Ghost “wouldn’t have been here” without Alice Cooper, Tobias Forge says

Vocalist Tobias Forge reveals how the band would not be here if it weren't for Alice Cooper.

July 15, 2019
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Ghost are one of the leading bands in what most refer to as “shock rock.” Sitting down in a recent interview with Rage, vocalist Tobias Forge pays homage to those who influenced the band.

Check out the interview below!

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During the interview, Forge reveals how Ghost wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for Alice Cooper.

“What is shock-rock without Alice Cooper?” Forge explains. “I lack the proper words to fully explain how extremely vital he has been for the whole genre of rock and roll, really. 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.”

You can see the full interview below.

More on Ghost
Earlier this week, Ghost debuted a new lyric video for their third consecutive Top 10 single, “Faith.” The track recently claimed the No. 10 spot this week at Active Rock Radio, joining Prequelle tracks “Rats” and “Dance Macabre.” Both of which reached the No. 1 spot on the chart.

The video contains footage of old brain surgery procedures acting as the background for the track’s lyrics to be laid overtop of.

If medical procedures and surgery-type footage make you uncomfortable, then you probably shouldn’t watch this one.

You can check out the brand new lyric video for “Faith” below.

Ghost are heading out on their Ultimate Tour Named Death arena tour this Sept.

Tickets for the shows are on sale here. You can check out the full list of dates below.


09/13 – Bakersfield, CA @ Rabobank Theatre
09/14 – Reno, NV @ Reno Events Center
09/16 – Portland, OR @ Theater of the Clouds at Moda Center
09/17 – Kennewick, WA @ Toyota Center
09/19 – Seattle, WA @ WaMu Theatre
09/20 – Vancouver, BC @ Pacific Auditorium
09/21 – Penticton, BC @ So. Okanagan Events Centre
09/23 – Edmonton, AB @ Rogers Place
09/24 – Calgary, AB @ The Corral
09/26 – Spokane, WA @ Spokane Arena
09/27 – Boise, ID @ Taco Bell Arena
09/28 – West Valley City, UT @ Maverik Center*
09/30 – Loveland, CO @ Budweiser Events Center at The Ranch
10/01 – Colorado Springs, CO @ Broadmoor World Arena
10/03 – Sioux Falls, SD @ Denny Sanford Premier Center
10/04 – Fargo, ND @ Scheels Arena*

10/05 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Armory
10/07 – Green Bay, WI @ Resch Center
10/08 – Moline, IL @ TaxSlayer Centre
10/10 – Youngstown, OH @ Covelli Centre
10/11 – Huntington, WV @ Big Sandy Superstore Arena
10/12 – Manchester, TN @ Exit 111 Festival
10/14 – Grand Rapids, MI @ DeltaPlex Arena
10/15 – Toledo, OH @ Huntington Center
10/17 – Hailton, ON @ FirstOntario Centre
10/18 – Ottawa, ON @ Richcraft Tire Center
10/19 – Portland, ME @ Cross Insurance Arena
10/21 – Worcester, MA @ DCU Center
10/22 – Syracuse, NY @ The Oncenter
10/24 – Hershey, PA @ GIANT Center
10/25 – Trenton, NJ @ Cure Insurance Arena
10/26 – Glens Falls, NY @Cool Insuring Arena

* without Nothing More

Will you be catching Ghost on their upcoming tour? Let us know in the comments below!

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Written by Whitney Shoemaker

Whitney is your definition of pop punk trash. If she's not jamming to State Champs or Grayscale, then she's probably out enjoying the finer things or working a show for Fearless Records as a Street Team Leader. She's a realist and an optimist, calling the city of Columbus her home. A huge fan of naps, Whitney often falls asleep in a city that doesn't. She's not hard to please, finding joy in discovering new bands or playing Everlong on the late night radio. Working at Alt Press and breaking ground in the music scene have always been a dream of hers, telling herself at an early age she was down for losing it all to make that happen! Now the weekend writer at AP, Whitney is prepared to be noticed and eager to contribute to the scene. If you catch her at a concert feel free to stick around, make small talk, or discuss her overuse of State Champs lyrics and song titles in her bio.