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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.

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