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My Way

There are certain figures in the grand pantheon of heavy metal that are and will always remain 100% unfuckwithable. Udo Dirkschneider is plainly one such figure: a revered and acclaimed legend, both as frontman with ACCEPT in their early days and, ever since, as leader of his own titular crew. From...
April 19, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER's Advice To New Bands: 'Don't Sign A Contract With A Record Company'

In a new interview with Chaoszine, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider spoke about the changes he has seen in the music industry since he started out more than five decades ago. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "There have definitely been some changes in the musi...
April 2, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine: 'I Don't Know What Kind Of Drugs' PUTIN Is Taking

Former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider, who has enjoyed great popularity in Russia for most of his career, weighed in on the country's invasion of Ukraine in a new interview with Belgian Jasper. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "This is a really bad feeling, I tell you. Normally it was...
March 20, 2022
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IRON ALLIES Feat. Former ACCEPT Members HERMAN FRANK And DAVID REECE: Debut Album To Be Released Via AFM RECORDS

IRON ALLIES, the new band featuring former ACCEPT members Herman Frank and David Reece, has entered Horus Sound Studio in Hannover, Germany to begin recording its debut album. The LP, which is being co-produced by Arne Neurand, will be released later in the year via AFM Records. Joining Frank and Re...
March 12, 2022
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Releases Cover Of QUEEN's 'We Will Rock You'

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider will release a new album, "My Way", on April 22 via Atomic Fire Records. Billed as "his most personal and extraordinary album to date," the effort contains 17 cover versions of the very songs that have influenced the musician and singer the...
February 25, 2022
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LION'S SHARE Releases New Single And Video, 'City Of The Night'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a new song, "City Of The Night", available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE guitarist Lars Chriss commented: "We wanted to kick off the new year with a 'full-on heavy metal riff mania.' We have already started recording...
February 23, 2022
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Defends His Decision To Continue Performing ACCEPT Material With U.D.O.: People 'Still Wanna Hear These Songs'

Nearly seven years after announcing that he would embark on a special tour during which he would perform ACCEPT songs one last time under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner before closing that chapter for good, former ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider is continuing to play ACCEPT material at select shows, inc...
January 16, 2022
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Ex-ACCEPT Singer UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Covers AC/DC, JUDAS PRIEST, LED ZEPPELIN, Others On 'My Way' Album

Former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider will release a new album, "My Way", on April 22 via Atomic Fire Records. Billed as "his most personal and extraordinary album to date," the effort contains 17 cover versions of the very songs that have influenced the musician and singer the...
January 13, 2022
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U.D.O. Signs With ATOMIC FIRE RECORDS, Plans 'Special Album' For 70th Birthday

U.D.O., the German metal band led by original ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider, has signed with Atomic Fire Records. Udo states: "As a globally active artist, it is very important for me to work with our respective partners in a trusting and highly professional way since large parts of our careers...
December 22, 2021
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Says Losing Rights To ACCEPT Name Was 'Biggest Mistake' Of His Professional Career

In a new interview with Simfonia Metàl·lica, former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider was asked to name the biggest mistake he made in his professional career. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I can tell you. This is the only thing I'm really not happy with. I was creating the name ACCEP...
December 5, 2021
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LION'S SHARE Releases Music Video For Cover Of 'Knock On Wood'

Swedish heavy metal band LION'S SHARE has made a cover version of the hit song "Knock On Wood" available on streaming services and digital service providers. LION'S SHARE singer Nils Patrik Johansson commented: "We wanted to release something cool and unexpected as a Christmas gift to our fans. This...
December 5, 2021
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HERMAN FRANK Doesn't Rule Out Return To ACCEPT: 'Never Say Never'

Former ACCEPT guitarist Herman Frank hasn't closed the door on returning to the band. Herman joined ACCEPT in 1982 shortly before the release of the band's "Restless And Wild" album and exited the group for the first time after the arrival of 1983's "Balls To The Wall" LP. When ACCEPT reunited for f...
November 20, 2021
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Isn't Thinking About Retirement: 'There Is No Reason To Stop'

Udo Dirkschneider, the 69-year-old former ACCEPT and currrent U.D.O. vocalist, says he has no plans to retire. In a recent interview with Dead Rhetoric 's Matt Coe in support of U.D.O.'s 17th studio album, "Game Over", the legendary German frontman was asked how he sees heavy metal evolving and what...
November 10, 2021
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Talks His Legacy: 'I Inspired A Lot Of Bands'

In a new interview with Jon Marchewka of Rock In The FastLane, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider was asked what he would like his legacy to be. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I always try to be normal. I'm not a typical rock and roll star, [sporting] su...
October 24, 2021
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER On Keeping His Voice In Shape: 'I Never Warm Up When I Go Onstage'

In a brand new interview with Pete Pardo of Sea Of Tranquility, former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. frontman Udo Dirkschneider was asked how he has managed to keep his singing voice in such good shape after more than 40 years of recording and touring. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET):...
October 19, 2021