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 Post subject: MSG - Michael Schenker Group
PostPosted: Wed May 10, 2006 2:33 pm 
Schenker is an amazing guitarist who has created some of my favorite songs in both UFO and MSG. Hell, when your good enough to be a lead guitarist in the Scorpions at 15, you know you must be the shit.

He's had his ups and downs ( reuinting and quitting ufo over and over) but his albums seem to always feature some great songs ( although there were a couple clunkers such as 'written in the sand')

The classic MSG with Barden and Bonnett still play in my car constantly.



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Another great MSG song for you,

Armed And Ready

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cNQBv9TrHw4


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Dudes, I can't believe nobody is talking about what has been going on with Michael. This stuff is all over the net. He keeps getting booed off the stage and his UK tour is probably cancelled. (Again.) I think he might just finally be done. He is now officially burnt like toast. He can't play solos at all.

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Dudes, I can't believe nobody is talking about what has been going on with Michael. This stuff is all over the net. He keeps getting booed off the stage and his UK tour is probably cancelled. (Again.) I think he might just finally be done. He is now officially burnt like toast. He can't play solos at all.






I haven't heard anything, but I've been holed up dealing with personal shit and getting ready for the big move in 3 weeks...



whenever you or Steve gets back, I'm sure we'll get the whole scoop, eh?

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The UK Tour is... CANCELLED.



He bombed in Sheffield and left mid-song. The band has departed. Schenker is rumored to be checking into rehab in Germany.



I hope he gets some help. Too good a guitarist to go out like this. :(



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what is it? booze?

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Dragon235 wrote:
what is it? booze?




Rumor has it, it's a combination of various goodies... D&A... Better living through chemistry. Don't know for sure about the drugs... but the alcohol has been sighted in large quantities. :B





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*sigh*



some people just can't handle themselves.

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Dragon235 wrote:
some people just can't handle themselves.




Hey! I resemble that remark... :?



:lol: :lol: :lol:





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Here is a rather lengthy interview with a long-time friend of Schenker's about the recent UK meltdown... I don't know how much of it is true, but I thought it was worth a mention.



[url=http://www.strangers-in-the-night.com/msg2007alan.htm]Alan Walsh Interview[/url]



I thought some of you might be interested. Some interesting behind-the-scenes info, if nothing else.





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"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
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"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
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thanks dude, good interview...sad situation.

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The latest from blabbermouth:



MICHAEL SCHENKER 'Explains' Disastrous U.K. Tour - Aug. 20, 2007



Guitarist Michael Schenker (ex-UFO, SCORPIONS) has issued the following statement regarding the MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's recent U.K. tour fiasco:



"To my true fans - this is what happened:



"When we started the U.S. tour everything went well I think 11 shows but than it all fell apart. Our tour manager left the tour. He had problems with our agent. Our bodyguard took over and then broke down too. Franky [Rummler], our bass player, came to me and said he is trying to run away with our money. So I shouted, 'Someone call the police,' at that point he had put the safe back. By the way, all of this happened in our tour bus. It started to get really bad. My girlfriend asked me if my tours are always like that. I said no but for some reason it is happening. It really only happened once before, and that was when we had to cancel in Pala Alto in 2001.



"Back to 2007, we were also waiting for our working visas for which our agent had taken $4,000 out of our advance monies. Now our bodyguard left the tour as well because he hadn't been paid by our agent who was holding all advance monies from the venues. Our bus company had not been paid either and were warning us that they would pull out too, if they don't get paid soon and the band hadn't been paid either.



"However, Wayne [Findlay; guitar] took over as the tour manager and when I looked at everything. Our situation, having lost our tour managing team, performing with out work permits, which I knew by than we would never get because our agent said that we wouldn't really need them that we could just say that this is a promotional tour or that we had spend all monies on expenses. That is totally crazy. What would the immigration have thought about all the money that I would have brought in? It was clear to me that our agent wanted to keep the money for the permits and that we would never get them. It was also clear that some people would have ended up without getting paid by the end of the tour even if I would have paid for the permits it would have been totally unacceptable to continue the tour under these conditions especially without a tour manager.



"So I paid $11,000 out of my own pocket to pay everyone off including the bus company and I told the band, 'Go home before you get arrested.' So we left the US. At that point I was pretty upset and began to drink more then usual.



"We began our U.K. tour. Without our usual crew, I don't know why, and we had no keyboards and no guitars. One problem rarely comes alone. It sucked.



Also what happened to:



* Frome - August 1

* Stourbridge - August 3

* Nuneaton - August 4

* Cardiff - August 5???????



"Did it get canceled by the promoter? I don't know. To make this disaster complete, I had $7,000 stolen and basically got stranded in London. My girlfriend was in Japan, the band was at home and I was spending my last pounds in London until I was down to two pounds. I called the promoter to pay for my train ticket to Peterborough. I got the ticket and traveled with my last two pounds. The next show was supposed to be Peterborough, NO band. I decided to do a signing session and played on my own. The band arrived at some point by than I was drinking even more out of total frustration. I ended up drunk on stage and that was the end of it and that's what happened.



"I am very upset about the cancellations and I hope that we can try again on a more professional level. I tried my best.



"And by the way, I had NO argument with my brother."



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Wow. Anybody buying any of that?

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Looks like he's going to try it again. But I guess if Van Halen can do it, then anybody has a shot.

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According to a posting on the Michael Schenker News and Tour Information web site, SeeTicket.com has announced the following UK dates for the legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker:

Billed as MICHAEL SCHENKER & FRIENDS:

Jan. 10 - Swindon, UK - 12 Bar Swindon
Feb. 17 - Bristol, UK - Thekla

Billed as MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP);

Feb. 09 - Manchester, UK - Manchester University

Michael Schenker posted a message on his web site last month claiming that he was about to begin work on a new MSG (MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP) studio album featuring "great, well-known musicians (the choices are fantastic), followed up by a world tour."

Schenker is also offering guitar lessons in the London, UK area. These lessons can ONLY be booked through:

Goott Records
e-mail: msguitarlessons@earthlink.net
phone: 00447504150200
Location: North London
£200 (approx. $410) (1 hour)

Michael Schenker's UK tour this past summer was cut short due to a "multitude of events beyond the band's control, including Michael's," according to a posting on Schenker's MySpace page.

Schenker's final gig in the UK took place on August 3 in Stourbridge, U.K. when Michael ended up calling off the concert after only a handful of songs.

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Wow... Still sounds kind of sad to me.

Reduced to teaching to raise $$$... he must be flat-broke... :(


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"Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans..."
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"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
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How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

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"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

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Wow... Still sounds kind of sad to me.

Reduced to teaching to raise $$$... he must be flat-broke... :(


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Yeah, he must be broke from all that alimony and child support he's paying. :roll:

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