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[05/29/16 update No.2]
Michael/Gary to Play in Czech on July 30: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Michael Schenker featuring Gary Barden on vocals will be headlining Benatska Festival in Czech on the 30th July! Full festival details can be found on Festival website.

[05/29/16 update]
Leif Joins Michael Scheneker Fest in Sweden: Here's an announcement posted on Sweden Rock Festival. (cf. 03/24/16 update)
Leif Sundin added as FOURTH singer with Schenker

Fourth vocalist joins Michael Schenker Fest! As previously announced, Michael Schenker will be joined by his three former MSG vocalists Graham Bonnet, Gary Barden and Robin McAuley for one exclusive show at Sweden Rock Festival when the guitarist celebrates his entire career under the name Michael Schenker Fest. We are happy to announce that a fourth singer has now confirmed his participation in the concert: Leif Sundin, who sang in MSG in the mid-90's and again in the mid-00's. Hailing from Stockholm, Sundin has also made a name for himself as the lead singer with Brian Robertson, Great King Rat and the John Norum Band, and these days he's working on a new band project. The Michael Schenker Fest show at Sweden Rock Festival will be the only in the world this year, and possibly ever, featuring all these four singers!
[05/22/16 update]
More Live In Madrid Reviews: You can find some more reviews of "On A Mission - Live In Madrid". (cf. 05/15/16 update)

Liverpool Sound and Vision
Planet Mosh
Amps and Green Screens
Mayfair Mall Zine

[05/20/16 update]
Michael Scheneker Fest Japan Tour Announced: Michael Schenker Fest's Japan tour has been announced on TOKYO ONKYO ROCK SITE.

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST
Michael Schenker (G)
Gary Barden (Vo)
Graham Bonnet (Vo)
Robin McAuley (Vo)
Chris Glen (B)
Ted McKenna (Dr)
Steve Mann (G/Key)

Tue 08/23/2016 7pm Zepp Namba, Osaka
Wed 08/24/2016 7pm Tokyo International Forum Hall A, Tokyo
Fri 08/26/2016 7pm, Zepp Sapporo, Sapporo

Details on tickets will be announced soon.

[05/15/16 update]
Interview and Live In Madrid Reviews: You can find online a new interview with Michael Schenker and some reviews of "On A Mission - Live In Madrid".



Review @ Battle Helm
Review @ Get Ready To Rock!
Review @ Metal Talk

[04/23/16 update]
Michael Scheneker's Visit to Tokyo Announced: Michael Schenker is coming to Japan on May 21 to do an autograph session at Tower Records in Shinjuku, Tokyo to celebrate the release of Temple of Rock's new CD/DVD/Blu-ray "On A Mission - Live In Madrid". For more information, check King Records' website.

[04/09/16 update]
Ted Mckenna & Chris Glen: Here's a message posted on the official Sensational Alex Harvey Band facebook.

Ted Mckenna & Chris Glen have started the first stage rehearsals with the legendary Michael Schenker, the trio spent a couple of full on days this week, hard at work in a Glasgow studio....It was smiles all round as the group ran through old and new material, sounding powerfull and very very impressive...stay tuned!

Official SAHB Newsさんの投稿 2016年4月8日


[04/07/16 update]
On A Mission - Live In Madrid: Daniel from in-akustik has kindly introduced to me the release of a new live-recording: Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock - On A Mission Live in Madrid. Thanks, Daniel!!

Release dates:
Japan 27.04.2016
Europe 29.04.2016
USA 06.05.2016

On our new website you and of course your audience get to know all about the brand new album including audioclips from all tracks, pictures and the official press release:
English version: http://www.in-akustik.de/en/michael-schenker-on-a-mission-live-in-madrid/
German version: http://www.in-akustik.de/de/michael-schenker-on-a-mission-live-in-madrid/

Besides the Double CD, Blue-ray and DVD-version there is also a Limited Edition Collector's Box available. It is limited to 5000 copies worldwide and provided with an individual serial number.

