On this episode of Talking Metal, Mark Strigl interviews Ace Frehley, Udo Dirkschneider and Stephen Pearcy.
Ace Frehley is the first interview. Topics include the new Spaceman album, his new band, Ronnie Mancuso, Warren Huart, Richie Scarlet, Alex Salzman, Paul Stanley, Fox 5 Good Day NY, the upcoming Kiss Expo in NJ, his recording process, the Kiss “End of the Road” tour, the new version of What’s On Your Mind that he recently recorded with Rachael Gordon, why the track he recorded with Eric Singer didn’t make it on to the Spaceman album, Lydia Criss, the late Joann Scarlet, his hope that Gene Simmons will contribute to Origins Vol. 2, and much more. This interview was recorded on 10/18/18.
Next up, starting at the 25:30 mark of the podcast, Mark interviews Udo Dirkschneider. Topics include the influence of Accept on the new U.D.O. album Steelfactory, vinyl albums, the music video for One Heart One Soul, immigrates, touring plans, if he will ever play Accept songs again, the departure of Fitty Wienhold from U.D.O., Sven Dirkschneider, and more. This interview was recorded 10/11/18.
The last interview is with Stephen Pearcy of Ratt and it starts 44 minutes into the show. Topics include the new album View to a Thrill (out November 9th), Eric Ferentinos, his upcoming knee surgery, the recent Ratt shows, how he never cancels shows, Robby Krieger of the Doors, the new Ratt lineup, drummer Pete Holmes, Scot Coogan, new Ratt music, the songs he had been working on with Warren DeMartini, Juan Croucier and more. This interview was recorded on 10/19/18.
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