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Michael Schenker
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CD Reviews
Fest: Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A
Review by Gary Hill
This double live CD set captures a special event - Michael Schenker performing one show with three singers who recorded some of his most influential albums with him.

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Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock - Bridge The Gap
Review by Mike Korn
I have a shocking confession to make. I have never really been a huge Michael Schenker fanuntil now.

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Tales of Rock N Roll
Review by Greg Olma
This is a difficult album for me to review. I have been a fan of Michael Schenker’s since 1979 when I first heard UFO’s Obsession.
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Temple of Rock
Review by Gary Hill
The newest release from Michael Schenker, this is quite a strong one. 

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Temple of Rock: Live in Europe
Review by Gary Hill
I really like this live Michael Schenker album a lot. It’s got what seems like it might be a full concert and then five tracks from another show as bonus cuts.

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DVD Reviews
Michael Schenker - Fest: Live Tokyo International Forum Hall A DVD
Review by Gary Hill
One could say that there are enough Michael Schenker live videos out there, why do we need another? Well, this one is really a chronicle of a special event, meaning that if some are extraneous, this is not.

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Michael Schenker - Group - Live In Tokyo: 30th Anniversary Japan Tour DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I reviewed the actual concert here in more detail in the CD review that is also included in this issue, so this review will focus more on the DVD itself.

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Michael Schenker - Group - Rockpalast: Hardrock Legends Vol. 2 DVD
Review by Gary Hill

Recorded in 1981, this DVD captures a smoking hot live show from Michael Schenker Group.


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Michael Schenker - Live in Tokyo 1997 DVD
Review by Greg Olma
Michael Schenker is regarded as one of the best guitarists in the world. He has influenced many respected players including current UFO guitarist Vinnie Moore.
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Michael Schenker - Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock - On a Mission: Live in Madrid DVD
Review by Greg Olma
It is no great secret that I am a Michael Schenker super fan but I can be critical of his output when I feel that he is not playing up to his potential.  

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Michael Schenker - Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I’ve reviewed the CD version of this in this same issue of Music Street Journal.

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Concert Reviews
Michael Schenker - Group - Live in Libertyville, Illinois, March 2012
Review by Greg Olma

Michael Schenker and UFO have always shared a special bond with Chicago and the Chicagoland area.  


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Michael Schenker - Group - Live in Portland, Oregon, February, 2012
Review by Larry Toering

Michael Schenker and the boys turned up in great spirits to a sold out show that was nothing short of the most fun night to be had in a while.


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Michael Schenker - Group - Live in Rosemont, Illinois August 2010
Review by Greg Olma

It’s been a quite a while since Michael Schenker and his band of metal merchants played a support slot here in the Chicago-land area but I guess filling in the “special guest” slot on the Scorpions farewell tour was too good to pass up.  


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Michael Schenker - Michael Schenker Group – Live in Portland, Oregon, November 2012
Review by Larry Toering

While MSG has hit Portland frequently, this time they were in a larger venue.


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Interviews
Michael Schenker
Interview by Mike Korn
Interview with Michael Schenker from 2014

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Various Artists - Best of Rockpalast
Review by G. W. Hill
"Rockpalast" was a German television show that broadcast concerts from a wide range of musical artists.

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Various Artists - Come On Feel The Noize: The Story Of How Rock Became Metal DVD
Review by Gary Hill
I want to start this review by framing it with the following statement: I really enjoyed watching this. I found it very entertaining and captivating. I recommend it pretty highly to fans of rock and metal.
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UFO - Covenant
Review by Gary Hill
The newest release by hard rock favorites UFO is actually a two-disc set. The first disc consists of new material while disc two is a live album.
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Europe - Live at Sweden Rock
Review by G. W. Hill

I reviewed the DVD of this in the last issue of Music Street Journal.


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Europe - Live at Sweden Rock DVD
Review by G. W. Hill

First off, I have to admit that I was one American who had probably never heard anything from Europe other than “Final Countdown.”


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Scorpions - Live in Rosemont, Illinois August 2010
Review by Greg Olma

I have to admit that I was shocked when I heard that the Scorpions were going to do a farewell tour. 


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Scorpions - Love Drive
Review by Gary Hill

I know that for many people the post Uli Jon Roth era of Scorpions is the best. Personally, I've always preferred the earlier stuff.


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William Shatner - Seeking Major Tom
Review by G. W. Hill

What an interesting ride I’ve had leading into this album.


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Paul Raymond - Terms and Conditions Apply
Review by Jason Hillenburg

Paul Raymond is one of rock and roll's great unsung talents.


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Various Artists - The Merciless Book of Metal Lists written by Howie Abrams and Sacha Jenkins
Review by G. W. Hill

I suppose how you feel about this book has a lot to do with how seriously you take it.


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Joe Lynn Turner - The Sessions
Review by G. W. Hill
This is essentially a compilation disc of cover tunes from Joe Lynn Turner.

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UFO - The Story Of – Too Hot To Handle DVD
Review by Greg Olma

Let me start by saying that I really like this DVD.  I had this back in the day when it was available on VHS,  but it is always better to have the crystal clear picture of a DVD.  


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UFO - Walk On Water
Review by Gary Hill
This album is a very strong reunion for the quintessential lineup of this classic hard rock/metal band who have always taken that genre in a more art rock directions. This album is really one of the stronger albums this band has ever done, and if there is any justice in the world, will take them to new heights.
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Various Artists - We Wish You a Metal Christmas And a Headbanging New Year (2010 Edition)
Review by Gary Hill
This is a reissue of a CD I’ve already reviewed – with a few extra cuts.
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