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DEEP PURPLE To Release Comprehensive New Anthology, ‘A Fire In The Sky’, In September

DEEP PURPLE stands alongside LED ZEPPELIN and BLACK SABBATH as part of the Holy Trinity of British hard rock. The list of the band's classic songs is legion, and the influence it's had on successive generations of musicians is both enduring and remarkable. Rhino will celebrate DEEP PURPLE's history with three definitive collections. "A Fire In The Sky" will be available as a single CD and a three-CD set on September 8 in North America with an international release following later in the year. A three-LP version will also be available on November 3. Each version includes a selection of songs chosen from the 19 studio albums that DEEP PURPLE recorded between 1968 and 2013. The single-disc version of "A Fire In The Sky" features 20 songs and focuses mainly on the band's singles. The heavy hitters are here, of course — "Smoke On The Water" and "Highway Star" — but so are gems like "Perfect Strangers", the title track from the band's platinum-certified album from 1984, as well as "Hell To Pay", from 2013's "Now What?!". The three-disc version of "A Fire In The Sky" dives even deeper into PURPLE's past with 40 songs and includes at least one track from every studio album through "Now What?!". It also provides the ultimate showcase for the group's various incarnations through the years. To date, more than a dozen musicians have appeared on a DEEP PURPLE album. Among the set's many highlights are: the title track from 2005's "Rapture Of The Deep"; "King Of Dreams" from 1990's "Slaves And Masters"; "Bad Attitude" from 1987's "The House Of Blue Light"; "You Keep On Moving" from 1975's "Come Taste The Band"; and "Hush" from the group's 1968 debut, "Shades Of Deep Purple". This expanded version also features Kevin Shirley's 2010 remix of "Dealer", and the 2012 stereo mix for an early version of "The Bird Has Flown". "A Fire In The Sky" will also be available as a three-LP set that includes 27 songs. Among the highlights are the single edit version of "Woman From Tokyo", the U.S. single edit for "Burn", and the radio edit of "Bad Attitude". Earlier this year, DEEP PURPLE released their 20th studio album, "Infinite", and as announced a co-headlining North American tour with ALICE COOPER. It begins on August 12 in Las Vegas. "A Fire In The Sky" single-disc track listing: 01. Hell To Pay (Radio Edit) 02. Rapture Of The Deep 03. Sun Goes Down 04. Any Fule Kno That 05. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming (Edit) 06. Bad Attitude (Radio Edit) 07. Knocking At Your Back Door (Single Edit) 08. Perfect Strangers (Single Edit) 09. You Keep On Moving (Single Edit) 10. Soldier Of Fortune 11. Burn (U.S. Single Edit) 12. Woman From Tokyo (Single Edit) 13. Highway Star (U.S. Single Edit) 14. Smoke On The Water (U.S. Single Edit) 15. Fireball 16. Strange Kind Of Woman 17. Child In Time (Part 1) 18. Speed King (U.S. Album Edit) 19. Black Night 20. Hush "A Fire In The Sky" three-disc track listing: Disc One: 01. Hell To Pay 02. Vincent Price 03. Wrong Man 04. Rapture Of The Deep 05. Sun Goes Down 06. Any Fule Kno That 07. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming 08. Vavoom: Ted The Mechanic 09. The Battle Rages On 10. King Of Dreams 11. Call Of The Wild 12. Bad Attitude 13. Knocking At Your Back Door 16. Perfect Strangers Disc Two: 01. You Keep On Moving 02. Dealer (2010 Kevin Shirley Remix) 03. Stormbringer 04. Soldier Of Fortune 05. Mistreated 06. Might Just Take Your Life 07. Burn 08. Rat Bat Blue 09. Woman From Tokyo 10. Space Truckin' 11. Smoke On The Water 12. When A Blind Man Cries Disc Three: 01. Highway Star 02. Demon's Eye 03. Fireball 04. Strange Kind Of Woman 05. Child In Time 06. Speed King (U.S. Album Edit) 07. Black Night 08. Hallelujah 09. Emmaretta (2012 Stereo Mix) 10. The Bird Has Flown (Early Version – 2012 Stereo Mix) 11. Wring That Neck (a.k.a. Hard Road) 12. Kentucky Woman 13. Mandrake Root 14. Hush "A Fire In The Sky" three-LP track listing: Side One: 01. Hell To Pay (Radio Edit) 02. Vincent Price 03. Rapture Of The Deep 04. Sun Goes Down 05. Any Fule Kno That Side Two: 01. Sometimes I Feel Like Screaming 02. The Battle Rages On 03. Bad Attitude (Radio Edit) 04. Perfect Strangers Side Three: 01. You Keep On Moving (Single Edit) 02. Soldier Of Fortune 03. Stormbringer 04. Burn (U.S. Single Edit) 05. Might Just Take Your Life 06. Woman From Tokyo (Single Edit) Side Four: 01. Highway Star 02. Smoke On The Water 03. Demon's Eye 04. Fireball Side Five: 01. Strange Kind Of Woman 02. Speed King (U.S. Album Edit) 03. Child In Time 04. Black Night Side Six: 01. Kentucky Woman 02. Wring That Neck (a.k.a. Hard Road) 03. Mandrake Root 04. Hush

