Michael Schenker Group - 'Temple Of Rock' Live In Europe (blue-ray)

 

Members:
Michael Schenker - guitars
Doogie White - vocals
Herman Rarebell - drums
Francis Buchholz - bass
Wayne Finlay - rhythm guitar keyboards

Discography:
Scorpions
'Lonesome Crow' (1972)
'Fly to the Rainbow' (1974) (co-writer)
'Lovedrive' (1979)
UFO
'Phenomenon' (1974)
'Force It' (1975)
'No Heavy Petting' (1976)
'Lights Out' (1977)
'Obsession' (1978)
'Strangers in the Night' (1979, Live)
'Walk on Water' (1995)
'Covenant' (2000)
'Sharks' (2002)
Michael Schenker Group
'The Michael Schenker Group' (1980)
'MSG' (1981)
'One Night at Budokan' (1981, live)
'Assault Attack' (1982)
'Built to Destroy' (1983)
'Rock Will Never Die' (1984, live)
'Written in the Sand' (1996)
'The Michael Schenker Story Live' (1997, live)
'The Unforgiven' (1999)
'The Unforgiven World Tour' (1999, live)
'Be Aware of Scorpions' (2001)
'Arachnophobiac' (2003)
'Heavy Hitters' (2005)
'Tales of Rock'n'Roll' (2006)
'In the Midst of Beauty' (2008)
'The 30th Anniversary Concert – Live in Tokyo' (2010, live)
McAuley Schenker Group
'Perfect Timing' (1987)
'Save Yourself '(1989)
'M.S.G.' (1992)
'Nightmare: The Acoustic M.S.G.' (1992)
'Unplugged' Live' (1992, live)
Solo
'Thank You' (1993)
'Thank You 2' (1998)
'Thank You with Orchestra' (1999)
'Adventures of the Imagination' (2000)
'The Odd Trio' (2000)
'Thank You 3' (2001)
'Dreams and Expressions' (2001)
'Thank You 4' (2003)
'Temple of Rock' (2011)
Other Schenker projects
'Look at Me Now' (Bernie Marsden Album) (1981) as guest
'Contraband' (1991)
'Legends of Rock at Castle Donington' (2001, Live)
'The Plot' (2003)
'Under Construction' (2003)
'Schenker-Pattison Summit - The Endless Jam' (2004)
'Siggi Schwarz & The Electricguitar Legends' (2004)
'Schenker-Pattison Summit - The Endless Jam Continues' (2005)
'Siggi Schwarz & The Rock Legends' (2005)
'Heavy Metal Thunder' (2005)
'Numbers from the Beast' (2005)
'Agony & The Xtasy' (Gary Barden Solo Album) (2006)
'Siggi Schwarz and Michael Schenker - Live Together' (2006, Live)
'Doctor Doctor: The Kulick Sessions' (2008) (Heavy Hitters + 4 additional tracks)
'Schenker Barden Acoustic Project - Gipsy Lady' (2009)
'Metal X-Mas' (2CD Special Edition) (2010)
'Strangers In The Night' (2010)
'By Invitation Only' (2011)
'Searching for Major Tom' (2011)

Former Members:
Doogie White - lead vocals (2011, 2012–present)
Gary Barden - lead & backing vocals (1979–1982, 1982–1984, 2008–2011)
Graham Bonnet - lead vocals (1982)
Ray Kennedy - lead vocals (1984)
Leif Sundin - lead vocals (1995–1997, 2007–2008)
David Van Landing - lead vocals (1997–1999, 2011)
Keith Slack - lead vocals (1999)Kelly Keeling - lead vocals (1999–2000)
Chris Logan - lead and backing vocals (2001–2004, 2006)
Jari Tiura - lead vocals (2006)
Derek St. Holmes - guitars and vocals (1983)
Don Airey - keyboards (1980, 2008, 2011)
Paul Raymond - guitars and keyboards (1980–1981, 2011)
Tommy Eyre - keyboards (1982)
Andy Nye - keyboards (1982–1984)
Seth Berstein - keyboards and guitars(1997–1999)
Billy Sheehan - bass (1979)
Mo Foster - bass (1980)
Chris Glen - bass (1980–1984, 2008–2010,2011)
Dennis Feldman - bass (1984)
Barry Sparks - bass (1997–2000)
John Onder - bass (1999)
Stuart Hamm - bass (2003)
Pete Way - bass (2006, 2011)
Neil Murray - bass (2008, 2010, 2011)
Elliott "Dean" Robinson - bass (2010-2012)
Rev Jones - bass (2001–2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2012)
Denny Carmassi - drums (1979)
Simon Phillips - drums (1980, 2008, 2010, 2011)
Cozy Powell - drums (1980–1982)
Ted McKenna - drums (1982–1984, 2008)
Shane Gaalaas - drums (1997–2000)
Jeff Martin - drums (2001)
Jeremy Colson - drums (2003)
Pete Holmes - Drums (2004-2006, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Chris Slade - drums (2008, 2009, 2010, 2011)
Carmine Appice - drums (2010, 2011)


