Steve Lukather’s seventh solo album, “Transition”, will be released on Monday 21st January 2013. The album will be followed by an extensive European tour that will include two UK concerts at London’s Islington o2 Academy (March 29) and Bilston’s Robin 2 (March 30). One of the original founding members of the multi-million selling rock band Toto, Lukather will showcase his innate feel for rock and jazz guitar music, along with his impeccable songwriting talents. “Transition” showcases extraordinary guitar playing performed across some of the most heartfelt songs of Steve’s career. The album will be released in three formats including limited deluxe edition CD, jewel case CD, and vinyl.
Michael Schenker’s new outing, “Temple of Rock: Live in Europe”, will be released on December 3rd on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and as a Limited Deluxe Edition containing all 3 formats. This essential live rock’n’roll release includes songs performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands, in May 2012, and at London’s High Voltage Festival in 2011. Schenker sees his music as a building block in the construction of the Temple Of Rock. "The Temple is almost finished," explains Michael. “The foundation was laid in the 60s by Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Black Sabbath. The walls were then built by UFO and others in the 70s. By the 80s it was further reinforced by the likes of the Scorpions, and many more influential rock bands.” The Tilburg gig, recorded May 2012, features Schenker (ex-UFO, lead guitar), Doogie White (ex-Rainbow, vocals), Herman Rarebell (Scorpions, drums), Francis Buchholz (Scorpions, bass) and Wayne Findley (rhythm guitar, keyboards). London's 2011 High Voltage Festival features Michael Voss (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions, guitar), Pete Way (UFO, bass) and vocalists Jeff Scott Soto (ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, vocals).