Former Ghost Member Linton Rubino Says “Nobody Was A Hired Gun” While He Was In The Band

During an interview with Rocking With Jam Man, Priest vocalist Linton Rubino discussed his past stint as a bassist for Ghost. The musician says when he was in Ghost “it was very clear that it was a band and nobody was a hired gun.”

Rubino said the following when asked about being a “cog in the machine”:

“Actually, that wasn’t the case when I was in the band, ’cause there wasn’t a culture of being changeable. When I was in the band, it was very clear that it was a band and nobody was a hired gun. So nobody felt that you were gonna be replaced all the time. Because the bass player before me, he quit by himself because of personal reasons. And then I got the chance to join the band — and not as a hired gun. I really thought I was a member of GHOST when I [was] in GHOST. After that, and after all the other stuff that happened, then that perception, I think, [was] changed, and now everybody believes that there was one boss and everybody was hired. But at the time, that wasn’t the feeling or the culture that was in the band; it was more like we are one band. Maybe one person had more to say about the creative stuff and the business part of it, but we were still one band. So I didn’t have that feeling [that I was just a hired gun]. Now I can understand, if you’re a Ghoul today, you must have another view of it. But not back then, actually.”

He continued when asked about previous comments he made about going to therapy for six months following his departure from Ghost:

“I’m doing just fine. And when I said that, it really sounds like I was in some kind of institution. I wasn’t. It was only half an hour, once a week, and it was not only about GHOST or being fired; it was the whole life situation. It was a big change just to not have a job anymore and to be at home, not knowing what to do. I think everyone going through something like that, it’s good to talk to someone. And I think it goes for everyone. I recommend it. But it took one or two months. I was back on track pretty fast. It was no big deal, really. I’m doing just fine today. Remember, this was seven years ago, so it’s a long time ago. I don’t think about it so much, to be honest.”

He also added the following when asked if his therapy comments were blown out of proportion:

“Whatever works. All P.R. is good P.R., as the saying [goes]. And if we can sell some more [copies] of [PRIEST’s new album] ‘Body Machine’ because of that, that’s a good thing in the long run. But I wasn’t institutionalized or anything. I had a therapist I went to once a week for half an hour. It was a very simply procedure… I wasn’t locked in — never. It was only conversation — no medicines or anything like that. It was only conversations — half an hour, once a week.”

[via Blabbermouth]

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