Ghost Interview – Cardinal Copia Talks Influences

Ghost frontman Cardinal Copia talks about his influences, the icons he looks up to and the venues he’d love to play.


Note: we refer to Ghost’s frontman by his stage name, see this article for the reason why.

Ghost front man Cardinal Copia has spoken with Bodhi from iHeartRadio, discussing his early influences and what inspired him to get into music. Citing Ozzy Osbourne‘s performance at the Moscow Music Peace Festival as an inspiration, he namesĀ Kiss as being his first icons. He goes on to talk about Elton John, the Rolling Stones and Bill Wyman‘s autobiography before moving on to venues he’d love to play, including Madison Square Garden in New York, the Royal Albert Hall in London, the Nippon Budokan in Tokyo and Stockholm Olympic Stadium, a venue close to his heart Be aware though, that the YouTube audio below does repeatedly refer to Cardinal Copia by his real name.

Ghost are still riding high following their latest album, Prequelle, which was released in June and debuted at number 3 in the US album chart. Since then, the single Rats has gone on to dominate the number one position of the Active Rock chart, a position it still inhabits. A one off UK show at The Royal Albert Hall in London later this year sold out within 30 minutes of tickets going on sale.