For promotional purposes and webradio stations we offer free download of a full-length track from the album, called "Only you can rock me":
http://fnm.de/storage/soam-live-in-madrid/temple-of-rock-live-in-marid-only-you-can-rock-me.mp3

Please watch and share also the official trailer on Youtube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJkMqUCuS14



[04/06/16 update No.4]
Michael Schenker Interview: Jörg conducted a phone interview with Michael Schenker for his Radio Show and YouTube channel. He talks about Live in Madrid, Michael Schenker Fest, etc. Thanks, Jörg!!



[04/06/16 update No.3]
Interview with Doogie White and Wayne Findlay: From inakustikPR.



[04/06/16 update No.2]
Doogie White Intervew: An audio interview with Doogie. Thanks, William!!



[04/06/16 update]
Graham Bonnet Interview: He is also talking about Michael Schenker, starting at around 20:33. Thanks, Sven!!



[04/04/16 update]
On A Mission - Live In Madrid Official Trailer: Inakustik has set up a special webpage on Temple of Rock's upcoming live album titled "On A Mission - Live in Madrid"CD.



[04/01/16 update]
Michael Schenker Fest in Barcelona: Michael Schenker Fest will be playing at the Rock Fest Barcelona which will take place on July 15, 2016. Unlike the Sweden Rock Festival, the band will be accompanied by only Gary Barden as a singer. (cf. 03/24/16 update)

Michael Schenker
Gary Barden - Vocals
Ted McKenna - Drums
Steve Mann - Guitar / Keyboards
Chris Glenn - Bass

[03/26/16 update]
On A Mission - Live In Madrid Release Dates: According to Amazon.co.uk, Temple of Rock's upcoming live album titled "On A Mission - Live in Madrid" is scheduled for release in the U.K. on April 29, 2016. And according to King Records, the release dates in Japan have been slipped to April 27 (CD) and May 6 (DVD, Blu-ray). Thanks, David!! (cf. 02/27/16 update)

Box Set
Audio CD

[03/24/16 update]
Michael Schenker Fest in Sweden (cont'd): A message has been posted on Michael Schenker's official website.
We are excited to announce that we have put a very special show together, Michael Schenker Fest, for Sweden Rock festival 8th-11th June 2016. It will feature 3 original MSG singers -Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet & Robin McAuley. We have Ted McKenna on drums, Chris Glen on bass and Steve Mann on guitar / keys. Combined, these men are responsible for such albums as "Michael Schenker Group" (1980), "Assault Attack" (1982) and "Save Yourself" (1989) - expect a multitude of classic tracks.

Michael Schenker will be performing on the 11th June

http://www.swedenrock.com/en/festival
[03/21/16 update]
Michael Schenker Fest in Sweden: According to Uber Rock, Sweden Rock Festival 2016 (June 8-11, 2016) announced the final bands including MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST show. Thanks, Peter and William!!
Guitar wunderkind Michael Schenker started his career in Scorpions and UFO before forming his own band MSG. This summer, he makes a very special appearance at the Sweden Rock Festival: under the new moniker Michael Schenker Fest, he will be joined by no less than 3 legendary MSG singers - Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley - to perform MSG classics from albums like "Michael Schenker Group", "Assault Attack" and "Save Yourself". This will be the only Michael Schenker Fest concert in Scandinavia, and the only in Europe featuring all 3 singers.
[02/28/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Fontaneto d'Agogna Show Videos: David has kindly shared the videos he took at Temple of Rock's Fontaneto d'Agogna (Borgomanero), Italy show which took place on December 4, 2015. Thanks, David!!

[02/28/16 update]
Temple of Rock Malmö Show Videos/Photos: Christian and Tox have kindly shared the videos and photos they took at Temple of Rock's Malmö, Sweden show which took place on February 5. Thanks, Christian and Tox!!

[02/27/16 update]
Temple of Rock's Live In Madrid U.S. Release Date: According to Amazon.com, Temple of Rock's upcoming live album titled "Live in Madrid" is scheduled for release in the U.S. on May 6, 2016.

Audio CD
Deluxe Edition (2cd + 2db) [Blu-ray]
Blu-ray
A line-up that leaves connoisseurs of the international music scene rapturously clicking their tongues in appreciation. A sold-out theatre saw convincing evidence of just how powerful and exciting a concert from Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock is. The musicians clapped along with the fans as they sung along to old and new songs. All musical phases of Michael Schenker's career were included. Limited Edition (5000) individual numbered units.

