Ghost's Tobias Forge Has No Interest In Making A Solo Album
Ghost frontman Tobias Forge said on the Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon podcast this week that he has no interest in making a solo record at some point. Asked about that possibility, Forge replied, "As of right now, I don't have a professional inclination to do anything that would feel dramatically different from Ghost."
He continued, "It feels like, having broadened the palette, and having been able to push in songs that, before they existed, I was a little bit on the fence about . . . it feels like, well, if I can do that with Ghost, and I can also write 'Mummy Dust' and I can write that and the other, it feels like I don't have to go someplace else."
He added, "I regard my writing and my form of expressing myself a little bit more similar to Queen, I guess, rather than AC/DC, in a way. And I like that -- I like the idea of hopefully being a 50-year-old or a 60-year-old and eventually a 70-year-old, maybe older, having a very wide repertoire of various songs. I prefer that, I think."
Ghost recently scored the third consecutive Top 10 single from its Grammy-nominated album Prequelle, with "Faith" claiming the Number 10 spot this week at Active Rock radio. "Faith" joined the album's first two singles, "Rats" and "Dance Macabre," both of which went to Number One, the former for eight consecutive weeks.