"The band will soon be able to stand on their own two feet," Michael Schenker muses. Temple Of Rock is not only the name of his group, it was also the name of the album with which the 60-year-old guitarist opened a new chapter in 2011. A permanent band with singer Doogie White, guitarist/keyboarder Wayne Findlay and the former Scorpions rhythm team, drummer Herman Rarebell and bassist Francis Buchholz, has crystallized out of this. The main singer of the debut, Michael Voss (MadMax), holds the reins as producer. The third studio work "Spirit On A Mission", like its predecessor "Bride The Gap" (2013), was written in Münster, Westphalia.
"The plan with Spirit was to involve the band more. It should be a spontaneous work worked out with everyone in the studio. However, Doogie wasn't quite convinced of this approach, so we simply took a smaller step. Some songs are by me, others are by Wayne. Doogie wrote the lyrics. It wasn't until the songs were written that Francis and Herman joined them." That almost sounds like a democratic band structure. "However, since only I am bound by contract, the record company has the right to have my name appear prominently. On the other hand, I see myself as the architect who built this Temple of Rock."