Michael Schenker News and Tour Information
Updated on 07/13/2018

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[07/13/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest in St. Petersburg: According to Michael Schenker's facebook, Michael Schenker Fest headlines the International Music Festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" on the 23rd day of July.

Mon 07/23/2018 St. Petersburg, Russia International Music Festival "White Nights of St. Petersburg" ticket

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[07/13/2018 update]
Glasgow Venue Change: According to Michael Schenker's facebook, the Glasgow O2 ABC Michael Schenker Fest show will now take place at SWG3 in Glasgow on the same date - Monday 5th November. This is due to the devastating fire at the Glasgow School of Art.

[06/02/2018 update]
One More MSG Tokyo Show Added: According to Tokyo Onkyo websie, one more show in Tokyo has been addd to Michael Schenker Fest's upcoming Japan Tour 2018.

Fri 08/31/2018 Tokyo, Japan Toyosu PIT

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[05/04/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Interview on Guitar Interactive Magazine: An 8-page article and a 24-min video interview with Michael Schenker can be found on Guitar Interactive Magazine #56. Thanks, Antoine!!

Article
Video Interview

[05/04/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Stockholm Show Photos: Photos by Effie Trikili of Michael Schenker Fest's performance at the Rock City Stockholm in Sweden on April 28 can be found on ROCKNYTT's facebook.

[04/29/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Stockholm Show Photos: Douglas has kindly shared the photos of Michael Schenker Fest he took at the Rock City Stockholm in Sweden which took place on April 28. Michael Schenker Fest was a headliner. Leif Sundin joined the band for the show. Thanks, Douglas!!

[04/11/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Tampa Show Photos: DaBoss @ Robert Lio Photography has kindly sent me 4th and final batch of the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Tampa (Ybor), FL show which took place on April 3. Thanks, DaBoss!!

[04/11/2018 update No.2]
Guitar Player Magazine Interview: The latest issue (May 2018) of the U.S. Guitar Player magazine has a 2-page interview with Michael Schenker. He speaks about the story behind audition for the Rolling Stones and Ozzy Osbourne, why he stopped using Wah pedal, the possibility to record another instrumental album, etc. Thanks, Antoine!!

[04/11/2018 update]
Young Guitar Magazine Special Edition now on Sale: A promotional video of the latest issue of Japanese Young Guitar magazine has been posted on youtube.. (cf. 04/04/2018 update)



[04/08/2018 update No.6]
Michael Schenker Fest Tampa Show Photos: DaBoss @ Robert Lio Photography has kindly sent me 3nd batch of the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Tampa (Ybor), FL show which took place on April 3. Thanks, DaBoss!!

[04/08/2018 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Fest Tampa Show Review/Photos: A review with photos ofMichael Schenker Fest's Tampa (Ybor), FL show has been posted on Rocket Sports and Entertainment.

[04/08/2018 update No.4]
Doogie White Interview (March 31, 2018: San Antonio, Texas): An interview with Doogie White conduted by Alamo True Metal has been posted on youtube.
One of the Fest's four vocalists goes "Into the Pit" with Alamo True Metal, despite feeling tremendously under the weather, and graciously discusses his time in Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen's Rising Force and playing the last several years with Schenker, among other topics, at the Vibes Event Center.

[04/08/2018 update No.3]
Robin McAuley Interview (March 31, 2018: San Antonio, Texas): An interview with Robin McAuley conduted by Alamo True Metal has been posted on youtube.
One of four former vocalists in the solo era of guitarist Michael Schenker goes "Into the Pit" with Alamo True Metal prior to the Fest band headlining Vibes Event Center. Robin discusses various aspects of his career such as how he originally declined to join Schenker in the '80s, his time in other bands such as Survivor and having recorded a song commissioned by Pope John Paul II.

[04/08/2018 update No.2]
Graham Bonnet Interview: (March 31, 2018: San Antonio, Texas): An interview with Graham Bonnet conduted by Alamo True Metal has been posted on youtube.
The former vocalist of Alcatrazz, Rainbow, Impellitteri and for 1982 album "Assault Attack" with the Michael Schenker Group goes "Into the Pit" with Alamo True Metal to discuss how he reconnected with Schenker, among other topics, prior to the Michael Schenker Fest band headlining the Vibes Event Center.

