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Ghost Pay Tribute to Tina Turner


Ghost covered the recently deceased Tina Turner on their latest album, and Ghost’s Tobias Forge opened up about the singer in a recent interview.

Ghost covered the song “We Don’t Need Another Hero” on their most recent EP, Phantomime. Te frontman enthusiastically spoke of his love for the late singer in a recent interview with Metal Hammer.

“I’ve always loved We Don’t Need Another Hero, and I’ve always thought Tina Turner was such a fantastic artist,” he says.

“As with several other artists, our generation got a lot more acquainted with their lives through movies. Jim Morrison was a big one when The Doors movie came out in 1991, which had a big push for the cult around The Doors.

“Tina Turner had her own share of that, and everything that had happened with Ike, which a lot of us became aware of thanks to [1993 biopic] What’s Love Got To Do With It?

“I liked her songs for so much longer than that movie has been out, but that movie really made us aware of what an extraordinary uphill battle she’s fought. Also, for lack of a better word, how well-deserved her enormous career in the 80s was.

“Being a huge fan of the Rolling Stones, I’d been aware that she’d been around since the 60s and had a lot of bangers before they worked together, but in the 80s, her radio and cinematic presence was that of a huge star. A chart-dominating star, too. For her, at her age and with everything she’d gone through, it wasn’t a given and must have felt like a last hurrah.”

He also called out her abusive ex:

“I understand she was a sad person, which feels like such a sad thing, considering her talent and everything she accomplished,” Tobias says. “But obviously, that motherfucker Ike… Rest in shame, Ike Turner.”

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