Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – Bridge the Gap

Michael Schenker - Bridge The GapIf you wanna take a look at a rollercoaster career, then take a look at Michael Schenker’s. He started out just as teenager in the early 70’s playing alongside his brother Rudolf in the Scorpions on the Lonesome Crow album in 1972, an album that really didn’t sell for shit and after that he moved on to replace Bernie Marsden  (Whitesnake) in UFO, a band in which he stayed with for four years, from 1974 to 1978 recording the albums Phenomenon (1974), Force It (1975), No Heavy Petting (1976), Lights Out (1977) and Obsession (1978) and when UFO’s legendary live album Strangers In The Night was released in 1979, the relationship was over between Schenker and UFO, due to internal fighting under the influence of alcohol and hard drugs. Schenker later re-joined UFO for the albums Walk On Water (1995), but that went down the drain and a third try resulted in the albums Covenant (2000) and Sharks (2002), but also ended on a bad note after some disastrous tours. Again, drugs and alcohol and Schenker’s mood swings were the reasons for the split.

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