[04/08/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Interview (March 31, 2018: San Antonio, Texas): An interview with Michael Schenker conduted by Alamo True Metal has been posted on youtube.
The Michael Schenker Fest, with vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White, makes its San Antonio live debut at Vibes Event Center. Prior to the gig, Schenker discusses his vast career by going "Into the Pit" with Alamo True Metal.

[04/07/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Dallas Show Photos: Al has kindly shared many photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Dallas, TX show which took place on April 1. Thanks, Al!!

[04/07/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Tampa Show Photos: DaBoss @ Robert Lio Photography has kindly sent me 2nd batch of the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Tampa (Ybor), FL show which took place on April 3. Thanks, DaBoss!!

[04/07/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest European Tour 2018 Announced: Press Release:

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - announce European tour for October/November 2018!

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - announce tour! - 2018-04-06 2018-04-06 - MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST are pleased to announce that they will be touring Europe and the UK this coming October/November in celebration of their latest studio album release, "Resurrection"; out now via Nuclear Blast. The dates will comprise of 12 headline shows with support coming from multinational melodic metal band EDEN's CURSE (UK only!), plus a headline festival appearance at Hard Rock Hell XII.

Michael Schenker stated:
"Following a really enjoyable and successful North American tour, I'm happy to announce that I'll be touring in the UK and mainland Europe with MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST. On tour we will play an extended setlist with classics from across the M.S.G. eras plus UFO, SCORPIONS, TEMPLE OF ROCK and material from the new album ≫Resurrection≪, too. We have had great fun performing the new songs for the first time in North America - they've had a great reception from the audience. Experiencing the third part of my career in such nice company is a true pleasure. I hope to see you on our UK and European tour, keep on rockin'!"

Touring with internationally renowned guitar maestro Michael Schenker will be three legendary MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley plus Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK vocalist Doogie White. Chris Glen will be appearing on bass with Ted McKenna on drums and Steve Mann on guitar/keys.



MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST released their latest studio album "Resurrection" in March of this year to widespread critical acclaim. Produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss-Schoen, the record additionally features guest appearances from Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schoen.

Order "Resurrection" physically, here: http://nblast.de/MSFResurrection
Order "Resurrection" digitally, here: http://nblast.de/MSFResurrection

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST

Tour Dates
Date City (Venue) Country
2018-04-28 Stockholm (Rock City Stockholm) Sweden
2018-10-27 Malaga (Paris 15) Spain
2018-10-28 Madrid (Sala Riviera) Spain
2018-10-30 Milan (Live Club) Italy
2018-10-31 Pratteln (Z7) Switzerland
2018-11-01 Oberhausen (Turbinenhalle) Germany
2018-11-02 Karlsruhe (Festhalle Durlach) Germany
2018-11-03 Amsterdam (Melkweg) The Netherlands
2018-11-05 Glasgow (O2 ABC) United Kingdon
2018-11-06 Birmingham (O2 Institute) United Kingdon
2018-11-08 Gwynedd (Hard Rock Hell) United Kingdon
2018-11-09 Newcastle (O2 Academy) United Kingdon
2018-11-10 London (O2 Forum Kentish Town) United Kingdon
2018-11-11 Manchester (Academy) United Kingdon

[04/05/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Tampa Show Photos: Newton has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Tampa (Ybor), FL show which took place on April 3. Thanks, Newton!!

[04/05/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Dallas Show Review: Al has kindly shared his review of Michael Schenker Fest's Dallas, TX show which took place on April 1. Thanks, Al!!

[04/05/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Tampa Show Photos: DaBoss @ Robert Lio Photography has kindly sent me the 1st batch of the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Tampa (Ybor), FL show which took place on April 3. Thanks, DaBoss!!

[04/04/2018 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Fest Dallas Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Dallas, TX show which took place on April 1. Thanks, Mark!!

[04/04/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Dallas Show Photos: Victoria has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker Fest's Dallas, TX show which took place on April 1. Thanks again, Tori!!

[04/04/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest San Antonio Show Photos: Victoria has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker Fest's San Antonio, TX show which took place on March 31. Thanks, Tori!!

[04/04/2018 update]
Young Guitar Magazine Special Edition: According to Shinko Music Entertainment, a publisher of the Japanese Young Guitar magazine, the upcoming issue (May 2018) is a special edition which featues Michael Schenker and Wah pedal with some video materials.

[04/03/2018 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Fest Denver Show Photos: James has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Denver, CO show which took place on March 29. Thanks, James!!