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THE DARKNESS To Release ‘Pinewood Smile’ Album In October; Listen To ‘All The Pretty Girls’ Single

England's hugely entertaining rock gods THE DARKNESS are back with their fifth album, "Pinewood Smile", due for release October 6 through Cooking Vinyl. Marking the announcement, the band has unveiled the spectacular album opener "All The Pretty Girls" across all streaming platforms. It's also available for download with pre-orders of the album for the instant gratification of fans. "All The Pretty Girls" is a glorious, hard-rockin', autobiographical anthem intellectually examining the fact that when you're a rock star you get a lot of attention from ladies and discussing the ethical conundrums that come with that. As Justin Hawkins so eloquently sings with trouser-splitting vocal magnificence: "All the pretty girls, like me for who I am / All the pretty girls, when the record goes platinum / Plenty of action, massive attraction, when you're selling out stadiums / All the pretty girls… and their mums". Hard-hitting social commentary, right there! Addressing the forthcoming album and THE DARKNESS' undoubted relevance in 2017, Justin asks, somewhat rhetorically of the world at large, "Why should anybody care? Because if you don't, we're fucked!! History will remember us as the apathetic generation who negligently ushered in a dreadful dystopian age that may or may not come to be known as 'The Rise of the Arseclowns'. We cannot allow this to continue! You may not give a shit about Brexit or Trump, but PLEASE... give a shit about THE DARKNESS otherwise the last bastion of cultural sensibility will fall and our airwaves will be polluted by meaningless pop purveyed by arseholes and morons... Oh wait!" Returning to save our airwaves from mediocre, Auto-Tuned tweens and that awful, throbby EDM shite, the album "Pinewood Smile" finds THE DARKNESS on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. In addition to the cerebral treatise of "All The Pretty Girls", the album boasts the swashbuckling "Buccaneers Of Hispaniola", the expletive-strewn howl of frustration that is "Southern Trains", the hugely emotional "Why Don't The Beautiful Cry?", the globally anthemic "Japanese Prisoner Of Love", and the ode to pumping out smash hit after smash hit "Solid Gold", which finds THE DARKNESS addressing the turbulent nature of the music industry and how they have enjoyed its flamboyant highs and spectacular lows. Written in Putney, recorded in Cornwall and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Adrian Bushby (FOO FIGHTERS, MUSE), the compositions have all the crucial elements of classic DARKNESS fare, but with added layers for the ears to peel away at… like a sonic onion but a lot tastier. It also features the drumming and vocal talents of gorgeous new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of QUEEN legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks. To celebrate the release of "Pinewood Smile", THE DARKNESS will be touring extensively at the end of this year, playing seventeen dates in the U.K. throughout November and December, including a headline show at London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10. The shows are part of a wider European tour.

