During a recent fan Q&A (hosted by Metal Hammer), Ghost singer Tobias Forge is asked which band he would wipe from history – he is given three choices. It is a question that caught us by surprise (and also seems to have caught Forge by surprise as well). Per the fan’s question, they asked the following specifically:
“If you had to wipe one of the following bands from history, which would it be: Iron Maiden, Kiss, Misfits?”
That is a hell of a challenging question – you’re talking three amazing acts (all bands we certainly adore). However, Forge does have an answer to this; who, among Iron Maiden, Kiss, and Misfits, do you think Ghost singer Tobias Forge would wipe from human history?
“If I had to wipe them out? Oh, that’s a hard one. It’s an easy question, but the answer is hard; I have to be pragmatic. I’m a humongous fan of all three bands. The one band I’d choose to wipe out, and that’s not a diss, what they did was so great, is Misfits.
“My control freakishness and my managerial inclinations would love to go back in time and correct a few things they did wrong. Not aesthetically, but business-wise. I would have wished for them to have a better career. I’d love to go back and curate their career because the career of Misfits, Samhain and Danzig put together would have been marvellous.”
There you have it folks, if Forge had to remove one band from history, he would choose the horror-punk act Misfits. Do you agree with him? Of the three acts listed, would you choose someone else?
Starting in August, Ghost will be hitting the road with Spiritbox and Mastodon for a big arena tour! Carcass will also be playing a show with Ghost during this time. You can find all the dates and locations associated with that tour below.
- 8/26 – San Diego, CA – Pechanga Arena San Diego
8/27 – Tucson, AZ – Tucson Convention Center Arena
8/30 – Austin, TX – Moody Center
8/31 – Corpus Christi, TX – American Bank Center Arena
9/2 – Huntsville, AL – Von Braun Center’s Propst Arena
9/3 – Duluth, GA – Gas South Arena
9/4 – Asheville, NC – ExploreAsheville.com Arena
9/6 – Tampa, FL – Yuengling Arena
9/8 – Danville, VA – Blue Ridge Rock Fest*
9/9 – Trenton, NJ – CURE Insurance Arena
9/10 – Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
9/12 – Providence, RI – Dunkin Donuts Center
9/13 – Bangor, ME – Cross Insurance Center
9/15 – Quebec City, QC – Videotron Centre
9/16 – Laval, QC – Place Bell
9/17 – Toronto, ON – Coca Cola Coliseum
9/19 – Saginaw, MI – Dow Event Center
9/20 – Youngstown, OH – Covelli Centre
9/21 – Peoria, IL – Peoria Civic Center Arena
9/23 – Green Bay, WI – Resch Center**
* Ghost and Spiritbox only
** Ghost, Spiritbox and special guest Carcass