[04/03/2018 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Fest Las Vegas Show Photos/Video: Newton has kindly shared the photos and video he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Las Vegas, NV show which took place on March 27. Thanks, Newton!!

[04/03/2018 update No.3]
Another Michael Schenker Anaheim Show Review: Another review with pictures of Michael Schenker Fest's Anaheim show on March 25 has been posted on VintageRock.com.

[04/03/2018 update No.2]
Metallca Played 'Into The Arena' and 'Rock Bottom' Live: Metallica's Rob and Kirk played INTO THE ARENA and ROCK BOTTOM, live in Hamburg, Germany March 29th, 2018.



[04/03/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Anaheim Show Review: Joe's review of Michael Schenker Fest's Anaheim show on March 25 has been posted on this website. Thanks, Joe!!

[04/02/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Las Vegas Show Photos: Eric has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Las Vegas, NV show which took place on March 27. Thanks, Eric!!

[04/02/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Las Vegas Show Review/Photos: Logan has kindly shared his review and photos of Michael Schenker Fest's Las Vegas, NV show which took place on March 27. Thanks, Logan!!

[03/30/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Phoenix Show Photos: Newton has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Phoenix, AZ show which took place on March 26. Muito obrigado, Newton!!

[03/30/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Las Vegas Show Review: A review of Michael Schenker Fest's Las Vegas show on March 27 has been posted on Music Mania Podcast.

[03/30/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Interview: An interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on this website.

[03/28/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest San José Show Review/Photos: Axe @ axeslinger.com has posted some more photos from the San José Show on his website. Thanks, Axe!!

[03/28/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Montreal Show Photos: DaBoss @ Robert Lio Photography has kindly sent me a few more photos from the Montreal show. Thanks, DaBoss!!

[03/27/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest San José Show Review/Photos: Axe @ axeslinger.com has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's San José Show, CA show which took place on March 24. These are just a few from 3000 shots he took. Thanks, Axe!!

[03/27/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Anaheim Show Photos: Joe has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Anaheim, CA show which took place on March 25. Thanks, Joe!!

[03/27/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Anaheim Show Review/Photos: Michael Schenker - uncensored has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker Fest's Anaheim, CA show which took place on March 25. Thanks, Michael Schenker - uncensored!!!

[03/26/2018 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Fest San José Show Review/Photos: Vickie and Ken have kindly shared the photos they took at Michael Schenker Fest's San José Show, CA show which took place on March 24. Thanks, Vickieandken!!!

[03/26/2018 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Fest Seattle Show Photos: Scott has kindly sent me the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Seattle, WA show which took place on March 22. Thanks, Scott!!

[03/26/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Minneapolis Show Review/Photos: Another review of Michael Schenker Fest's Minneapolis show on March 19 has been posted on this website.

[03/26/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest San José Show Review: Tony's review Michael Schenker Fest's San José which took plase on March 24 can be found on this website. Thanks, Tony!!

[03/26/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Seattle Show Review/Photos: 'Iron' Mike's review and photos of Michael Schenker Fest's Seattle show can be found on this website. Thanks, Mike!!

[03/25/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Chicago/Milwaukee Shows Photos: Alan @ Led Zeppalan Photography has kindly shared an album of the photos from two Michael Shcnker Fest shows (Chicago, IL on March 17 & Milwaukee, WI on March 18). Thanks, Alan!!

[03/25/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Seattle Show Photos: Hidenori has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Seattle, WA show which took place on March 22. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[03/25/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Minneapolis Show Review/Photos: A review and photos of Michael Schenker Fest's Minneapolis show on March 19 has been posted on Rock Pit website.

[03/22/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Minneapolis Show Review: Jason has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker Fest's Minneapolis, MN show which took place on March 19. Thanks, Jason!!

[03/21/2018 update No.11]
Michael Schenker Fest Chicago Show Photos/Videos: Frank has kindly shared the photos/videos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Chicago IL show which took place on March 17. Thanks, Frank!!

[03/21/2018 update No.10]
Michael Schenker Fest Detroit Show Photos: Laura has kindly shared the photos she took at Michael Schenker Fest's Detroit MI show which took place on March 14. Thanks, Laura!!

[03/21/2018 update No.9]
Michael Schenker Fest Milwaukee Show Review: Gary has kindly sent me his review of Michael Schenker Fest's Milwaukee, WI show which took place on March 18. Thanks, Gary!!

