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There's never a good time to announce this kind of news. Following the passing of Ted McKenna we can now announce who will be the drummer on the second Michael Schenker Fest studio album and upcoming live shows.See also Nuclear Blast website for the article "MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - currently working on 2nd album + announcing new drummer!"
Simon Philipps and Bodo Schopf -- who each played drums in MSG -- to the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST line-up. Simon who played on the MSG debut album will return as the main drummer on the upcoming second album. Due to his schedule, he is unable to be the live drummer for the upcoming US tour. This role will be completed by Bodo Schopf, who played on "Perfect Timing" and "Save Yourself". With the sudden passing of Ted Mckenna, Bodo will be featured on the upcoming record but in a smaller role as he had the important job of preparing for the US tour.
Michael states, "We are very grateful to Bodo for being a team player and working out with Simon what needs to be done in order for us to continue as smooth as possible and also to Simon for helping us to make it all possible. Bodo is the perfect choice to continue as the permanent drummer for Michael Schenker Fest. It is a perfect balance between the musicians from the past. It includes everything as a family to continue MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST."
Bodo comments, ". I am very sorry that Ted had to leave us under these tragic circumstances and I'm proud to rock for him and all the MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST fans. RIP Ted