SET LIST:( Live In Tilburg)
1.) "Into The Arena"
2.) "Armed And Ready"
3.) "Lovedrive"
4.) "Another Piece Of Meat"
5.) "Hanging On" (guest Michael Voss)
6.) "Cry For The Nations"
7.) "Let Sleeping Dogs Lie"
8.) "Coast To Coast"
9.) "Assault Attack" -
10.) "Before The Devil Knows Your Dead"
11.) "Lights Out"
12.) "On And On"
13.) "Let It Roll"
14.) "Shoot Shoot"
15.) "Rock You Like A Hurricane"
16.) "Rock Bottom"
17.) "Holiday"
18.) "Blackout"
19.) Doctor Doctor"

BONUS CONCERT:(Live At High Voltage Festival)
featuring:
Michael Schenker - guitar
Michael Voss - vocals
Herman Rarebell - drums
Elliot "Dean" Rubinson - drums
Wayne Finley - guitar/keyboards

SET LIST:
1.) "Armed And Ready"
2.) "Another Piece Of Meat"
3.) "Rock You Like A Hurricane" (featuring Rudolph Schenker)
4.) "Hanging On" (featuring Rudolf Schenker)
5.) "Doctor Doctor" (featuring Rudolf Schenker, Doogie White, Pete Way and Jeff Scott Soto)

BONUS SCENES:
1.) before the show
2.) soundcheck

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      Michael Schenker (born 10 January 1955,
Sarstedt, Lower Saxony) is a German rock guitarist, best known for his tenure in UFO, in addition to his solo band MSG. He first rose to fame as an early member of the Scorpions, then achieved fame in the mid-1970s as the lead guitar player for UFO. Since leaving UFO in 1978, he has been leading the Michael Schenker Group in various incarnations. He is the younger brother of Rudolf Schenker, who is still a guitarist with the Scorpions. His career has had many ups and downs, partly due to a long history of alcoholism and personal problems; still, Schenker continues to perform and record and to maintain a following, and is called "a legendary figure in the history of metal guitar."
 
    Schenker's main guitar for much of his career has been a Gibson Flying V, which he typically plays through a wah-wah pedal (used as a parametric equalizer to strengthen the "sweet spot") and Marshall amplifiers. His "unmistakable midrange tone" emphasized by the partially engaged wah,  as exemplified on the song "Rock Bottom" from the UFO album Strangers in the Night, was listed among the 50 greatest tones of all time by Guitar Player magazine.    In 2007 Dean Guitars, after producing a signature Schenker Dean V, also made two acoustic models with the familiar black and white "V" design.
     Michael Schenker started playing guitar at an early age, after his brother Rudolf brought home a Gibson Flying V guitar, which captured his imagination. He played his first gig when he was 11, with Rudolf and the Scorpions in a nightclub. Schenker debuted with Scorpions on their debut album 'Lonesome Crow 'at age 17.
    
The Scorpions went on tour after recording their first album, opening up for upcoming UK band UFO in Germany. Schenker was offered the position of lead guitar player for UFO (taking over for Bernie Marsden, himself a temporary replacement for Mick Bolton) and, with the blessing of his brother, accepted (the Scorpions replaced him with Uli Roth), even though he didn't speak English.
     
