2. KISS “I Stole Your Love” — I have memories of this song as well. I was supposed to perform it one day with Sodom in 1992, but I didn’t make it to the stage. I just remembered that the other day during an interview because someone brought it to my attention. I was supposed to sing on “I Stole Your Love” when they had an anniversary show, and we were partying a lot on that day, so when I got to the stage I was a little shaky already. I got on stage and fell off immediately. That’s a special song for me, and my son likes KISS so much.
3. NEVERMORE “Your Poison Throne” — I’m a really big Nevermore fan, and I enjoyed their last album. I know some people in Germany complained about it, but as with all the other albums that they have done before I think they did outstanding stuff. They really impress me. They have their own style and are very individual, and I appreciate that.
4. IRON MAIDEN “Hallowed Be Thy Name” — They just released a new album, and I saw them play recently. They played too much of the new stuff. I don’t have a problem with the new stuff, but especially in a live situation I appreciate hearing the old stuff, which is why I’m choosing that one.
5. RORY GALLAGHER “Wayward Child” — I think he is one of the best guitarists, and I like his way of transforming from a pure Irish folk-blues guitarist into a more rock-ish blues guitarist. I like his later stuff.
Live versions of Hansi’s picks: Michael Jackson, KISS, Nevermore, Iron Maiden and Rory Gallagher.