Tag Archives: Michael Schenker

Gig review: GRAHAM BONNET BAND – The Tivoli, Buckley, 30 July 2017

GRAHAM BONNET BAND - The Tivoli, Buckley, 30 July 2017

In this exclusive edit Graham tells Get Ready to ROCK!’s David Randall about his current activities and band. (15:02) The hour special is broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio, Sunday 27 August at 18:00 GMT.  The full version is … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST – Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST - Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A

Inakustik [Release date 24.03.17] Surely, not another Michael Schenker live album and Bluray?  The propensity of live releases – including a focus on Japan where he remains popular -  is really a testament to Schenker’s great revival in recent years. … Continue reading

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Album review: JOE LYNN TURNER – The Sessions

JOE LYNN TURNER - The Sessions

This is the first part of the three-part Joe Lynn Turner special broadcast by Get Ready to ROCK! Radio in March 2016.  (Part 2 is also available at Mixcloud with a link to Part 3) Joe Lynn Turner is a … Continue reading

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Album review: ROCK WOLVES (Michael Voss, Herman Rarebell, Gudze)

Rock Wolves (Rarebell, Voss, Gudze)

Steamhammer/ SPV [Release date 28.10.16] Here’s a collaboration of three significant melodic/hard rockers who in the past few years have worked mainly with others such as Michael Schenker. Michael Voss (Mad Max, Casanove) has produced many artists from his studio … Continue reading

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Album review: GRAHAM BONNET – Reissues

Graham Bonnet - Line-Up

Hear No Evil Recordings/Cherry Red [Release dates March-May 2016] The Graham Bonnet “backstory” before his tenure with Rainbow is highlighted by these reissues.  It was clearly evident in 1979 that Bonnet came from the pop mainstream – coming to wider … Continue reading

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DVD review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – On A Mission – Live In Madrid

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – On A Mission - Live In Madrid

Inakustik [Release date 29.04.16] Over the past few years I have been championing the cause for Temple Of Rock to anyone who will listen. The band’s latest album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’ was my 2015 album of the year and … Continue reading

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Gig review: GIANTS OF ROCK, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

MICHAEL SCHENKER - Giants Of Rock, Minehead, Somerset, 29-31 January 2016

For the past two years Butlins’ Giants Of Rock and has lived up to that name with ease and has been host to some of the finest rock bands around and this, the third year, it seems to have hit … Continue reading

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Album review: DOOGIE WHITE & LA PAZ – Shut Up And Rawk

DOOGIE WHITE & LA PAZ - Shut Up And Rawk

Metal Mind Productions [Release date 08.04.16] Doogie White & La Paz are back with their third album since they reunited back in 2009. Doogie White and guitarist Chic McSherry are the main songwriters again, between them creating a fine piece … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 22 January 2016

The Best of 2016

Photo: Pako Meria Almost exactly a year ago I got a copy through of the latest Temple Of Rock album, ‘Spirit On A Mission’. One play through was all it took for me to decide that the band had created … Continue reading

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News: BEST OF 2015 rock radio special on Sunday 27 December

FM - Planet Rockstock - Trecco Bay, South Wales, 4 December 2015

On Sunday 27 December, at 22:00 GMT David Randall presents a two-hour special on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio featuring the Get Ready to ROCK! reviewer choices for ‘Best of 2015′.  The show will also reflect the popular vote that … Continue reading

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Gig review: JUDAS PRIEST/Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock – Brixton Academy, London, 1 December 2015

JUDAS PRIEST - Brixton Academy, London, 1 December 2015

The mercurial Michael Schenker and his band faced a herculean task trying to squeeze almost 45 years of music into 45 minutes of gig space. The choices might not have been to everyone’s taste but this was about as balanced … Continue reading

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News: MICHAEL SCHENKER interview – Sunday 11 October – on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

Michael Schenker, photo by Simon Dunkerley

Photo: Simon Dunkerley In his weekly feature show on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio (Sunday 11 October) Pete Feenstra chats to legendary guitarist Michael Schenker about his album ‘Spirit On A Mission’. Schenker and his band – which includes one-time … Continue reading

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Album review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Spirit On A Mission

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Spirit On A Mission

Inakustik [Release date – 23.03.15] I have been lucky enough to see Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock on several occasions over the last few years and I have witnessed the band gelling and getting stronger with each show. The last … Continue reading

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News: BONFIRE, THE PRODIGY, MICHAEL SCHENKER – Monday 12 January 2015

News - RIP

Bassist Tim Drummond who played with Bob Dylan, Neil Young and Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young has died at the age of 74. Bonfire and vocalist Claus Lessmann have separated after nearly 30 years. The band will carry on with … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’s TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – O2 ABC, Glasgow, 11 December 2014

This is the second time I have seen Mr Schenker and crew in the last few weeks having witnessed the band at the Hard Rock Hell festival in Wales. The fact that I couldn’t wait for tonight’s show is testament … Continue reading

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Gig review: PLANET ROCKSTOCK – Porthcawl, 6 December 2014 (Day 2: Michael Schenker, Joe Elliott)

Michael Schenker - Planet Rockstock, Porthcawl, 6 December 2014

Jagermeister Stage Day 2 at Rockstock and the first day on the Jagermeister second stage and opening up are local band Serpentine.  The band have recently had line-up changes and it is certainly nice to see them back in action … Continue reading

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Gig review: HARD ROCK HELL 8 – Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

HARD ROCK HELL 8 - Pwllheli, 15 November 2014

Simon Dunkerley writes: I hadn’t seen opening act MORE play for 33 years.  In fact the last time was at Monster Of Rock – the original Download before all the hype took over and turned it into the money making … Continue reading

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DVD review: THE STORY OF UFO – Too Hot To Handle (1969-1993)

The Story of UFO - Too Hot To Handle

Wienerworld [Release date 29.09.14] One of the great mainstays of British hard rock for nearly 50 years, UFO have never been properly commemorated in terms of a video documentary. Some fans may complain that this 60 minute overview (really from … Continue reading

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Album review: HOUSE OF X – S/t

House of X

Escape Music www.escape-music.com [Released 27.10.14] Not some dodgy gentleman’s club but a group where three of its members, namely Danny Peyronel (vocals), Clive Edwards (drums) and Laurence Archer (guitars), have all at one time be members of legendary British hard … Continue reading

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Album review: UFO – The Complete Studio Albums 1974-1986

UFO - The Complete Studio Albums 1974-1986

Chrysalis/Warner Music [Release date 17.03.14] A growing trend in recent times is for labels to re-package a band’s albums in facsimilie sleeves.  Invariably these are fairly basic, with no bonus tracks, credits, or enlightening essay.  As a quick fix, and … Continue reading

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