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THE DARKNESS To Release ‘Pinewood Smile’ Album In October; Listen To ‘All The Pretty Girls’ Single

England's hugely entertaining rock gods THE DARKNESS are back with their fifth album, "Pinewood Smile", due for release October 6 through Cooking Vinyl. Marking the announcement, the band has unveiled the spectacular album opener "All The Pretty Girls" across all streaming platforms. It's also available for download with pre-orders of the album for the instant gratification of fans. "All The Pretty Girls" is a glorious, hard-rockin', autobiographical anthem intellectually examining the fact that when you're a rock star you get a lot of attention from ladies and discussing the ethical conundrums that come with that. As Justin Hawkins so eloquently sings with trouser-splitting vocal magnificence: "All the pretty girls, like me for who I am / All the pretty girls, when the record goes platinum / Plenty of action, massive attraction, when you're selling out stadiums / All the pretty girls… and their mums". Hard-hitting social commentary, right there! Addressing the forthcoming album and THE DARKNESS' undoubted relevance in 2017, Justin asks, somewhat rhetorically of the world at large, "Why should anybody care? Because if you don't, we're fucked!! History will remember us as the apathetic generation who negligently ushered in a dreadful dystopian age that may or may not come to be known as 'The Rise of the Arseclowns'. We cannot allow this to continue! You may not give a shit about Brexit or Trump, but PLEASE... give a shit about THE DARKNESS otherwise the last bastion of cultural sensibility will fall and our airwaves will be polluted by meaningless pop purveyed by arseholes and morons... Oh wait!" Returning to save our airwaves from mediocre, Auto-Tuned tweens and that awful, throbby EDM shite, the album "Pinewood Smile" finds THE DARKNESS on electrifying form, delivering some of the most sharp-witted, infectious, humorous and downright brilliant songs of their career. In addition to the cerebral treatise of "All The Pretty Girls", the album boasts the swashbuckling "Buccaneers Of Hispaniola", the expletive-strewn howl of frustration that is "Southern Trains", the hugely emotional "Why Don't The Beautiful Cry?", the globally anthemic "Japanese Prisoner Of Love", and the ode to pumping out smash hit after smash hit "Solid Gold", which finds THE DARKNESS addressing the turbulent nature of the music industry and how they have enjoyed its flamboyant highs and spectacular lows. Written in Putney, recorded in Cornwall and produced by Grammy Award-winning producer Adrian Bushby (FOO FIGHTERS, MUSE), the compositions have all the crucial elements of classic DARKNESS fare, but with added layers for the ears to peel away at… like a sonic onion but a lot tastier. It also features the drumming and vocal talents of gorgeous new band member Rufus Tiger Taylor, son of QUEEN legend Roger Taylor, who shares vocal duties with Justin on two of the tracks. To celebrate the release of "Pinewood Smile", THE DARKNESS will be touring extensively at the end of this year, playing seventeen dates in the U.K. throughout November and December, including a headline show at London's Hammersmith Eventim Apollo on December 10. The shows are part of a wider European tour.

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Coroner Confirms LINKIN PARK Frontman CHESTER BENNINGTON Died By Hanging

The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed that Chester Bennington died by hanging. The LINKIN PARK frontman's body was discovered Thursday morning by an employee at the musician's Palos Verdes Estates home. The 41-year-old's body was hanging from a belt on a bedroom door inside the house in the 2800 block of Via Victoria, Ed Winter, spokesman for the L.A. County medical examiner-coroner, said on Friday. A half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, though it was not near his body, Winter said. A suicide note was not found, Winter said. An autopsy has not yet been scheduled. Bennington struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male. LINKIN PARK was set to kick off its "One More Light" tour in late July, but the surviving members of the group have not yet announced whether they will pull the plug on the trek in the wake of the tragedy.

Coroner van leaving Palos Verdes Estates with the body of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington pic.twitter.com/9dBL2FAqyt

— christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) July 20, 2017

News scene at Palos Verdes Estates home of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington pic.twitter.com/zh3Y1Ag5Iw

— Brad Graverson Photo (@BradGraverson) July 20, 2017

https://t.co/Un26XQTxBm @LarryAltman @meg_barnes #PalosVerdesEstates police say coroner's office investigators left about 10 minutes ago… pic.twitter.com/EAjfdaaT2Q

— Palos Verdes Post (@PalosVerdesPost) July 20, 2017

https://t.co/Un26XQTxBm @LarryAltman @meg_barnes Police opened the road to the home where Bennington was found. Someone inside put up a… pic.twitter.com/9doDLV1iSj

— Palos Verdes Post (@PalosVerdesPost) July 20, 2017

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Coroner Confirms LINKIN PARK Frontman CHESTER BENNINGTON Died By Hanging

The Los Angeles County coroner has confirmed that Chester Bennington died by hanging. The LINKIN PARK frontman's body was discovered Thursday morning by an employee at the musician's Palos Verdes Estates home. The 41-year-old's body was hanging from a belt on a bedroom door inside the house in the 2800 block of Via Victoria, Ed Winter, spokesman for the L.A. County medical examiner-coroner, said on Friday. A half-empty bottle of alcohol was found in the room, though it was not near his body, Winter said. A suicide note was not found, Winter said. An autopsy has not yet been scheduled. Bennington struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male. LINKIN PARK was set to kick off its "One More Light" tour in late July, but the surviving members of the group have not yet announced whether they will pull the plug on the trek in the wake of the tragedy.