Track Listings
Disc: 1
   1. Ocean Odyssey - Intro
   2. Doctor Doctor
  3. Live And Let Live
  4. Lights Out
  5. Where The Wild Winds Blow
  6. Natural Thing
  7. Before The Devil Knows You'Re Dead
  8. Victim Of Illusion
  9. Lovedrive
  10. Coast To Coast
  11. Vigilante Man
  12. Rock My Nights Away

Disc: 2
   1. Saviour Machine
  2. Too Hot To Handle
  3. Only You Can Rock Me
  4. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
  5. Rock You Like A Hurricane
  6. Rock Bottom
  7. Horizons
  8. Attack Of The Mad Axeman
  9. Communion
  10. Blackout
As was reported here (cf. 02/21/16 update), the release date in Japan still remains March 23.

Audio CD
Blu-ray
DVD

[02/21/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock's Worpswede Show Review: Francis Buchholz posted on his facebook a newspaper article regarding Temple of Rock's Worpswede, Germany show which took place on February 2.

[02/21/16 update]
Temple of Rock's Live In Madrid Japan Release Date: Temple of Rock's upcoming live album tentatively titled "Live in Madrid" is scheduled for release in Japan on March 23, 2016.

[02/10/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Drammen Show Review: Maarten has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Drammen, Norway show which took place on February 6. Thanks, Maarten!!

[02/10/16 update]
Temple of Rock London Show Review: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) and photos of Temple of Rock's London show which took place on January 30. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[02/07/16 update No.6]
Temple of Rock Malmö Show Photos: Stefan has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Malmö, Sweden show which took place on February 5. Thanks, Stefan!!

[02/07/16 update No.5]
Temple of Rock Stockholm Show Photos: Stefan has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Stockholm, Sweden show which took place on February 4. Thanks, Stefan!!

[02/07/16 update No.4]
Temple of Rock Stockholm Show Photos: Urban has kindly shared the photos/Video he took at Temple of Rock's Stockholm, Sweden show which took place on February 4. Thanks, Urban!!

[02/07/16 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Copenhagen Show Photos: Carl has kindly sent me the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Copenhagen, Denmark show which took place on February 3. Thanks, Carl!!

[02/06/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Photos: David has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Manchester show on January 28. Thanks, David!!

[02/06/16 update]
Temple of Rock Nottingha Show Review/Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) and photos of Temple of Rock'sNottingha show which took place on January 29. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[02/05/16 update No.6]
More Temple of Rock Nottingham Show Review: Another review of Temple of Rock's Nottingham, U.K. show which took place on January 29 can be found on Hit The Lights.

[02/05/16 update No.5]
Temple of Rock London Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's London show which took place on January 30 can be found on Metal Talk.

[02/05/16 update No.4]
Interview with the Uncle: An intetview with Herman Rarebell by Jörg has been posted on youtube. Thanks, Jörg!!



[02/05/16 update No.3]
More Temple of Rock Nottingham Show Review: Another review of Temple of Rock's Nottingham, U.K. show which took place on January 29 can be found on Metal Discovery.

[02/05/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock London Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's London show which took place on January 30 can be found on My Global Mind.

[02/05/16 update]
Temple of Rock Nottingham Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Nottingham, U.K. show which took place on January 29 can be found on Nottingham Post.

[02/04/16 update]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Review/Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) and photos of Temple of Rock's Manchester show which took place on January 28. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[02/03/16 update No.3]
Temple of Rock London Show Video: Pablo has kindly added one video to his review of Temple of Rock's London show which took place on January 30. Thanks, Pablo!!

[02/03/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock: Giants of Rock Festival Videos: John has kindly added some videos to his review of Temple of Rock's performance at Giants of Rock Festival which took place on January 31. Thanks, John!!

[02/03/16 update]
Temple of Rock Liverpool Show Review/Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) and photos of Temple of Rock's Liverpool show which took place on January 26. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[02/02/16 update]
Temple of Rock at Giants of Rock Festival: John has kindly shared the photos he took of Temple of Rock's performance at Giants of Rock Festival which took place on January 31. Thanks, John!!

[02/01/16 update]
Temple of Rock at Giants of Rock Festival: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took of Temple of Rock's performance at Giants of Rock Festival which took place on January 31. Thanks, Alan!!

