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Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock

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Metal guitarist and German native Michael Schenker is praised as a guitar legend and major player in the story of metal history.

And this November 19, Madrid, Spain will welcome Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock (formerly Michael Schenker Group) at Joy Eslava where the band will record the concert to be released as a live DVD.

The DVD will be available in early 2016.

LEEDS, UNITED KINGDOM - DECEMBER 15: Michael Schenker performs at Leeds Academy on December 15, 2014 in Leeds, England. (Photo by Neil H Kitson/WireImage)
Michael Schenker

But the greatest buzz on the street? The band is set to come together next spring to focus on recording its third studio album, which is said to be released sometime in 2017.

The band will consist of the same lineup since its start with Schenker on guitar, former Rainbow vocalist Doogie White, ex-Scorpions members Herman Rarebull on drums and Francis Buccholz on bass, and Wayne Findlay on guitar and keys. The bandmates have together released their last two acclaimed records, Bridge The Gap (2013) and Spirit On A Mission (2015).

Schenker’s profound writing abilities have earned him a King-like reputation in heavy metal and hard rock, and his constant intention to step up his musical game in creation of something more sensational than before is highly acknowledged within the hard rock and heavy metal community.

His vision for Temple Of Rock is humble in itself, as his plan for the band includes wiping his name from the title with the intention of letting the band represent itself as one solid entity.

As Schenker stated in a January 2015 interview with Blabbermouth.net, “I want to make Temple Of Rock its own entity. Right now it is still using the Michael Schenker platform but eventually I want it to stand on its own feet as ‘Temple Of Rock’.”

The band will release a double single off of Spirit On A Mission: “Communion” and “Saviour Machine” with the video for “Communion” featuring special behind-the-scenes footage.

Photos: Getty. Neil H Kitson/WireImage

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