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