Tobias Forge News
Tobias Forge And his wife at 2019 Grammy AwardsTobias Forge attended the 61st Annual Grammy Awards last night in Los Angeles, hosted by Alicia Keys. The band Ghost were nominated for Best Rock Album for Prequelle at the 2019 Grammy awards. Ghost lost out on the Grammy to Michigan Rock Band Greta Van Fleet. Ghost won a grammy award in 2015 for their single, ‘Circle’.
Appeals Court Rejects Former GHOST Members' 'Conflict Of Interest' ArgumentAs former members of Ghost continue to try and win their case against Tobias Forge, an appeals court has now rejected the argument against the band's leader that Tobias Forge had a 'Conflict of Interest' during the original trial.
Tobias Forge was taken to court in 2017 by ex-members Simon Söderberg (Alpha; member of GHOST from 2010 until 2016), Mauro Rubino (Air; member of GHOST from 2011 until 2016), Henrik Palm (Eather; member of GHOST from 2015 until 2016) and Martin Hjertstedt (Earth; member of GHOST from 2014 until 2016) who all accused Tobias Forge of withholding their rightful share of the profits from the band's album releases and world tours.
Forge responded that "no legal partnership" ever existed between him and the other members, that they were paid a fixed salary to perform as his backing band, and that they were essentially session musicians.
New Ghost album to be released in 2020Ghost singer Tobias Forge has confirmed work on the next album has already begun. In an interview with BIllboard magazine, Forge confirmed the new album is underway and the new Ghost album will be released in 2020.
Tobias Forge and Cardinal CopiaCardinal Copia is a character played by Tobias Forge in the band Ghost. Tobias Forge was also the previous singer, Papa Emeritus. The identity of Tobias Forge was mostly kept secret until 2018 when Ghost released their most successful album to date, their fourth studio album, Prequelle.
Cardinal Copia first official appeared in a Ghost music video with 2018 release of RATS.
Tobias Forge appears in masked iheartradio interviewOn Monday 3rd December 2018, Tobias Forge took part in a live Q and A interview with iHeartRadio in their New York office that was streamed live via social media platform Facebook. Whilst he wasn’t wearing a mask, he was still covered up with sunglasses and a large hat.
In a live Q&A session with iHeart Radio in New York, frontman and visionary, Tobias Forge, brainchild behind the acclaimed Swedish metal band, Ghost, talked about the Papa characters that front the image of the band.
He spoke about the current Papa Character, Cardinal Copia being somewhat of an egotistical “little shit that needs to grow up”. He talked about how the Character is based on a cheeky persona that can get away with things on and off stage, that Tobias wouldn’t be comfortable doing in real life as himself.
“A lot of bands sound different, we sound our own way, I think we’re doing something different that isn’t in the rock scene” - Tobias
Sat dressed in black with an elaborate hat and shades, Tobias composed himself very well throughout and spoke in great detail about Ghost, and where he thinks the band will go in the future.
“I’m not a kick ass guitar player, it’s the instrument I excel at the most….I’m not a great singer but I can sing for Ghost”
He played a very humble position during the interview saying that he was talented when it came to writing songs for Ghost, however, outside of this he considers himself to be just a person that likes to create music, and live shows.
“I grew up in the 80’s with Eddie Murphy, Chevy Chase, a lot of that goes through my mind...I’m very influenced by that, Monty Python…”
“On tour, that’s when you really can physically see the support, that’s when you know that’s a fantastic thing despite...in an alternative life I would have loved to have worked in film...from creating something together those magical moments being on tour knowing we were here one year ago, two years ago, 5 years ago and it’s growing every time”
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