Michael Schenker Recalls When Scorpions Earned Gary Moore’s Appreciation

Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker mentioned how Gary Moore appreciated the band in the past in a recent interview with Classic Rock.

German rock band Scorpions made a massive impact on the rock music scene in the 1980s with their style included hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal, and soft rock. The band’s many studio albums gained high rankings on the charts of different countries. Scorpions became one of the most commercially successful hard rock and heavy metal bands by selling more than 100 million copies.

The latest album of the band, named ‘Rock Believer,’ released in February 2022, received positive reviews from critics and fans. The band reflected their original rock style in the album. Scorpions have always been appreciated not only by their fans but also by other significant musicians.

Applauded guitar virtuoso Gary Moore was one of these musicians. As Michael Schenker revealed in a recent interview, the guitarist, who has influenced many coming generations, supported Scorpions. Schenker stated that Scorpions played in London, where The Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix performed before. After the band’s show, Gary Moore went on the stage and kissed the Scorpions members. Moreover, he said to them that they were fantastic, as Schenker mentioned.

Michael Schenker said in his words:

“Gary Moore came on stage! We finished the encore, and he came on and kissed us! ‘Guys, you were amazing!’”

Since the beginning of their rock music career, Scorpions have impressed the audience, and it was also crucial for the band to be appreciated by impactful musicians. Gary Moore was one of these names as one of the most successful guitarists who has influenced many people. So, it is not surprising that Michael Schenker is still excited about sharing the memory of Gary Moore praising the band on the stage.