[03/21/2018 update No.8]
Michael Schenker Fest Montreal Show Photos: DaBoss @ Robert Lio Photography has kindly shared the beautiful photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Montreal show which took place on March 12. Thanks, DaBoss!!

[03/21/2018 update No.7]
Michael Schenker Fest Cleveland Show Review/Photos: Kevin has kindly shared his review and photos of Michael Schenker Fest's Cleveland show which took place on March 16. Thanks, Kevin!!

[03/21/2018 update No.6]
Resurrection on Worldwide Album Charts: According to Michael Scheneker Rock facebook:



[03/21/2018 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Fest Chicago Show Review: A review of Michael Schenker Fest's Chicago show on March 17 can be found on National Rock Review.

[03/21/2018 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Fest Philadelphia Show Review: A review of Michael Schenker Fest's Philadelphia show on March 11 can be found on Delaware Valley News.

[03/21/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker New Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker can be found on Listen Iowa.

[03/21/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker "Warrior" Guitar Lesson: Gear Gods has releaased a video in which Michael Schenker shows you how to play his song "Warrior" from his new album "Resurrection".



[03/21/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Dallas Show Venue Change: Michael Schenker Fest's show originally planned to be held at the Bomb Factory on April 1 has moved next door to Canton Hall at 2727 Canton Street. All previously purchased tickets will be honored. Tickets are on sale now at CANTONHALL.COM.

[03/20/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Chicago Show Photos: Mike has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Chicago IL show which took place on March 17. Thanks, Mike!!

[03/20/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Cleveland Show Videos/Photos: Ken has kindly shared the videos/photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Cleveland, OH show which took place on March 16. Thanks, Ken!!

[03/20/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Cleveland Show Photos: Dave has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Cleveland, OH show which took place on March 16. Thanks, Dave!!

[03/18/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Cleveland Show Photos: Greg has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Cleveland, OH show which took place on March 16. Thanks, Greg!!

[03/18/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Montreal Show Review/Photos: Wayne (Randy's brother) has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Montral, Canada show which took place on March 12. Thanks, Wayne!!

[03/18/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Detroit Show Photos: Dave has kindly shared the photos and videos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Detroit MI show which took place on March 14. Thanks, Dave!!

[03/16/2018 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Fest Montreal Show Review/Photos: Randy has kindly sent me his review and photos of Michael Schenker Fest's Montral, Canada show which took place on March 12. Thanks, Randy!!

[03/16/2018 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Fest New York Show Photos: Scott has kindly shared the photos and video he took at Michael Schenker Fest's New York show which took place on March 10. Thanks, Scott!!

[03/16/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Boston Show Video: Cliff has kindly shared the video he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Boston show which took place on March 9. Thanks, Cliff!!

[03/16/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Philadelphia Show Review: Stan has kindly shared his review of Michael Schenker Fest's Philadelphia show which took place on March 11. Thanks, Stan!!

[03/15/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Montreal Show Review: Carl has kindly shared his review of Michael Schenker Fest's Montral, Canada show which took place on March 12. Thanks, Carl!!

[03/15/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Philadelphia Show Review/Photos: Tony has kindly sent me his review and photos of Michael Schenker Fest's Philadelphia show which took place on March 11. Thanks, Tony!!

[03/14/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Philadelphia Show Videos: Steve has kindly sent me the videos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Philadelphia show which took place on March 11. Thanks, Steve!!

[03/13/2018 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Fest New York Show Photos: Scott has kindly shared the professional photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's New York show which took place on March 10. Thanks, Scott!!

[03/13/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest New York Show Photos: Mike has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's New York show which took place on March 10. Thanks, Mike!!

[03/13/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Silver Springs MD Show Video (cont'd): Danny has kindly shared one more videofrom the Silver Springs, MD show. Thanks, Danny!!

[03/12/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Boston Show Photos: Matt has kindly shared the photos of Michael Schenker Fest's Boston show which took place on March 9. Thanks, Matt!!

[03/12/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Boston Show Review: Karyn has kindly shared her review of Michael Schenker Fest's Boston show which took place on March 9. Thanks, Karyn!!

[03/11/2018 update No.12]
Michael Schenker Fest Boston MA Show Videos/Photos: David has kindly shared the video and photos he took at the Boston, MA show which took place on March 9. Thanks, David!!

[03/11/2018 update No.11]
Michael Schenker Fest Silver Springs MD Show Videos/Photos: Danny has kindly shared the videos and photos he took at the Silver Springs, MD show. Thanks, Danny!!

