UDO DIRKSCHNEIDER To Appear On 'Guest DJ Hour'

Legendary U.D.O./ex-ACCEPT frontman Udo Dirkschneider will host Metal Express Radio's "Guest DJ Hour" today (Friday, December 21). He will play 10 of his favorite tracks "that have influenced him or are currently rocking his metal world!"

Listen to the program at 3:00 p.m. and 9:00 p.m. CET (9:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. EST) at this location.

According to a posting on U.D.O.'s web site, fans who attend the German group's concerts will now have achance to purchase a recording of each show immediately following the completion of the gig on a 1 GB USB stick (photo) with a U.D.O. logo printed on it.

U.D.O. released a "best-of" album, "Metallized - 20 Years of Metal", on November 30 via AFM Records. The CD booklet is filled with photos from the last 20 years and and includes liner notes written by Metal Hammer journalist Andreas Schöwe. The first 12 songs on the collection were chosen by fans via the official U.D.O. web site, while tracks 13 to 16 consist of two unreleased songs, an acoustic version of the ACCEPT classic "Balls to the Wall", and a live version of "The Bullet and the Bomb".

U.D.O.'s new album, "Mastercutor", entered the German Media Control chart at position No. 39 — the highest German chart position in the band's history.

Fan-filmed video footage of U.D.O. performing at the Extreme Power Open Air festival in Kiev, Ukraine in September 2007 can be viewed below (courtesy of "part1k").

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