Here we have finally put
our interview with Larry and Christus online!
We met them in Cologne 12.02.2006!
We thank Roadrunner Records for giving us the oportunity
to make this interview happen!
Have you thought
about the Title of the new album?
We have been thinking about it but we don’t wanna tell it till it
released it should be a surprise!
How many Songs
would there be on the new album?
Eleven or twelve…ten to twelve
Is there going to
be a Negative Solo-Tour in Germany this year,
or are there any Festivals in
In this year?
Yes in this year…
Yeah there are many but I don’t know about them all yet.
And I just
know a few and I've heard about a few and they are not confirmed,
so I can not
yet tell about them.
would be disappointed - you know!
Was it your idea to
tour with Him and The Rasmus?
During the last tour here in Germany we were talking about supporting some
bands and we knew that Him was coming. So than Jonne
called Ville after
the Tour and it was his idea to do this Tour with three
But your show is always too short!!!
Yeah! But next time we are coming on our own we promise to play one and an
half hour at least!
That would be quite good!
Can you imagine a
fulfilled life after Negative?
And what would it look like!?
Life after Negative?
Hm…äh.. It is hard to say, because we've been moving so fast you know all
the time and it is hard to realize that everything is
changing all the time -you
know- different countries and different places. And now
it’s like being 6
years I am in the Band and it is been like going on so
fast all the time that
it’s sometimes you just have to stop and think about it
all. So, and people
that I was involved with, different bands, like 5 years or
something. It is hard
to - you know - think life without music - without
Negative - it is really hard yeah,
but definitely without music I can’t live. You know it…And
right now you know
theses guys - I like these five guys so much that it would be
like breaking up a
family or something - you know - so it is hard to imagine. My
plan has always been
when I was 15 years old, I told my parents and my teachers that
I am going to be
a rock star, and that’s it! Or that I am going to hang myself -
that’s my plan. So they
are not that happy at the moment!
Because quite many bands don’t make it!
Why don’t you have
a girl singer or a lady drummer? Or any other girl in the band? Did you ever
thought about it?
You wanna try?
I couldn’t play any instruments.
I think this 6 guys - these is perfect - you know - but if thinking about the
why not…back then if there had been a girl with the right
attitude, in the right
place at the right time why not! But now this is perfect, why
should we change?
Of course you can use different musicians when recording!
Can you think of
reasons to leave the band for good?
No - if they fire me!
Would you consider
getting undressed for a magazine like Playgirl?
Of course! With Christus! (laugh)
Are there any
things about your job that you hate?
Too many Fans at
the bus in the evening or something?
No no that is nice - you know - that is nice - that is like…That feels great
because - you know the people like your band and that is not a
at all. But if I must say something…lets say… I don’t hate
travelling long distances like flying to Japan or something it
is quite boring - yeah….
There is not allowed to smoke
Yeah…that is awful it is like 13 hours- the flight to Japan…quite bad!
What do you think
about Fans writing stories about you?
Do you think its
funny or do you feel flattered?
have only read those gay stories -(laugh)- they are funny in one way but
sometimes they get so they are telling things so precisely…so
that makes me think…”Oh Fuck”- you know - what are they
thinking about us?
That we are totally gay?
But sometimes it looks like you are!
Yeah but it is part of the show part of the glam rock - you know
we love each other sometimes we are kissing each other but it
more - you know! Or I don’t know…
somebody is gay but hasn’t told yet! (laugh)
What is the most
important item when you are on Tour-What is absolutely necessary for you?
Guitar…but lets say from my personal stuff…lets say my headphones
and cd player and then I like to read books…
medication of course I am a bad sleeper!
Here is a question
What is the strangest place you ever woke up at?
You really wanna hear about that? I think it’s…you know in Finland we have
very cold weather about -20 c and there is a lot of ice on
the road. So you have
to throw some sand on the road before you go to sleep and
I woke up in the
morning in that sand box…
And did you sleep well?
Yes but I felt cold in the morning. I don’t know…I think it is the weirdest
I don’t remember there are a lot of weird places!
