ACCEPT frontman Mark Tornillo joined THEE ROCK N' ROLL RESIDENCY on stage this past Tuesday night (October 18) at Harp & Fiddle in Nashville, Tennessee to perform cover versions of AC/DC's "If You Want Blood (You've Got It)" and THE ALLMAN BROTHERS BAND's "Whipping Post". You can watch fan-filmed video footage of his appearance below.
As previously reported, ACCEPT will release a new live set titled "Restless And Live" on January 13, 2017 via Nuclear Blast. This package will include the entire show ACCEPT played at 2015's Bang Your Head!!! festival in Balingen, Germany on Blu-ray/DVD plus two CDs.
Regarding what Mark Tornillo has added to ACCEPT's sound, guitarist Wolf Hoffmann told Canadian rock journalist Mitch Lafon: "He very much inspired us to write songs, because all of a sudden, he can pretty much sing anything we want him to do. With Udo [Dirkschneider, former ACCEPT singer], it was much more limited, what worked and what didn't work. And Mark, man, anything Peter [Baltes, bass] and I come up with, he can perform, and so that opened a lot of doors, musically, for us, and that inspired us totally. But, like I said before, we always try to stay close to what ACCEPT fans are wanting to hear from us, 'cause we could write a bunch of stuff that was left and right, genre-wise, but I'm not sure if fans would really appreciate it that much. And that's also where [producer] Andy Sneap came in, especially during the 'Blood Of The Nations'  recording. He really, sort of, forced us more to stay true to the course. 'Cause he grew up being an ACCEPT fan and listening to the old albums, and he came in with an expectation, 'All right, we're gonna make a great new ACCEPT album, but it'd better sound like I want it to sound as an ACCEPT fan.'"