[03/11/2018 update No.10]
Rock Hard Magazine: Michael Schenker is featured on French Rock Hard Magazine which will be out on March 12.

[03/11/2018 update No.9]
Michael Schenker Interview and Album Review: Fireworks #82 will be out on Thursday the 15th of March. Our friend Az contributed his interview with Michael Schenker and his album review of Resurrection. Pre-order/Susbcribe here (also quite a few cool CDs/DVDs in their online shop).

[03/11/2018 update No.8]
Michael Schenker Fest (OFFICIAL NB PODCAST): Michael Schenker is the guest on the second episode of the Nuclear Blast Podblast!



[03/11/2018 update No.7]
Shukan Asahi Interview (cont'd): The interview test of the Shukan Asahi magazine has been posted here. (cf. 03/02/2018 update No.3)

[03/11/2018 update No.6]
Working With Shatner (Video): Metal Hammer added a new video: How Michael Schenker found himself working with William Shatner.



[03/11/2018 update No.5]
Official Trailer on How Michael Schenker Met Llaus Meine: Nuclear Blast Records have released an exclusive trailer in which Michael Schenker explains how he met Klause Meine and how they formed the Scorpions.



[03/11/2018 update No.4]
Official Trailer on Blonde Bomber: Nuclear Blast Records have released an exclusive trailer in which Michael Schenker speaks about how he ended up with the nickname 'The Blonde Bomber'.



[03/11/2018 update No.3]
Official Trailer on Meat And No Bone Guitar Playing: Nuclear Blast Records have released an exclusive trailer in which Michael Schenker speaks about his Meat And No Bone Guitar Playinghis.



[03/11/2018 update No.2]
Official Trailer with Graham Bonnet: Nuclear Blast Records have released an exclusive trailer in which Graham Bonnet reminisces about that fateful show in '82 (EXCLUSIVE TRAILER).



[03/11/2018 update]
Doogie on Album Review Show: Doogie White appeared on an album review show, You Spin Me Round, by Metal Talke, and gave the lowdown on every track on 'Resurrection'.



[03/10/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Speaks about Resurrecion: You can read Michael Schenker's comments on the Resurrection album on this webpage.

[03/10/2018 update No.2]
New Trailer: Nuclear Blast Records has released a new trailer that features Grand Magus' JB on his love of Michael Schenker, including his choice of his favourite Schenker riff.



[03/10/2018 update]
More Michael Schenker Fest Silver Springs Show Photos: Susan has kindly shared the photos she took at the Silver Sprind MD show which took place on March 6. Thanks, Susan!!

[03/09/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Pittsburgh Show Review: Mike has kindly shared his review of the Pittsburgh, PA show which took place on March 7. Thanks, Mike!!

[03/07/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Silver Springs, MD Show Photos: Michael Schenker Fest's North American tour kikcked off. Simon has kindly sent me the photos he took at the show which took place last night in Silver Springs, MD. Thanks, Simon!!



[03/03/2018 update]
Take Me To The Church (GUITAR PLAYTHROUGH): Nuclear Blast Records have released a trailer in which Michael Schenker plays 'Take Me To The Church' off 'RESURRECTION', out now worldwide.



[03/02/2018 update No.8]
Michael Schenker to be on Japanese TV: A special TV program titled "Michael Schenker in Japan" which was recorded during his last promotional visit to Japan late January will be aired.

March 10 (Sat.) 24:30- on BS Fuji channel

[03/02/2018 update No.7]
Michael Schenker Reminisces on Writing Rock Bottom: Nuclear Blast Records have released an exclusive trailer in which Michael Schenker reminisces about writing and recording the UFO classic 'Rock Bottom' and he also looks back his own music career.



[03/02/2018 update No.6]
UFO Featuring Michael Schenker Published: As scheduled, Shinko Music has published a book-magazine titled "UFO Featuring Michael Schenker" on February 26. 200 pages with lots of rare phots and detailed history of UFO etc. It's all in Japanese but a good reading. (cf. 01/19/2018 update No.2)

[03/02/2018 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Fest New Album Official Trailer No.4: Nuclear Blast Records have released a third trailer for the album 'RESURRECTION'. (cf. 02/17/2018 update No.2)



[03/02/2018 update No.4]
Burrn! Special Article: Michael Schenker Fest is featured on the upcoming (April 2008) issue of the Burrn! magazine. Cover strory and more!! It will be out on March 5. For more info, see this website.

