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[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.



[12/30/2017 update]
Michael Schenker New Best Album: According to Planet Rock, a new retrospective collection of Michael Schenker is to be released on Friday 26th January 2018 (February 28 in Japan from King Records): A Decade Of The Mad Axeman is a 2CD collection that focuses on the studio and live output of Schenker between 2007 and 2016.

The first disc boasts 16 tracks and documents Schenker’s studio material including the 2008 Michael Schenker Group album ‘In the Midst of Beauty’ together with the Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock albums ‘Temple of Rock’ (2011), ‘Bridge The Gap’ (2013) and ‘Spirit on a Mission’ (2015).

The 14-track second disc collates live material from MSG and MS’s Temple of Rock shows in Tokyo, London, Tilburg and Madrid between 2010 and 2016.

Band members who contributed to the retrospective include Don Airey, Gary Barden, Francis Buchholz, Wayne Findlay, Chris Glen, Steve Mann, Robin McAuley,Ted McKenna, Neil Murray, Simon Phillips, Herman Rarebell, Elliott 'Dean' Rubinson, Chris Slade, Brian Tichy, Michael Voss, Pete Way and Doogie White.

Michael Amott, Graham Bonnet, Rudolf Schenker, Jeff Scott Soto and Leslie West also feature as special guests.

The full track-listing is as follows:

THE STUDIO RECORDINGS [CD1]
1. I Want You [2007]
2. Night To Remember [2007]
3. Cross Of Crosses [2007]
4. Ride On My Way [2007]
5. Miss Claustrophobia [2011]
6. Before The Devil Knows You’re Dead [2011]
7. Storming In [2011]
8. How Long (3 Generations Guitar Battle Version) [2011]
9. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely [2013]
10. To Live For The King [2013]
11. Land Of Thunder [2013]
12. Black Moon Rising [2013]
13. Live And Let Live [2014]
14. Rock City [2014]
15. Saviour Machine [2014]
16. Bulletproof [2014]

THE LIVE RECORDINGS [CD2]
01. Welcome Howl [Tokyo 2010]
02. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie [Tokyo 2010]
03. Rock My Nights Away [Tokyo 2010]
04. Attack Of The Mad Axeman [Tokyo 2010]
05. Rock You Like A Hurricane [High Voltage Festival 2011]
06. Hanging On [High Voltage Festival 2011]
07. Doctor Doctor [High Voltage Festival 2011]
08. Armed And Ready [Tilburg 2012]
09. Rock Bottom [Tilburg 2012]
10. Horizons [Madrid 2015]
11. Lights Out [Madrid 2015]
12. Vigilante Man [Madrid 2015]
13. Desert Song [Tokyo 2016]
14. Love Is Not A Game [Tokyo 2016]

[12/17/2017 update No.4]
Michael Schenker to Visit Tokyo for Promotion: According to Ward Recort, on Sunday the 28th of January 2018, there will be a special event for the 200th memorial program of Masa Ito's Rock TV! show to be held in Shibuya, Tokyo where Michael Schenker will appear as a special guest. Those who purchased the products from Ward Record online can apply for the tickets for this event. Winners will be chosen randomly. Closing date is January 14, 2018.

[12/17/2017 update No.3]
Resurrction Japan Release Date: Michael Schenker Fest's upcoming studio album titled 'Resurrection' is slated for release in Japan on January 28, 2018, a little bit ahead of the rest of the world. It can be pre-ordered in various formats (CD, CD+Bonus DVD, CD+Bonus DVD+T-Shirt, and Autographed Card+CD+Bonus DVD+T-Shirt) on Ward Recort. Unfortunately, the 100 limited sets with card autographed by Michael Schenker has been already sold out.

[12/17/2017 update No.2]
Resurrction Tracklisting: Michael Schenker Fest's upcoming studio album titled 'Resurrection' can now be preordered on amazon and elsewhere. It's tracklisting is also revealed. (cf. 12/03/2017 update)

For more details, visit Nuclear Blast.

