MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'Heavy Hitters' CD To Surface Next Month

June 8, 2005

According to CD Universe, the "Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" album, featuring an all-star lineup of musicians based around guitar virtuoso Michael Schenker (MSG, UFO, SCORPIONS) paying homage to their contemporaries, is scheduled for release on July 12.

This 10-track powerhouse collection was produced by legendary rock producer and musician Bob Kulick (KISS, MEATLOAF) and features an impressive lineup of artists showcasing their renditions of such classic songs as "War Pigs", "All Shook Up", "Money", "Doctor, Doctor" and "Hair of the Dog", to name just a few.

"Michael Schenker and Heavy Hitters" track listing (all cuts feature Michael Schenker on guitar):

01. All Shook Up

Vocals: Joe Lynn Turner (ex-DEEP PURPLE, RAINBOW)
Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO)
Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-WHITESNAKE, UFO)

02. Blood of the Sun

Vocals: Leslie West (MOUNTAIN)
Bass: Rudy Sarzo (DIO, ex-QUIET RIOT)
Drums: Simon Wright (DIO, ex-AC/DC)

03. Doctor Doctor

Vocals: Jeff Scott Soto (TALISMAN, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN)
Drums: Brett Chassen (BRET MICHAELS BAND)

04. War Pigs

Vocals: Tim "Ripper" Owens (ICED EARTH, ex-JUDAS PRIEST)
Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-WHITESNAKE, UFO)

05. I'm Not Talking

Vocals: Mark Slaughter (SLAUGHTER)
Drums: Aynsley Dunbar (ex-WHITESNAKE, UFO)
Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO)

06. Money

Vocals: Tommy Shaw (STYX)
Sax: Edgar Winter (EDGAR WINTER BAND)
Bass: Tony Levin (PETER GABRIEL)
Drums: Mike Baird (JOURNEY)

07. I Don't Live Today

Vocals: Sebastian Bach (ex-SKID ROW)
Drums: Eric Singer (KISS)
Bass: Tony Franklin (ex-THE FIRM, BLUE MURDER)

08. Hair of the Dog

Vocals: Paul Di'Anno (ex-IRON MAIDEN)
Bass: Phil Soussan (ex-OZZY OSBOURNE)
Drums; Vinny Appice (ex-BLACK SABBATH, DIO)

09. Out in the Fields

Vocals: Gary Barden (MSG)
Bass: Chuck Wright (QUIET RIOT, ex-ALICE COOPER)
Drums: Brett Chassen (BRET MICHAELS BAND)

10. Politician

Vocals/Bass: Jeff Pilson (ex-DOKKEN, DIO)
Drums: Brett Chassen (BRET MICHAELS BAND)

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