Coroner van leaving Palos Verdes Estates with the body of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington pic.twitter.com/9dBL2FAqyt

— christina heller (@CHellerTVNews) July 20, 2017

News scene at Palos Verdes Estates home of Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington pic.twitter.com/zh3Y1Ag5Iw

— Brad Graverson Photo (@BradGraverson) July 20, 2017

https://t.co/Un26XQTxBm @LarryAltman @meg_barnes #PalosVerdesEstates police say coroner's office investigators left about 10 minutes ago… pic.twitter.com/EAjfdaaT2Q

— Palos Verdes Post (@PalosVerdesPost) July 20, 2017

https://t.co/Un26XQTxBm @LarryAltman @meg_barnes Police opened the road to the home where Bennington was found. Someone inside put up a… pic.twitter.com/9doDLV1iSj

— Palos Verdes Post (@PalosVerdesPost) July 20, 2017

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Listen To New MARTY FRIEDMAN Song ‘Sorrow And Madness’ Feat. BLACK VEIL BRIDES’ JINXX

"Sorrow And Madness", a brand new song form former MEGADETH guitarist Marty Friedman, can be streamed below. The track is taken from his upcoming album, "Wall Of Sound", which will be released on August 4 via Prosthetic Records. Produced by Friedman, engineered by Paul Fig (GHOST, RUSH, ALICE IN CHAINS) and mixed by Jens Bogren (KREATOR, OPETH, SEPULTURA), the disc "expands and destroys any conventional notions of instrumental music," according to a press release. Legendary QUEEN producer Mack came on board to handle the mixing on two tracks, "Streetlight" and "For A Friend", which Friedman proclaimed was "an honor for me, for sure." Friedman said last year about the musical direction of the follow-up to his 2014 album "Inferno": "This time it's even more ambitious than that album was, a bit more dense, and, with any luck, more exciting for those of you who will hear it." He added: "There will be elevent or twelve songs in total. Sometimes a song you really love doesn't make it to the album because it doesn't fit nicely in the sequencing. Either way, we're pushing sixty minutes, so it won't be a short album." Marty's new CD was recorded in part at Dave Grohl's Studio 606 in California with engineer Paul Fig (ALICE IN CHAINS, RUSH, DEFTONES) and was previously described by Friedman as "a way more intense version" of its predecessor: "deeper, sadder, happier and more aggressive." Like "Inferno", Friedman's upcoming album will feature several guests, including prog-thrashers MUTOID MAN, Jørgen Munkeby of the Norwegian avant-garde jazz-metal outfit SHINING and Jinxx of Los Angeles theatrical rockers BLACK VEIL BRIDES. Regarding how the collaboration with Jinxx came about, Friedman told Guitar World: "I'm a big fan of Jinxx and BLACK VEIL BRIDES. He came to my show in L.A. in 2015. Right after that, I was told that he plays violin. I didn't even know that! Then light bulbs went off. I thought now's the chance to really turn some heads by doing something that's a little bit, well, a lot, unexpected to my fans and his fans." "Wall Of Sound" track listing: 01. Self Pollution 02. Sorrow And Madness (featuring Jinxx of BLACK VEIL BRIDES) 03. Streetlight 04. Whiteworm 05. For A Friend 06. Pussy Ghost (featuring Shiv Mehra of DEAFHEAVEN) 07. The Blackest Rose 08. Something To Fight (featuring Jørgen Munkeby of SHINING) 09. The Soldier 10. Miracle 11. Last Lament

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Hacker Targets CHESTER BENNINGTON’s Widow Hours After Singer’s Suicide

