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    Default Michael Schenker Circles The Drain

    Check out these hilariously awful, drunken recent performances by Michael Schenker:





    He's had a long history of alcohol abuse and has pulled it somewhat together a few times in the past couple decades only to blow it. I saw him once with UFO in '79 and once with his own band (MSG) in '84 and both times he was excellent. I considered seeing him when he recently played here in Southern CA and from what I've heard, the couple shows were decent if a bit uneven but nothing to indicate he'd fallen this hard. I have to say this is even more pathetic than anything I saw Ed do in '04.

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    Oh my god...

    That is just fucking sad! It's even worse than Ed at NAMM this year! Jeezus... yet another legend reduced to a complete stumblebum.

    *sigh* Another of my heroes bites the dust...

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    Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck.......................... that was awful! Poor guy

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    A big change from just three years ago!


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    I don't find that hilarious, I find that really sad. I only know a peripheral amount more about Michael Schenker's work than that that of a guy, with a bottle of Thunderbird in his hand, sprawled against a wall . But I still feel compassion for both of them. I wish someone could help rid them of their disease.
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    (Roth's voice)...introducing on guitar junior, Van Halen's latest and greatest raging alcoholic, and newest member.... Michael Schenker.

    The tandem of Ed and Michael may top that of Ricky Henderson and Billy Martin during their tenure with the Yankees, where they would go through the Bronx hammered and baseball bat cars.

    A solo duel hammered would be priceless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesterdays View Post
    I don't find that hilarious, I find that really sad. I only know a peripheral amount more about Michael Schenker's work than that that of a guy, with a bottle of Thunderbird in his hand, sprawled against a wall . But I still feel compassion for both of them. I wish someone could help rid them of their disease.
    Yeah, I guess "hilarious" was the wrong word to have used in the description, and as I noted, his whole condition is more pathetic than anything else.

    However, there comes a point where a guy like Schenker who *had* prodigious talent on guitar at one time who's cleaned up his act repeatedly only to fall off the wagon again and again ceases to engender any real sympathy, especially considering he has always been a notorious primadonna asshole rivaling Yngwie Malmsteen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Apocalypso View Post
    Yeah, I guess "hilarious" was the wrong word to have used in the description, and as I noted, his whole condition is more pathetic than anything else.

    However, there comes a point where a guy like Schenker who *had* prodigious talent on guitar at one time who's cleaned up his act repeatedly only to fall off the wagon again and again ceases to engender any real sympathy, especially considering he has always been a notorious primadonna asshole rivaling Yngwie Malmsteen.

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    oy, I interviewed Yngwie. That was a primadonna. And he talked about himself in the third person -- something I can never condone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Yesterdays View Post
    oy, I interviewed Yngwie. That was a primadonna. And he talked about himself in the third person -- something I can never condone.
    It's the Frankenstein syndrome:

    "Yngwie play arpeggios! Rahhh!" "Yngwie eat burgers! Rahhh!" Yngwie unleash FURY!" "Yngwie beat wife!!! RAHHHH!!!" "Yngwie sleep now............."

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    Schenker's been bottoming out since after his 2nd solo album in the 80s.
    Frankly, I'm surprised he's still alive.

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    This is really sad. I just saw him live in Portland the 2nd night of his US tour in June and it was great. I got to meet him after the show as we. He signed my cd and was nice. Seemed super super shy, but nice. This really upsets me after the incredible show I saw. Really sad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeffc12 View Post
    This is really sad. I just saw him live in Portland the 2nd night of his US tour in June and it was great. I got to meet him after the show as we. He signed my cd and was nice. Seemed super super shy, but nice. This really upsets me after the incredible show I saw. Really sad.
    That's what really sucks, I met the guy before a UFO reunion show back in '95 I think it was, and he was nothing but gracious and friendly to everyone. He kicked LARGE amounts of ass then, too.

    What a shame...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sir Brown Sound View Post
    That's what really sucks, I met the guy before a UFO reunion show back in '95 I think it was, and he was nothing but gracious and friendly to everyone. He kicked LARGE amounts of ass then, too.

    What a shame...

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    Michael's definitely got his problems. Check this rant out that he posted on his website in mid 2005:

    http://www.talkaboutthemusic.com/gro...es/127324.html

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    Wow. He has no idea what Munchausen's Syndrome is yet he keeps accusing people of having it.
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    Default Michael Goes Into Rehab

    Apparantly, the rest of Schenker's solo tour in Europe has been cancelled after a show yesterday in which Michael basically sat crouched on a corner of the stage playing very poorly and after about halfway through their set, the band called it a night after audience members boo'd loudly and began thrwoing bottles, etc. By all accounts, Michael has indeed hit bottom and he is going to spend some time at a German hospital hopefully getting whatever help he obviously needs.

    Here is a link to one person's review of the show:

    http://www.rbaraki.com/report136.htm

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