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WOLF HOFFMANN Responds To PETER BALTES's Comment That ACCEPT Albums 'Started To Sound The Same'

In a new interview with Sakis Fragos of Rock Hard Greece, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked about former ACCEPT bassist Peter Baltes's recent comment that ACCEPT's albums "started to sound the same towards the end" of his tenure with the band. I didn't like it anymore and felt like we were al...
May 13, 2024
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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER And PETER BALTES To Celebrate 40th Anniversary Of ACCEPT's 'Balls To The Wall' On 2025 European Tour

German heavy metal act U.D.O. has just completed a European tour in support of its latest album, "Touchdown" (released in August 2023),which saw the band perform at a number of sold-out venues. The group is now preparing for this year's festival season as well as the North American leg of its ongoi...
May 13, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'I Don't Wanna Ever Retire Again'

In a new interview with Rapture Radio, Wolf Hoffmann was asked if he ever sees an end to ACCEPT. The ACCEPT guitarist and leader responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I have no desire to ever — I don't wanna ever retire or anything, because in a way, the band had a really long break in th...
May 9, 2024
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KK'S PRIEST And ACCEPT Announce Summer/Fall 2024 North American Tour

KK'S PRIEST, which features former JUDAS PRIEST members K.K. Downing (guitar) and Tim "Ripper" Owens (vocals),alongside guitarist A.J. Mills (HOSTILE),bassist Tony Newton (VOODOO SIX) and drummer Sean Elg (DEATHRIDERS, CAGE),and German/American metal legends ACCEPT will join forces this fall 2024...
May 7, 2024
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Watch: ACCEPT Performs With Guitarist JOEL HOEKSTRA For First Time

Legendary German/American metallers ACCEPT kicked off their South American tour last night (Wednesday, May 10 at Carioca Club Pinheiros in São Paulo, Brazil. It marked the band's first appearance with WHITESNAKE and TRANS-SIBERIAN ORCHESTRA guitarist Joel Hoekstra, who is temporarily filling in for...
May 2, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN Says He Misses PETER BALTES 'As A Person': 'Why Can't We Stay Friends?'

In a new interview with Riff X's "Metal XS", ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if he misses any of the former members who have left the band at some point during ACCEPT's nearly five-decade career. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "In a way, I miss all of them, to be honest....
April 27, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: 'We're Not Spending Family Christmases Together'

In a new interview with The Logan Show, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if he would ever be open to reuniting with the band's original singer Udo Dirkschneider for one final gig. He responded (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I think nobody's ever asked me, and he certainly hasn't. So...
April 26, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On Lineup Changes: 'There's This Romantic Idea That Musicians Have To Stay Together Forever'

In a new interview with Brazil's Heavy Metal On Line, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about the challenges of keeping a band lineup together. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "Well, nobody is forced to be in ACCEPT. Everybody's a volunteer in this. And sometimes it turns out that s...
April 25, 2024
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ACCEPT Shares Lyric Video For New Single 'Frankenstein'

Legendary German/American heavy metal titans ACCEPT have shared the official lyric video for "Frankenstein", the third single from their upcoming album "Humanoid". Due on April 26 via Napalm Records, "Humanoid" was once again produced, recorded, mixed and mastered by critically acclaimed heavy metal...
April 24, 2024
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ASIA Announces 'The Heat Of The Moment' July 2024 U.S. Tour

ASIA has announced "The Heat of The Moment Tour", headlined by ASIA and also featuring FOCUS, Martin Turner (ex-WISHBONE ASH) and CURVED AIR and MC'd by artist Roger Dean. The trek will commence on July 3, 2024 and will incorporate 21 dates across the USA and Canada. The tour has been masterminded b...
April 23, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'We Have To Do Something' To Celebrate Band's 50th Anniversary

In a new interview with Metal Pilgrim, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about the fact that the band will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2026. He said: "It's mind-blowing. If you would've told me that when I started this as a teenager that I would be still be doing this 50 years later, I [wou...
April 21, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On Producer ANDY SNEAP: 'He's Kind Of A Member Of The Family'

In a new interview with Chris Akin Presents, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about the band's nearly decade-and-a-half-long working relationship with British producer Andy Sneap, who is also a touring guitarist for JUDAS PRIEST. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "He's kind of a memb...
April 18, 2024
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WOLF HOFFMANN On ACCEPT's Songwriting Process: 'Riffs Are Really Easy For Me'

In a new interview with Ola Englund, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke about his songwriting process, especially when it comes to coming up with riffs. He said (as transcribed by BLABBERMOUTH.NET): "I've said it often, and I say it again, riffs are really easy for me. I don't know why, but they a...
April 14, 2024
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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN: 'In My Mind, I'm Still 16'

In a new interview with Niclas Müller-Hansen of RockSverige, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked how he feels about getting older. He responded: "That brings me to the point of [the ACCEPT song] 'Ravages Of Time' [from the band's upcoming album 'Humanoid']. That's why I wrote that song. When I...
April 12, 2024
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WOLF HOFFMANN On Keeping ACCEPT Going: 'I Want To Continue On The Beautiful Run We're On'

By David E. Gehlke The 2018 departure of bassist Peter Baltes left guitarist Wolf Hoffmann as the last original member of ACCEPT. And with former vocalist Udo Dirkschneider since recruiting Baltes to join his U.D.O. namesake outfit, the debate regarding who the "true" ACCEPT is has been turned up a...
April 9, 2024