Michael Schenker Group

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Michael Schenker Group
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MSG performing in 2012
Background information
Also known asMSG
OriginLondon, England, UK
Genres
Years active1979 (1979)present
Labels
Associated acts
Members Michael Schenker
Doogie White
Francis Buchholz
Wayne Findlay
Herman Rarebell

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. [1] In 1986, Schenker and vocalist Robin McAuley formed the McAuley Schenker Group, which lasted until 1993. [1] After that, in 1996 the Michael Schenker Group was reformed. [2]

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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.

Discography

MSG at Kavarna Rock Fest 2012. From left: Wayne Findlay, Francis Buchholz, Herman Rarebell, Doogie White, Michael Schenker. Michael Schenker Group - Kavarna.jpg
MSG at Kavarna Rock Fest 2012. From left: Wayne Findlay, Francis Buchholz, Herman Rarebell, Doogie White, Michael Schenker.

Studio albums

Michael Schenker Group

McAuley Schenker Group

Schenker Barden Acoustic Project

  • Gipsy Lady (2009)

Schenker's Temple of Rock

Michael Schenker Fest

  • Resurrection (2018)
  • Revelation (2019) [4]

Cover albums

Michael Schenker Group

Live albums

Michael Schenker Group

McAuley Schenker Group

Schenker's Temple of Rock

  • On a Mission - Live in Europe (2012)
  • On a Mission - Live in Madrid (2016)

Michael Schenker Fest

  • Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A (2017)

Band members

Current members

Former members

Lead vocals:

Keyboards:

Rhythm guitar:

Bass:

Drums:

Timeline

Michael Schenker Group

Recording Timeline

RoleAlbum
The Michael Schenker Group
(1980)
MSG
(1981)
Assault Attack
(1982)
Built to Destroy
(1983)
Perfect Timing
(1987)
Save

Yourself
(1989)

M.S.G.
(1991)
Written in the Sand
(1996)
The Unforgiven
(1999)
Be Aware of Scorpions
(2001)
Arachnophobiac
(2003)
Heavy Hitters
(2005)
Tales of Rock'n'Roll
(2006)
In the Midst of Beauty
(2008)
By

Invitation

Only
(2008)

Gipsy Lady

(2009)

Temple of Rock
(2011)
Bridge the

Gap
(2013)

Spirit on a Mission
(2015)
Resurrection
(2018)
Revelation
(2019)
BandMichael Schenker GroupMcAuley Schenker GroupMichael Schenker GroupSchenker Barden Acoustic ProjectSchenker's Temple of RockMichael Schenker Fest
Lead vocals Gary Barden Graham Bonnet Gary Barden Robin McAuley Leif Sundin Kelly Keeling Chris Loganvarious musiciansJari TiuraGary Bardenvarious

musicians

Gary BardenMichael Voss Doogie White Gary Barden

Graham Bonnet

Robin McAuley

Doogie White

Guitar Michael Schenker
Rhythm guitarno-oneMitch PerrySteve Mannno-one Bob Kulick Wayne Findlayno-one Bob Kulick

Pete Fletcher

no-oneno-oneWayne Findlayno-oneSteve Mann
Bass Mo Foster Chris Glen Rocky Newton Jeff Pilson Barry Sparks John OnderReverend Jones Stuart Hamm various musicians Pete Way Neil Murray various musiciansno-onePete Way Francis Buchholz Chris Glen
Keyboards Don Airey Paul Raymond Tommy Eyre Andy Nye Steve Mann Jesse Harms Claude GaudetteSeth Bernsteinno-onevarious musiciansWayne FindlayDon Aireyvarious musiciansno-oneWayne FindlaySteve Mann
Drums Simon Phillips Cozy Powell Ted McKenna Bodo Schopf James Kottak Shane Gaalaas Jeff Martin Jeremy Colson various musiciansJeff MartinSimon Phillipsvarious musiciansno-one Herman Rarebell Ted McKennaBodo Schopf

Simon Phillips

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References

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