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[12/17/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Wolverhampton Show Review/Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) of Temple of Rock's Wolverhampton, U.K. show which took place on December 16. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[12/17/14 update]
Michael Schenker Nottingham Show Review: A gig review of Temple of Rock's Nottingham show has been posted on theJetty.com.

[12/16/14 update No.4]
Michael Schenker New Audio Interview: An audio interview with Michael Schenker by Tony Pearson can be heard here.

[12/16/14 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Video, etc.: Suzanne has kindly shared the video she took at Temple of Rock's Manchester show and some related information. Thanks, Suzanne!!

[12/16/14 update No.2]
Michael Schenker Press Conference Paris Hard Rock Cafe - December 1, 2014: A little belated news, though:



[12/16/14 update]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Review/Photos: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) of Temple of Rock's Leeds, U.K. show which took place on December 15. Thanks, Hidenori and get well Wayne!!

[12/15/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Photos: Adrian has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Manchester, U.K. show which took place on December 13. Thanks, Adrian!!

[12/15/14 update]
Temple of Rock Glasgow Show Review: Dave has kindly shared his review of Temple of Rock's Glasgow show which took place on December 11. Thanks, Dave!!

[12/14/14 update No.5]
Temple of Rock Manchester Show Review: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) of Temple of Rock's Manchester, U.K. show which took place on December 13. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[12/14/14 update No.4]
Temple of Rock Glasgow Show Photos: Matt has kindly shared the photos and videos he took at Temple of Rock's Glasgow, U.K. show which took place on December 11. Thanks, Matt!!

[12/14/14 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Glasgow Show Photos: Mike has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Glasgow, U.K. show which took place on December 11. Thanks, Mike!!

[12/14/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Newcastle Show Photos: Wayne has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Newcastle, U.K. show which took place on December 10. Thanks, Wayne!!

[12/14/14 update]
Temple of Rock Marseille Show Photos: Jean has kindly sent me the photos Doumé and his son Thomas took at Temple of Rock's Marseille, France show which took place on November 27. Thanks, Jean and Doumé/Thomas!!

[12/13/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Nottingham Show Review: Hidenori has kindly sent me his review (in Japanese) of Temple of Rock's Nottingham, U.K. show which took place on December 12. Thanks, Hidenori!!

[12/13/14 update]
Temple of Rock Marseille Show Photos: Jean has kindly sent me the photos he and his friends took at Temple of Rock's Marseille, France show which took place on November 27. Thanks, Jean!!

[12/13/14 update]
Temple of Rock Marseille Show Photos: Jean has kindly sent me the photos he and his friends took at Temple of Rock's Marseille, France show which took place on November 27. Thanks, Jean!!

[12/13/14 update]
Spirit On A Mission Track Listings: The tracklistings for the new temple of rock album are shown on Amazon.com. Thanks, Tom!!

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. Searching for Freedom

Editorial Reviews
A rapturous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light.

Selling Points: The new studio album from Award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker. 13 classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker's distinctive and dynamic guitar playing. Musically and lyrically, the album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by some of the best musicians in rock.

Featured Artists:
Michael Schenker, ALL LEAD AND RHYTHM GUITARS
Doogie White, VOCALS
Wayne Findlay, 7 STRING GUITAR & KEYBOARDS
Francis Buchholz, BASS
Herman Rarebell, DRUMS

[12/12/14 update No.3]
Chris Glen on Stage of Glasgow: Wayne Findalay posted the following message on his facebook: Killer show in Glasgow last night!! Excellent to see and have MSG alumni Chris Glen, join us onstage for "Too Hot to Handle". Tonite we ROCK Nottingham!!

[12/12/14 update No.2]
More Interviews:

Maximum Volume Meets: Michael Schenker @ Maximum Volume Music

Interview: Michael Schenker ahead of Rock City return @ Nottingham Post

[12/12/14 update]
Temple of Rock Newcastle Show Review: A gig review of the O2 Academy Newcastle by Mick Burgess has been posted on chroniclelive.co.uk.

[12/11/14 update No.2]
Exclusive Audio Interview: An exclusive audio interview with Michael Schenker can be heard on National Rock Review.
We recently caught up with Michael to talk about his latest project, the upcoming tour, and the Bridge The Gap album.
[12/11/14 update]
Planet Rockstock Review: A gig review of the Planet Rockstock 2014 which took place on December 6 can be found GetReadytoRock.com.

