MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP (MSG) bassist Rev Jones has issued the following update:

"First off, I want to thank everyone for supporting us on the European tour and at all the festivals — you're the best. I played with MSG at the Wacken festival [in Wacken, Germany] last week to over 60,000 people. It was amazing. What a crowd! The highlight of the show for me was during my bass solo having 60,000 people clapping there hands together keeping time for me as I played 'Eleanor Rigby'. This is something I'll never forget. I also performed at the festival with KOTTAK (formerly KRUNK) and I played a song onstage with my favorite German band NIKKI PUPPET. Both or these performances were also great. Aside from playing at the festival it was also great to be able to hangout with some of my friends that I have not seen in a while, Nibbs from SAXON, Uriah and Reb from WHITESNAKE, Kai and Dirk from GAMMA RAY, METAL CHURCH, NIKKI PUPPET, WE, Mikkey Dee from MOTÖRHEAD, David from MORBID ANGEL, Elliot from Dean Guitars, Uli Roth, and the SCORPIONS. What a party.

"We are now getting ready for the MSG North American tour that should kick off in September and go until the middle of November, followed by a short tour in Asia and back to the U.K. for a few shows. It should be a great tour.

"Again thank you to everyone that supported us. See ya on the road."

MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP released "Tales of Rock 'n' Roll", a special CD to celebrate the band's 25-year anniversary, on August 1 via Locomotive Records. The CD contains Michael Schenker's signature riffage on new cuts featuring an all-star assembly of singers who have recorded with Schenker over the past quarter-century: Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden, Robin McAuley, Kelly Keeling, Leif Sundin, Chris Logan and Michael's current vocalist, Jari Tiura. UFO's Pete Way chips in with bass for this special occasion and RACER X drummer Jeff Martin is behind the kit.

The acclaimed German lead guitarist has recorded 34 studio albums with 10 different bands, including SCORPIONS, UFO, MICHAEL SCHENKER GROUP, and the MCAULEY/SCHENKER GROUP. Add to that eight live albums and five compilations and you get a staggering 47 Michael Schenker albums.


Posted in: News


To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).