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Updated on 03/25/2015

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[03/25/15 update No.2]
New Michael Schenker Interview from RMR Posted: Jerry has kindly shared his recent interview with Michael Schenker. It's available on iTunes in the Podcast area just search for Rockin' Metal Revival. And also on their youtube channel: RockinMetalRevival1. Here is a link to it on Spreaker as well. Thanks, Jerry!!!


[03/25/15 update]
ToR North American Tour Rescheduled: According to Michael Schenker's official website, due to the visa processing delays, the first three shows of Temple of Rock's North American tour have been rescheduled.
Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK
Due to unforeseen visa processing delays Michael Schenker's TEMPLE OF ROCK has had to reschedule the first 3 shows of the 2015 North American leg of the "Spirit on a Mission" Tour to promote the brand new album of the same name which was released through In-Akustik in the USA today, the 24th March 2015.

The affected shows:
MAR 25 2015: San Jose, CA - ROCKBAR THEATRE
MAR 27 2015: Portland, OR - BOSSANOVA BALLROOM
MAR 28 2015: Seattle, WA, - STUDIO SEVEN


The rest of the tour will continue as scheduled.

A spokesman for the band said "Everyone is gutted that we are missing out on playing these first few shows particularly as this will be the first time Herman and Francis have played together on American soil in many years. Everyone is so fired up to deliver killer performances of the new TEMPLE OF ROCK songs from 'Spirit on a Mission' as well as classics for The Scorpions, UFO and MSG".

"We are sorry for the inconvenience caused to those who bought tickets for the 3 affected shows but hope they will come rawk out with us at the re-scheduled performances. Sometimes things get beyond even our control and best endevours, as was the case in this situation".

[03/19/15 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Audio Interviews: Another audio interview with Michael Schenker has been uploaded on youtube. Thanks, Junko!!

[03/19/15 update]
Oakland Second Show: According to venue website, Temple of Rock will be playing two shows on April 2nd at Yoshi's in oakland, CA: 8pm and 10pm. 8pm show has already been sold out. Thanks, John for calling the venue to confirm this!!

[03/18/15 update]
Another Michael Schenker Audio Interviews: An audio interview with Michael Schenker can be heard on the following website. Thanks, Junko!!

Le Blog Parallele

[03/13/15 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Interviews: There are some more interview with Michael Schenker. Thanks, Junko!!

Rockposers Roulette Radio Show (Audio)
Michael Schenker talks Spiric on a Mission and Working with Rats (Audio)

[03/13/15 update]
New Michael Schenker Interviews: Adam St. James kindly informed me that he posted an in-depth interview with Michael Schenker on Guitar.com. Thanks, Adam!!


[03/07/15 update No.2]
More Michael Schenker Interviews: Two more interviews. Thanks again, Junko!!

GetYourRockOut chatted to Michael Schenker in support of his upcoming album (audio)
Music Enthusiast Magazine: Michael Schenker explains the origins of 'Spirit on a Mission' and why he doesn't listen to other bands

[03/05/15 update]
More Michael Schenker Interviews: There are some more interview with Michael Schenker. Thanks, Junko!!

Tony "Onslaught" Sanchez talks to Michael Schenker about his career and the brand new album "Spirit On A Mission" (Audio)
Platinum Rock Radio (Audio)

[03/03/15 update No.2]
Spirit On A Mission Special Website: Daniel @ in-akustik, Michael Schenkers's record company has kindly informed me of the new website (http://spirit-on-a-mission.com/home), where you can get to know all about the brand new album "Spirit On A Mission" by Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock. For those wanting to get some exclusive prizes, they also offer a contest there. Winners get the Deluxe Edition of "Spirit On A Mission" or tickets for a Schenker concert of choice. Thanks, Daniel!!

'Live & Let Live' is taken from Temple of Rock's latest album 'Spirit On A Mission.

[03/03/15 update]
Spirit On A Mission Japan Release: Spirit On A Mission is now on sale in Japan.

