The lead singer and main man of Ghost, Tobias Forge aka Cardinal Copia aka Papa Emeritus has been spotted wearing a Faith No More logo t-shirt.
The shot appeared on Instagram and Twitter yesterday just as Forge won a Swedish court case brought by former band members, and seems to have been taken during the shoot for the Danse Macabre video which was also released this week.
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Tobias/Cardinal/Papa has previously kept his Faith No More admiration close to his chest. However, in an interview with The Quietus in 2013 in which he gave a track-by-track commentary on the band’s covers EP If You Have Ghost, recorded and produced by Dave Grohl, he said of opening track, Abba cover ‘I’m A Marionette’:
“Let’s face it, ABBA are an important part of pop culture everywhere, and in Sweden they completely overshadow everyone else. I grew up liking them for sure, but we didn’t choose to cover this song because it was written and recorded by Abba, we just wanted to do this particular track – it works well with the concept of Ghost.
“Plus, we felt we could rebuild it in a more percussive way – you could say we put a Faith No More angle on the track, and because of this approach, it made sense for Dave to lay down the drums. Obviously, we wanted him to be able to shine – it made more sense for him to play on a track like this than, say, an AC/DC song with a much straighter rhythm.”
Here’s that track: