The rock anthem ‘A King Has Gone’, taken from MSG’s new album ‘Universal’, and its intro ‘Calling Baal’, also available on ‘Universal’, both have a special significance: The track, sung by Helloween frontman Michael Kiske, is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, and in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic ‘Rainbow Rising‘. For this reason, Michael Schenker has brought together an original Rainbow rhythm section consisting […]

‘Emergency’ is the haunting opening track of MSG’s upcoming new studio album ‘Universal’. The first single comes along with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. “‘Emergency’ is quite a complicated song with different rhythm’s but catchy at the same time. It’s fun to play and to listen to. Enjoy and Keep On Rocking”, Michael Schenker comments. Listen/stream/download ‘Emergency’: here ’Universal’ will be released on May 27th, 2022, via Atomic Fire Records and is available as Digipak CD (incl. 2 bonus tracks), colored vinyl, Earbook (CD incl. 2 bonus tracks) and digital album, […]

There are few rock guitarists on this planet who have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as Michael Schenker. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of ideas and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, Michael Schenker is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and […]

Review: Michael Schenker Fest “Live” Tokyo in-akustik (March 2017) Reviewer: Dan Mann Unbelievably it’s 35 years since ‘One Night At Budokan‘ was released, and here we have Michael Schenker return to Japan, this time at The Tokyo International Forum Hall, accompanied by three vocalists who’ve made appearances on a plethora of MSG releases. The vocalists […]