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Live report – British Hard Rock band UFO at The Spirit of ‘66.


Live report – British Hard Rock band UFO at The Spirit of ‘66.

Since its formation in 1969, British rock band UFO has been entertaining audiences around the world with infectious hard rock songs. Over twenty albums later, and with only a few original members left, UFO is still continuing to rock audiences and create new music. The band’s most successful period was in the seventies when Michael Schenker was part of UFO. But since several years Schenker has returned to his solo career and has been replaced by the equally talented string wizard Vinnie Moore.

The Spirit of ‘66 was fully packed when UFO took the stage around 20h30. The sound in this little venue was perfect

the band played all classics including “Only You Can Rock Me”, “Lights Out”, “This Kids” and of course “Doctor Doct...

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Mike Campese signs with Into The LimeLight Records.

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Mike Campese joins Into The LimeLight Records for upcoming releases

Mike Campese is a New York born guitarist that started playing guitar at the age of thirteen. He was exposed to a variety of music thanks to his father who is a virtuoso violinist. With influences like Black Sabbath, Jimmy Hendrix, Al Di Meola and Van Halen, Mike became obsessed with the guitar. He attended lessons with a Jazz guitarist and refined his technical skill through listening to Niccolo Paganini, Beethoven, Mozart and Yngwie amongst others.
Being a very versatile guitarist, he has played with an African band, Pop groups and Jazz bands. His core style however revolves around Rock fusion...

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COLDSPELL to support Michael Schenker’s Temple Of Rock in February 2016


Swedish hard rockers ColdSpell are confirmed to support Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock for the Nordic leg of their Spirit on a Mission world tour dates. Michael Schenker is a true legend and to many the greatest guitar player around, winning awards, getting rave reviews for his albums and when touring the world.

ColdSpell is a rising star on the international stages. This summer they were one of the headliners at Scotland’s premier festival, Wildfire. And was warming up a US audience as runner‐up to Judas Priest at Rock Fest in Wisconsin.

Micke Larsson, guitarist and founder of ColdSpell, says ”Michael Schenker’s guitar playing was a great inspiration growing up and listening to UFO. The ’79 live album Strangers In The Night got spin after spin on the turn...

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Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release a new studio album titled “Spirit On A Mission”.

Legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release a new studio album titled “Spirit On A Mission” in the U.K. on March 23. Released by in-akustik, the collection of all-new material features Schenker‘s TEMPLE OF ROCK band — ex-SCORPIONS drummer Herman Rarebell and bassist Francis Buchholz, ex-RAINBOW singer Doogie White and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).

“Spirit On A Mission” features twelve 12 classic rock guitar-driven songs that highlight Schenker’s distinctive and dynamic guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, the same rhythm section that originally performed together on the SCORPIONS‘ 1979 album “Lovedrive”.

The official video for the song “Live And Let Live” from “Spirit On A Mission” can be se...

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Spiritual Beggars- Earth Blues CD eerbetoon aan Deep Purple.

Met de komst van voormalig Firewind zanger Apollo Papathanasio is Spiritual Beggars definitief overgestoken van de stoner naar de gerontorockEarth Blues, het tweede album met Papathanasio, is daar zeker eens te meer het bewijs van. Vermoedelijk is zijn komst echter eerder het resultaat van die stijlwijziging dan de oorzaak ervan. Misschien wel de belangrijkste aanwijzing is de toegenomen rol van Per Wibergs toetsen.

Op Earth Blues zijn diens toetsenpartijen één groot eerbetoon aan  de overleden Jon Lord. Een track als “One Man’s Curse” had niet misstaan op een Deep Purple-album uit de tijd van de bezetting met Steve Morse en Jon Lord. De hele band speelt strak en draagt volop bij aan een warme sound zonder poespas, waarbij  Wiberg  de ster is van dit album.Naast Papathanasio,...

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