Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock
Bridge The Gap
Back with a brand new studio album Schenker’s rockin’Temple includes ex-Scorpions Francis Buchholz and Herman Rarebell on bass and drums, and this is the first album the three have shared since Lovedrive in 1979. Add Doogie White on vocals and Wayne Findlay on keys and 7-string guitar and you’re in for a treat. The idea for this album was formed while touring in 2012, and in January this year Schenker sent White seven songs to add lyrics and melodies. “There was a lot of energy flying about during the recording,” says Michael; “It felt like bridging the gap from my Lovedrive years to what I’m doing now.” It’s a great selection of songs; we particularly like Lord Of The Lost And Lonely, just one of the tracks where Doogie’s Rainbow influence sneaks in. This is classic 80s rock: fast, furious and packed with great riffs and solos; a triumph for all concerned and a most welcome release.