Concert Report--Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock!
4/12/2015 4:04:22 PM by Frank Hill

We all know Michael Schenker. We all know where he's been, what he's done, and what he's doing because generations of rock, blues, metal, and prog artists have been influenced over and over by the legacy of where he's been and what he's done. But, it's quite a different experience listening to the product of the genius and watching the genius at work. He, along with Doogie White, Francis Bucholz, Herman Rarebell, and Wayne Findlay, are a band of masters who, strangely enough, sacrificed some of their own Rock from their Temple tonight in favor of shrines for The Scorpions and UFO.

They were all in great shape, full of life, and seemed genuinely glad to be there, which anyone has to admit, makes all the difference in the world. Doogie lost the Buddha in his belly and Michael gained the Buddha in his soul. Francis held his ground in stance and sound, while Wayne's 7-string wizardry tied the entire outfit together with triple-duties of keyboards, rhythm guitar, and back-up vocals with a few leads of his own at the end. Herman, the big 2-year old banging on the pots and pans in the back, was having a particularly good time, charming everyone in his line of sight; singing along, making faces, and just banging the shit out of that kit. It was wondrous.

This line-up is the best fit Schenker has yet found, with the songs and show to prove it.

Read T. Ray Verteramo's full report here…[Full Column Link]

<< back >>

· Anvil· Hate Eternal
· Racer X· Carpathian Forest
· Dokken· Exmortem
· Disturbed· Perzonal War
· Stratovarius· Cradle of Filth
· December· Deranged
· Circle II Circle· Iron Maiden
· Liege Lord· Powergod
· Johnny Lokke· Paragon
· Bloodbath· Thunderbolt
· Steel Preacher· Victory
· King Diamond· Rob Rock
· Beautiful Creatures· Savatage
· Mnemic· Pink Cream 69
· Dreamaker· F5
· Shiva· Yngwie Malmsteen
· Drowning Pool· Jag Panzer
· Ebony Ark· Cans
· W.A.S.P.· Gamma Ray
· Brutal Mastication· Hatework
· Juggernott· Fabrizio Bonanno
· Therion· Bonfire
· Skeletonwitch· Dream Evil
· Dio· Dark Age
· Tearabyte· Katagory V
· Division· Megadeth
· House of Shakira· Tartharia
· Mine· Arch Enemy
· Silent Force· Rush
· Kinetic· Emerald Sun
· Audiovision· The Apocalyptic Riders
· Blood Red Throne· Kings X
· Impaled· Loudblast
· Necrophagia· Yyrkoon
· Vicious Circle· Desire Black
· Crimson Moonlight· Boomerang
· Magica· Holy Moses
· Def Leppard· Hatesphere
· Biss· Defleshed
· Sothis· Naglfar
· Brand New Sin· Ektomorf
· Circus Maximus· Killing Spree
· Thor· Resurrecturis
· Holy Blood· Clutch
· Octavia Sperati· To The Bone
· Blood Thirsty Demons· Casus Belli
· Barcode· Paths Of Possession
· Cryogen· Dreamland
· Ram-Zet· Midnight Idols
· Sinocence· Dismember
· Machina· End of Level Boss
· Early Man· Nobody's Fool
· Fallen Wisdom· Mental Care Foundation
· Sepultura· Firehouse
· Phoenix Mourning· Imagika
· Dream Or Nightmare· Speed/Kill/Hate
· Upon Infliction· Dawn of Azazel
· Azure· Destruction
· Hydrogyn· Amon Amarth
· Sahg· Shadows Within
· Zero Hour· Jeff Walker und Die Fluffers
· Abominant· Pump
· Zoroaster· Satyricon
· Sathanas· Winger
· Demise· Darkness Eternal
· Quest of Aidance· Warmachine
· Lord Belial· Old Man's Child
· Zyklon· Marc Sasso
· Satariel· Passion
· Chrome Division· Gotthard
· Hacride· Pentacle
· Manes· Tears
· Transmission 0· JR Ewing
· Architect· Hellveto
· Pathosray· Spheric Universe Experience
· Heresi· I Shalt Become
· Demonic Symphony· Pop Evil
· Armory· Celestia
· Coffins· Crown The Lost
· Caliban· Dark Castle