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Have you ever wanted to ask Michael how he wrote a riff or what techniques he uses to warm up? How about questions about his gear and touring? Well, you're in luck! Come and join us for an afternoon of guitar revelations from 12pm - 1pm on Monday the 22nd of July near Kings Cross in London. Space is super limited and reserved on a first come, first serve basis. Please register your attendance here and we will confirm your place ASAP: http://nblast.de/SchenkerGuitarClinic.[07/15/2019 update]
*Please note that travel is not included.
Following on from the release of their successful debut album ≫Resurrection≪, Michael Schenker FEST have completed the recordings for their second studio album, which is now scheduled for a worldwide release on September 20th this year. Today, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST release their first single "Rock Steady". Get the song digitally here: http://nblast.de/MSFRockSteady
≫Revelation≪ will be released on different formats and is ready for pre-order now. It will be available as CD-Digipak, 2LP (different colours) as well as a limited boxset incl. CD-Digipak, 2LP (red+black splatter), puzzle, poster 60x30, photo cards. Get your version here: http://nblast.de/MSFRevelation
“This song almost did not make it on the album", says Michael Schenker and explains: "It developed from a 'maybe' into a definite, after we swapped things around like an added solo, psychedelic pieces, the lyrics, the slide plus all the other goodies and sprinkles.
t turned out to be a party song telling my story, capturing many aspects of music. It was originally a song for guest musicians to be featured on the album, the ones I had in mind were Ronnie Wood and Mick Jagger; it had that kind of feel. Ronnie actually introduced his family to me in my dressing room in Hammersmith back in the 80s and I’ve heard he’s a fan! So, I had asked my son Taro to knock on Ronnie's door, since they both live in Barcelona, and tell Ronnie to bring Mick with him. The Beatles and the Stones were two of the first bands I got into. I had the pleasure to jam with Paul McCartney on an MSG album. Ronnie and Mick would have closed the cycle, but when Ted passed away we had to focus on other things instead. We ended up scrapping the whole guest idea!”
|Tue||04/30/19||Louisville, KY, U.S.A.||Bourbon Hall (cancelled)||Venue Ad|
|Fri||07/12/19||Saint-Julien-En-Genevois, France||Guitaire en Scene||Venue Ad|
|Thu||07/11/19||Balingen, Germany||Bang Your Head Festival (Headliner)||Venue Ad|
|Fri||07/05/19||Barcelona, Spain||Barcelona Rock Festival||Venue Ad|
|Sun||05/05/19||Lafayette, IN, U.S.A.||Barcelona Rock Festival||Venue Ad|
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