[12/10/14 update No.2]
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[12/10/14 update]
More Interview: An interview with Michael Schenker conducted by Mick Burgess prior to the O2 Academy Newcastle show can be found here.

[12/09/14 update]
Michael Schenker New Audio Interview: An audio interview with Michael Schenker can be heard on Rich Davenport's Rock Show.
Michael Schenker talks about what fans can expect from the set list as his "Bridge The Gap" tour hits the UK this week. Michael also discusses forthcoming new album “Spirit on a Mission".

The show also features tracks from both support bands for Michael's UK tour, Western Sand, a promising UK rock outfit, and State Villains, who feature Michael’s son, Tyson Schenker, on guitar.
[12/08/14 update]
Temple of Rock Sanary Sur Mer Show Photos: Jean has kindly sent me the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Sanary Sur Mer, France show which took place on November 26. Thanks, Jean!!

[12/06/14 update]
New Interview: A new entensive interview with Michael Schenker which was conducted while he was in Spain has been posted on UK Music Review website. Temple of Rock will be touring Australia as a part of Spirit on a Mission promotion tour.

[12/04/14 update]
Spirit on a Mission (cont'd): Amazon.com has some information on the release of Spirit on a Mission. Thanks, Tom and Vincent!!

regular
deluxe edition
vynyl

[12/03/14 update No.2]
Spirit on a Mission: Their new album is due for release on March 29, 2015.



[12/03/14 update]
UK Tour begins 6th December - Planet Rockstock : Looking forward to your reviews.



A little video clip we made in the stunning mountains in the South of France on our way to Annercy for a show on the 29th November 2014.

Tour Dates:
06 December 2014 Planet Rockstock Trecco Bay WAL
10 December 2014 02 Academy newcastle Newcastle ENG
11 December 2014 02 ABC Glassgow SCO
12 December 2014 Rock City Nottingham ENG
13 December 2014 Ritz Manchester ENG
15 December 2014 02 Academy Leeds Leeds ENG
16 December 2014 The Robin Wolves ENG
17 December 2014 Waterfront Norwich ENG
19 December 2014 02 Academy Bristol Bristol ENG
20 December 2014 Shepherds Bush Empire London ENG

Buy tickets to the UK dates here
Planet Rockstock info here

[12/01/14 update]
Temple of Rock Besancon Show Photos: Patrick has kindly sent me the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Besancon, France show which took place on November 29. Thanks, Patrick!!

[11/30/14 update No.2]
Temple Of Rock - Spirit On A Mission - World Tour - North & Central America 2015: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Temple of Rock will tour north and central America in 2015. And, their appearance at a festival in Nicaragua has been announced.

Featuring:
Doogie White (vocals)
Herman Rarebell (drums)
Francis Buchholz (bass)
Wayne Findlay (7 string guitar/keyboards)

Sun 05/03/14 San Juan Del Sure, Nicaragua Festival Siembra Y Lucha

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[11/30/14 update]
Temple of Rock Besancon Show Photos: Philippe has kindly sent me the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Besancon, France show which took place on November 29. Thanks, Philippe!!

[11/29/14 update No.5]
Temple of Rock Perpignan Show Photos: Alain has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Perpignan, France show which took place on November 25. Thanks, Alain!!

[11/29/14 update No.4]
Temple of Rock Verviers Show Photos: Jean-François has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Verviers, Belgium show which took place on November 17. Thanks, Jean-François!!

[11/29/14 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Zaragoza Show Photos: Sejo has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Zaragoza, Spain show which took place on November 23. Thanks, Sejo!!

[11/29/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Tour Promotion: According to Temple of Rock's facebook, a tour promotion video has been uploaded on youtube. Thanks, Rieko!!



Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be touring the UK starting with Planet Rockstock on the 6th December 2014.

[11/29/14 update]
Temple of Rock Barcelona Show Photo/Video: Josep has kindly shared photos and a video he took at Temple of Rock's Barcelona, Spain show which took place on November 22. Thanks, Josep!!

