Well, I think Tolkki locked that particular topic on RR forum. I got the last post, there are 2 others that I might get later. But, basicly the conversation just goes in circles&this last post of TTs is the gist of it.
Actually, this album is just in the idea stage, and I wonder if there has been any real discussion of it between TT, Antti&Tuomo?
I guess we will know in a year, or so!
TT: I dont think we really undrstand each others, but anyway.
icecab21: "If it's not stratovarius if tt tk jj and jm aren't in it,
then why is it stratovarius with the early members?"
TT: You cant really compare one album to their situation in which they
are continuing the band with most likely many years as Stratovarius. I am just demonstrating my point with one album and by definition a following courtcase that the idea of continuing as Stratovarius is morally wrong to me.
And the issue of greediness. These are my thoughts and opinions and as I have said Stratovarius has been my vision and my baby.
icecab21: "should they change their name and let the record be released
as stratovarius, what has become of putting the ball in their court?"
TT: Yes I think they should change their name. What they do with a
possible Lassila/Ikonen/Tolkki Stratovarius album is up to their morals, not mine.
icecab21: "in a past intereveiw you have said that there was enough
quality live materal for a compilation dvd to be made. what if they just do that kind of thing and release those unfinished things?"
TT: I have no control of anything that concerns Stratovarius
icecab21: "I get a little into creating scenarios and what if situations
so what if the band changes their name and uses the money they get from your ex share for a cause that you or they believe in? This name and this music can make some great differences in people's lives and that can spread. "
TT: This is in fact the essence of the whole thing. It is the name. No
Jens, Kotipelto or Jörg has anything to do with spirituality or the kind of lyrics and the message I have written in Stratovarius. They are not into that thing at all. They don't "believe in the cause" and actively participate in it the way I do from my heart with my recordings, blogs and interviews. I am spreading my message. And that is the very reason why I think it would be both fake and an attempt to cash with the name.
But as I see we do not understand each others in this, then I see no point in continuing this dialogue anymore. I think I have made my points very clear.
Yeah, but we still don't know shit about this supposed Reunion album any more as we did from the start!
"Your life is yours, and yours alone. Rise up and live it!"
Bob: I don't believe in God.
Archangel Michael: That's OK, Bob, because He doesn't believe in you, either!~Legion~