Resurrection
Michael Schenker Fest
Release Date: March 2, 2018

1. Heart and Soul (feat. Robin McAuley & Kirk Hammett)
2. Warrior (feat. Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley & Doogie White)
3. Take Me to the Church (feat. Doogie White)
4. Night Moods (feat. Graham Bonnet)
5. The Girl with the Stars in Her Eyes (feat. Doogie White)
6. Everest (feat. Graham Bonnet)
7. Messin' Around (feat. Gary Barden)
8. Time Knows When It's Time (feat. Robin McAuley)
9. Anchors Away (feat. Doogie White)
10. Salvation
11. Livin' a Life Worth Livin' (feat. Gary Barden)
12. The Last Supper (feat. Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley & Doogie White)

2LP (33 RPM)

Side A
"Heart And Soul"
"Warrior"
"Take Me To Church"
"Night Moods"

Side B
"The Girl With The Stars In Her Eyes"
"Everest"
"Messin?f Around"
"Time Knows When It?fs Time"

Side C
"Anchors Away"
"Salvation"
"Livin' A Life Worth Livin?f"
"The Last Supper"

Bonus DVD
"Warrior" (video clip)
Michael Schenker Fest - The Documentation
Michael Schenker Fest - Interview
Michael Schenker Fest at Loudpark 2017

[12/17/2017 update]
Japanese WeROCK Magazine Article: The latest edition of Japanese music magazine called WeRock has a talk between Michael Schenker and a Japanese guitarist(?). Thanks, Mak!!

[12/16/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Interview on Japanese TV: An exclusive interview conducted by Masa Ito will be broadcast tonight on Ito's program called Rock TV on BS Fuji Television from 01:30am. Thanks, Mak!!

[12/03/2017 update]
Release of Michael Schenker Fest's Resurrection and Warrior: According to Nuclear Blast, Michael Schenker Fest released their new digital single 'Warrior' and its official video including some impressions of the stduio recording process on December 1, 2017.

'Warrior' is one of two album tracks on which all of the four lead singers appear. It was composed by Michael Schenker, the lyrics were written by Michael Voss-Schoen.

Get 'Warrior' digitally, here: http://nblast.de/MSFWarrior



A new MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album titled 'Resurrection' is to be released on March 2, 2018.

Producer: Michael Voss-Schoen

Guitars: Michael Schenker
Vocals: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley, Doogie White (Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK)
Guitars & Keyboards: Steve Mann
Drums: Ted McKenna
Bass: Chris Glen
Guest Musicians: Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schoen

[11/12/2017 update]
Metallion Magazine Articles: The latest issue of Japanese Metallion magazine has an special article regarding the Loud Park 17 which includes a talk session of Michael Schenker and Michael Amott, an interview with Michael Schenker, and a gig review. Thanks, Mak!!

[11/12/2017 update]
HEDOBAN Magazine Articles: The latest issue (Vo.16) of Japanese magazine book called HEDOBAN(? named after head banging) has an article regarding Loud Park 17 gig report. Thanks, Mak!!

[11/13/2017 update]
Michael Schenker wins HRH "Axeman" Award: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Michael Schenker wins HRH "Axeman" Award. Congratulations! Also, see HRH website.

[11/12/2017 update No.3]
Young Guitar Magazine Articles: The latest issue (December 2017) of Japanese Young Guitar magazine has an article regarding Michael Schenker Fest's Loudpark gig review and an interview with Michael Schenker. Thanks, Mak!!

[11/12/2017 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Manchester Show Review: Another review of Michael Schenker Fest's Manchester show can be found on Rock And Roll Traffic.

[11/12/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Manchester Show Review: A review of Michael Schenker Fest's Manchester show which took place on November 4 can be found on Get to Ready to Rock!.

[11/03/2017 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Barcelona Show Photos: Juan has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Barcelona, Spain show which took place on October 29. Thanks, Juan!!

[11/03/2017 update]
More Interview with Michael Schenker: Another interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Metal Express Radio. Michael revealed that one of the tracks of Michael Schenker Fest's upcoming studio album is titled Warrior.

[10/30/2017 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Fest Barcelona Show Photos: Josep has kindly shared the photos he took at Michael Schenker Fest's Barcelona, Spain show. Thanks, Josep!!

[10/30/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Loud Park Review: A review of Michael Schenker Fest's perforance at the Loud Park 17 can be found on Roppongi Rocks.

