Ghost leader Tobias Forge was asked on Jonesy’s Jukebox about the current lineup of Nameless Ghouls backing him up during live shows, you can check out the chat below:
Is this a new band?
“Partially. Some of the guys have been with me for a longer time and some boys and girls are new.”
Do you like changing it up?
“You know, I always wanted to be in a gang – especially when I was a kid. That was sort of part of the idea – you wanted to have a band with your gang and you wanted to take over the world together with someone.
“But I’ve learnt after many, many years of starting bands and ending bands that I am not very good at that. I’m very good at writing songs, I’m good with coming up with concepts, but I will probably never really have the gang part.
“But it’s fine. You can have friends outside and that’s the key, I think. And I think that a lot of bands are suffering because they still clink on to the notion that your best friends and your bandmates should be the same. And obviously, rock history is filled with evidence that it’s a utopia. It doesn’t really work that way.
“So my job now is to steer this vessel. I also have to man up and accept that this is my job. I have friends that are in the entourage. Of course, you have friends. AAnd those can blossom into really beautiful things.”
Do you have fun?
“I have a lot of fun. Especially now that we’ve done a few appearances [with the new lineup]. I have noticed what I usually notice at this point – how much I love to dress up and entertain. And there’s something in theory that I find very painful with it when I’m not doing it. And as soon as I get everything on it’s just like, ‘Click!’ And then I’m going. It really feels like stepping into a character.”