[03/02/2018 update No.3]
More Michael Schenker Interview (in Japanese): The latest issue of a Japanese mass-circulation weekly magazine called Shukan Asahi has a 2-page interview with Michael Schenker.

[03/02/2018 update No.2]
Resurrection Album Review: A review of the Resurrection album can be found on Maximum Volume Music.

[03/02/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Interview (in Japanese): Japan Music Network have posted an interview with Michael Schenker (in Japanese).

First part
Second part

[02/28/2018 update]
Resurrection Released: Micahel Schenker Fest's stduio album titled "Resurretion" has been released in Japan, to be followed by the rest of the world in two days.

[02/23/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Fest Japan Tour 2018 Announced: Tokyo Onkyo has announced Miachel Schenker Fest's Japan tour 2018. See their blog for more info.

08/29/2018 (Wed) 19:00- Zepp Namba, Osaka
08/30/2018 (Thu) 19:00- Zepp Nagoya, Nagoya, Aichi
09/02/2018 (Sun) 17:00- Zepp Sapporo, Sapporo, Hokkaido
09/04/2018 (Tue) 19:00- Team Smile Sendai PIT, Sendai, Miyagi
09/05/2018 (Wed) 19:00- Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Tokyo

Michael Schenker (G)
Gary Barden (Vo)
Graham Bonnet (Vo)
Robin McAuley (Vo)
Doogie White (Vo)
Chris Glen (B)
Ted McKenna (Dr)
Steve Mann (G/Key)

[02/23/2018 update No.2]
Another Michael Schenker Interview: Music Mania's full interview with michael schenker has been posted on youtube.



[02/23/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Interview: It was posed a couple of months ago, but a nice video interview with Michael Schenker conducted by HeadBangers LifeStyle can be viewed on youtube. Check it out and see what he has to say about his early days with Scorpions, UFO and MSG, Gene Simmons and Kiss, Japan, The Rolling Stones, getting older, God and other interests.



[02/17/2018 update No.8]
Classic Rock Magazine Article: In the new issue 03/2018 from the CLASSIC ROCK magazine you can find a 4-page interview with Michael Schenker. All in German. Thanks, Alex from Luxembourg!!

[02/17/2018 update No.7]
Rock It! Magazine Article: In the new issue 03+04/2018 from the Rock It! magazine, Michael Schenker is on the front page and inside you can find a 4-page interview. Everything is in German. Thanks, Alex from Luxembourg!!

[02/17/2018 update No.6]
Michael Schenker Interview: A new interview (apparently conducted in Paris last December) with the very talkative German guitar hero who talks at length about Michael Schenker Fest he presents as the meeting of all the eras of his career has been posted on MusicWaves.fr (Thanks, Google!!).

[02/17/2018 update No.5]
Resurrection Album Review (in Video): Jimmy Kay and Alan Dixon review the New Album by Michael Schenker Fest called Resurrection.



[02/17/2018 update No.4]
Testament's Alex Skolnick Speaks about Michael Schenker": Testament's guitarist Alex Skolnick reflects on how Michael Schenker shaped his style in exclusive video.



[02/17/2018 update No.3]
Resurrection Album Review: A review of Michael Schenker Fest's studio album "Resurrection" has been posted on Express.co.uk.

[02/17/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest New Album Official Trailer No.3: Nuclear Blast Records have released a third trailer for the album 'RESURRECTION'.



