LIVE: Michael Schenker

Metal guitar legend Michael Schenker shredded at the Ramona Mainstage on April 30.

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German rocker Michael Schenker made the Ramona Mainstage pulse on April 30.
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Name sound familiar? That's because this guitarist was part of the famed rock group UFO in the '70s.
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But before that, he got recognition as a member of the Scorpions.
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Schenker's older brother, Rudolf, got him interested in playing guitar at a young age.
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When he was just 11 years old, Schenker joined Rudolf for his first gig -- with the Scorpions.
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It took another six years for the band to put out an album, but as soon as they did, the Scorpions went on tour.
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There they met UFO, who offered Schenker the lead-guitarist position.
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While successful, Schenker became a bit of a diva with UFO.
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He was known to walk off stage during the middle of a set, leaving the band no choice but to cancel the show.
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Schenker left UFO in the late '70s, going on to audition with such rock & roll legends as the Rolling Stones and Aerosmith.
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He went out on his own, forming the Michael Schenker Group, or MSG, in 1979.
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The band's history is full of discord; Schenker's path to musical fame -- which he did achieve -- has not been an easy one.
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