Sleaze Roxx recently conducted an interview with former ACCEPT/BANGALORE CHOIR and current GYPSY ROSE frontman David Reece. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow.
Sleaze Roxx: What is happening with the BANGALORE CHOIR reunion that had been talked about?
David Reece: Ummmm Well, there are many factors. Some were illnesses, and honestly, I'm not about drama, and it seems like the drama beast was awakened. That's the thing about rock 'n' roll the focus is, and always should be, the music. So we all felt it was best to call it a day for now. I love John Kirk as a bro, and his writing talent and wish him great success!
Sleaze Roxx: So at this moment it's fair to say that BANGALORE CHOIR is inactive until further notice?
David Reece: Yes, it is. I hate it, but things happen for a reason, and it has actually pushed my focus back to GYPSY ROSE and promoting the record.
Sleaze Roxx: I have to ask a couple ACCEPT questions. How did you get that gig?
David Reece: I have a friend, Lucy Forbes, who knew Dieter Dirks and she knew he was looking for a singer and she hooked us up.
Sleaze Roxx: I like the "Eat the Heat" disc myself, but you were replacing one of the most unique voices in rock. Did anyone, including yourself, actually believe the fans would accept a new singer?
David Reece: We had high hopes, you know! One night while we were recording vocals Dieter stopped the tape and said, "You know if this fails, it's gonna be your fault and mine!" But deep down I know Udo Dirkschneider is, and always will be, ACCEPT. Strangely Udo and I are good friends to this day, which I'm grateful for. The dude is savage!
Sleaze Roxx: How difficult was it for you stepping into a position like that? It was almost a no-win situation regardless of how good the music you made was.
David Reece: It's terrifying, you know? Here I am a nobody in a worldwide act with all the pressure that comes along with it. But, you know, it's like sticking your head in a lion's mouth; if he bites down well there goes your fuckin head, know what I mean?
Read the entire interview from Sleaze Roxx.