[10/29/2017 update]
More Michael Schenker Fest Santander Show Video/Photos: Pablo has kindly sent me another video and nice photos from Michael Schenker Fest's Santander, Spain show. Thanks, Pablo!! (cf. 10/28/2017 update)

[10/28/2017 update No.2]
A New Michael Schenker Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Metal Discovery. He said that Michael Schenker Fest's studio album which is due for release in the beginning of March 2018 is titled "Resurrection", and Kirk Hammet of Metallica played one guitar part with him.

[10/28/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest @ Santander, Spain: Pablo has kindly sent me a video from Michael Schenker Fest's Santander, Spain show which took place on October 27. Thanks, Pablo!!

[10/17/2017 update No.2]
Burrn! Magazine Special Articles The latest issue (November 2017) of Japanese Burrn! magazine has a 21-page special article which is comprised of interviews with all Michael Schenker Fest members respectively, i.e., Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley, Chris Glen, Ted McKenna and Steve Mann. This edition also has a 6-page article on five favorite Michael Schenker songs chose by professional guitarists including Michael Amott, Adrian Vandnberg, etc. and writers/editors of the magazine.

[10/16/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest @ Loud Park 17: My simple and humble review of Michael Schenker Fest's performance at the Lound Park 17 whic took place last night.

[09/03/2017 update]
New ROCKS-magazine / UFO the SCHENKER-era: The newest edition (September/October 2017) of German classic rock magazine called "ROCKS"has a six-page article featuring "UFO, the SCHENKER-era" with some photos including the one where Michael Schenker is playing a LES PAUL-guitar at a concert in London in 1974. Thanks, Alex for sharing the information!!!

[08/18/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest @ Osaka: According to this website and Michael Schenker's official website, Michael Schenker Fest featuring three original singers (Gary, Graham and Robin) will conduct their own show in Osaka on October 16, the next day of the Loud Park 2017 to be headlined by them.

Mon 10/16/17 Osaka, Japan Osaka International Convention Center

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

OPEN 18:00 / START 19:00
S Seat: Yen 10,000-(incl. tax/all seats reserved)
Premium Seat: Yen 20,000-(incl. tax/all seats reserved)
Street date: 10:00am, September 2 (Sat.)
INFO: KYODO INFORMATION Tel 0570-200-888
?|Please note preschool age children are not allowed to enter the show / venue.

[07/17/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest @ Bang Your Head Festival (Photos): Lars has kindly shared the photos he took at the Bang Your Head festival which took place on July 15 in Balingen, Germany. Thanks, Lars!!

[07/01/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Signs Worldwide Record Deal with Nuclear Blast and Announces New Studio Album for Spring 2018 plus North American Tour Dates!: Two big annoucements have been made on Nuclear Blast and Michael Schenker's Facebook.

Part 1

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - signs worldwide record deal with Nuclear Blast + announces new studio album for spring 2018!

The band have just started the recording process for a brand-new studio album with producer Michael Voss. Its release is set for spring 2018 through Nuclear Blast, the band's new record label.

Comments Schenker, "I am very happy to have signed with Nuclear Blast Records and I am looking forward to releasing a killer MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album in the spring of 2018. The album will bring together past and present in the form of 3 original M.S.G. singers - Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley - and the current MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK vocalist Doogie White (ex-RAINBOW). Keep on rockin'!"

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST will be playing several shows this year, including two German performances at Bang Your Head!!! Festival and Capitol Offenbach.

15.07. D Balingen - Bang Your Head!!! Festival
15.10. J Tokyo - Loud Park Festival
25.10. D Offenbach - Capitol
27.10. E Santander - Escenario Santander
28.10. E Pamplona - Auditorio de Burlada
29.10. E Barcelona - Razzmatazz
31.10. NL Zoetermeer - De Boerderij
02.11. UK London - o2 Shepherd?fs Bush Empire
03.11. UK Sheffield - o2 Academy
04.11. UK Manchester - o2 Ritz
05.11. UK Hull - City Hall

Meet & Greets: www.michaelschenkerfest.com
full tour dates: www.michaelschenkerhimself.com
Merchandise: MichaelSchenkerStore.com

#MichaelSchenkerFest #MichaelSchenker

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PART 2

We are proud to announce a Michael Schenker Fest North American tour, which will also feature a fourth vocalist - Doogie White!