[02/17/2018 update]
More Michael Schenker Video Interview: MICHAEL SCHENKER interviewed by BARBARA CASERTA of LINEA ROCK about "MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST", the tour and now the album, the ultimate celebration of MSG gigantic talent and career, from its inspiration to its realization, a matter of freedom to the bone and healthy competition... a happy journey he is very proud of! This legendary rock "Warrior" talks about collaborating with Robin McAuley, Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Dougy White, and being a Boss but demanding for partners to put own personalities in the music and give it all, to reach new horizons while always experimenting, in composing and playing... with four huge lead singers it can be dangerous, but worth the risk! An evolution with control! He also goes way back to UFO days (joys, problems and "that" gift to Phil Mogg), to the SCORPIONS nasty facts: he digs lot of the dirt here, like a river in flood, especially towards his brother Rudolf, a very shocking "fool the fools-story", in Michael's own words, about stealing songs and that well-known Schenker V guitar design without a simple "thank you". He defines Rudolf a "fame-addict willing to do anything you can to stand up there", obsessed by Elvis Presley and wanted to be like him! But you need to hear the whole story in details... Anyways, Michael apparently would definitely collaborate again with Klaus Meine, in the name of rock'n'roll!!! Then he shares memories about MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP experience (someway inspired by Jeff Beck, believe it or not), most recent TEMPLE OF ROCK project, and how working in a band can be a double edge sword. Mainly he focuses on the art of lead guitar as pure artistic self expression, and developing his own style, living it as a step by step progress taking as it comes, just to always surprise people and himself... and being an icon is something you can design someway or it comes naturally? He also tease us reflecting on the fact that 2018/2019 period marks a lot of other celebrations which could end up in so many other projects... enjoy and don't miss the new record "Resurrection", out on March 2nd 2018. On Nuclear Bast Records (and there's a special incredible story also behind signing this deal with this company, and especially Mr Markus Wosgien) And guess what: despite being the "black & white guitar man" since the 70s, he defines this new chapter as a very colorful situation, which is anything but "normal"! Enjoy & Share!



[02/12/2018 update No.5]
Michael Schenker New Interview (Video): The French Duke TV has posted a new video interview with Michael Schenker on youtube.



[02/12/2018 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Talked with Akira Takasaki: Michael Schenker chatted with Akira Takasaki on the Young Guitar magazine article (March 2018 issue) for the first time in 36 years. Thanks, Mak!!

[02/12/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker on Being Asked to Try Out for The Rolling Stones (EXCLUSIVE TRAILER): Nuclear Blast has posted an exclusive interview with Michael Schenker on youtube.



[02/12/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest - Heart And Soul (Official Lyric Video): An official lyric vide of "Heart And Soul" from the resurrection album has been posted on youtube.



Related news on this song and Kirk Hammett can be found on the following sites:

Revolver Magazine

RollingStone.com

Ultimate Classic Rock

[02/12/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest North American Tour Promotion Video: A new video "Michael Schenker Fest - North American Tour 2018" has been posted on facebook.



North American Tour!
In March - April, MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be playing 20 dates all over North America! Featuring vocalists Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley originally of M.S.G., plus Doogie White of Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock.

Don't miss out! Get your tickets at michaelschenkerhimself.com/tour.php
New album 'Resurrection' out March 2nd. Get it: nuclearblast.com/michaelschenkerfest-resurrection

[02/03/2018 update No.5]
Michael Schenker Fest New Album Official Trailer No.2: Nuclera Blast Records have released a second trailer for the album 'RESURRECTION'.



[02/03/2018 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Fest to HRH XII: According to Hard Rock Hell festival's website, Michael Schenker Fest will be a headliner on November 8 (Thu.), 2018 for the first night of this festival to be held on November 8-11 in North Wales, U.K .
HRH have announced the storming second wave of bands who'll play at the Glorious Twelfth Hard Rock Hell, rocking Camp HRH in Pwllheli, between Thursday 8th and Sunday 11th November 2018.

HRH are particularly proud to announce Thursday's headliners: Michael Schenker Fest.

Michael Schenker has mesmerised the rock community since the ‘70s with his distinctive guitar playing style and solidified his place in music history. His playing has proven to be inimitable and hugely influential for several generations of guitar players. Last year, his amazing achievements were acknowledged and celebrated by the HRH community, whose votes earned Schenker the HRH Axeman Award at the premiere HRH Awards.

As lead guitarist of UFO, Michael Schenker wrote hits like 'Doctor Doctor' and 'Rock Bottom', whilst with the Scorpions he composed classics like 'Lovedrive', 'Coast To Coast' and 'Holiday'. Not content with being a key player in these iconic groups, back in ‘79 Michael decided to forge his own path, which led him to found the legendary Michael Schenker Group (aka M.S.G.).

Recently, Michael has been recording with his band Michael Schenker Fest, who as we go to press, are preparing for the release of their forthcoming studio album ‘Resurrection' (to be released on 2nd March). Michael Schenker Fest will be fielding a line-up of legends: original M.S.G musicians Ted Mckenna (drums, keys), Chris Glen (bass) and Steve Mann (guitar), also M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, as well as Doogie White (of Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock).

