Musical Influences: Mark Farner (Grand Funk Railroad), Michael Schenker, Steve Lukather (TOTO), Uli
Roth, Foreigner, Journey and Kansas
Favorite Bands Today: Skunk Anansie, Dream Theater, Guano Apes and Rammstein
Favorite Musicians: Beatles, Sting and Led Zeppelin
Favorite Singers: Tony Martin, Glenn Hughes, Mark Farner and Michael Vescera
Favorite Guitarists: Richie Blackmore, Michael Schenker, Uli Roth, Yngwie Malmsteen and Stevie Vaughan
Favorite Bass Players: Mel Schacher, Barry Sparks and Markus Grosskopf
Favorite Drummers: Mike Terrana, Don Brewer and Cozy Powell
Favorite Keyboard Players: Jens Johansson, Ferdy Doernberg, Don Airey and Jon Lord
Occupation That Would Like To Have If He Wasn't On Music: Car mechanic
Career Highlights: The period with Helloween, his current band and the solo projects
First Albums Bought: "Cosmos Factory" by Credence Clearwater Revival and "Live Album" by Grand Funk
Railroad, both released in 1970
Favorite Solo Songs Written: "The Winner" from the "The Four Seasons Of Life" album and all the songs
from the "Kaleidoscope" album
Favorite Helloween Songs Written: "The Chance" from the "Pink Bubbles Go Ape" album, "I Don't Wanna
Cry No More" from the "Chameleon" album, "Mr. Ego (Take Me Down)"
and "Still We Go" from the "Master Of The Rings" album, "The Time Of
The Oath" from the "The Time Of The Oath" album and the b-side
"Grapowski's Malmsuite 1001 (In D-Doll)"
Most Important Thing: "Enjoy my life and respect people and animals."
Greatest Fear: "Being very sick and feel too much pain."
People Admired: "Many, but no one in special because I can learn something about life with anyone."
Life Philosophy: "Don't waste my time and use my life to create something really big (create music or
something like that). But doesn't matter what you do, because if you do it with joy and fun
you should be proud of yourself."
Impossible Ambition: "Live forever and try to change the world to something better."
Best Day: "All days are equally important."
Animal That Would Like To Be: "A cat, because they do what they want to, have a perfect body and have
nine lives (That's what people say!)."
About The Fans: "They are wonderful. They are the most important thing to all of my bands, and if I didn't
had any, I wouldn't sell albums and the bands wouldn't exist."