Track Listings
1. Live And Let Live
2. Communion
3. Vigilante Man
4. Rock City
5. Saviour Machine
6. Something Of The Night
7. All Our Yesterdays
8. Bulletproof
9. Let The Devil Scream
10. Good Times
11. Restless Heart
12. Wicked
13. Ying and Yang (Japan only bonus track sung by Michael Schenker)

[02/27/15 update]
More Interviews and Review: There are some more interview with Michael Schenker and a CD review of Spirit On A Mission have been posted. Thanks, Junko!!

Iron City Rocks (Audio Interview)
TheRockPit.net (Interview)
Mamimum Metal (Interview)
Hard Rock Haven (CD Review)

[02/25/15 update]
Michael Schenker New Interviews: There are two latest interviews with Michael Schenker. Thanks, Tony and Junko!!

Michael Schenker - Spirit On A Mission - The Rock Guitar Daily Interview
Planet Mosh Michael Schenker interview

[02/24/15 update No.3]
New McAuley Website: Robin McAuley has launched a new website. Very Informative, especially you can find lots of Schenker/McAuley photos/videos from the 90th link. Thanks, Peter!!


[02/24/15 update No.2]
TRIDENT Wayne Findlay Model: Specifications of the new Dean 7 string TRIDENT Wayne Findlay Signature Model can be found on the Dean Guitars website.


[02/24/15 update]
More SOAM Album Reviews: There are some more CD reviews of Spirit On A Mission. (cf. 02/22/15 update)


[02/23/15 update No.]
New Michael Schenker Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on axs.com. Thanks, junko!!

[02/22/15 update No.2]
More World Tour 2015 Dates: Temple of Rock's Japan Tour dates have been confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website (cf. 02/08/15 update). Also, a Nicaraguan festival date has been retarcted and a Czech festival has been added.

Sun 05/03/15 San Juan Del Sure, Nicaragua Festival Siembra Y Lucha
Mon 05/25/15 Prague, Czech Retro Music Festival
Sun 06/14/15 Osaka, Japan Zepp Namba venue ad
Mon 06/15/15 Nagoya, Japan Diamond Hall
Wed 06/17/15 Tokyo, Japan Nakano Sunplaza
Thu 06/18/15 Tokyo, Japan Nakano Sunplaza

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[02/22/15 update]
Spirit On A Mission Album Reviews: There are many album reviews of the soon-to-be-released album. Thanks, Alan and everybody!!


[02/08/15 update]
Spirit On A Mission Japan Tour 2015 (Special Guest: Graham Bonnet Band): Tokyo Onkyo has announced Temple of Rock's upcoming Japan tour with Graham Bonnet Band as a special guest as follows:

Spirit On A Mission Japan Tour 2015
Special Guest: Graham Bonnet Band

06/17/15 (Wed) Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo
06/18/15 (Thu) Nakano Sunplaza, Tokyo
Door Open 6:30PM / Start 7:00PM
Yen 9,000 (incl. tax)
Ticket will be on sale on February 28.

06/14/15 (Sun) Zepp Namba, Osaka
Start: 5:00PM

06/15/15 (Mon) Diamond Hall, Nagoya
Start: 7:00PM

[02/07/15 update No.3]
More 70000 Tons of Metal Videos/Photos/Setlist: More videos, photos and a setlist from the 70000 Tons of Metal have been added to this page. Thanks, Wayne, Peter, Carl, Kenny and Junko!!!

[02/07/15 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Melodic Net. He states that "We tour American in April, Japan in June, and then we tour Europe."

[02/07/15 update]
Spirit On A Mission Review: An album review of Sprit On A Mission can be found on GetToReadyToRock website. According to Michael Schenker's official website, Spirit On A Mission release dates are:
Japan - March 4, 2015
Europe - March 23, 2015
USA - March 24, 2015"

[01/30/15 update No.2]
Michael Schenker To Join Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp: Here is a message on the organizer's website. Looks like there are conflicting dates. Thanks, William!!
Some of the biggest heavy hitters in the world of metal are coming to Rock 'N' Roll Fantasy Camp this coming March 26 - 29, 2015, and it's gonna get loud! Rock N Roll Fantasy Camp is proud to welcome MICHEAL SCHENKER of UFO, SCORPIONS, and MSG, along with GRAMMY AWARD-WINNER and GODFATHER OF HEAVY METAL DRUMMING, BILL WARD along with GLENN HUGHES of Deep Purple as special guests at this MASTERS OF METAL camp.