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST
featuring 3 original M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley plus Doogie White (MICHAEL SCHENKER'S TEMPLE OF ROCK)

03/06 USA Silver Springs, MD - The Fillmore
03/07 USA Pittsburgh, PA - Carnegie Music Hall
03/09 USA Boston, MA - Berklee Performance Center
03/10 USA New York, NY - Irving Plaza
03/11 USA Philadelphia, PA - Theatre of Living Arts
03/12 CDN Montreal, QC - Club Soda
03/14 USA Detroit, MI - Royal Oak Music Theatre
03/16 USA Cleveland, OH - Agora Theatre
03/17 USA Chicago, IL - Concord Music Hall
03/18 USA Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
03/19 USA Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze
03/22 USA Seattle, WA - Neptune Theatre
03/24 USA San Jose, CA - Events Center
03/25 USA Anaheim, CA - The Grove
03/26 USA Phoenix, AZ - Marquee Theatre
03/27 USA Las Vegas, NV - House of Blues
03/29 USA Denver, CO - Cervantes Ballroom
03/31 USA San Antonio, TX - Vibes Event Center
04/01 USA Dallas, TX - Bomb Factory
04/03 USA Tampa, FL - The Ritz

Tickets on sale 7th July.

[06/17/2017 update No.4]
Michael Schenker & Robin McAuley - KALOS Festival Review & Photos: Douglas kindly sent me his review and photos of the KALOS hard & heavy melodic fest which took place on 27 of May in Madrid, Spain. Thanks, Douglas!!

[06/17/17 update]
Michael Schenker Fest Spanish Dates??: Three Spanish dates of Michael Schenker Fest have been re-confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website. (cf. 06/03/17 update)

[06/03/2017 update No.5]
Michael Schenker & Robin McAuley - KALOS Festival (Photos): You can find some photos from the Kalos festival on this facebook page

[06/03/2017 update No.4]
Michael Schenker & Robin McAuley - KALOS Festival (Setlist): Juan kindly sent me the setlist of the KALOS hard & heavy melodic fest on 27 of May in Madrid, Spain. Thanks, Juan!!

[06/03/2017 update No.3]
Michael Schenker & Robin McAuley - KALOS Festival (Photos): Az kindly sent me the photos he took at the KALOS hard & heavy melodic fest on 27 of May in Madrid, Spain. Thanks, Az!!

[06/03/2017 update No.2]
Michael Schenker & Robin McAuley - KALOS Festival (Video): Pablo kindly sent me a video he took at the KALOS hard & heavy melodic fest on 27 of May in Madrid, Spain. Thanks, Pablo!!

[06/03/17 update]
Michael Schenker Fest German and Spanish Dates??: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Michael Schenker Fest will play in Offenbach, Germany on October 25. On the other hand, three Spanish dates previously announced (see 03/18/2017 entry) are not shown on MSH.com as of today.

Wed 10/25/17 Offenbach, Germany Capitol venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[05/26/2017 update]
'Foire aux Vins d'Alsace Officiel' Festival: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Michael Schenker featuring Robin McAuley will co-headline 'Foire aux Vins d'Alsace Officiel' on the 28th of July 2017 to be held in Colmar, France. More details can be found: http://www.foire-colmar.com/

[04/28/2017 update]
German "ROCK IT" Magazine Article: The latest issue (May/June 2017) of the German "ROCK IT!" magazine has a one page interview with Michael Schenker (in German). Thanks, Alex!!

[04/17/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest to Play at a Festival in Japan: It has been announced that Michael Schenker Fest will be playing as a headliner at the Loud Park 17 festival to be held in Saitama, Japan on October 14-15, 2017. Thanks, mak!!

[04/16/2017 update]
Player Magazine Interview: The latest issue of the Japanese Player magazine has an interview with Michael Schenker. Thanks, mak!!

[04/06/2017 update No.3]
German "ROCK HARD" Magazine Article: The new German "ROCK HARD" magazine from this month (April 2017) has a four-page special article on Michael SCHENKER, with an interviews with Michael, Graham, Robin and Gary. Everything in German. Thanks, Alex!!

