Interview by Alex Stojanovic
Michael Schenker is a man that needs no introduction. His unique style of guitar playing has inspired a generation of guitarists for decades to come. He has played and recorded with legendary names like Scorpions, UFO and his own bands like the Michael Schenker Group and Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock. He is getting ready to release his new album titled Resurrection under the name Michael Schenker Fest.
The list of high-profile players that Michael has influenced is endless. He has influenced players like Kirk Hammett, James Hetfield, Dave Mustaine, Slash, Eric Peterson, Alex Skolnick, Dimebag Darrell, Mike McCready, Warren DeMartini, Jeff Waters, Michael Amott, Gary Holt, Kerry King, George Lynch, Randy Rhoads, Paul Gilbert, Adrian Smith, list goes on.
We had the great honour of speaking with Michael on the phone about the new album and his upcoming tour plans. We also touched on UFO, Scorpions, who is still on his bucket list of people to work with, and more. You can check out the transcription of the conversation below.