The German virtuoso once received a call in the middle of the night from Osbourne asking him to join the band – but Schenker wasn't sold on the opportunity
Schenker's pyrotechnic style lit up albums from UFO, Scorpions and MSG, and this lesson takes you inside his rhythm and lead approaches. Two-tone Flying V optional, attitude essential
"He’s an amazing guitar player, an amazing person," Rudolf said of his younger brother, Michael, adding that he wishes "him all the best"
Steve Stevens, Mike Stern and Ron “Bumblefoot” Thal also feature on the record, which is due July 1 via InsideOutMusic
On one of the album's tracks – a tribute to the late metal vocalist Ronnie James Dio – Schenker is backed by three former members of Rainbow
As Schenker reveals the secrets of his unique style, his message is simple: “Be yourself. Don’t try to be anybody else”
Whether he’s talking about the Scorpions, UFO, his new album or the 'distortion of his image', the German guitar legend is as candid as ever
The former Scorpions and U.F.O. guitarist has also released a lyric video for “The Girl With the Stars in Her Eyes.”