[04/06/2017 update No.2]
3 Michael Schenker & Robin McAuley - KALOS festival: Michael Schenker & Robin McAuley will play at the KALOS hard & heavy melodic fest to be held on 27 of May in Madrid, Spain



[04/06/2017 update]
More Reviews/Interviews:

Michael Schenker Fest - "Live" Tokyo (Album Review) (Streo Board)

Michael Schenker talking to BBC Radio Suffolk (Fast forward to 2:45:38!)

[03/26/2017 update]
More Reviews/Interviews:

Review: Michael Schenker - 'Michael Schenker Fest Live' (Davils Gate Media)

Review: Michael Schenker - Michael Schenker Fest Live at Tokyo International Forum Hall (The Moshville Times)

Exclusive audio interview with Michael Schenker by Alan Ovington (The Rock Zone)

Michael Schenker's 5 Essential Guitar Albums (Team Rock)

Interview with Michael Schenker (Screamer Magazine)

Michael Schenker Back in the Arena: Interview with Michael Schenker (German Guitar Magazine August 2016)
Volkmer kindly translated this front cover story into English. If you want to read it, let me know by email or messenger.

[03/18/2017 update]
Michael Schenker Fest's European Tour Dates Announced: Eight dates of Michael Schenker Fest's European tour have been announced on Michael Schenker's facebook.

Today, Michael Schenker is proud to announce that he will touring Michael Schenker Fest throughout Europe in October /...

Michael Schenker?3?n?I???e 03/17/2017


[03/18/2017 update]
Another Review:

Review: Michael Schenker Fest (Low Down)

[03/12/2017 update]
More Reviews/Interviews:

Michael Schenker Fest Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A - An Instant Classic (Rock Guitar Daily with Tony Conley)
Interview/Feature: Michael Schenker Fest LIVE in Tokyo (Interviews with Michael Schenker, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley & Ted McKenna) (Rock And Roll Traffic)
Michael Schenker has been voted #1 guitarist by BURRN Magazine's Heavy Metal Championship
Third Stage: An Exclusive Interview With Guitarist MICHAEL SCHENKER (KNAC)
Michael Schenker Interview - 24 Feb 2017.mp3 (Tameside radio)
Interview: Celebrating life with guitar legend Michael Schenker (AXE)
Michael Schenker Talks Nostalgic New Live Album, 'Michael Schenker Fest Tokyo' (Guitar World)
MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - LIVE TOKYO INTERNATIONAL FORUM HALL A (Metal Discorvery)
Review: Michael Schenker Fest "Live" Tokyo (Rock Poster)
DVD REVIEW: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST LIVE TOKYO (2017) (Maximum Volume Music)

[03/05/2017 update]
"MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST TOKYO" Reviews/Interviews:

Michael Schenker: The Return of the Mad Axeman (Sunday Express)
Michael Schenker Interview on "Michael Schenker Fest - Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A" (Rock Bottom)
MICHAEL SCHENKER - Michael Schenker Fest Live DVD (Eternal Terror)
Michael Schenker Discusses New Concert DVD; Michael Schenker Fest ?gLive?h Tokyo! (My Global Mind)
CD/DVD Review: Michael Schenker Fest "Live" Tokyo (Rock And Roll Traffic)
Michael Schenker - Michael Schenker Fest "Live" (Just Listen to This)
Michael Schenker "Fest" Live Tokyo. Album Review (Liverpool Sound and Vision)

[02/22/2017 update]
"MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST TOKYO" (Japan Release) : MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST "LIVE" TOKYO (CD, DVD, Blu-ray) is already in store in Japan.

[02/10/2017 update]
Michael Schenker in Duüsseldorf: It seems Michael Schenker visited Duüsseldorf, Germany for promotin of the new album earlier this month. See this website. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[02/07/2017 update]
Elliott "Dean" Rubinson: I have been saddened to hear the passing of Elliott Rubinson, owner of Dean Guitars and bass player of MSG. He is one of the nicest persons I've ever met. Rest in peace, Elliott.

[01/15/2017 update]
"MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST TOKYO" (press release) : An official press release of the upcoming album MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST "LIVE" TOKYO can be found here.

[01/09/2017 update]
"MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST TOKYO" (official Trailer) : FEATURING THE ORIGINAL MSG VOCALISTS GARY BARDEN, GRAHAM BONNET AND ROBIN MCAULEY (cf. 12/08/16 update)





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