[01/31/16 update No.6]
Temple of Rock Liverpool Show Photos: Helen has kindly shared the photos she took at Temple of Rock's Liverpool show on January 26. Thanks, Helen!!

[01/31/16 update No.5]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Photos: Colin has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Manchester show on January 28. Thanks, Colin!!

[01/31/16 update No.4]
Temple of Rock Liverpool Show Photos: Adrian has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Liverpool show on January 26. Thanks, Adrian!!

[01/31/16 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Liverpool Show Photos: Sakura has kindly shared the photos she took at Temple of Rock's Liverpool show on January 26. Thanks, Sakura!!

[01/31/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock London Show Video/Photos: Pablp has kindly sent me the video/photos he took at Temple of Rock's London show which took place on January 30. Thanks, Pablo!!

[01/31/16 update]
Temple of Rock Nottingham Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Nottingham, U.K. show which took place on January 29. Thanks, Mark!!

[01/30/16 update No.12]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Photos: Az has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Manchester show on January 28. Thanks, Az!!

[01/30/16 update No.11]
Temple of Rock Liverpool Show Photos: Az has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Liverpool show on January 26. Thanks, Az!!

[01/30/16 update No.10]
Temple of Rock Edinburgh Show Review/Photos: John has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Edinburgh show which took place on January 22. Thanks, John!!

[01/30/16 update No.9]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Manchester, U.K. show which took place on January 28 can be found on Gigs and Festival.

[01/30/16 update No.8]
Temple of Rock Liverpool Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Liverpool, U.K. show which took place on January 26 can be found on Purple Revolver.

[01/30/16 update No.7]
Temple of Rock Invernss Show Photos: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Inverness, U.K. show which took place on January 23. Thanks, Alan!!

[01/30/16 update No.6]
Temple of Rock Edinburgh Show Review/Photos: Douglas has kindly shared his review and photos of Temple of Rock's Edinburgh show which took place on January 22. Thanks, Douglas!!

[01/30/16 update No.5]
Temple of Rock Bilston Show Photos: Professional photos from Temple of Rock's Bilston, U.K. show on January 20 can be found on RSR-Photography.

[01/30/16 update No.4]
Temple of Rock Bilston Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Bilston, U.K. show on January 20 can be found on Midlands Metal Heads.

[01/30/16 update No.3]
Michael Schenker Interview: An interview with Michael Schenker conducted prior to the show in Gateshead can be found on ChronicleLive.co.uk.

[01/30/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Inverness Show Review: Invernessgigs.co.uk has a review and photos of Temple of Rock's Inverness, U.K. show which took place on January 24.

[01/30/16 update]
Temple of Rock Edinburgh Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Edinburgh show on January 22 can be found on get to ready to Rock!.

[01/29/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Gateshead Show Review/Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) and photos of Temple of Rock's Gateshead, U.K. show which took place on January 25. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[01/29/16 update]
Important Announcement - Axes & Anchors Cruise: The following message has been posted on Michael Schenker's official website.
It is with a heavy heart that I have to announce that I will not be able to participate on the upcoming Axes & Anchors cruise. I was genuinely excited to perform on this unique and amazing musical voyage alongside some incredible talent. But with the recent tragic passing of my friend David Van Landing, who was going to be performing with me, I cannot bring myself to perform that material on board the ship. It would be doing a disservice to the cruise, its patrons, and the memory of David to attempt this show without him. I know there will be some disappointed fans, but the cruise has assembled some of the best talent out there and I know it will thrive in light of my having to cancel. I can only hope that after time passes we can come to grips with the loss of David and adequately honor his memory. I look forward to being a part of future Axes & Anchors cruises and appreciate the support of everyone during this trying time. --Michael Schenker
[01/24/16 update No.5]
Temple of Rock Edinburgh Show Photos: Stu has kindly sent me his review and photos of Temple of Rock's Edinburgh, U.K. show which took place on January 22. Thanks, Stu!!

[01/24/16 update No.4]
Temple of Rock Edinburgh Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Edinburgh, U.K. show on January 22 has been posted on the Moshville Times.

[01/24/16 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Edinburgh Show Photos: Andy has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Edinburgh, U.K. show which took place on January 22. Thanks, Andy!!

