Family: Michael Schenker
Schenker Jr on brotherly yin and yang.
As a guitar hero, how much do you owe to the influence of your elder brother Rudolf?
I was always musically active since I was two – singing, banging drums. But the big thing was when my brother wanted a motorbike for his sixteenth birthday. My parents thought that would be too dangerous, so they gave him a guitar instead. Rudolf asked me not to touch the guitar when he went to work, but of course it was impossible not to. I was immediately hooked. One day my brother came home and heard me play. He couldn’t believe it.