[11/28/14 update]
Temple of Rock Perpignan Show Review: Sylvie has kindly sent me her review of Temple of Rock's Perpignan, France show which took place on November 25. Thanks for your third review from this tour, Sylvie!!

[11/25/14 update]
Lord Of The Lost and Lonely (Planet Rock Live Session) : Watch Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock performing Lord Of The Lost and Lonely in this Planet Rock Live Session. Thanks, akio!!



[11/24/14 update]
Temple of Rock Welsh Festival Photos: John has kindly shared the photos he took at the Hard Rock Hell Festival which took place on November 15 in Wales. Thanks, John!!

[11/22/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Welsh Festival Photos: Julian has kindly shared the photos he took at the Hard Rock Hell Festival which took place on November 15 in Wales. Thanks, Julian!!

[11/22/14 update]
Barcelona Venue Change: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Temple of Rock's Barcelona show scheduled on November 23 has moved from Bikini to legendary Razzmatazz 1.

Sun 11/23/14 Barcelona, Spain Sala Razzmatazz venue ad
Sun 11/23/14 Barcelona, Spain Bikini venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[11/16/14 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Vauréal Show Review: Eric has kindly sent me his review and photos of Temple of Rock's Vauréal, France show which took place on November 14. Thanks, Eric!!

[11/16/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Welsh Festival Photos: Alan has kindly shared the photos he took at the Hard Rock Hell Festival which took place on November 15 in Wales. Thanks, Alan!!

[11/16/14 update]
Temple of Rock Vauréal Show Review: Sylvie has again kindly sent me her review of Temple of Rock's Vauréal, France show which took place on November 14. Thanks, Sylvie!!

[11/15/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Savigny-le-Temple Show Review: Alain & Sylvie have kindly sent me their review of Temple of Rock's Savigny-le-Temple, France show which took place on November 13. Thanks, Alain & Sylvie!!

[11/15/14 update]
Temple of Rock Lille Show Photos: McDave has kindly shared the photos he took at Temple of Rock's Lille, France show which took place on November 12. Thanks, McDave!!

[11/14/14 update]
Temple of Rock Aschaffenburg Show Photos: Gabriele has kindly shared her photos taken at Temple of Rock's Aschaffenburg, Germany show which took place on November 7. Thanks, Gabriele!!

[11/14/14 update]
Väsby Rock Festival 17-18 July 2015: According to Väsby Rock Festival's website, Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be performing at the festival which will take place in Stockholm, Sweden on July 17-18, 2015.

[11/11/14 update]
Temple of Rock Bruchsal/ Fabrik Pics: Professional photographer Udo Talmon uploaded some truly magnificent pics of the Bruchsal/ Fabrik show on Saturday the 8th of November 2014 which can be found on the following website. Thanks, Peter!!!

http://udotalmon.de/Bilder/MICHAEL%20SCHENKER%c2%b4S%20TEMPLE%20OF%20ROCK/

[11/08/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Bonn Show Video: A 30 minutes Fan-filmed video footage of Michael Schenker's November 3, 2014 performance at the Bruckenforum in Bonn has been posted on YouTube. Thanks, Peter!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KcAczzr9AI



[11/08/14 update]
Temple of Rock Tübingen Show Review: Thomas has kindly sent me his review and photos of Temple of Rock's Tübingen, Geramany Show which took place on November 5. Thanks, Thomas!!

[11/06/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Euro Tour Merchandise: A photo of the tour merchandise has been posted on Temple of Rock's facebook.

[11/06/14 update]
Temple of Rock Zoetermeer Show Photos: Alan has kindly shared his photos taken at Temple of Rock's Zoetermeer Show which took place on October 31. Thanks, Alan!!

[11/04/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Zoetermeer Show Photos: Victor has kindly shared very good photos he took at Temple of Rock's Zoetermeer Show which took place on October 31. Thanks, Victor!!

[11/04/14 update]
Temple of Rock Zoetermeer Show Review: A review of Temple of Rock's Zoetermeer show can be found on the Rainbow Fanclan Legacy's website. (cf. 11/01/14 update)

[11/02/14 update No.3]
Temple of Rock Worpswede Show Review: Jigal has kindly sent me his review of Temple of Rock's Worpswede, Germany Show which took place on November 1. Thanks, Jigal!!

