Michael Schenker, the legendary guitar god of Scorpions, UFO, and MSG, returns to the forefront with his latest project, the Temple of Rock.
The Temple of Rock will feature two former Scorpion band mates, Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass). They will be joining Michael Schenker along with ex-Rainbow vocalist, Doogie White, and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards). Their latest album, Bridge The Gap, was released in 2013 and is a masterpiece of melodic rock. This was the first time Schenker played on the same album as Rarebell and Buchholz since the Scorpionsâ€™ 1979 album, Lovedrive.
Schenker is about to take Temple of Rock out on the road for an extensive UK Tour. Joining the concert lineup will be Western Sand. State Villians, featuring Schenker’s son Tyson Schenker, will open for the band exclusively at their last tour date at the O2 Shepherdâ€™s Bush Empire show on the 20th December.
National Rock Review will be bringing you all the action from the opening night of the tour on the 10th December at the O2 Academy in Newcastle.
We recently caught up with Michael to talk about his latest project, the upcoming tour, and the Bridge The Gap album.
Interview with Michael Schenker:
Michael Schenkerâ€™s Temple of Rock UK Tour Dates:
December 10th â€“ O2 Academy Newcastle
December 11th â€“ Glasgow O2 ABC
December 12th â€“ Nottingham Rock City
December 13th â€“ Manchester Ritz
December 15th â€“ Leeds O2 Academy
December 16th â€“ Bilston The Robin
December 17th â€“ Norwich Waterfront
December 19th â€“ Bristol O2 Academy
December 20th â€“ O2 Shepherdâ€™s Bush Empire
Photo Credits: Diana Fabbricatore (top), Steve Brinkman (gallery), Tallee Savage (gallery)