Guitar Player – Michael Schenker

Illustrious journalist/author Greg Prato has interviewed the legdendary Michael Schenker for Guitar Player.

Here is an excerpt:

It seemed like during the late ’70s and early ’80s, Michael Schenker could do no wrong on the Flying V, as evidenced by his stellar work with UFO and MSG. His penetrating, mid-heavy tone—courtesy of a half-cocked wah pedal and a cranked Marshall—and his silky smooth bends, vibrato, and note choices made Schenker one of the most name-checked guitar heroes for budding rockers such as Randy Rhoads, Tom Morello, Vinnie Moore, and Kirk Hammett. Schenker’s melodic playing loomed so large in the UFO/MSG era that some people forget that he also played on two records with his older brother Rudolf’s band, the Scorpions. On his latest album, Spirit on a Mission (credited to Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock), Schenker is joined again by his one-time bandmates in the Lovedrive–era Scorps, bassist Francis Buchholz and drummer Herman Rarebell. Schenker took time out of his U.S. tour in support of Spirit to chat about the album, reconnecting with his old mates, and an intriguing description of his preferred guitar sound.

To read the entire interview go here.




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