Origin: England
Genres: Hard Rock

Michael Schenker Group  

Michael Schenker has had a long, storied, and occasionally bumpy career as a guitarist, first breaking in with the Scorpions on their debut album way back in 1972, and then making a name for himself with UFO during their glory years in the seventies. The Michael Schenker Group m(usually abbreviated MSG, though the acronym actually stood for McAuley Schenker Group during Robin McAuley's tenure as vocalist) is his solo group, the project first coming together after his initial departure from UFO around 1979. His band recorded steadily in the early eighties and enjoyed moderate success, and in the years since then a multitude of star performers have played under the MSG banner, both in the studio and live (the lineup below is the last album lineup, as the touring lineup seems to change even more constantly). He's been in and out of UFO several times in recent years in addition to his solo work.

Current Members

Doogie White

vocals (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Praying Mantis, ex-Rata Blanca, Rainbow, ex-Tank (Tucker/Evans version))

Michael Schenker

guitars (ex-Scorpions, ex-UFO)

Francis Buchholz

bass (ex-Scorpions)

Wayne Findlay

guitars/keyboards (Slavior)

Simon Phillips

drums (ex-Judas Priest)

Herman Rarebell

drums (ex-Scorpions)

Former Members/Guests

Gary Barden

vocals (ex-Praying Mantis, Statetrooper)

Graham Bonnet

vocals (ex-Alcatrazz, ex-Anthem, ex-Impellitteri, ex-Rainbow)

Leif Sundin


Robin McAuley


David Van Landing

vocals (ex-Erotic Liquid Culture)

Kelly Keeling


Chris Logan


Derek St. Holmes

vocals/guitars (Ted Nugent)

Seth Bernstein

guitars/chapman stick/backing vocals

Mo Foster


Chris Glen


Rocky Newton


Jeff Pilson

bass (ex-Dio)

Barry Sparks

bass (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)

John Onder

bass (ex-Artension)

Ghames Jones

bass (Forte)

Stu Hamm


Neil Murray

bass (ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Bow Wow, ex-Fastway, ex-Whitesnake)

Don Airey

keyboards (Deep Purple, ex-Fastway, Metalium, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Persian Risk, ex-Rainbow, ex-Sinner, ex-Whitesnake)

Paul Raymond

keyboards (UFO)

Andy Nye


Steve Mann


Cozy Powell

drums (ex-Black Sabbath, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, ex-Rainbow, ex-Whitesnake) RIP: April 5, 1998, killed in a car accident

Ted McKenna


Bodo Schopf


James Kottak

drums (Scorpions)

Shane Gaalaas

drums (ex-Artension, Diesel Machine, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen)

Jeff Martin

drums (ex-Badlands, Racer X)

Jeremy Colson



The Michael Schenker Group 
1980 Chrysalis
  1. Armed And Ready
  2. Cry For The Nations
  3. Victim Of Illusion
  4. Bijou Pleasurette
  5. Feels Like A Good Thing
  6. Into The Arena
  7. Walking Out From Nowhere
  8. Tales Of Mystery
  9. Lost Horizons
  • Gary Barden
  • Michael Schenker
  • Mo Foster
  • Don Airey
  • Simon Phillips

1981 Chrysalis
  1. Ready To Rock
  2. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  3. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
  4. On And On
  5. But I Want More
  6. Never Trust A Stranger
  7. Secondry Motion
  • Gary Barden
  • Michael Schenker
  • Chris Glen
  • Paul Raymond
  • Cozy Powell

One Night At Budokan 
1982 Chrysalis
  1. Armed And Ready
  2. Cry For The Nations
  3. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  4. But I Want More
  5. Victim Of Illusions
  6. Into The Arena
  7. On And On
  8. Never Trust A Stranger
  9. Let Sleeping Dogs Lie
  10. Courvoisier Concerto
  11. Lost Horizons
  12. Doctor Doctor
  13. Ready To Rock
  • Gary Barden
  • Michael Schenker
  • Chris Glen
  • Paul Raymond
  • Cozy Powell

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Assault Attack 
1982 Chrysalis
  1. Assault Attack
  2. Rock You To The Ground
  3. Dancer
  4. Samurai
  5. Desert Song
  6. Broken Promises
  7. Searching For A Reason
  8. Ulcer
  • Graham Bonnet
  • Michael Schenker
  • Chris Glen

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Built To Destroy 
1983 Chrysalis
  1. Rock My Nights Away
  2. I'm Gonna Make You Mine
  3. The Dogs Of War
  4. Systems Failing
  5. Captain Nemo
  6. Still Love That Little Devil
  7. Red Sky
  8. Time Waits (For On One)
  9. Walk The Stage
  • Gary Barden
  • Michael Schenker
  • Derek St. Holmes
  • Chris Glen
  • Andy Nye
  • Ted McKenna

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

Rock Will Never Die  LIVE
1984 Chrysalis
  1. Captain Nemo
  2. Rock My Nights Away
  3. Are You Ready To Rock
  4. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  5. Into The Arena
  6. Rock Will Never Die
  7. Desert Song
  8. I'm Gonna Make You Mine
  9. Doctor Doctor
  • Gary Barden
  • Michael Schenker
  • Derek St. Holmes
  • Chris Glen
  • Andy Nye
  • Ted McKenna

