Lovedrive is a studio album by the German rock band Scorpions, released in 1979. Michael Schenker, younger brother of rhythm guitarist Rudolf Schenker, performed lead guitar on 3 songs. This was the first album to feature Matthias Jabs as the band's new full-time lead guitarist, replacing Ulrich Jon Roth. Jabs was originally chosen in mid 1978, recorded the album, but left shortly after completion to make way for Michael Schenker's return. After three months' touring, however, Jabs rejoined the band and Michael Schenker left, and Jabs has been with the band ever since. The recruitment of Jabs also coincided with .