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Questions for Stratovarius (Jens Johansson)?

Discussion in 'ProgPower USA' started by General Zod, Jul 17, 2014.

  1. General Zod

    General Zod Ruler of Australia

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    Thanks in advance.
     
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    Though I have my own answer for this one, I'd like to get one from a band member's perspective. Countless bands get a lot of flack these days for being down to one or two original members. However, Stratovarius doesn't have any original members left, yet they've managed to keep a loyal fanbase and release what's considered by many to be some of their best material yet. To what does Jens attribute the dedication and accolades?

    On another note, is there a chance that we'll ever hear another album from the brothers Johansson? We could use another fusion fix.


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    Good questions. Unfortunately, I found out about the interview yesterday and did it this morning at 7AM. We did touch a bit on your first question.
     
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    If I got to interview with him, I would just ask him to recount stories about Yngwie :)
     
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    We spoke specifically about Yngwie, Ginger Baker, and Dio. According to him, Yngwie was like a "little lamb" compared to Ginger.
     
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    Haha, I saw that Ginger Baker documentary on Netflix, I believe it. I would say he has some sociopathic tendencies for sure, or possibly just a misanthrope
     
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    I didn't know much about Ginger Baker before that documentary, but thoroughly enjoyed it. I'd say he's well beyond misanthrope.
     
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    I always think of Jens as that guy from Stratovarius who played with Yngwie. I forgot he played with Dio. If I had to ask him something, I'd ask him how it feels to be the go-to guy when every power metal band ever needs a guest keyboard solo.
     
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    There are very few musicians who have played with the ridiculous number of top flight musicians as Jens. I didn't realize it either, until I started researching him.
     

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