CHILDREN OF BODOM Vocalist Alexi Laiho - "Something Tells Me I Would Be In A Very Bad Place Had I Not Picked Up The Guitar"
Netherlands-based Lords Of Metal recently caught up with CHILDREN OF BODOM
frontman Alexi Laiho. An excerpt is available below:Q:
How are you doing? I heard you got hospitalized with great emergency. Laiho
: "I’m doing good. Yes, I was in a hospital in Oslo, Norway but
I won’t go into any further details on this one..sorry. The bottom line
is that my health is good and I’m back writing music and kicking ass." Q:
Fifteen years have passed now for you. Was the decision to drop
all you worked for in order to pursue a career in a band a tough one? Laiho:
"It was never even an option for me to let anything or anyone
come between me and music. Sure, I have done major and sometimes
difficult sacrifices for Children Of Bodom, but that’s part of the game
if you wanna make it in this business." Q:
Are there any times when you wonder what your life would have been like, should you not have had the guts to jump into this? Laiho:
"I honestly have no idea, but something tells me that I would be in a very bad place had I not picked up the guitar."
Go to this location for the complete interview.Children Of Bodom
performed at the Ilosaarirock Festival on July
15th in Joensuu, Finland, marking frontman Alexi Laiho's first show
following a stay in hopistal that began on July 4th when he was
suffereing severe stomach pain. Check out a photo gallery from the show here.
A video interview with Laiho at the Gods Of Metal Festival in Italy,
which took place on the weekend of June 21st, is available below: