Jörg Michael

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Jörg Michael
Jörg Michael - Ilosaarirock 2009.jpg
Jörg Michael in 2009
Background information
Birth nameJörg Michael
Born (1963-03-27) March 27, 1963 (age 56)
OriginGermany
GenresNeo-classical metal
Jazz fusion
Progressive metal
Power metal
Instrumentsdrummer
Years active1984–present
Associated actsAxel Rudi Pell
Stratovarius
Jörg Michael

Jörg Michael (born 27 March 1963) is a German drummer. Most of the bands Michael has played with are in the power metal genre. He is one of the most notable drummers of that style. Michael has played an important part in shaping the drumming characteristics of this genre. The first album he recorded was Prayers of Steel with the band Avenger (the band would later change their name to Rage). By the middle of the 1980s, he no longer worked with just one band, but worked as a studio session drummer. Because of this, he has been a part of many different bands and albums.