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December 17th, 2008

2008 into 2009: Edguy

German power metal may well be the stuff of giggles in some quarters, but Edguy are definitely laughing a bit. Absolutely nothing bad happened to drummer, Felix Bohnke in 2008. He must have an awesome life. Maybe it’s just power metal which makes stuff good?

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What was your highlight of 2008?
One of the highlights was being part of the Avantasia world tour! This came very surprising for me – but I’ve had a great time! Also, working and listening on/to our new Edguy CD was one of the highlights of 2008.

What’s the worst thing that happened to you in 2008?

Who in 2008 deserves a good kicking?
All religious fanatics – in fact all people who actually believe in any god or higher power and take religion seriously. I despise religion and all its poison – nothing good came ever out of it. Peoplewise: most politicians.

Who had the best comeback: Metallica, AC/DC, or Guns N’ Roses?
Guns N’ Roses are back? Metallica and AC/DC were gone? I don’t know. I guess Metallica and AC/DC were never really gone – and who knows how long Axl will manage to stay in that band this time?

What are you most looking forward to in 2009?
Our next tour with Edguy. I think we released a great new album and we will have such a blast on tour – I can’t wait to be finally on stage again.

What band should everyone find out about in 2009?
Edguy, of course.

What do you want for Christmas?
Nothing special. I don’t care for its ‘original’ purpose. Now I think it’s great to have a nice get-together with family and friends – but on the other hand I can have that anytime I want.

Who do you want to get under the mistletoe?
My girlfriend. And perhaps Grace Park and Scarlett Johansson.

Where will you be on New Year’s Eve?
I will be in Konstanz, Germany. I grew up in that city and I am still drawn to it. My girlfriend also likes it there. We will have a great time with some friends in a beautiful city. I wish all of you a good start into the New Year and the best of times!

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Edguy are touring Europe all the way through January 2009 including a date at London Islington Academy on 10 January 2009.

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