How did Starbreaker get started?
Serafino at Frontiers introduced Magnus and I to
each other through the internet back in 2004.
How does the songwriting and recording process
Different ways but it’s mostly long distance. We did write some
stuff in person but the majority of it was written apart, but we
worked as closely as we could over the internet.
What do you think is the biggest difference
between the debut and Love’s Dying Wish?
more contemporary and darker.
Any plans to take Starbreaker to the stage?
Will there be a third album?
really say. We’d all be up for it I am sure but it’s uncertain
at this point.
Any plans for a 4th studio album?
Possibly, we’ve discussed it, there would be a drastic line up
change however, so we’ll see.
Any plans for a follow up album?
Sort of, but not exactly. You’ll see what I mean soon
Will you appear on the next album?
What was the highlight of the time in TNT?
Besides leaving I would say probably just the many great moments
writing songs with Ronni over the years. We developed a silent
communication through our music that doesn’t happen often. That
What is your favourite TNT album & song?
Religion is my favorite and my favorite song is a toss up
between Song 4 Dianne, Perfectly and Give me A sign.
Will the new Ep Cinematic be released more than
on your website?
it’s a special release just for fans I have and also future
fans. It may end up that you can download some songs but for now
it’s just an “in house” release.
How is the solo album going?
going well, we’ve got most of it written but I keep writing so
we’ll see where it goes, and other projects come along that need
my immediate attention. Also I have not shopped any of my songs
to any labels as I want to keep my options open when it’s done
and own everything so we’ll see what happens.
Who is playing on it?
Various talented people like Stefan Gustavsson from the band
Pound that I produced last year. Killer talent and not a
shredder at all, though he can, he’s a songwriter and an
amazingly talented guitarist and singer and he understands what
a good song is.
Any release date yet?
But it won’t take as long as Chinese Democracy!
Who will be in your live band?
confirmed yet. Depends on where I play. I may have two different
bands for different places.
Is there any dream project you would like to do?
many. I have a theatrical project I’ve been working on that I
would like to finish and start performing and many other ideas
on the table.
You and Joe Lynn Turner go a long way back.
Any plans to make a record together?
talked about it, but he is so busy, he is a hard man to pin down
for 5 minutes, but you never know. I have deep respect for him
as a person and a singer.
What band or artist is your biggest influence?
Life is my biggest influence and then the Beatles, Queen and
just stack them up behind those two! Over the years is there any
offers to join another band that you have turned down?
but I am not at liberty to say which ones.
What is the proudest moment so far in your music
have had many but my proudest has yet to arrive!
To end on a personal note I like to thank you for
the musical journey you’ve taken us all on and since you’re one
of my favorite singers of all time I hope to see you on a stage
in Sweden very very soon. Nothing but the best for the
forthcoming things to come.
Any message to your Swedish fans?
First of all thank you for the kind thoughts and my message to
the Swedish fans is that I can’t wait to perform there again. I
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