Unlike the drunk James Brown post from a couple of days ago, this is just sad. At least Brown could still belt it out even while conducting a sloshed TV interview. Schenker shouldn't even have been carrying a guitar, much less playing it, as one show attendee reported.
I guess the appearance ended with Michael and his brother Rudolf coming to blows, needing to be separated by security. Nice - video to follow I'm sure.
Schenker was a guitar prodigy, co-founding The Scorpions at the ripe young age of 16 and joining UFO for their glory years before re-joining the Scorps for their best albums and starting his own band the Michael Schenker Group in the 80s.
However, his career is laden with stories of alcohol abuse, tantrums and walking offstage in mid song. Notice how the older one gets, the less forgivable this crap gets? Come on, dude, get it together.