If you ever dreamed of jamming with true heavy metal icons, this is your chance. This is a once in a lifetime experience to spend time playing and learning from three of the biggest names in hard rock history. Along with meeting and jamming with these incredible talents, each band performs 2 nights at the infamous HOUSE OF BLUES at MANDALAY BAY. This camp is not to be missed by any metal fan, as this opportunity will not repeat itself.
[01/30/15 update]
More 70000 Tons of Metal Videos: More videos from the 70000 Tons of Metal can be found on youtube. Michael Schenker played AC/DC's Shot Down in Flames. Thanks, Junko!!

[01/29/15 update No.2]
70000 Tons of Metal - Michael Schenker Videos: Videos of Temple of Rock and Michael Schenker's performance at the 70000 Tons of Metal which took place on January 22 have been posted on youtube. Thanks Ryo!!

[01/29/15 update]
Dean Guitars New Michael Schenker Models: The Dean Guitars just unvailed two new models. Thanks, Ryo!!

USA Michael Schenker Red/Black Ltd 50 Pc

Michael Schenker Performer A/E Yin Yang

[01/23/15 update]
More U.S. Tour Dates 2015: The following dates have been officially confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website. Thanks, Scott!! (cf. 01/04/15 update No.2)

Sun 03/29/15 Las Vegas, NV, U.S.A. Rock 'N' Rol Fantasy Camp
Wed 04/01/15 Orangevale, CA, U.S.A. The Boardwalk venue ad
Thu 04/16/15 Binghamton, NY, U.S.A. Eclipse Night Club venue ad
Sun 04/19/15 Manchester, NH, U.S.A. Jewel Nightclub venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[01/18/15 update]
Sprit On A Mission Album Review: Tony Conley's review of Temple of Rock's new album has been posted on this site. Thanks, Tony!!

[01/17/15 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Marseille & Sanary Sur Mer Shows Videos: Jean has kindly sent me the videos from two French shows he attended: Marseille (11/27/2014) and Sanary Sur Mer (11/26/2014). Thanks, Jean, Serge and Chris, Jean's tennis coach!!

[01/17/15 update]
Temple of Rock London Show Photos: Ross Halfin's gallery has some photos of Temple of Rock's London show on December 20, 2014. Thanks, Junko!!

[01/13/15 update]
More Spirit On A Mission Press Release: See Noblepr.co.uk and GuitarPlayer.com for the release of Spirit On A Mission.

[01/12/15 update]
Spirit On A Mission Album Detail and Vigilante Man Single Video: Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock have announced details of their new album titled Spirit On A Mission. The release is to be preceded by the single Vigilante Man. See this page. Promotion video is as follows:

[01/04/15 update No.3]
2015 Preview: There is an article titled "MICHAEL SCHENKER - German guitar god fights back after boozy burnout" on TeamRock.com (registration required). Michael Schenker wrote 4 songs with Wayne Findlay for the new album and cites him as a rising star saying "Wayne has been developing since 2004, and he plays seven-string guitar on this album. We use that instrument to create depth, contrasting the speed, energy and colour of everything else -- including the vocals." Thanks, Cristy!!

[01/04/15 update No.2]
More U.S. Tour Date 2015 (UNOFFICIAL): One more concert date of Temple of Rock's North American tour 2015 has been announced on venue website. Thanks, Axe!!

Wed 04/01/15 Orangevale, CA, U.S.A. The Boardwalk venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[01/04/15 update]
Temple of Rock North American Tour 2015 - Meet & Greet: Meet & greet opportunities at the upcoming Temple of Rock North American Tour 2015 are now offered on Michael Schenker's official site.

[01/03/15 update]
Temple of Rock London Show Review: A gig review of Temple of Rock's London show can be found on this site.

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