Guitarist Bill Hudson states that new U.D.O. album is almost done
New U.D.O. and Dirkschneider guitarist Bill Hudson was recently interviewed by Metal-Rules and spoke amongst other things about how he joined both groups and whether there are any plans for U.D.O. to continue and release new material once Dirkschneider‘s tours playing only Accept songs are over.
Hudson stated: ‘We’ve already written an album. Basically my audition to the band wasn’t really an audition. But my audition was to come to Germany and write an album there basically. We stayed in the studio a week and writing songs together as a band, which by the way I had never done that before. Like sitting with the band, okay. “Here is this riff, you try that. Let’s try.” I’ve never done that kind of thing before. It was awesome. Yeah. There is an album, where the album is almost done. Just Udo has to finish the vocals. I don’t know about the release date or anything like that. But yeah. I’ve already done some music.”
in terms of how Hudson joined Dirkschneider and U.D.O., the guitarist stated: “It was a mixture of both. When Kasperi left, I heard from a lot of people that I know that I should contact them. I’m really good friends with Bas Maas from Doro and I know that they’re close with Doro. So I asked Bas if he knew anybody, because everybody was telling me to talk to them. The funny thing is Bas gave me Sven’s cellphone number and I just texted Sven, “Hey, Are you guys looking for a guitarist?” And we didn’t talk very much. That didn’t go very far. Then there is a person that I worked with sometimes. Her name is Kendra. She worked with U.D.O. previously. She’s also really good friend with Kasperi and she made the actual contact. She put me in touch with their management. We discussed a little bit and I don’t know. After three days talking, I was in Germany. They had concerns for the fact that I live in America and I did too. It’s working out so far. It was a mix of things. A lot of people were telling them about me. A lot of people were tell me about them.”
You can read the rest of the interview with Hudson at Metal-Rules.