On April 3, 2015, devout followers of Michael Schenker congregated to a packed house at the Whisky a Go Go to worship at the Temple of Rock. The rock idols didn’t take the stage ’til nearly midnight, but from the moment they made their grand, belated entrance down the stairs, the crowd went absolutely wild.
The lineup consists of three former Scorpions members: Guitar: Michael Schenker (Scorpions, UFO) Drums: Herman Rarebell (Scorpions, Acoustic Fever) Bass: Francis Buchholz (Scorpions) Guitar: Wayne Findlay (Uli Jon Roth, Vinnie Moore Band) and on Vocals: Doogie White (Cornerstone, Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen)
The first song of the night was the classic Doctor Doctor, which seemed to be just the right remedy for their patient fans. Herman Rarebell’s impeccable timing was like clockwork on the drums, while the legendary guitarists blazed through such hits as: Live and Let Live, Armed and Ready, and once Doogie White’s rendition of the Scorpions song Rock You Like a Hurricane hit, the crowd was left in a frenzy. The UFO song, Rock Bottom had a long guitar solo, where all eyes were glued to Schenker’s incredible fingers on the fretboard. Schenker then closed out the night with the Scorpions classic Blackout.
Judging by the smiles exchanged, the guys were rather pleased with their performance, and the crowd unanimously agreed. In fact, Schenker has been playing to sold out performances (including two, back to back, sold-out shows in Oakland) and this show was no exception. Schenker will be back on May 2nd at the Canyon in Agoura Hills, along with special guest Don Dokken, so if you missed this opportunity to bless your ears within Michael Schenker’s “Temple of Rock,” you know what you need to do…
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