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Michael Schenker (DE)

Michael Schenker (born January 10, 1955) is a hard rock and heavy metal guitarist of UFO and a founding member of the Scorpions. He signed with Chrysalis Records in autumn 1979 after leaving UFO. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions fame.

Michael was born in Sarstedt, Germany. He started playing in his early teens when his brother Rudolph brought home a Flying V guitar, which captured Michael's imagination. His playing style is unusual in that he seems not to use conventionally practiced guitar scales but seems instead to improvise.

Schenker joined UFO under unusual circumstances. The band left the UK to play some dates in Germany. Their guitarist at the time; Bernie Marsden, forgot his passport...

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Slaughter (US) (US)

H.E.A.T

H.E.A.T (also known as simply Heat) is a melodic hard rock band that formed in Sweden in the year 2007. Rising from the merger of local groups Dream and Trading Fate, the guys released their self-titled debut album in 2008. Inspired by arena rock, classic metal, and power pop bands of the 70s and 80s, the group achieved international notoriety in the 2010s after taking in retro-rocker and TV star Erik Grönwall.

In 2007, they gained energy as an opening act to Toto, and the following year they got a massive break serving as an opening act to heavy metal legends Alice Cooper and Sabaton. The band performed at the Sweden Rock Festival that year as well. Their sound earned them the Årets Nykomlingar award, given out by the Swedish...

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Bonfire (DE)

Bonfire (originally Cacumen) is a German hard rock band, founded in Ingolstadt, Germany in 1972.

Cacumen (1972-1986)

In 1972 in the West German town of Ingolstadt a teenage guitarist, Hans Ziller, put together a rock band called Cacumen with his brother Karl, who also played guitar, and gathered a group of friends to complete the band. The name of the group was from a school test Hans had taken; it translates from Latin to mean "the top of a mountain". For the next six years the band played at local small venues but had a fan base in their home town. In 1978 the group consisted of Hans and Karl on guitars, Horst Maier on guitar (in 1983, Horst's last name would become Maier-Thorn), Hans Hauptmann on bass and Hans Fo...

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House of Lords (US)

Gene Simmons signed Giuffria to his record label Simmons Record. He changed the band's name to House of Lords and replaced the band's original vocalist[1] David Glen Eisley with James Christian. Simmons liked the material presented to him by Gregg Giuffria, a demo for Giuffria's third record, however wasn't a fan of the voice. James Christian was suggested by Chuck Wright, the bassist as the two had worked together in L.A. Rocks.

House of Lords' eponymous debut was released in 1988, featuring a heavier sound than Giuffria with slightly less emphasis on keyboards, the debut received critical acclaim and the band toured with Cheap Trick and opened for Scorpions in 1989. The album featured one major hit, "I Wanna Be Loved" (Hot 1...

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