Rock Will Never Die

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Rock Will Never Die
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Live album by
ReleasedJune 1984
Recorded Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
22–23 October 1983
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
68:52 (2009 edition)
Label Chrysalis
Producer Jack Douglas
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Recorded Hammersmith Odeon, London, England
October 22–23, 1983
Genre Hard rock, heavy metal
Label Chrysalis, Hendring
Producer Jack Douglas, Paul O'Neill, David Krebbs, Steve Leber
Michael Schenker Group chronology
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Rock Will Never Die is a Michael Schenker Group live album released in 1984 and recorded at Hammersmith Odeon in London, over two nights in October 1983. The concert was also released in VHS with the same title. This is the last album recorded with Gary Barden before he rejoined the band in 2008.


The final track "Doctor Doctor", which Schenker originally recorded with UFO, features a guest appearance by Klaus Meine and Rudolf Schenker of Scorpions.

Track listing

See 2009 remastered version for songwriting credits.

  1. "Captain Nemo" - 3:42
  2. "Rock My Nights Away" - 4:05
  3. "Are You Ready to Rock" - 4:07
  4. "Attack of the Mad Axeman" - 4:10
  5. "Into the Arena" - 4:00
  6. "Rock Will Never Die" - 5:25
  7. "Desert Song" - 6:00
  8. "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" - 4:57
  9. "Doctor Doctor" - 4:50

2009 remastered edition

All songs written by Michael Schenker and Gary Barden unless otherwise noted.

  1. "Captain Nemo" (Schenker) - 3:42
  2. "Rock My Nights Away" (Barden, Andy Nye) - 4:05
  3. "Are You Ready to Rock" - 4:07
  4. "Cry for the Nations" - 5:12
  5. "Rock You to the Ground" (Schenker, Graham Bonnet) - 5:38
  6. "Attack of the Mad Axeman" - 4:10
  7. "Into the Arena" (Schenker) - 4:00
  8. "Courvoisier Concerto" (Schenker, Paul Raymond) - 2:13
  9. "Rock Will Never Die" - 5:25
  10. "Desert Song" (Schenker, Bonnet) - 6:00
  11. "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" (Schenker, Barden, Andy Nye) - 4:57
  12. "Red Sky" - 6:02
  13. "Looking for Love" - 3:45
  14. "Armed and Ready" - 4:46
  15. "Doctor Doctor" (Schenker, Phil Mogg) - 4:50

VHS track listing

  1. "Captain Nemo" - 3:42
  2. "Rock My Nights Away" - 4:05
  3. "Are You Ready to Rock" - 4:07
  4. "Attack of the Mad Axeman" - 4:10
  5. "Into the Arena" - 4:00
  6. "Courvoisier Concerto" - 2:13
  7. "Dream On (Rock Will Never Die)" - 5:25
  8. "Desert Song" - 6:00
  9. "I'm Gonna Make You Mine" - 4:57
  10. "Armed and Ready" - 4:46
  11. "Doctor Doctor" - 4:50


Additional personnel


YearChartPeak positionSalesWeeks on Chart
1984UK24 [2] -5
1984Sweden32 [3] -2

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