German guitarist born January 10, 1955 in Sarstedt, Germany. Brother of Rudolf Schenker.
Michael Schenker has had a long career as a guitarist, first breaking in with the Scorpions on their debut album way back in 1972, and then making a name for himself with UFO during their glory years in the 1970's. The Michael Schenker Group (usually abbreviated MSG) is his solo group, the project first coming together after his initial departure from UFO around 1979. His band recorded steadily in the early eighties and enjoyed moderate success, and in the years since then a multitude of star performers have played under the MSG banner. He's been in and out of UFO several times in recent years in addition to his solo work.