MICHAEL SCHENKER: More 'Temple Of Rock' Details Revealed
August 25, 2011
Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release his new album, "Temple Of Rock", in Japan on September 7, in Europe on September 23 and in North America on October 11.
"The Temple of Rock is within me," says Michael, "where I create since I was introduced to the amazing invention of the distorted guitar which is for me the most enjoyable and the best possible way to express myself. The rock guitar sound that I fell in love with, mostly expressed as lead breaks, is what I have nurtured and treasured all of my life. Combined with the infinite spring from within and the amazing musicians around me I keep expressing an ongoing development of my art (being)."
He adds, "With 'Temple of Rock' I am entering a new stage of my life, a new level of existence enjoying life more than ever, reaping the joy of all sorts of developments from the past. These days I just want to go out there, play and have fun. Also, it seems to me that collectively, with true expressive makers of rock music, we have been building the external 'Temple Of Rock' for many years and have now come to the point of putting on the roofing and celebrating the almost completion of the Temple. All generations of this period are meeting all over the world on one stage it seems celebrating an era of 'hand make rock,' which will never be the same again due to invention of new technology but of course New Temples and New Wonders will arise to enjoy expressions in new ways."
* Michael Schenker - Guitar * Michael Voss - Vocals * Herman Rarebell - Drums * Pete Way - Bass * Wayne Findlay - Keyboards
Other featured musicians:
* Rudolf Schenker (SCORPIONS) * William Shatner (Captain Kirk from "Star Trek") * Leslie West (MOUNTAIN) * Michael Amott (ARCH ENEMY) * Doogie White (ex-RITCHIE BLACKMORE, ex-YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) * Robin McAuley (SURVIVOR, ex-MSG) * Don Airey (DEEP PURPLE) * Paul Raymond (UFO) * Simon Phillips (TOTO, THE WHO, JUDAS PRIEST) * Carmine Appice (KING KOBRA, VANILLA FUDGE, ROD STEWART, JEFF BECK, OZZY OSBOURNE, BLUE MURDER) * Chris Slade (MSG, ex-AC/DC) * Chris Glenn (MSG, ex-ALEX HARVEY) * Neil Murray (MSG, ex-WHITESNAKE, ex-GARY MOORE) * Brian Tichy (WHITESNAKE) * Elliott "Dean" Rubinson (Owner of Dean Guitars)
"Temple Of Rock" track listing:
01. Intro 02. How Long 03. The End Of An Era 04. Saturday Night 05. Fallen Angel 06. Hangin' On 07. With You 08. Miss Claustrophobia 09. Scene Of Crime 10. Lovers Sinfony-Speed 11. Stormin' In 12. Speed 13. Before The Devil Knows You're Dead 14. How Long (guitar battle version) 15. Remember (bonus track for Japan)
"Miss Claustrophobia" is available for streaming in the YouTube clip below.
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