By Monk

Artwork for My Way by Udo DirkschneiderHaving last year celebrated 45 years in the music business, legendary German heavy metal frontman Udo Dirkschneider next month faces another important personal milestone – his 70th birthday.

To mark the occasion, he is releasing a new album, ‘My Way’, featuring him delivering his own take on 17 songs which have influenced him throughout his life and career. It’s certainly an eclectic collection, featuring covers of songs by the likes of Alex Harvey, Arthur Brown, Motörhead, Queen (‘We Will Rock You‘ is the first single), Billy Squier, Led Zeppelin, fellow countrymen The Scorpions, Tina Turner and, of course, Frank Sinatra.

Last week I caught up with the veteran singer to talk about the album, the selection of songs, his 40+ year long career and the legacy of heavy metal…

  • ‘My Way’ will be released on 22 April. You can get your copy HERE.

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