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Michael Schenker Group
|Also known as||MSG|
|Origin||London, England, UK|
|Members|| Michael Schenker |
The Michael Schenker Group (often abbreviated as MSG) are an English guitar-oriented hard rock band, formed in London in 1979 by former Scorpions and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker.In 1986, Schenker and vocalist Robin McAuley formed the McAuley Schenker Group, which lasted until 1993. After that, in 1996 the Michael Schenker Group was reformed.
The music is best described as mostly melodic hard rock with progressive undertones. Schenker is famous for his half-black, half-white Gibson Flying V electric guitar and for his unorthodox approach to lead guitar. He is sponsored by Dean Guitars and is well known in the neo-classical genre.
Schenker Barden Acoustic Project
Michael Schenker Group
| The Michael Schenker Group |
| MSG |
| Assault Attack |
| Built to Destroy |
| Perfect Timing |
| Save |
| M.S.G. |
| Written in the Sand |
| The Unforgiven |
| Be Aware of Scorpions |
| Arachnophobiac |
| Heavy Hitters |
| Tales of Rock'n'Roll |
| In the Midst of Beauty |
| By |
|Gipsy Lady |
| Temple of Rock |
|Spirit on a Mission|
| Resurrection |
| Revelation |
|Band||Michael Schenker Group||McAuley Schenker Group||Michael Schenker Group||Schenker Barden Acoustic Project||Schenker's Temple of Rock||Michael Schenker Fest|
|Lead vocals||Gary Barden||Graham Bonnet||Gary Barden||Robin McAuley||Leif Sundin||Kelly Keeling||Chris Logan||various musicians||Jari Tiura||Gary Barden||various |
|Gary Barden||Michael Voss||Doogie White||Gary Barden |
|Rhythm guitar||no-one||Mitch Perry||Steve Mann||no-one||Bob Kulick||Wayne Findlay||no-one|| Bob Kulick |
|no-one||no-one||Wayne Findlay||no-one||Steve Mann|
|Bass||Mo Foster||Chris Glen||Rocky Newton||Jeff Pilson||Barry Sparks||John Onder||Reverend Jones||Stuart Hamm||various musicians||Pete Way||Neil Murray||various musicians||no-one||Pete Way||Francis Buchholz||Chris Glen|
|Keyboards||Don Airey||Paul Raymond||Tommy Eyre||Andy Nye||Steve Mann||Jesse Harms||Claude Gaudette||Seth Bernstein||no-one||various musicians||Wayne Findlay||Don Airey||various musicians||no-one||Wayne Findlay||Steve Mann|
|Drums||Simon Phillips||Cozy Powell||Ted McKenna||Bodo Schopf||James Kottak||Shane Gaalaas||Jeff Martin||Jeremy Colson||various musicians||Jeff Martin||Simon Phillips||various musicians||no-one||Herman Rarebell||Ted McKenna||Bodo Schopf |
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