A series of vile messages were posted on the Twitter account of Chester Bennington's widow after it was hacked Friday morning — just hours after the singer's shocking suicide. In the tweets, which have since been deleted, someone posting as Talinda Bennington "confessed" that she was cheating on her husband with band member Mike Shinoda. "I guess this is the time to say it but I have been cheating on Chester with Mike Shinoda....," the hacker wrote. "I never really loved him and I'm not hacked I just was in love with the money hurts to say," the hacker said in another tweet. The last tweet said the account was "not hacked." "I never really loved him and I'm not hacked I just was in love with the money hurts to say (sic)," the post read. A representative for LINKIN PARK confirmed Friday to Page Six the security breach is being dealt with following the hack. This is not the first time Chester and his wife have had problems with neurotic fans. In 2006, the cell phone, e-mail and PayPal accounts of the couple were hacked by cyber stalkers. Two years later, a woman was jailed for two years for stalking Bennington and Talinda. Bennington married Talinda in December 2005. They have three children. Talinda is also stepmother to Chester's three other kids from previous relationships. Bennington died of an apparent suicide Thursday morning, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed. He was 41. The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male.

Happy Father's Day to the man of my dreams❤️ You are the best Daddy ever!! @ChesterBe pic.twitter.com/R96A6uGSam

— Talinda Bennington (@TalindaB) June 18, 2017

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LYNCH MOB Releases Video For New Song ‘Main Offender’

"Main Offender", the new video from LYNCH MOB, can be seen below. The song is taken from the band's upcoming album, "The Brotherhood", which will be released on Friday, September 8 via Rat Pak Records. Produced by Chris "The Wizard" Collier (FLOTSAM A...

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MATT SORUM: Please Don’t Blame CHESTER BENNINGTON

Matt Sorum has paid tribute to Chester Bennington, saying the LINKIN PARK frontman "bared his soul to the world and we received his gift." Bennington died of an apparent suicide Thursday morning, the Los Angeles County coroner confirmed. He was 41. The singer struggled with drugs and alcohol for years. He had said in the past he had considered committing suicide because he had been abused as a child by an older male. Matt, who played a number of shows with Bennington as part of the Sorum-founded supergroup KINGS OF CHAOS, addressed the singer's death in a Facebook post. He wrote: "Devastated and heartbroken today on hearing of dear friend and bandmate Chester Bennington's passing. We were only speaking yesterday and planning future gigs together. "I am in shock. He was always upbeat and made everyone around him feel special. Not just fellow musicians but fans as well. Giving himself openly. "As people that live in the spotlight, this can be daunting and take its toll behind closed doors after the lights go down. As another recovering addict, I related this to Chester on many occasions. "It's hard to understand when from the outside our job seems easy and that we have everything. As we know now with the loss of so many greats to drugs, alcohol and the depression that sets in... even in sobriety. The feelings are raw and my brother Chester struggled like so many of my other friends that have lost the battle to the overwhelming fear that comes with this disease. The only thing we can do is try and communicate our feelings through interacting and communicating through self-help groups and loved ones.' The former GUNS N' ROSES and THE CULT drummer continued: "Please don't blame him. The disease wants us dead. Depression and anxiety is the after-effect of years of hard living and running from these demons and feelings. "I loved Chester... He was kind and always professional in every situation. He would take any challenge. I threw songs at him last minute and he would rise to the occasion. Being the great showman and the voice he had, he was capable of so much. The talent was boundless and he was a perfectionist. "For us performers, the rest of real life is the hardest part. "Six kids and a family was his lifeblood and responsibility. People will ask... How could he leave them?? "The pain must have been so deep. "I pray for his wife and children and that they can find peace through this terrible tragedy. "He bared his soul to the world and we received his gift. His gift will live on because the music remains. "I love you, Chester, and will always miss you. The world will miss you... but your presence here will never be forgotten. You touched me as you touched so many… and for that I am eternally grateful. "Rest now sweet soul. Your brother, Matt." Chester's body was found at his home in the upscale Palos Verdes neighborhood of Los Angeles Thursday around 9 a.m. TMZ reported that he hanged himself. Police confirmed that they responded to a report about a suicide from a residence in the neighborhood around that time. Chester is survived by wife Talinda Bennington, their son Tyler and twin daughters Lilly and Lila and his three children from previous relationships.

Devastated and heartbroken today on hearing of dear friend and bandmate Chester Bennington's passing . We were only...

