ACCEPT fan site Joe Schlared's Accept Home Page With U.D.O. has published the first part of an interview with longtime ACCEPT manager Gaby Hoffmann (also known throughout the '80s by the mysterious alias "Deaffy"). In addition to being ACCEPT's manager, Hoffmann was also the group's primary lyrics writer. She wrote lyrics for a couple songs on the "Restless and Wild" album, and then all the songs from "Balls to the Wall" on. She has declined all previous requests for interviews in the past, making this interview the very first one. A couple of excerpts from the second part of the interview follow:
Q: Your thoughts on the David Reece era [of ACCEPT], and how his drug use and behavior affected everyone else? Also would you care to mention anything about the supposed on-stage fist fight between David and Peter [Baltes, ACCEPT bassist]?
Gaby Hoffmann: "David Reece was not on drugs during our times and Peter and him did not have a fight on stage. There was something close to a fight backstage in the dressing room and we left him the next day — which he knew would happen, if he ever would be violent to anybody. Unfortunately — I still love his talent and his voice, but he was his worst enemy!"
Q: Do you feel ACCEPT received the credit they deserved?
Gaby Hoffmann: "I guess that overall yes, but the seriousness of their art and what they stand for, might have not been discovered. This was, and still is, a very strong band in morals and attitudes and EXPECTATIONS of their own standing — at least from my point of view..."
Read the entire interview at this location.