MassConcerts Michael Schenker Fest / Bad Marriage

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Friday / March 9, 2018 / 8:00 p.m.
Berklee Performance Center
136 Massachusetts Avenue
United States
Michael Schenker
Bad Marriage
Image courtesy of the artist
Image courtesy of the artists

Michael Schenker is one of the most significant rock guitarists in the history of music. He has mesmerized the rock community since the 1970s with his characteristic guitar play and contributed not only to Scorpions' classics such as "Lovedrive," "Coast to Coast," and "Holiday," but also constructed himself a monument during his time in UFO by writing hits such as "Doctor Doctor" and "Rock Bottom," among others. His playing has influenced several generations of guitar players enormously.

Back in 1979, the German wunderkind decided to be his own boss. He founded the Michael Schenker Group, (a.k.a. M.S.G.) and released Assault Attack, Built to Destroy, and the live legacy One Night at Budokan. Around that time, outstanding musicians such as Billy Sheehan (Mr. Big) Don Airey (Deep Purple), Cozy Powell (Gary Moore), Chris Slade (AC/DC), Pete Way (UFO), and Neil Murray (Whitesnake) were all invited by Schenker to play with him. M.S.G. also became the home of great vocalists, most notably Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, and Robin McAuley.

Now the time has come for Michael Schenker to move another step forward: he fulfills the long-awaited dream of all hard-rock fans by entering the studio as Michael Schenker Fest. The band has just started the recording process for a brand-new studio album with producer Michael Voss. Its release is set for spring 2018 through Nuclear Blast, the band's new record label.

With influences including AC/DC, Led Zeppelin, and Aerosmith, Bad Marriage packs its material with British blues-infused hard rock riffs and gutsy, soaring melodies. Together with frontman and resident wordsmith JonnyP and his over-the-top, self-aggrandizing lyrics, they've crafted a collection of egotistical hip-shakers including "Knock 3 More Times," "Miss Outrageous," and "Electric Emerald Eyes."

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