Schenker wrote the music for most of UFO's major label (Chrysalis Records) debut album 'Phenomenon'. His career with UFO was turbulent, sometimes walking off mid-song causing shows to be canceled. Despite having a series of successful albums and tours, Schenker finally left UFO soon after the last show of their US tour in Palo Alto, California, in October 1978; during this tour, the band recorded their seminal live album 'Strangers in the Night', which was released after he left the band.
     Schenker's playing with UFO attracted attention from music critics and especially from the guitar community; in fact, according to some writers, UFO is only to be distinguished for having had Schenker in their ranks.
     Schenker briefly re-joined the Scorpions in late 1978, when they were recording the album 'Lovedrive' (he plays lead guitar on three songs, "Another Piece Of Meat", "Coast To Coast" and "Lovedrive").  In 1979, Schenker toured with the band in support of the album, but left the band 3 months later, following occasions when he could not perform on stage due to fatigue and alcohol problems.  He was permanently replaced by Matthias Jabs, who had originally joined the Scorpions before Schenker's return.
     After the death of Randy Rhoads, Ozzy Osbourne's first call was to Schenker to replace Rhoads, as the German guitarist and his iconic Flying V were a huge influence on Randy.  But, Ozzy claims, Schenker made too many outlandish demands (including a private jet).  Schenker himself, in an interview with KNAC radio, claims he was the one to say "no" to Ozzy: "If I would have joined Ozzy Osbourne, I would have screwed up my life. I was almost about to do it, and something told me: DON'T!!"
     In 1979, Schenker entered upon a solo career by founding the Michael Schenker Group (MSG). The history of MSG is strewn with personality conflicts and incidents. In 1982, original singer Gary Barden, who sang on the first two studio albums and a live album, was fired in favor of Graham Bonnet. Bonnet lasted one album ('Assault Attack') and was fired from the band because he often lost his voice during shows. Barden was called in at the last minute and did the show with only a few hours rehearsal. He stayed with MSG for the recording of a new studio album ('Built to Destroy') and the band's second live album ('Rock Will Never Die').
     After Barden's second departure, Schenker reorganized the band around himself and new singer Robin McAuley and renamed it the McAuley Schenker Group. The new incarnation of MSG was steered toward a more commercial hard rock sound. After three albums, Schenker and McAuley parted company. In the meantime, he briefly replaced Robbin Crosby in Ratt, appearing on their 1990 MTV Unplugged performance.
     2005 brought the 25th anniversary of the Michael Schenker Group. Schenker put together a new album of songs called Tales of Rock'n'Roll to celebrate the anniversary and enlisted singers from each iteration of the band to sing on the album. However, in that same year the collection Heavy Hitters, a set of covers featuring Schenker and a revolving group of heavy metal all-stars, was marketed as a Michael Schenker Group album, with the result that Schenker only received a flat fee.
     After nearly-disastrous North American and European tours in 2007, which saw canceled shows and less-than-stellar performances caused by heavy drinking, Schenker regained his composure and hit the road in the UK as Michael Schenker & Friends in 2008. Early 2008, Schenker worked with Gary Barden, Don Airey, Simon Phillips, and Neil Murray on a new MSG album In the Midst of Beauty, which was released in May 2008, followed by touring.
     In 2009 Schenker toured extensively including Russia, UK and the US with MSG including original members Gary Barden and Chris Glenn. With Schenker now clean shaven and having lost weight many fans commented that he both looked and sounded his best, with the tour receiving rave reviews from loyal fans.
     In November 2010, Michael Schenker was honored with the Marshall “11” award in London along other rock legends including Ron Wood and Slash. The award was presented to Schenker by Alice Cooper, with Jimmy Page, Tony Iommi and John Paul Jones also in attendance. The award is given to "those artists and musicians who represent rock 'n' roll excess and livin' on the edge."
     In 2011 Michael released a new album, 'Temple of Rock'. It was supported with a tour of the USA, Japan and Europe (more dates are to follow, including festival dates in Sweden, France, Bulgaria and South Korea). In Europe the line up included Herman Rarebell on drums and Francis Buchholz on bass, both former members of The Scorpions (Herman also joined the band for the Japanese dates) and Doogie White, formerly singer for Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen.


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     'Temple Of Rock' (live in Europe) is released on both standard DVD and Blue-Ray.  This is a region free DVD.  Both concerts were filmed in LPCM 2.0 (Linear pulse-code modulation is a method of encoding audio information digitally. The term also refers collectively to formats using this method of encoding. The term pulse-code modulation (PCM), though strictly more general, is often used to describe data encoded as LPCM) and 5.1 DTS.  The concerts are both filmed in 1080p24.  The 24 means it was shot using 35 mm cameras.
     The DVD consisted of two different concerts the first one was filmed in Tilburg Netherlands and contains the longest setlist.  Unlike a lot of artist when they tour in support for an album the setlist will mainly consist of songs from that CD.  Michael has such a huge catalog he chooses his songs for his fans.  This first concert is the best example of this.  The concert opens with a Captain James T. Kirk, William Shatner speech.  Michael setlist included songs from UFO, The Michael Schencker Group & The Scorpions.  The only stuff he left out were songs from The Mcauley Schenker years.  There are a few songs like, "Blackout" and "Rock You Like A Hurricane"  that Michael added to the setlist not only in respect to The Scorpions however to also Herman and Francis.  There is no doubt Doogie is an amazing vocalist  and he does every former MSG vocalist justice!  During the Scorpions songs Michael switches from his standard black & white Dean to one that has a stained glass pattern.  This guitar had an amazing look too it.  For the song "Hanging On" from 'Temple Of Rock' Michael Voss comes out to sing.  This was the first time I've heard Michael sing and I must say I was very impressed!  Wayne Finlay deservers a lot more credit then he gets!!!!  The second show is featured under the bonus section. The biggest highlight was UFO's "Doctor Doctor" which featured the MSG band plus Jeff Scott Soto and Pete Way.
     Too put it simple, you're just not a Michael Schenker fan without this DVD!!!!