In addition to MSF, HRH are also delighted to announce more bands joining the already impressive line-up: Rock Goddess, Vintage Caravan, Blitzkrieg, Hawklords, Demon, Witchfynde, The Wild!, The Dust Coda, VA ROCKS, Smoking Martha, Voodoo Blood, Anchor Lane, City of Thieves, The Bad Flowers, Blind River, deVience, Riders to Ruin, SINSIDE, Red Hawk Rising, Stand Amongst Giants, and Walkway!

These join an already impressive line-up of rock, including headliners Saxon and The Dead Daisies. Other bands already announced include Femme Fatale, Girlschool, Phil Campbell and the Bastard Sons, Tygers of Pan Tang, Thunderstick, The Rising Souls, The Dukes of Bordello, Renegade Twelve, Ryders Creed and there is still more to come later on in the year.

"If you didn't book early, you're going to miss out on some amazing acts, as well as the usual HRH fun and fellowship," says HRH's CEO Jonni Davis, "We've been totally sold out since last November. What else would you expect? We're Europe's leading residential festival provider! And with a line-up like this? If you're not already on board, check the website, call the hotline and join the waiting list. You might get lucky. Failing that, you'll need a miracle."

For further details and ongoing updates, check out www.hardrockhell.com or ring Rebecca on 0207 193 9564
[02/03/2018 update No.3]
Powerplay Magazine Article: Powerplay Magazine Issue 205 has an article featuring Michael Schenker Fest. The magazine can be ordered on their website.

[02/03/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest to Headline Rock City Stockholm: According to Rock City Stockholm festival's website, Michael Schenker Fest will be the Headline Act on April 28 (Sat.), 2018 for the second night of this 2 day rock festival to be held in Stockholm, Sweden. It looks like Graham will not participate this time.
We are Loud n Proud to present the first headliner for Rock City Stockholm, a rock & guitar legend from bands such as Scorpions, UFO and Michael Schenker Group!

This man needs no further introduction! This is Michael Schenker Fest!

Featuring: Gary Barden, Robin McAuley, Doogie White, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna and Steve Mann.

Michael Schenker Fest is the Headline Act for Saturday 28/4
[02/03/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Special Event in Tokyo (cont'd): Masa Ito's message and two photos have been posted on his Rock TV's facebook. (cf. 01/28/2018 update No.3)

[01/28/2018 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Special Event in Tokyo: A special event with Michael Schenker and Masa Ito took place in Tokyo today. Mak who attended the event has kindly informed that in that event which lasted for a little over one hour, Michael chatted about the reheasal for the upcoming North American tour, how Kirk Hammet joined the recording and how his vibrato sounded like his, and the possiblity that he would tour with Phil Mogg and Klaus Meine to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Strangers In The Night and 50th anniversary of writing In Search of the Peace of Mind. Thanks, Mak!! (cf. 12/17/2017 update No.4 and 01/20/2018 update)

[01/28/2018 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Video Interview: GuitarGuitar conducted a video interview with Michael Schenker.



[01/28/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Fest New Album Official Trailer No.1: Nuclera Blast Records have released a first trailer for the album 'RESURRECTION'.



[01/20/2018 update]
Another Michael Schenker Audio Interview: Another audio interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on theMetalVoice.com. When asked if he would ever reunite with UFO, Michael answered "Maybe Phil Mogg would be available in singing a few songs off 'Strangers in the night' with the Michael Schenker Fest for the 30 year anniversary of the album on some festivals. And maybe Klaus Meine from the Scorpions would consider at some point showing up at the Schenker Fest in 2019 singing my first ever written song 'In Search of the piece of mind' off the Lonesome Crow Scorpions album. "

[01/19/2018 update No.3]
New Dean Guitar Model: Dean Guitars has released a new guitar model called "Michael Schenker Festival - Red Black White". For more info, visit Dean Guitars' website.

[01/19/2018 update No.2]
A New Japanese Book Regarding UFO/Michael Schenker: Shinko Music will publish a book-magazine titled "UFO Featuring Michael Schenker" on February 26. Thanks Jick san.

[01/19/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Audio Interview: An audio interview with Michael Schenker conducted by Alex Irons can be heard on this webpage.

[01/07/2018 update]
Michael Schenker on Internet Radio Show: Tonight on 7pm (GMT), Michael Schenker will appear on My Planet Rock show to chat about his musical influences and play his favourite tracks. The program can be listened to only from the UK.

[01/03/2018 update]
Michael Schenker Guitar Instruction Video: Guitare Xtreme Magazine posted a video titled "A guitar lesson with Michael Schenker" on youtube yesterday.





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