New MSG Song - A King Has Gone

New MSG Song Pays Tribute To Ronnie James Dio With Heartfelt Lyrics

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The new MSG Song, A King Has Gone, is a tribute from the band led by former UFO guitarist Michael Schenker that pays respect to the late, great Ronnie James Dio.

Michael Schenker Group has released a new single, the new MSG song “A King Has Gone”. The track and its intro, “Calling Baal”, also available on MSG’s upcoming album “Universal”, both have a special significance: sung by HELLOWEEN frontman Michael Kiske, it is a tribute to the immortal Ronnie James Dio, in particular to his performance on the 1976 hard rock classic RAINBOW “Rising”. For this reason, Michael Schenker has brought together an original RAINBOW rhythm section consisting of Bobby Rondinelli and Bob Daisley. Schenker additionally enlisted keyboardist Tony Carey, who also played on “Rising”, for the terrific Moog synth intro “Calling Ball” — a direct reference to the iconic intro of the 1976 album opener “Tarot Woman”. [source]

To celebrate his latest MSG album titled “Universal”, which is scheduled for release on May 27th via Atomic Fire Records as well as his 50th career anniversary, Michael Schenker will be going on extended tour in the US in fall 2022.

MSG – US TOUR 2022 LINEUP
Michael Schenker – Lead guitar
Ronnie Romero – Vocals
Steve Mann – Guitar / Keyboards
Bodo Schopf – Drums
Barend Courbois – Bass

There are few rock guitarists on the planet who have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as Michael Schenker. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of musical ideas and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, Michael Schenker is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The Blond Bomber from Sarstedt, Germany began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group UFO and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name.

MSG – A King Has Gone (Official Lyric Video)
MSG - A King Has Gone (Official Lyric Video)MSG - A King Has Gone (Official Lyric Video)
New MSG Song – Michael Schenker Group – A King Has Gone – Lyrics

Sad, but it’s true
Well, that part of our heart where you lived
Has now turned to blue
Sing me a song with desire
Setting the whole world on fire

You have arrived
Not at the gates of Babylon
Sacred, you holy dive
These memories lasting forever
Remain in our thoughts here together

A king has gone
You gave us rock, you made us roll
A king has gone
We fools to cry on
Watching the rainbows’ rising
A king has gone

This story to tell
The ruling of dragons between heaven and hell
Bringing the hymns to our nation
With the magical voice of salvation

A king has gone
You gave us rock, you made us roll
A king has gone
We fools to cry on
Watching the rainbows’ rising
A king has gone

A king has gone
You gave us rock, you made us roll
A king has gone
We fools to cry on
Watching the rainbows’ rising
A king has gone
A king has gone

A king has gone
You gave us rock, you made us roll
A king has gone
We fools to cry on
Watching the rainbows’ rising
A king has gone

A king has gone

There are few rock guitarists on the planet who have had such a lasting influence on so many renowned musicians as Michael Schenker. With his outstandingly fluid style, inexhaustible wealth of musical ideas and instinctive feel for hooks and melodies, Michael Schenker is a living legend who, despite his longstanding and distinguished history, still impresses with his unflagging energy and drive. The Blond Bomber from Sarstedt, Germany began his international career in the early 1970s with the Scorpions, achieved worldwide fame after joining British rock group UFO and then seamlessly continued his exceptional global success story under his own name.