[11/02/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock Zoetermeer Show Photos: Rob has kindly shared his review and excellent photos from Temple of Rock's Zoetermeer Show which took place on October 31. Thanks, Rob!!

[11/02/14 update]
Vigilante Man: Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock played a new song from their new album which is entitled "Vigilante Man" at the Zoetermeer show. Thanks, akio!!



[11/01/14 update]
Bridge the Gap European Tour 2014 Started: There are some nice photos of the show in Zoetermeer, the Netherlands on October 31 posted on the Rainbow Fanclan Legacy's facebook.

[10/31/14 update No.2]
Bridge the Gap European Tour 2014 Ready:

Here's a message from Doogie White posted on his facebook on October 29.
Great day with Wayne Findlay and Michael Schenker at Wise Buddah and then Planet Rock for interviews and a 3 song session to be broadcast later to promote the TEMPLE OF ROCK UK leg of the Bridge the Gap European Tour 2014. Rehearsals in Brighton tomorrow and Thursday. 1st show of 6 in a row in Holland on Friday. Back on the Road Again.
And, Wayne Findlay posted a following video on his website on October 28.
Brighton rehearsals start tonite for Temple of Rock's "Bridge the Gap" European Tour 2014!!! The calm before the storm...Not a bad place to rehearse if you ask me!

Temple of Rock's Facebook message:
If you'd like a meet & greet for the upcoming European tour then please send an email to fanmail@michaelschenkerhimself.com with the date and venue or city name .

Meet & Greet packages also include access to sound check, an exclusive meet & greet laminate plus more
[10/31/14 update]
Michael Schenker New Interview: A new interview with Michael Schenker can be found here.

[10/02/14 update]
More Temple of Rock Netherlands Date: According to Michael Schenker's official website, Temple of Rock will be performing one more show in the Netherlands. Thanks, Peter!!

Sun 11/02/14 Leeuwarden, Netherlands Schaaf City Theatre venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[09/28/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock New Album Recording Update: Wayne Findlay posted a message on his facebook as follows:

Just finished 14 songz of Keys for the new Temple of Rock album, including B3, CX3, lots of different stringz, cellos, choirs, several synthz and much more. 7string Trident is also finished and totally crushing!! This album is on a whole new level!!! The Heaviest yet!!! Maybe we can play a new track from this live on the upcoming tour starting in October??!!

[09/28/14 update]
Planet Rockstock 2014 Headliner: Temple of Rock will perform at the Planet Rockstock 2004 festival as a headliner on Saturday the 6th of December.

Sat 12/06/14 Trecco Bay, Wales, U.K. Planet Rockstock 2014 (headliner)

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[09/01/14 update]
Hard-drives of the New Album also Stolen: Doogie White has posted the following messages on his facebook.

UPDATE TO IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT.
Fellow Rawkers and Rawkettes, it saddens me to inform you that not only did the thieving bastards steal guitars but they have also made off with the hard-drives containing the tracks for the new album and the computer that had all the back-ups of our work. It will take a moment or two for us to gather our thoughts and hatch new plans to re-record the whole thing.
As one moment in time is lost so another will take its place.

Really not best pleased but grateful to all of you who have posted, re-posted and shared. We can only wait and see what transpires over the next few days. Re-group and get down to business. Very annoying but some nice new lyric ideas. "Round em up, Hang em High" Rather catchy dontcha think?
UPDATE
Fiends and others. First off thanks for posting and reposting and sharing about our little mishap, much appreciated really. Investigations continue.

Herman is in the studio putting down drums against the earlier writing sessions we had made. Michael will be adding guitars for me to sing to next week. So we are up and running again albeit a bit behind. Your support has been outstanding and we will bring to you the finest RAWK album of 2015. xx Vigilante Man
[08/31/14 update]
Michael Schenker and Michael Voss' Guitars Stolen: Doogie White has posted the following message on his facebook.

IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT..
Fiends and concerned citizens.
Sometime between 6pm Friday 29th Aug and 11 am Sunday 31st August 2014
some robbing thieving bastards broke into Kidroom Studios in Greven Germany, where we are recording the new TEMPLE OF ROCK album "Spirit on a Mission" and stole . At the moment we are accessing the extent of the damage but ALL Michael Voss and Michael Schenker's guitars have been stolen. Please keep an eye out for any low life trying to pawn, sell or in some other way dispose of any of these guitars. There will be a press release and an up date very soon. Please feel free to share. xx DTW

[08/20/14 update]
Temple of Rock - More French and Int'l Waters Dates (official): Two more French dates and a e and a German date have been confirmed on Michael Schenker's official website.

Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock will be performing onboard the 7000 Tons of Metal cruise, sailing on the 22-26 January 2015 from Miami,USA, to Ocho Rios, Jamaica!

Thu 11/27/14 Marseille, France L' Espace Julien venue ad
Fri 11/28/14 Annecy, France Le Brise Glace venue ad
Thu 01/22/15 International Waters 7000 Tons Of Metal Cruise venue ad

See also MSG Tourdate Page.

[08/13/14 update]
Comments and Videos from Two Recent Festivals: Both Wayne Findlay and Doogie White commented on recent two festivals on their facebook, which are Leyendas del Rock Festival on August 8 and Pyraser Classic Rock Night on August 9. And some videos from those shows have been posted on youtube.

[07/28/14 update No.3]
Title of Temple of Rock New Album: According to facebook of Michael Schenker Group / Temple Of Rock, the title of their new album will be Sprit on a Mission.
Special announcement: As many of you may know by now, Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock is currently in the studio recording a new album. The album will be called "Spirit on a Mission".

More to be announced soon
[07/28/14 update No.2]
Temple of Rock New Album Writing: Doogie White posted on his facebook as of July 25th a message regarding the song writing for Michael Schenker / Temple of Rock's new album which is slated for release in 2015.
First week of writing with Michael Schenker went well. We have a few solid ideas down that the band can build on. The catchiest title so far is "fSharp 146". Sounding good though. No rush, its not out til 2015. Still have the European tour to do to promote "Bridge the Gap" Starts late October til Christmas..
[07/28/14 update]
Doogie's Review of Bang Your Head Festival and A Video from MOR: Doogie White posted his review of the Bang Your Head Festival which tool place on July 11 on his facebook. Thanks, Doogie!!
The first show in more than two months, hence Michael Schenker, brought the A Team to his ongoing Bridge The Gap tour, that's Doogie White (vox), and ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Monty Python funny man Eric Idle doppelganger, aka bassist Francis Buchholz. Beginning 10 minutes late, with the monstrous UFO hit "Doctor Doctor", most of the choices were from Schenker's various incarnations, including MSG, the Scorps, and naturally, the English hard rockers. Only "Where The Wild Wind Blows", "Horizons" and Dio dedicated "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" were culled from Bridge The Gap. Despite teh balmy temperatures, Schenker wore a black knit stocking cap, although the sleeveless shirt showed there's not a lot of meat (insulation) on those bones. After "Lovedrive", the former Rainbow singer queried from the catwalk, "Friday afternoon in Germany. Why aren't you at work?" "Another Piece Of Meat" and then some Schenker noodling ("Assault Attack"), that led into "Armed & Ready". Not sure why they played "Rock You Like A Hurricane', especially at the expense of another MSG classic, but it's certainly not essentially, especially outside the USA, although it does give Rarebell the opportunity to lead the "Here I am" chant from behind his kit. "Rock Bottom" was a fitting, if not unexpected finale. Great stuff.
Also, Doogie posted on his facebook a link to a video from the Masters of Rock Festival which took place on 12.



[07/16/14 update No.2]
Masters of Rock Festival Video: Wyane has kindly informed us of a video of Rock You Like A Hurricane from the Masters of Rock Festival which took place in Vizovice, Czech Republic on July 12. Thanks, Wayne!!!

[07/16/14 update]
Bang Your Head Festival Video and Photos: Olga has kindly sent me a cool vedeo and photos she took at the Bang Your Head Festival which took place in Balingen, Germany on July 11. Thanks, Olga!!!

[07/12/14 update]
Michael Schenker Interview by Dean Guitars Japan: Here is an interview with Michael Schenker conducted by Dean Guitars Japan (Kurosawa) just after Michael Schenker finished the Japan tour last March.



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