Udo Dirkschneider won’t play any Accept songs after Dirkschneider tour if Accept still touring
Former Accept lead vocalist Udo Dirkschneider was recently interviewed by Shut Up And Rock On and advised under what conditions that he might play Accept songs once his Farewell To Accept or Back To The Roots tour with his band Dirkschneider is over.
The singer stated: “As long as Accept is still touring I won’t do any Accept songs anymore, only the U.D.O stuff.”
Dirkschneider was also asked how he ended up relaxing his first U.D.O. album when the songs were written by Accept to which he replied: “That was like, in ’86, you know- when they fired me. So yeah, that’s the truth. It’s interesting to get fired out of your own band but anyways…Yeah, normally it was planned that ‘Animal House’ was written for the next Accept album. So by then they decide to be more commercial or whatever they wanted to do, so they said ‘yeah, you can have all the songs’. So in a way it was very easy for me to start with U.D.O in ’86. So, yeah- here we go.”
Dirkschneider was also asked about the new live album Live — Back To The Roots and answered back with information about a new DVD and U.D.O. studio album when he stated: “Yeah, of course. We will also be coming out with a DVD. That will be coming out in the next…well I don’t know yet. And in a way it is to say goodbye. It will never happen like this, maybe if Accept stopped or split up or whatever- then I’ll play some Accept songs again but maybe only three or four songs. But like this, what we are doing now- 24 songs, it will never happen again. This is history. So definitely, it was very important to do as well as the DVD. What can I say? I’m happy to say that we can do a whole world tour. The people are asking for more and more and more and more. On the first of March we are going in the studio to start with a new U.D.O album and that plan goes until the middle of May recording stuff. And then we do more Dirkschneider stuff…of course take some time before the new U.D.O comes out so we’ll do some more festivals in Europe. I don’t know- we’ll see!”
You can read the rest of the interview with Dirkschneider at Shut Up And Rock On.