Tag Archives: Michael Schenker

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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Rock Stars: Interview with GRAHAM BONNET – 19 March 2014

Graham Bonnet

With The Store For Music  label re-issuing all 4 Alcatrazz albums – including ‘Live Sentence’ on CD and DVD  and accompanying vinyl releases with full art work – as well as his recent ‘Catch The Rainbow’ tour and a forthcoming … Continue reading

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Book review: High Stakes & Dangerous Men – The UFO Story by Neil Daniels

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk UFO have never been a massive band like say Deep Purple, although they have had periods in their history, most notably the 70’s Schenker years, when they easily sold out Apollo sized venues here in the UK … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

December 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Throughout December, a chance to hear again highlights from some of our 2013 shows. We’ll also be inviting listeners (and readers!) to vote for their favourite album and … Continue reading

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Interview with MICHAEL SCHENKER – 15 November 2013

Michael Schenker

If ever there was an example of looking to the past for a catalyst for the future, then ‘Bridge The Gap’ is it. Award winning guitarist Michael Schenker is back with some familiar faces on an album that plays to … Continue reading

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Album Review: MICHAEL SCHENKER’S TEMPLE OF ROCK – Bridge The Gap

      Inakustik [Release date 02.12.13] Michael Schenker over the last few years has risen phoenix-like from what appeared at one point to be the ashes of a glittering career. Gathering together the musicians that form ‘Temple Of Rock’ … Continue reading

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Album review: UFO – At The BBC 1974-1985

UFO - At The BBC 1974-1985

EMI [Release date 25.03.13] UFO have been well served by EMI in recent years with the Official Bootleg Box  giving fans the chance to sample the band’s live delights in various forms and quality – but at least officially – … Continue reading

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Gig Review: MICHAEL SCHENKER – Shepherd’s Bush Empire, London, 31 May 2013

Interview edit: Michael Schenker, 5 December 2012 Michael talks about ‘Temple Of Rock’ and future plans First broadcast on Get Ready to ROCK! Radio on 9 December 2012 (An extended, podcast version of this interview is available here) In a … Continue reading

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Gig review: MICHAEL SCHENKER – The Picture House, Edinburgh, 11 April 2013

Photo: Steve Goudie I have had a bit of a rant in the past regarding gigs starting early due to venue curfews, tonight though was a new one on me. The doors opened at 6.30, but the first band didn’t … Continue reading

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Album review: KARELIA – Golden Decadance

Rocksector Records (Release date 15.04.13) Karelia, so I have just discovered, is a region between Finland and Russia, it also happens to be the name of a group of French rockers with a new album on their hands. The album … Continue reading

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Album review: PAUL RAYMOND PROJECT – Terms & Conditions Apply

Paul Raymond - Terms & Conditions Apply

Hear No Evil Recordings [Release date 28.01.13] Paul Raymond may be best known as the quiet one in UFO and perhaps surprisingly this is his sixth solo outing.  ’Terms & Conditions Apply’ will appeal to UFO fans, but more broadly … Continue reading

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