[01/24/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Holmfirth Show Photos: Az has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Holmfirth, U.K. show which took place on January 21. Thanks, Az!!

[01/24/16 update]
Temple of Rock Bilston Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Bilston, U.K. show on January 20 has been posted on RAMzine.com.

[01/23/16 update]
Temple of Rock Bilston Show Photos: Mark has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Bilston, U.K. show which took place on January 20. Thanks, Mark!!

[01/22/16 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Bilston Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Bliston, U.K. show has been posted on Maximum Volume Music.

[01/22/16 update]
More and More Michael Schenker Interviews:

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock prepare for debut Sage Gateshead gig (Chronicle Live)

Michael Schenker on The Scorpions, UFO and Temple Of Rock (Gigs and Festivals)

Michael Schenker's top 5 tips for guitarists (Music Radar)
Have you any plans to get up on stage with The Scorpions before they call it a day?

I don’t pay attention to any of that. I focus on what I’m doing. I’m fed up with that, and I’m disappointed in them; they have completely distorted the ‘Lovedrive’ phase. Just a few weeks ago I was confronted with The Scorpions [albums reissue] box, and what I saw there, it really, really shocked me. I can’t trust them anymore. The whole ‘Lovedrive’ story is wrong. They are putting it down as if I begged them to take me into The Scorpions. They begged me to join ? I was already doing arena tours with UFO in the States. It’s unbelievable. They asked me to help them, and now I see that the whole ‘Lovedrive’ story is written to their favour; they are the big guys.

I can’t believe it, honestly ? they’re just fooling people with their finishing playing, and then they don’t, and then [they continue playing] forever and ever. I guess when you get older you get bolder or something, but I have absolutely no interest because I can’t trust them. If I look back now, it’s unbelievable, little bits and pieces I’m discovering. So putting together the whole picture, it looks like they’re absolutely desperate.
"LEMMY ASKED ME TO JOIN MOTORHEAD" (Metal Talk) Interview: Michael Schenker (RAMzine)



MICHAEL SCHENKER INTERVEW: "MAYBE I’VE BEEN PRESERVED FOR THIS TIME" (Iron Fist)

[01/21/16 update]
Temple of Rock Bilston Show Photos: Paul has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Bilston, U.K. show which took place on January 20. Thanks, Paul!!

[01/17/16 update No.5]
More Interview with Michael Schenker: Another interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Uber Rock.

[01/17/16 update No.4]
More Interview with Michael Schenker: Another interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on MetalDiscovery.com. Michael Schenker talks to Metal Discovery about his UK tour and the impact of David Bowie.

[01/17/16 update No.3]
More Interview with Michael Schenker: Another interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Rock 'N' Load.

[01/17/16 update No.2]
More Conversation with Michael Schenker: Another interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on Bluebird Reviews.

[01/17/16 update]
Michael Schenker Intervew: Michael Schenker chats with Kevin Cooper about fatherhood, his fondness for Rock City, his latest album Spirit On A Mission and his forthcoming tour.

UK Music Reviews.
Nottingham Post

[01/16/16 update]
Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock - Spirit on a Mission - World Tour Continues into 2016: Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock continue their world tour in the UK, Germany & Scandinavia..



[01/12/16 update]
More Michael Schenker's New Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on invernessgigs.co.uk.

[01/10/16 update No.4]
Michael Schenker's New Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker has been posted on National Rock Review.

[01/10/16 update No.3]
Temple of Rock to Release A New Sigle to Coincide with January 2016 UK Tour: According to Temple of Rock's facebook, Michael Schenker will release a new double A-side single "Rock City" b/w "Good Times" on Monday 11th January, to celebrate his nationwide UK tour that starts at Bilston The Robin 2, Bilston on Wednesday January 20, 2016.

[01/10/16 update No.2]
Temple or Rock January 2016 UK Tour Meet & Greets: The information about Meet & Greet during Temple of Rock's UK tour January 2016 can be found here

[01/10/16 update]
Temple or Rock January 2016 UK Tour: A special webpage for Temple of Rock's January 2016 UK tous:

http://www.noblepr.co.uk/Press_Releases/michaelschenker/uktour2016.htm

Ticket can be purchaced here



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