Ever wanted to know how Michael Schenker got his ‘Blonde Bomber’ nickname?

Posted on by Oran

Legendary shredder Michael Schenker has been tearing up stages around the world for many a decade, with the likes of Scorpions, UFO, and now with his solo project, ‘Michael Schenker Fest’. Overdrive wanted to find where the axeman picked up the ‘Blonde Bomber’ nickname and this is what he said…..


The first Michael Schenker Fest studio album, Resurrection, was released on March 2nd, via Nuclear Blast and Overdrive can confirm that it’s a stone-cold face-melter!’

Schenker recorded the album alongside producer Michael Voss-Schoen and was joined by the three legendary M.S.G. singers: Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley. Doogie White (Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock) also makes an appearance, as well as musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass). In addition, there are also some guest appearances from Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schoen.

Overdrive wanted to find out about Schenker’s ‘Blonde Bomber‘ nickname and where it originated from. Check out his answer on the video below;

Michael Schenker Fest’ is out now via Nuclear Blast. To order your copy, simply visit this location for a selection of CD, Digital and Limited Edition Vinyl options.

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Oran O’Beirne

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