Posted by Matt Sorum on Thursday, July 20, 2017

Chester Bennington and Matt Sorum onstage @TheParamountNY pic.twitter.com/UU41YjgWvJ

— Kings of Chaos band (@kingsofchaosusa) December 19, 2016

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DIRKSCHNEIDER: ‘Restless And Wild’ Performance Clip From ‘Live – Back To The Roots – Accepted!’

DIRKSCHNEIDER — the band fronted by former ACCEPT and current U.D.O. singer Udo Dirkschneider — will release "Live - Back To The Roots - Accepted!" on August 4 in Europe and August 18 in the USA as a DVD/2CD, Blu-ray/2CD and gatefold triple vinyl in two different colors. After putting out the live double CD last year, fans were asking for a visual output, so finally, in December 2016, the show in Brno, Czech Republic was recorded for that purpose. Besides many classics from Dirkscheider's ACCEPT era, there's a cover version of Frank Sinatra's "My Way" as a bonus track on the CD and vinyl. Track listing digipak: CD1 01. Intro 02. Starlight 03. Living For Tonite 04. Flash Rockin‘ Man 05. London Leatherboys 06. Midnight Mover 07. Breaker 08. Head Over Heels 09. Neon Night 10. Princess Of The Dawn 11. Winter Dreams 12. Restless And Wild 13. Son Of A Bitch 14. Up To The Limit CD2 15. Wrong Is Right 16. Midnight Highway 17. Screaming For A Love-Bite 18. Monsterman 19. T.V. War 20. Losers And Winners 21. Metal Heart 22. I'm A Rebel 23. Fast As A Shark 24. Balls To The Wall 25. Burning 26. Outro 27. My Way (Bonus) Blu-ray: 01. Intro 02. Starlight 03. Living For Tonite 04. Flash Rockin' Man 05. London Leatherboys 06. Midnight Mover 07. Breaker 08. Head Over Heels 09. Neon Night 10. Princess Of The Dawn 11. Winter Dreams 12. Restless And Wild 13. Son Of A Bitch 14. Up To The Limit 15. Wrong Is Right 16. Midnight Highway 17. Screaming For A Love-Bite 18. Monsterman 19. T.V. War 20. Losers And Winners 21. Metal Heart 22. I'm A Rebel 23. Fast As A Shark 24. Balls To The Wall 25. Burning 26. Outro The "Restless And Wild" performance clip, taken from "Live – Back To The Roots - Accepted!", can be seen below. Dirkschneider spent the last year and a half touring under the DIRKSCHNEIDER banner, performing classic ACCEPT songs for the last time. The trek, which was originally supposed to conclude with the band's North American run in January/February, has now been extended through early 2018. In a message on the DIRKSCHNEIDER Facebook page, Udo explained his decision to continue touring as DIRKSCHNEIDER, saying: "Originally it was our plan to go back to touring with U.D.O. in 2017. But we have received an incredible number of emails and letters from fans begging us to continue with DIRKSCHNEIDER, and as there are still so many (ACCEPT) songs left to be sung, we have decided to bow to your demands! "During the last tours with DIRKSCHNEIDER, the audience had a lot of fun, and we as a band also had the time of our lives on stage. In fact, a whole lot of people in countries all over the world have been knocked out by these shows. Just check out all the media (especially from the U.S., where we have just finished a five-week tour) and you will read the caption 'tour of the year' multiple times… "We are thrilled by the idea of continuing and we are really looking forward to seeing you all again live on tour! "Oh, we nearly forgot to tell you about possibly the most important point of all: From October 2017 on, DIRKSCHNEIDER will tour with an almost completely NEW setlist. Of course, it will still contain only ACCEPT hits, but this time with many different songs compared to the last tours." DIRKSCHNEIDER released a live album called "Live - Back To The Roots" in October via AFM Records. The effort, which was recorded on April 2, 2016 at Kaminwerk in Memmingen, Germany, was made available as two-CD digipak and gatefold three-vinyl in four different colors (black, gold, silver and clear). In addition to Udo, the DIRKSCHNEIDER band on the recent tours included his son Sven Dirkschneider on drums, Fitty Wienhold on bass, Andrey Smirnov on guitar and Kasperi Heikkinen on guitar. Kasperi has since left the group and was replaced by Bill Hudson.

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