of the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP. Instrumental back-up was provided by former M.S.G. bass player Chris Glen and drummer Ted McKenna, plus guitarist/keyboard player Steve Mann, also of the McAULEY SCHENKER GROUP…
"Resurrection", the new album from legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker's MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST project, will be released on March 2, 2018 via Nuclear Blast. The disc, which was produced by Michael Voss-Schön, was recorded in four different locations over a five-month period and features guest appearances by METALLICA's Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schön along with contributions from three original MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) singers — Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley — plus Doogie White, who plays with Michael in MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK. Also appearing on the album are musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass).