Full In Bloom Music recently conducted an interview with ACCEPT guitarist Wolf Hoffmann. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow:
Full In Bloom Music: What's new, what have you been up to lately and what's in the future?
Wolf Hoffmann: "Ever since this reunion, I am all into music, playing guitar again...all fired up. Just recently I was a guest guitar player for Sebastian Bach, so I went out there to see him, stayed out there for a few days and we played a show in NY with YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, TWISTED SISTER and GEORGE LYNCH and it was cool, it was fun to play with somebody else, because I had never really done that...it was weird because I have never played with anybody else in all my life. I joined ACCEPT when I was a little kid and ACCEPT has always been my only band."
Full In Bloom Music: How was it working with Sebastian.
Wolf Hoffmann: "Different, but a lot of fun. He's a great singer."
Full In Bloom Music: Different, how so?
Wolf Hoffmann: "Well, I mean, everbody goes about things differently, the way they plan a show, the way they do a set, how they put songs together and all that. I used to different things and they just do it in there own way and I was happy to learn how they do it and jumped on that train."
Full In Bloom Music: Is this the beginning of great things to come? Will you be working with him in the future?
Wolf Hoffmann: "Nothing right now. I wouldn't turn it down if it came up. It all depends on the circumstances. You know, if there was a major tour or something happening, I would be glad to fill in again. Sebastian is a great singer, has a great voice and is a front man all the way. Plus, it was fun to look at a singer at eye level."
Full In Bloom Music: How was it playing with Udo again after all these years?
Wolf Hoffmann: "That was actually fantastic, it was great. It was a little bit difficult trying to convince him to do the shows. As I said before, he has his own band now and I guess he just really loves being in control and being his own boss more than anything. We almost had to beg him to do it and pay him and do all that kind of stuff. But once we were up on stage, it was awesome. We really had a good time."
Full In Bloom Music: How many shows did you guys play?
Wolf Hoffmann: "About 25."
Full In Bloom Music: Well, surely ACCEPT can sell a lot more tickets than Udo's solo band.
Wolf Hoffmann: "Yeah, about forty times more."
Full In Bloom Music: I just don't get it.
Wolf Hoffmann: "You and the rest of the world don't get why he would be so difficult about this and I can't explain it, other than the fact that he hates that we are so much more successful, even though he would be part of it. Maybe it's better than 25 percent of a lot."
Full In Bloom Music: So that's it? No more ACCEPT?
Wolf Hoffmann: "That's it, according to him and his people agreed on it."
Full In Bloom Music: He actually said that he doesn't want to do ACCEPT anymore?
Wolf Hoffmann: "Oh yeah, he said that from the get-go. He gave us a time limit and only these months and then we had a couple of more shows and we had to ask him, would you possibly do one more show."
Read the entire interview at FullInBloomMusic.com.