Both musicians have visited Armenia several times over the years and have seen the slow renewal after a major earthquake struck, that decimated the country in 1988.
After having such a great time together working on last year’s benefit track, the longtime friends decided to forge ahead with a full record with the goal remaining to aid rebuilding efforts in Armenia.
As the track listing for this album came together, I noticed many of the titles had character similarities, a combination of freshness as they fully felt the sun on their backs and rebellion in a ‘Yeah, told you so,’ kind of way. And that adds up to a wonderful time. And that adds up to more money for the music school we are building in Armenia.”
Michael Schenker's "Temple of Rock" UK Tour starts Wednesday May 9th
These shows mark the first time Schenker’s touring band will feature two ex-Scorpions members – Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass). Vocalist Doogie White (ex-Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen) and M.S.G. keyboardist, Wayne Findlay complete the line-up.