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U.D.O. And DIRKSCHNEIDER Joined By Guitarist BILL HUDSON

Bill Hudson has joined U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER — the two bands fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — as the replacement for the recently departed Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen. U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER said in a statement: "We are very proud to announce that Mr. Bill Hudson from Brazil is the new guitarist of DIRKSCHNEIDER/U.D.O.! ...

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U.D.O. Begins Work On New Album

U.D.O. — the German metal band fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — has commenced work on the follow-up to 2015's "Decadent" album for a tentative late 2017 release. In a new video message, Udo offered an update on the new disc writing sessions, saying: "We are working already, yeah, you ...

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UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER: 'I Never Left ACCEPT - They Fired Me'

EMP Live last year conducted an interview with former ACCEPT and current DIRKSCHNEIDER and U.D.O. vocalist Udo Dirkschneider. You can now watch the chat below. Speaking about his 1987 exit from ACCEPT, Udo said: "I never left ACCEPT. That's a very important point. They fired me. That's a very important thing. It's very interesting to ...

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Video: Former ACCEPT Singer DAVID REECE Performs 'Generation Clash' At SAINTED SINNERS CD-Release Concert

SAINTED SINNERS, the band featuring former ACCEPT singer David Reece, celebrated the release of its self-titled debut album by performing last night (Friday, February 24) at Traube in Bellenberg, Germany. Fan-filmed video footage of the concert can be seen below. The group's lineup is rounded out by guitar player Frank Pané, keyboardist Ferdy Doernberg (AXEL ...

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Guitarist KASPERI HEIKKINEN Quits U.D.O. And DIRKSCHNEIDER

Finnish guitarist Kasperi Heikkinen has left U.D.O. and DIRKSCHNEIDER — the two bands fronted by former ACCEPT singer Udo Dirkschneider — for personal reasons. Says U.D.O. in a statement: "There is no bad blood or drama in this departure. The band and especially Udo wanna thank Kasperi for his great support and many fantastic shows ...

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Video: UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER Performs ACCEPT Classics In San Antonio

Fan-filmed video footage of DIRKSCHNEIDER, the band fronted by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider, performing on January 27 in San Antonio, Texas can be seen below. Speaking about the decision to extend the DIRKSCHNEIDER "Back To The Roots - Farewell To Accept" tour, during which he is playing classic ACCEPT songs for ...

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