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Album Review

As would be expected given his résumé, veteran German guitarist Michael Schenker's 2011 album Temple of Rock is on the fence between hard rock and heavy metal. It's hard-charging, basic stuff in the style, the songs often dealing with romantic temptation, threats, and ecstasy, though "How Long" alludes to the agony undergone by families with soldiers fighting prolonged wars. The biggest surprise, in fact, is a brief introductory speech by William Shatner. There are other minor celebrity cameos by Leslie West (who plays an additional guitar on the closing "3 Generations Guitar Battle Version" of "How Long") and Carmine Appice. But the main show is Schenker on guitar and singer Michael Voss, who also wrote the lyrics to much (though not all) of Schenker's music. When things lighten up a little in the macho/angst department, the result is the album's highlight, "Saturday Night," a straightforward party-on-the-weekend tune that sounds like a refugee from heavy FM's late-'70s and '80s airplay.

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Great album

This is a great melodic hard rock album. Amazing solo's , big riffs , catchy lyrics :). It's one of his best by far , schenker is back

Review MSG albums

This is not bad, but MSG has better albums like that: Perfect timing-1987, Save Yourself-1989 (Contain their biggest ever hit: Anytime, unfortunately I could not find this album in iTunes library) and MSG-1992 all three made with singer Robin McAuley. I love his voice, I think MSG had their best years with McAuley.
Michael should call him back into the band to make more great songs!!!
(In my collection I have a rarity: Nightmare-The Acoustic MSG-1992, with 6 songs from these albums too. Very good!! - Anytime, We believe in love, What happens to me, Bad boys,
When I'm gone, Nightmare, basically in unplugged style)
An MSG fan.

Schenker rocks

Great rock CD... Needs a great producer that's all

Biography

Born: 10 January 1955 in Germany

Genre: Rock

Years Active: '60s, '70s, '80s, '90s, '00s, '10s

Along with Gary Moore, Michael Schenker never quite reached the same level of acclaim stateside as he did in Europe (and other parts of the world), despite possessing exceptional, and quite influential, six-string skills. Born on January 10, 1955, in Savstedt, Germany, it was Schenker's older brother, Rudolf, who sparked the youngster's interest in guitar at an early age. Entirely self-taught, Michael picked up a thing or two from such hard-rocking acts as Wishbone Ash and Mountain, as well as his...
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