Perfect Timing 
1987 Capitol
  1. Gimme Your Love
  2. Here Today, Gone Tomorrow
  3. Don't Stop Me Now
  4. No Time For Losers
  5. Follow The Night
  6. Get Out
  7. Love Is Not A Game
  8. Time
  9. I Don't Wanna Lose
  10. Rock Til You're Crazy
  • Robin McAuley
  • Michael Schenker
  • Rocky Newton
  • Bodo Schopf

Save Yourself 
1989 Capitol
  1. Save Yourself
  2. Bad Boys
  3. Anytime
  4. Get Down To Bizzness
  5. I Am Your Radio
  6. Shadows Of Night
  7. What We Need
  8. There Has To Be Another Way
  9. This Is My Heart
  10. Destiny
  11. Eve
  12. Paradise
  13. When I'm Gone
  14. This Broken Heart
  15. We Believe In Love
  16. Crazy
  17. Invincible
  18. What Happens To Me
  19. Lonely Nights
  20. This Night Is Gonna Last Forever
  21. Nightmare
  • Robin McAuley
  • Michael Schenker
  • Rocky Newton
  • Steve Mann
  • Bodo Schopf

1992 Impact
  1. Eve
  2. Paradise
  3. When I'm Gone
  4. This Broken Heart
  5. We Believe In Love
  6. Crazy
  7. Invincible
  8. What Happens To Me
  9. Lonely Nights
  10. This Night Is Gonna Last Forever
  11. Nightmare
  • Robin McAuley
  • Michael Schenker
  • Jeff Pilson
  • James Kottak

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal 

BBC Radio One Live In Concert 
1995 Impact
  • Gary Barden
  • Michael Schenker
  • Chris Glen
  • Andy Nye
  • Ted McKenna

Written In The Sand 
1996 Impact
  1. New World
  2. Essence
  3. Cry No More
  4. Back To Life
  5. Written In The Sand
  6. Love Never Dies
  7. I Will Be There
  8. Take Me Through The Night
  9. Down The Drain
  10. I Believe
  11. Into The Arena (Bonus Track)
  12. Cry For The Nations (Bonus Track)
  • Leif Sundin
  • Michael Schenker
  • Barry Sparks
  • Shane Gaalaas

The Michael Schenker Story Live 
1997 Steamhammer/SPV
  • Leif Sundin
  • David Van Landing
  • Michael Schenker
  • Seth Bernstein
  • Barry Sparks
  • Shane Gaalaas

The Unforgiven 
1999 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Rude Awakening
  2. What A Mess I've Made
  3. In And Out Of Time
  4. Hello Angel
  5. Fat City
  6. The Tower
  7. Pilot Of Your Soul
  8. Forever And More
  9. Turn Off The Emotion
  10. Live For Today
  11. Illusion
  12. Carry On
  • Kelly Keeling
  • Michael Schenker
  • John Onder
  • Shane Gaalaas

The Unforgiven Tour  LIVE
  1. Armed And Ready
  2. Only You Can Rock Me
  3. Natural Thing
  4. Pushed To The Limit
  5. Written In The Sand
  6. Captain Nemo
  7. Into The Arena
  8. essence
  9. Pilot Of your Soul
  10. The Mess I've Made
  11. Fat City
  12. On And On
  13. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  14. Assault Attack
  15. Another Piece Of Meat
  16. Love To Love
  17. Too Hot To Handle
  18. Lights Out
  19. Bijou Pleasurette
  20. Positive Forward
  21. Doctor Doctor
  22. Rock Bottom
  • Kelly Keeling
  • Michael Schenker
  • Barry Sparks
  • Shane Gaalaas

Be Aware Of Scorpions 
  1. No Turning Back
  2. My Time's Up
  3. Fallen The Love
  4. Because I Can
  5. One More Time
  6. Blinded By Technology
  7. Age Of Ice
  8. Standin' On The Road
  9. Sea Of Memory
  10. On Your Way
  11. Reflection Of Your Heart
  12. Roll It Over
  13. Eyes Of A Child
  • Chris Logan
  • Michael Schenker
  • Ghames Jones
  • Jeff Martin

2003 Mascot
  1. Evermore
  2. Illusion
  3. Arachnophobia
  4. Rock And Roll Believer
  5. Into The Sands Of Time
  6. Weathervane
  7. Over Now
  8. One World
  9. Break The Cycle
  10. Alive
  11. Fatal Strike
  • Chris Logan
  • Michael Schenker
  • Stu Hamm
  • Jeremy Colson

Reviews:   Lords Of Metal  Metal Observer 

In The Midst Of Beauty 
2008 Inakustic
  1. City Lights
  2. Competition
  3. I Want You
  4. End Of The Line
  5. Summerdays
  6. Night To Remember
  7. Wings Of Emotion
  8. Come Closer
  9. Cross Of Crosses
  10. Nana
  11. The One
  12. This Time
  • Gary Barden
  • Michael Schenker
  • Neil Murray
  • Don Airey
  • Simon Phillips

By Invitation Only 

Temple Of Rock 
  1. Intro
  2. How Long
  3. The End Of An Era
  4. Saturday Night
  5. Fallen Angel
  6. Hangin' On
  7. With You
  8. Miss Claustrophobia
  9. Scene Of Crime
  10. Lovers Sinfony-Speed
  11. Stormin' In
  12. Speed
  13. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead
  14. How Long (guitar battle version)
  15. Remember (bonus track for Japan)

Bridge The Gap 
  • Doogie White
  • Michael Schenker
  • Francis Buchholz
  • Wayne Findlay
  • Herman Rarebell


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