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RUDOLF SCHENKER On His Brother MICHAEL SCHENKER: 'He Can Say Whatever He Wants To Say'

SCORPIONS guitarist Rudolf Schenker has once again responded to criticism from his brother Michael after the former UFO axeman accused him of being a "dangerous bully" who "takes advantage" his younger sibling. Michael Schenker gave a number of interviews in recent years in which he questioned his b...
April 13, 2022

MICHAEL SCHENKER Says K.K. DOWNING Copied His Look In JUDAS PRIEST's Early Days: 'It Was Unbelievable'

Michael Schenker, the German guitar virtuoso who made his recorded debut at age 16 on the SCORPIONS' "Lonesome Crow" album and rose to fame as the guitarist of the English hard rock band UFO, spoke to Canada's The Metal Voice about how he was able to influence an entire generation of guitar players...
April 6, 2022

TESTAMENT's CHUCK BILLY On His Upcoming Debut Solo Album: 'I Wanna Be Challenged'

TESTAMENT singer Chuck Billy spoke to the "Let There Be Talk" podcast with rock and roll comedian Dean Delray about his upcoming first-ever solo album. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I started talking about it and recruiting guitar players to write songs for me, to put together a rec...
March 29, 2022

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Releases Music Video For 'Emergency' From Upcoming 'Universal' Album

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, the band led by legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker, has released a new single, "Emergency". The haunting opening track of MSG's upcoming studio album, "Universal", comes with an official music video, produced by Justin Griffiths. Schenker states: "'Emergency' is quit...
March 25, 2022

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Announces Fall 2022 U.S. Tour

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, the band led by legendary German guitarist Michael Schenker, will embark on a U.S. tour this fall. The trek will kick off on September 27 in San Juan Capistrano, California and end on November 6 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. Tour dates: With Eric Martin, IMAGES OF EDEN: Sep. 27 - The C...
March 23, 2022

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP Announces 'Universal' 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 lo...
March 3, 2022

Ex-JUDAS PRIEST Guitarist K.K. DOWNING Discusses His Role In Creation Of Heavy Metal Genre

In a new interview with Kylie Olsson's YouTube show "Life In Six Strings", former JUDAS PRIEST guitarist K.K. Downing discussed his role with one of the oldest and most famous bands synonymous with the creation of heavy metal, along with BLACK SABBATH. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "...
February 27, 2022

Watch: BRUCE DICKINSON Explains Why IRON MAIDEN Uses UFO's 'Doctor Doctor' As Its Entrance Music At Every Concert

During the question-and-answer portion of his February 11 spoken-word show at The Vic Theatre in Chicago, Illinois, Bruce Dickinson was asked why IRON MAIDEN always uses UFO's "Doctor Doctor" as its "entrance music" at is concerts. He responded: "It has the added advantage that everybody knows we pl...
February 25, 2022

GEORGE LYNCH Unveils New Lineup Of ELECTRIC FREEDOM Project At Las Vegas Concert: 'I Finally Put Together My Perfect Band'

George Lynch introduced the latest lineup of his GEORGE LYNCH AND THE ELECTRIC FREEDOM project last night (Saturday, January 29) at Count's Vamp'd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Joining the legendary DOKKEN axeman in the band are Andrew Freeman (LAST IN LINE) on vocals, Jimmy D'Anda (BULLETBOYS) on drums and...
January 30, 2022


So much has been written about the enduring influence of the New Wave Of British Heavy Metal over the decades that it's easy to forget that only a few of its bands achieved any significant success. PRAYING MANTIS were never afforded the fortune or opportunities that came the way of the movement's bi...
January 26, 2022


During a recent interview with Music & Medicine, former MACHINE HEAD and current VIO-LENCE guitarist spoke about how he got two of his guitar heroes, Rudolf and Michael Schenker, to sign one of his flying V guitars from Jackson. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Michael Schenker pla...
January 9, 2022

GARY HOLT On EXODUS: We 'Love Each Other And Get Along' Despite Different Political Ideologies

In a new interview with Metal Global, Gary Holt discussed the fact that EXODUS is composed of members with different political ideologies. "We're in one of the last of a dying breed — opposite ends of the political spectrum that still love each other and get along," he said (as transcribed by BLABBE...
December 31, 2021

UFO's VINNIE MOORE Thought PAUL RAYMOND's Death Meant End Of The Band

UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore has told Michael's Record Collection that he was very sad to hear about the passing of the band's guitarist/keyboard player Paul Raymond in April 2019. "We were already out in the middle of [UFO's] big farewell tour," he said. "And right after we did England — like, one we...
December 9, 2021

TED NUGENT: SEBASTIAN BACH 'Wants To Be More Of A Pop Star Than A Music Guy'

In a new interview with Sofa King Cool, Ted Nugent spoke about his involvement with DAMNOCRACY, the short-lived project he formed with ANTHRAX guitarist Scott Ian, former SKID ROW singer Sebastian Bach, ex-BIOHAZARD bassist/vocalist Evan Seinfeld and drummer Jason Bonham (BONHAM, UFO, FOREIGNER). DA...
December 8, 2021

UFO: 'A Visual Biography' Due In February

Wymer Publishing has announced the launch of "UFO: A Visual Biography", due for release on February 25. This A4 224-page hardback coffee table book by esteemed author Martin Popoff is crammed full of memorabilia, including backstage passes, gig posters, media adverts and much more. Following on from...
November 10, 2021