Connect with us


Do Tobias Forge and Ghost Owe it All to Alice Cooper?

From one shock rocker to another.




Tobias Forge recently got candid while hosting ABC Australia’s Rage channel. The Ghost vocalist shared a long list of artists he deemed musical idols, which include genre-definers like King Diamond, Faith No More, Jane’s Addiction, Duran Duran, Kraftwerk, Bjork, Black Eyed Peas and A Camp.

When Forge got to Alice Cooper, he admitted Ghost’s success was directly related to the Hollywood Vampire lead singer’s pioneering performances.

“What is shock rock without Alice Cooper? I lack the proper words to fully explain how vital he’s been for the whole genre of rock’n’roll. But also speaking from a context where, I guess, we are also a theatrical shock-rock band, we wouldn’t have been here had it not been for Alice Cooper,” he said.

Forge also mentioned German metal kings Accept as another big influence, saying that their presence within the music industry has often been overlooked compared fellow countrymen The Scorpions, who influenced a generation of hair metal bands.

“Where Scorpions have been more known for their big ballads, their little brothers Accept are one of my favourite bands from that time, who definitely get way too little credit for their fantastic songwriting and their complete, ballsy nature,” he said.

Ghost recently shared the lyric video for “Faith,” from their fifth studio album Prequel, along with the dates for their UK and European The Ultimate Tour Named Death tour. All Them Witches and Tribulation are slated to perform on many of the dates.

If you obsess over singers and bands, and are one of those people who make a playlist for every occasion, join CMN’s Music Journalism Course and get real-time experience, intense feedback on your writing, exposure to music industry insiders, and a great place to display build your portfolio. Get all the details on the Music Journalism Course here.

CMN Reports

Education7 days ago

California Will Require All of Its Public Universities to Offer the Abortion Pill On Campus

The Golden State expands women's healthcare choices on campus.

by , The Catholic American University
Government2 weeks ago

California Becomes the 1st State to Make HIV Prevention Drugs Available Over-The-Counter

The Golden State progresses towards reducing HIV/AIDS.

by , The Catholic American University
Business2 weeks ago

California Will Allow Its Own Cities and Counties To Open Their Own Public Banks

The Golden State alongside North Dakota leads the way in public banking.

by , The Catholic American University
Government3 weeks ago

Abortion Fully Decriminalized Across The Nation of Australia

The country's most populous state is giving women choices in healthcare.

by , The Catholic American University
Free Speech4 weeks ago

Meet The Young People Against Socialism in America

A new conservative youth group takes on the rise of American socialism.

by , The Catholic American University
Government1 month ago

Meet the Progressive Rugby Player and Veteran Taking on the Democratic Establishment in New York

This Queens candidate wants to put his community first.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20201 month ago

This Progressive Truck Driver is Challenging a Democratic Incumbent in Washington State

This young working class truck driver is taking on the Democratic Party establishment in Olympia, Washington.

by , The Catholic American University
Election 20201 month ago

The State of Maine Will Use Ranked-Choice Voting for Future Presidential Elections

The Pine Tree State progresses towards more electoral reform.

by , The Catholic American University

Most Read From CMN Writers

1 Step 1

Copyright © College Media Network