Δευτέρα, 15 Ιουνίου 2009
Timo Tolkki VS Stratovarius
Για εκμετάλλευση του ονόματος και της "δικιάς του" τέχνης κατηγορεί τους Φινλανδούς ο πρώην πλέον κιθαρίστας των Stratovarius με ανακοίνωση που εξέδωσε στις 14/6 , με αφορμή την νέα κυκλοφορία της μπάντας , με τίτλο "Polaris" .
Ο ίδιος ο Timo Tolkki με ανακοίνωση που είχε βγάλει το Μάιο του 2008 , ανακοίνωσε την αποχώρησή του από την μπάντα , καθώς θεωρούσε ότι δεν μπορoύσε να συνεργαστεί με τα άλλα μέλη των Stratovarius .
Η ανακοίνωση είναι η ακόλουθη :
"These guys keep on both exploiting the name and pissing on my music and art. More than personal choice it comes down to morals that STRATOVARIUS was completely my vision. Both musically and ideologically. As there cannot be STRATOVARIUS without Kotipelto, Jörg Michael or Jens Johansson, there surely cannot be STRATOVARIUS without me. They are not even leaving in peace some of the most deepest feelings I have composed like 'Forever', which I composed to my dead father. I am not convinced about the 'sincerity' that 'more music is better.' It is the money talking here. Plus that everything is dumped to my neck blatantly ignoring that I shared every single euro with these guys while I was in the band. We are talking about lot of money here. I take my music and art very seriously and I don't make compromises. I don't take my music to 'choir wars' and prostitute myself with cheap acts like that. And I take my responsibility when I have done something wrong, like in the stunt." [Referring to the purported "publicity stunt" STRATOVARIUS concoted several years ago when singer Timo Kotipelto was fired and a female replacement, Miss K, was drafted in, as well as the stabbing that took place in Madrid, Spain. According to Timo, the whole publicity stunt was organized very meticulously and the entire band, management and even the record company was in on it.] "I don't hide. What there guys are doing in this moment by calling their band 'STRATOVARIUS' is disgusting. Truly disgusting."
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