Despite facing a tremendous lawsuit, Ghost front man Tobias Forge is not upset and feels it is a necessary chapter of his career
Most people when faced with a lawsuit of any size are usually less than thrilled about the entire ordeal. No one likes being taken to court in order to be shaken down for money. However, Ghost front man Tobias Forge feels differently.
Last year Forge’s identity which had previously remained hidden as to keep the mystique of his stage character Papa Emeritus alive was exposed to the public when former Ghost band mates got fed up of waiting for the money that was owed to them from touring and decided to take their former boss to court.
In a recent interview with NME however, Forge expresses that despite this being a difficult time for him he feels that the lawsuit is a necessary part of his career and growth as an artist, saying:
“All things considered, a year down the line, having been through so much turmoil I’ve come to realise that what happened needed to happen. Also, I’m a big fan of rock, of rock history, and I’ve read every classic rock biography of every band I’m a fan of.
You know what? The same shit takes place in every single one. A friend of mine, a very successful songwriter, said to me, ‘you’re not really in the game until you’ve been sued, so welcome in!’ and I think he’s got a point.
I’ve been in lots of situations in my life where I’ve managed to turn pain into growing pains. Really, what happened was a receipt that things are going well.”
Ghost’s upcoming album Prequelle is due out next week on June 1.
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