Michael Schenker Group

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Michael Schenker Group
Michael Schenker Group Live NYC 2012.jpg
MSG live in New York City in March 2012
Background information
Also known asMSG
OriginLondon, England
Years active1979 (1979)–1986, 1993–present
Associated acts
MembersMichael Schenker
Doogie White
Francis Buchholz
Wayne Findlay
Herman Rarebell

The Michael Schenker Group (often abbreviated as MSG) are a guitar-oriented hard rock band formed in 1979 by former Scorpions and UFO guitarist Michael Schenker. In 1986, Schenker and vocalist Robin McAuley formed the McAuley Schenker Group, which lasted until 1993. After that, in 1996 the Michael Schenker Group was reformed.[1]

The music is best described as mostly melodic hard rock with progressive undertones. Schenker is famous for his half-black, half-white Gibson Flying V electric guitar and for his unorthodox approach to lead guitar. He is sponsored by Dean Guitars and is well known in the neo-classical genre.


MSG at Kavarna Rock Fest 2012. From left: Wayne Findlay, Francis Buchholz, Herman Rarebell, Doogie White, Michael Schenker.

Studio albums[edit]

Michael Schenker Group[edit]

McAuley Schenker Group[edit]

Schenker's Temple Of Rock[edit]

  • Temple of Rock (2011)
  • Bridge the Gap (2013)
  • Spirit on a Mission (2015)

Michael Schenker Fest[edit]

  • Resurrection (2018)

Cover albums[edit]

Michael Schenker Group[edit]

Live albums[edit]

Michael Schenker Group

McAuley Schenker Group[edit]

Schenker's Temple Of Rock[edit]

  • Temple Of Rock- Live In Europe (2012)
  • On A Mission - Live In Madrid (2016)

Michael Schenker Fest[edit]

  • Michael Schenker Fest - Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A (2017)

Band members[edit]

Current members[edit]

  • Michael Schenker - lead guitar (1979-present)
  • Gary Barden - lead vocals (1979–1981, 1982-1984, 2008–2010, 2016–present)
  • Graham Bonnet - lead vocals (February-August 1982, 2016–present)
  • Robin McAuley - lead vocals (1986-1994, 2012, 2016–present)
  • Chris Glen - bass (1980–1983, 2008–2009, 2010, 2011, 2016–present)
  • Steve Mann - keyboards, rhythm guitar (1986-1987, 1988-1991, 2016–present)

Former members[edit]

Lead vocals:






  1. ^ Saulnier, Jason (23 January 2009). "Michael Schenker Interview". Music Legends. Retrieved 6 May 2013.

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