If you possessed a
magical power, what would it be?
power…to turn every object into what ever I want! If I want this
(taking a bottle with water) to be vodka - it would be vodka!
That is a good Idea! And you Christus!
I don’t know…ever passed out!?
Do you have a
Secret Passion…oh…hm…but it is not secret anymore if I say.
We have secret passions but I don’t wanna tell about (laugh)
Do you still have a
bad habit today that you had already
as a youngster?
Of course we have!
Youngster…smoking, drinking…playing Rock n roll…
What is the Magazine you wanna write something bad in…(laugh)
I never would write something bad about you!
If you could ask
god one question, what would it be?
Why…Why me? Are you mad? Am I going to hell?
Sorry…-that is the only person -if I had to say something to- …it would be:
If you could be a
woman for one Day, what would you like to do first?
Get fucked…of course!
Why did I know that you would say that? Why!?(laugh)
Is it a beautiful woman? Can I decide?
Yes, you can decide!
When I could be a really beautiful woman I would go to a bar and tease all the
and drive them mad!
I just like to try…(laugh)
Do you know how that feels?
They have done it to me…
Yeah-Yeah….but why you have…
I like to take revenge
Do you remember *…..(*person not named here!!!!!)
Now you understand.
There was that one girl…
She was teasing you the whole night…
And when it was turning to action - you know - she said “I have those principles
know - never at the first night…never!” Ok thanks!
Now she is reading this on your website…
If you had a
wish-what would you change about you or your life?
I always end up messing everything when I m too drunk…so I would like
to change that I could drink more without messing up everything. You
because when I drink too much whiskey or something I always end up
Something like lying on the street?
Yeah…something like that!
I heard that a lot of Finnish people lie on the street when they are drunk…
Yeah Yeah…but I have done lots of weird things you know…
What animal would
you like to be and why? (Character)!
Larry: Pig…you know…I’m
pig because my Chinese mark is pig! Pigs are in everything
and having fun all the time. I once had this Mini pig - you know -
mini size pig -
home for two days…and I have to say that it is quite hard to handle,
you try to lift it, the scream is like…I don’t know how to say…
if there is a
saying in English…but there is a saying in Finland…(….)
Now I know
where it came from! The noise is so fucking loud
Like a butcher…) everything stops and it is so loud you almost faint…
and it was a
house where other people sleep also.
was carrying that pig on the street - to the park…
There were a lot of kids!
Yeah…there was a kindergarten near my house…and they were sleeping…
and then they woke up…and the Lady of the kindergarten
(macht das Schreien des Schweines nach!)
And what animal would you like to be?
Wolf…because it takes what it wants! You know- I usually take what I want!
What does happiness
mean to you?
(You have to explain the word happiness
or luck…what does it mean to you?)
I don't believe in total happiness - you know - there is always something
- you know…so you just got to find a certain attitude in life-you
in a full sense of meaning. There is always something…if you are
about what is wrong…there is always definitely something. So being
happy is finding
the right attitude.
I live in that day-you have to forget about last night or forget the future!
It is just living in this time of real life!
Is there anything
that you envy a woman and if what?
You know…when having sex they can have many orgasms!
And-you know - that is something I would like to experience.
Because I have to take a break in between!
Ok that is right…I never thought about…but it is right!
Yeah -(laugh)- that is right!
If your house was
on fire and you could only save three things
- what would they be?
I think I know…guitar!
No my guitar is always somewhere in a rehearsal place- there are only a few
not so important guitars in my home. But I would take a bottle of
whiskey…that depends on the situation and than a cd of Alice Cooper…
and then some Jackets! You know! Actually there is a place near I
now I don’t know the word…where people live which are coming from
where war is coming out…people who are escaping…that kind of place!
Maybe I would go there with the bottle and the cd!
I think I throw the flames more gasoline and take all my women with me!
And then burn it all down! I have no special things in my home -
- I have not so much things! I don’t need anything!
Or my third thing would be cigarettes!
I think vodka is the most important thing and women! Of course!
So, this was the last question!
Thank you very much!
I have to thank you! See you later on stage…bye!