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1993 Hotwire is born
1994 Bonfire "masterminds" Claus Lessmann and Hans Ziller produce the first Hotwire maxi-CD. The 1000 copies are sold out soon.
1995 Lessmann/Ziller produce the CD "Hotwire".
  • Magazines in Canada, France, England or Switzerland praise Hotwire as the new melodic rock sensation.
  • After a great review in metal bible Burrn! in Japan, the CD makes it to # 21 in the japanese Import-Rock-Charts!
1998 The second album "Face another day" is released:
  • Radio stations immediately pick the superb ballad "Waiting for a sign" as their favorite.
  • Print and Internet magazines all over the world are enthusiastic!
  • The band is playing in Germany, Austria and Switzerland among others with Bonfire, Crystal Ball, Jaded Heart and Die Happy.
2001 The CD "Middle of nowhere" is released, the first one with new singer Andy Urbeck.
  • Again critics welcome the new album as a hardrock gem!
  • The cool, relaxed version of AC/DCs "You shook me all night long" is immediately getting a lot of airplay all over Germany which is really remarkable for a german hard-rock band!
  • At Radio Bayern 3 in Munich, one of Germanys biggest Pop stations, "You shook me .." is part of a competition. The result: Place 3 for Hotwire leaving behind songs from other artists like Eric Clapton or Britney Spears: The song is added to their playlist!

In October Hotwire play their first tour in Germany with Domain and Shakra and take the audience by storm!

2002 The band is playing many gigs in Germany (a.o. again with Bonfire) and is then taking a break
2006 The new CD "Devil in disguise" is released!