Ugly Kid Joe Guitarist Klaus Eichstadt Discusses New Album, Band History, And His Bond Theme Dream 4/21/2023



Klaus Eichstadt is the original guitarist for the longtime hard rock/metal band Ugly Kid Joe. Ugly Kid Joe had tremendous success in the early 90’s when their first two records went double platinum. Their debut, As Ugly As They Wanna Be, was the first debut EP to ever go platinum. Klaus and Ugly Kid Joe are back and they have a new record called Rad Wings Of Destiny, and they are getting ready to go on a headlining tour across the U.S. starting on May 3, 2023.

In this interview, Klaus talks about the band’s history, the writing process over the years, traveling the world and playing with countless legendary bands, and playing to more than 100,000 fans. He also tells us how he got started in music, what he might play for someone to introduce them to Ugly Kid Joe, and two things that he’s always wanted to do in his life.




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