MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST to hit UK in November (News)

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST to hit UK in November (News)

Michael Schenker Fest is coming to Britain with six dates being announced for November. One of those is a festival date at Hard Rock Hell in Wales. The solo dates start in Glasgow Scotland and finishing in Manchester England. The band are made up of Michael Schenker, Chris Glen, Ted Mckenna (both of course ex-Sensational Alex Harvey Band) and Steve Mann (ex-Lionheart) and also feature no less than 4 vocalists in Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet,…

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Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

Hello Oasis, Goodbye Ramones, and Welcome Back Van Halen (Sorta) – 1996 Year in Review Pt2 Ep306

We’re back this week to tackle July through December for our 1996 Year in Review Pt2. July sees Layne Staley taking the stage for the last time. The Alice in Chains vocalist would overdose after a show in Kansas City, MO and never perform live again. Also in July, the Spice Girls hit big while scientists clone the first sheep. We’re not saying there’s a connection. We also aren’t saying there isn’t one. We discuss…

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MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Resurrection (March 2, 2018)

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Resurrection (March 2, 2018)

Nuclear Blast has proudly announced the release of the upcoming first Michael Schenker Fest studio album! Along with producer Michael Voss-Schoen, the band recently completed the recordings for the record, entitled Resurrection, out on March 2, 2018. Besides Michael Schenker and the three M.S.G. singers Gary Barden, Graham Bonnet and Robin McAuley, you can also hear Doogie White (Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock) as well as musicians Steve Mann (guitars, keyboards), Ted McKenna (drums) and Chris Glen (bass). In addition, there are also some guest appearances from Kirk Hammett, Wayne Findlay and Michael Voss-Schoen included. The album will be available in the following formats: CD, CD…

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Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock @ The Ironworks, Inverness

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock @ The Ironworks, Inverness

Towards the end of last year, I was fortunate enough to score the job of reviewing the new album by Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, Spirit on a Mission. Not only did the album utterly blow me away but I also found out that the band was visiting Inverness, of all places, on the UK leg of the Spirit on a Mission tour. This was far too good an opportunity to pass up in my rock-starved…

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1980 Year in Review Pt2 – Ep221

1980 Year in Review Pt2 – Ep221

Squeeze into your Calvin Klein jeans and get ready to bang your head as Chris and Aaron are back this week for 1980 Year in Review Pt 2! Big news stories are discussed such as Richard Pryor turning himself into a science experiment, Eric Carr replacing Peter Criss in KISS and attempting to figure out who shot J.R. A truckload of great music in this episode including tracks from Queen, Tygers of Pan Tang, Diamond…

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Worship at Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock!

Worship at Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock!

Browsing through my local venue’s ‘What’s On’ literature recently I was pretty excited to see Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock on the cards for this coming January. I play a little guitar, and so does “Mini-hoops”, so the opportunity for us to see a genuinely great player up close and personal in a small venue is not to be missed. The only problem is that while Schenker‘s output over the years has been prodigious, for…

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A Schenker / Bonnet Reunion in Tokyo

A Schenker / Bonnet Reunion in Tokyo

Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock / Graham Bonnet Band – Nakano Sun Plaza, Tokyo, June 19, 2015 The evening started promptly at 7:00 pm – you gotta love the Japanese for that! The sellout crowd – the third in as many nights here in Tokyo – was fully assembled and ready as Graham Bonnet came out in his signature untucked shirt, with red tie and jacket, looking like it was the 80s. But Bonnet has…

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