Fresh off a triumphant sold-out tour of Japan, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP is returning to the U.S. and Canada for a summer tour. The legendary guitarist will be performing timeless classics from all stages of his illustrious career, including SCORPIONS, UFO and MSG, to commemorate his "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", which is out now. Support on all dates will come from San Francisco-based guitar virtuoso Doug Doppler, signed to Steve Vai's Favored Nations label. This tour will run June 17 to July 21. Exact cities and dates will be announced soon.
MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP's current touring lineup is as follows:
Michael Schenker (guitar) Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards) Jari Tiura (vocals) Bodo Schopf (drums) Frank Rummler (bass)
U.D.O., the band led by former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, will release a new EP, entitled "The Wrong Side of Midnight", on April 27. The EP will include two versions of the title track as well as three non-album tracks.
U.D.O. is currently in the studio putting the finishing touches on its new album, "Mastercutor", due on May 18 via AFM Records.
NEW SEBASTIAN BACH SONG DEBUT ON 'TRAILER PARK BOY'
Former SKID ROW frontman Sebastian Bach has issued the following update:
"How very exciting it is to announce my debut on the ultimate TV show ever, 'The Trailer Park Boys'! Don't miss Episode 4 / Season 7 'Friends of the Road' which premieres April 8 on Showcase Canada! This episode is very special because it features the world premiere of the brand new [SEBASTIAN BACH] song '(Love Is ) A Bitchslap' off the upcoming CD 'Angel Down'. The song was written by myself and Roy Z. [HALFORD, BRUCE DICKINSON], and we played it almost every night on the GUNS N' ROSES tour. The version featured in the 'Trailer Park Boys' is an early, rude mix of the song that kicks ass!
"In celebration of Bach on the 'Trailer Park Boys' debut , check out the photo gallery of pix taken on the set over on the 'Pictures' page."