Accept’s frontman Wolf Hoffmann spoke to Headbanger News and stated they are not Bon Jovi while talking about the musical progress of the band.
Wolf Hoffmann formed the heavy metal band Accept in 1976 along with the former members Udo Dirkschneider and Peter Baltes. Their lineup saw several changes throughout the years, but Hoffmann remained the band’s sole constant member who also appeared on each album. Accept also greatly influenced several musical acts throughout their career, including Metallica, Megadeth, Anthrax, Mötley Crüe, and more.
Following a career full of successful albums, Accept released their sixteenth studio album ‘Too Mean To Die’ this year on January 29. Before the release, they dropped the album’s first single, ‘The Undertaker,’ on October 2, 2020. To promote the album, Accept began touring on July 2, 2021 and will continue touring Europe in January and February 2022.
Speaking to Headbanger News, Wolf Hoffmann talked about their song ‘The Best Is Yet To Come’ from their latest album. Saying the song turned out really well, he said that it’s been quite some time since they have done a ballad. The musician then said they are not a band that ‘has a ballad for the chicks’ or things like that, as they are not Bon Jovi. Following that, Hoffmann claimed that it’s their thing but that’s not really what they are after.
Wolf Hoffmann told Headbanger News that:
“We have had sort of ‘ballads’ in the years past, and it’s been a while that we’ve done one, because I always felt, like, we don’t really need one. We’re not a band that has to have a ballad for the chicks or something; it’s not us.
We’re not Bon Jovi or we’re not somebody else… That’s not us. I get it — it’s their thing — but that’s not really who we are. So that’s why I felt if we do one, it has to be one that’s really convincing. And lyrically, I think it turned out really, really well.”
You can watch the rest of the interview below.