ROBIN MCAULEY (BLACK SWAN, MSG): “Why Would I Want To Do More Of The Same?”

Robin McAuley
Photo: Enzo Mazzeo

Shaking the World

When Michael Schenker Fest released Resurrection in 2018, it had been a long time since we heard Robin McAuley’s legendary voice on a recorded album. The McAuley Schenker Group front man hasn’t let up since. After appearing on 2019’s Revelation album, Robin formed the supergroup Black Swan, featuring Jeff Pilson (Dokken, Foreigner), Reb Beach (Winger), and Matt Starr (Ace Frehley, Mr. Big).

Their debut album Shake the World was released on Frontiers Music in 2020. Not willing to rest on that, McAuley returned to the studio to record his first solo album in over 20 years. Standing on the Edge finds Robin exploring the sounds and inspirations of his musical legacy. I had the chance to speak with Robin McAuley prior to the album’s release.

Highlights Include:

  • Discussion of his new solo album Standing on the Edge
  • Which musicians he brought in to contribute
  • Why Robin seemed to have disappeared in the ’90s?
  • What he was doing during that time
  • Working on the second Black Swan album
  • How the pandemic influenced his songwriting
  • Recording through file sharing
  • Is touring going to be possible for him
  • … and much, much more!


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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