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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: Why I Am Still Performing ACCEPT Songs

Five 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, including at the September 18, 2020 U.D.O. concert in ...

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WHITESNAKE Releases Music Video For Remixed Version Of 'Whipping Boy Blues' From 'The Blues Album'

WHITESNAKE celebrates the blues sound that helped inspire its multi-platinum career on a new collection that features remixed and remastered versions of the group's best blues-rock songs. "The Blues Album" is the third and final release in the band's "Red, White And Blues" trilogy, a series of compilations organized by musical themes that began last ...

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ACCEPT's WOLF HOFFMANN On PETER BALTES's Recent Collaboration With UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: 'I Probably Shouldn't Say Much About That'

ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann spoke to SiriusXM's "Trunk Nation With Eddie Trunk" about the band's latest studio album, "Too Mean To Die", which was released on January 29 via Nuclear Blast. The LP is the group's first without bassist Peter Baltes, who exited ACCEPT in November 2018. He has since been replaced by Martin Motnik. ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN Defends EDDIE VAN HALEN Mural, Calls It 'Literally Flawless'

Wolfgang Van Halen has defended renowned muralist Robert Vargas against criticism from VAN HALEN fans over the mural of his father, legendary guitarist Eddie Van Halen. On Tuesday (January 26), Guitar Center, the world's largest musical instrument retailer, unveiled an Eddie Van Halen mural on the outside wall of its flagship Hollywood, California store located ...

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Where The Gloom Becomes Sound - TRIBULATION

The perfect band for a bleak midwinter, TRIBULATION have long since proved themselves to be smarter than the average metal band. When the Swedes took an angular left turn down a more straightforwardly rocking avenue for 2015's "The Children of the Night", they somehow managed to retain all the macabre menace and obscure venom of ...

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Too Mean To Die - ACCEPT

At the risk of enraging a handful of purists, the original ACCEPT era definitely didn't produce a run of albums as strong and as consistent as the one the Germans have been on over the last decade. Okay, so virtually no one is capable of topping "Restless and Wild", but since the release of 2010's ...

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WOLF HOFFMANN Reflects On 'Rivalry' Between ACCEPT And SCORPIONS: 'They Never Talked About Us' Or 'Acknowledged Us'

During an appearance on MACHINE HEAD frontman Robb Flynn's "No Fuckin' Regrets With Robb Flynn" podcast, ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann was asked if there was ever a rivalry between his band and legendary German hard rockers SCORPIONS, especially in the early 1980s when both ACCEPT and SCORPIONS were still on the rise. He responded (see ...

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Hear New ACCEPT Song 'Zombie Apocalypse'

German/American metal legends ACCEPT have released the official visualizer video for their new single, "Zombie Apocalypse". The track is taken from the band's upcoming album, "Too Mean To Die", which will be made available on January 29 (postponed two weeks from the previously announced January 15) via Nuclear Blast. The LP will be the group's ...

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WOLFGANG VAN HALEN: 'F**k 2020'

Wolfgang Van Halen has paid tribute to his father Eddie Van Halen, saying the legendary VAN HALEN guitarist is the inspiration he needs to "keep moving." The 29-year-old's end-of-year message came less than two months after the release of "Distance", the first single from his solo band MAMMOTH WVH. Wolfgang wrote the song while Eddie ...

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