Michael Schenker Net Worth

Back in the 1970’s everyone wanted to live like a Rockstar. Nowadays everyone still wants to live like one because Rock stars embody everything that is great with being popular. Crowds of devoted fans, non-stop partying and awesome music. Michael Schenker could not ask for more. Born on the unknown in the place called Sarstedt, Germany. This German bred Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer, Musician has a lot of talents and gifts. The biggest one of all is creating rock music that millions worldwide love. The music of Michael Schenker has been featured in movies, TV shows, commercials and is played on the internet non-stop. Who would have thought that a kid from unknown could one day be one of the biggest rock stars in the world? Well it turned out to be true and right now Michael Schenker has a net worth of $6 Million. It is good when you are a rock star.

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Michael is the younger brother of the Scorpions’ Rudolf Schenker; inspired by his brother’s guitar playing, he also took a guitar to his hands, and when Rudolf formed the Scorpions he played with them in nightclubs, despite being only 11 years old. The Scorpions released their first album “Lonesome Crow” in 1972 when Michael was 17 years old, and to support their album, the band embarked on a tour which also included the rock band UFO, and after Mick Boloton left UFO, Michael was asked to join in. He was UFO’s lead guitarist until 1978, and was one of the major contributors to the albums “Phenomenon” (1974), “Force It” (1975) and “Obsession” (1978). He left the band while they were on a tour, after they finished their concert in Palo Alto, California, but would later re-join UFO in the mid- 90s, and stayed with the band until 2003, through the releases of “Walk on Water” (1995), “Covenant” (2000), and “Sharks” (2002); however, the albums didn’t achieve commercial success.

After he left UFO the first time, he returned to the Scorpions, and worked on their album “Lovedrive”, released in 1979, but left them again, as he realized he didn’t want to play other people’s songs, but to create his own music.

His next move was founding his own band, called Michael Schenker Group, which since inception has gone through numerous line-up changes; some of the most popular musicians include Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet, Robin McAuley, after whose arrival Michael renamed the group to McAuley Schenker Group, then Chris Glen, Ted McKenna, Kelly Keeling, Ray Kennedy, Neil Murray, and Simon Phillips. Under the MSG name, Michael released 10 studio albums, including “The Michael Schenker Group” (1980), “Assault Attack” (1982), “Built to Destroy” (1983), “Arachnophobiac” (2003), and “In the Midst of Beaty” (2008), among others, the sales of which only increased Michael’s net worth.

In 2010 he started a new project, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, which included musicians such as Herman Rarebell, Doogie White, and Francis Buchholz. He released three studio album and two live albums, “Temple of Rock” (2011), “Spirit on a Mission” (2015), and “On a Mission: Live in Madrid” (2016), adding somewhat to his net worth.

Throughout his career, Michael brought some controversy to his name; it started in the late ‘70s when he first left UFO, and continued with alcohol and drug abuse. Nevertheless, he represents one of the most prominent guitarists on the rock and metal scene, and has influenced numerous musicians who reached heights on their own, including Kirk Hammett, Dave Mustaine, James Hetfield, Phil Campbell and Dimebag Darrell among others.

He has received numerous prestigious awards too, for his contribution to music, including the Lifetime Achievement in Rock ‘n’ Roll Award from Vegas Rocks! Magazine, presented by David Coverdale, and Golden God Icon Award at the Metal Hammer Golden God Awards at the IndiO2 in London, presented to him by Joe Perry.

Regarding his personal life, Michael was married to Linda, but the couple divorced due to his problems with alcohol and drugs. The couple has a son together.

Structural info

  • Full Name: Michael Schenker
  • Net Worth: $6 Million
  • Date Of Birth: January 10, 1955
  • Place Of Birth: Sarstedt, Germany
  • Profession: Guitarist, Songwriter, Record producer, Musician
  • Nationality: German
  • Siblings: Rudolf Schenker, Barbara Schenker
  • Nicknames: Schenker, Michael , Michael Willy Schenker
  • Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/MichaelSchenkerRocks
  • IMDB: http://www.imdb.com/name/nm2424286/
  • Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/michael-schenker-mn0000397545
  • Albums: Temple of Rock, Spirit on a Mission, Rock Will Never Die, Bridge the Gap, Adventures of the Imagination, Dreams and Expressions, The Odd Trio, Lovedrive, Thank You 2, Thank You 4, Fest – Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Lonesome Crow, Tokyo Tapes, Under Construction, Thank You, Best of Scorpions, Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe, Instrumental Intensity, Thank You 3, Gipsy Lady, Tales of Rock ‘n’ Roll: Twenty-Five Years Celebration, Rockpalast: Hardrock Legends, Vol. 2 (Live at Markthalle Hamburg, 24.01.1981), Ms 2000: Dreams and Expressions, MSG (Deluxe Version), The Rock Legends- Woodstock (feat. Chris Thompson, Michael Schenker, Steve Lukather, Geoff Whitehorn, Alex Conti), Walk the Stage: The Official Bootleg Box Set, Doctor
  • Music Groups: Michael Schenker Group, Scorpions, UFO, McAuley Schenker Group, Ratt, Contraband, Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock, The Plot

Facts

  • Although he was an original founder of Scorpions, he only played on their first album, and on three tracks from their sixth.
  • After he left UFO he formed the Michael Schenker Group. The group later featured Robin McAuley on vocals and the name changed to the McAuley Schenker Group.
  • Quit the Scorpions to join UFO when Mick Bolton, UFO’s first guitarist, was becoming increasingly unreliable.
  • Original lead guitarist for the Scorpions.
  • Younger brother of Rudolf Schenker (guitarist for Scorpions).

Filmography

Soundtrack
Title Year Status Character
Top of the Pops: The Story of 1979 2014 TV Movie documentary writer: “Doctor Doctor”
Todd’s Pop Song Reviews 2011 TV Series documentary writer – 1 episode
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game writer: “Armed and Ready”
Friday Night Lights 2008 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Supernatural 2006 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Spun 2002 writer: “Love to Love”
Detroit Rock City 1999 writer: “Lights Out”, “Love To Love”
Top of the Pops 1979 TV Series writer – 1 episode
Actor
Title Year Status Character
Seventeen Going on Nowhere 1980 TV Short Concert Rock Band (as U.F.O.)
Self
Title Year Status Character
Forever and a Day 2015 Documentary Himself
Europe: Live at Sweden Rock – 30th Anniversary Show 2013 Video Himself – Special Guest
That Metal Show 2012 TV Series Himself – Guest Guitarist / Himself – Guest
Guitar Hero: Metallica 2009 Video Game Himself – Musical Guest
Anvil: The Story of Anvil 2008 Documentary Himself – Lead Guitarist, Scorpions
Scorpions: Live at Wacken Open Air 2006 – A Night to Remember: A Journey Through Time 2007 Video Himself – Guitar