- FORMER ACCEPT BASSIST PETER BALTES - “I COULDN’T STAND IT ANYMORE… I NEEDED HAPPINESS IN MY LIFE AND THERE WAS NO HAPPINESS THERE”
FORMER ACCEPT BASSIST PETER BALTES - “I COULDN’T STAND IT ANYMORE… I NEEDED HAPPINESS IN MY LIFE AND THERE WAS NO HAPPINESS THERE”
Former Accept bassist Peter Baltes opened up about his departure from the German metal legends in 2018 in an interview with Dr. Music citing unhappiness and finding out he was a hired gun when Accept reformed in 2009.
Baltes: “I was extremely unhappy and I found out a few things. I had been with the band forever and I found in the end, in this incarnation of the band, I wasn’t even a member, but a hired gun. It was these things that come out where you didn’t have any input, insight and you start getting bitter and there’s no reason to – somebody else’s ego is too big – well, two of them and it takes them there and they need to control everything, have everything, you name it, and that’s what got Udo [Dirkschneider, former singer] back then and it everybody. And I was the last man standing. I couldn’t stand it anymore…I needed happiness in my life and there was no happiness there.”