Michael Schenker Fest Planning To Release New Album In August

Michael Schenker has announced that Michael Schenker Fest are currently recording a new album and that it will be released in August. He said the following:

“Thank you to my fans all around the world for all the birthday messages I have received today. I’d like to take this opportunity to repay your kind birthday messages by announcing that I am currently in the studio with Michael Voss recording a second MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST studio album. With great pleasure, we will once again have Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley and Doogie White on vocals with Chris Glen (bass) Ted McKenna (drums) and Steve Mann (keys / guitar). It’s great to keep the family together for another studio album and it’s already sounding great.”

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Kirk Hammett Joins Michael Schenker Onstage In San Jose, CA

During Michael Schenker’s (UFO etc.) show in San Jose, CA last night (May 3), he was joined onstage by Metallica legend Kirk Hammett. The two shredded covers of UFO’s “Natural Thing” and Scorpions’ “Blackout.” Check out some fan-filmed footage of “Blackout” below: