AXEL RUDI PELL Explains Abbreviated BANG YOUR HEAD, GRASPOP Performances

German guitarist AXEL RUDI PELL has posted the following message on his official web site:

"Thank you very much for all of the fans support during our two festival shows in Balingen in Germany (Bang Your Head) and Graspop Metal Meeting in Belgium. There was a big hailstorm the night before we played in Balingen and a lot of the stage equipment broke, so we got a call from the Bang Your Head crew early in the morning of the day we played telling us that we have to reduce our playing time from 55 minutes to 25 minutes, because they want to have all bands played on that day. Later we found out that not all of the bands' playing times had been reduced that much and we were, after a lot of discussions, allowed to play 35 minutes. And of course, just before we went on stage, it started to rain heavily again... By the way, we were the ONLY band with that kind of luck playing in the rain... Anyway, a part of our own equipment went totally wet and we had some main failures... but we hope that our show was acceptable.

"Our bad luck situation went on, as our bus broke down on our way to the Graspop Festival and we had to wait for another bus which arrived early in the morning at around 7 ... So we couldn't made it in time for our stage time at Graspop... luckily the guys from PRIMAL FEAR were kind enough to let us play after them and we switched positions. As we arrived at Graspop, our crew loaded up the gear on stage and we just put on the stage clothes and then we went on... Nearly NO sleep, NO breakfest, NO coffee, NO showers or anything.... but that's rock 'n' roll, right?! Oh... of course, we were so late, that we only played 35 minutes as well.... we should change our name to '35-minute band'... Hahahaha.... Anyway, the Graspop show went really well.

"OK, so we hope to see you all at our next two shows in Osnabrück and one day later in Wacken! Enjoy!"

Check put pictures from AXEL RUDI PELL's recent festival appearances at this location.


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