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    Posted: June 02 2012 at 12:58
Taken from a interview held by Yann in april 2009 for the french website "aux portes du métal" :
 
Yann : "You're a Frank Zappa fan. You like creative things. What do you think of the creativity of new metal artists ? What are you listening these times ?

Devin : I love bands like Opeth, Gojira, Messhugah, they're very creative, brilliant. But honestly, I never listen to it, never. Because it's too heavy. I listen to a lot of new age music, like the french band Air, Enya, Paul Horn, then again Stravinski. I love dance music, I love that. The only metal song I remember recently was the second song from "From Mars To Sirius" by Gojira. That's the only song I remember that made me bang my head. I really respect Messhugah, I really respect Opeth but I don't listen to much metal. I listen to music for production, I listen to Nickelback for production and the mix (I don't like the music !), I listen to classical music, I listen to the Young Gods. When I first listened to "Second Nature" by the Young Gods, it didn't affect me at all, it's so minimal. But after a while, I loved it.           "

"Magma was the very first gothic rock band" (Didier Lockwood)
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Interesting guy. wow
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Maybe he doesn't listen to metal now, but he must have been some kind of fan when he was younger. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Man With Hat Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 14:59
I suppose thats not the biggest surprise in the world.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote colorofmoney91 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 16:32
Apparently Ihsahn doesn't listen to metal anymore either. They could listen exclusively to show tunes as long as they keep pumping out high quality music as they have been.
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Frank Zappa didn't listen to jazz or rock music.
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Originally posted by colorofmoney91 colorofmoney91 wrote:

They could listen exclusively to show tunes as long as they keep pumping out high quality music as they have been.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 17:30
Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:


. But honestly, I never listen to it, never.


If you never listen to it how would you know?


Edited by Slartibartfast - June 02 2012 at 17:32
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 17:36
He must be in the depressive phase of his bipolar disorder...
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Smurph Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 02 2012 at 17:47
Originally posted by Slartibartfast Slartibartfast wrote:

Originally posted by lucas lucas wrote:


. But honestly, I never listen to it, never.


If you never listen to it how would you know?
I was thinking the exact thing when I read it.
 
Honestly, I think that he is missing out on a looooot of really good metal that isn't quite as heavy as Gojira or Opeth... I can't see myself ever not at least checking out other music within the genre of music that I actually write. Ha
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Fox On The Rocks Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 00:29
Well, the Metal he listens to is certainly awesome! Yeah, really interesting guy. One of those musician I hope to have the chance of meeting someday in person. He's got some pretty eclectic influences and inspiration to say the least - Ghost was definitely a transition. 
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That's pretty cool. But i'll be shocked if i find out that Ozzy is litening to French chansons!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Siloportem Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 02:34
In an articale in classic rock presents prog Devin says he listens to country because if he listens to something closer to his own genre he'll start analysing it.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote UMUR Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 04:05
He used to be a big Fear Factory fan. I remember him saying that in an interview back in the day. I think it´s pretty obvious when you listen to the early SYL albums.
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Edited by martinprog77 - June 03 2012 at 05:36
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CPicard Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 06:59
April 2009? Not exactly "news".
I also remember an interview for the French magazine Hard-Rock Magazine in 1998 or 1999, in which he explained he was rather entertained by the ridiculous aspects of metal music.
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He has to take a break after listening and playing to his own music. It's understandable.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Progosopher Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 12:00
Clearly, he has to at least check out the music to know anything about it, but just as clearly he does not listen to it for his own enjoyment.  He can listen to whatever he wants, but as a man in the biz he has to know what is going on.  This is not much different from Barry Manilow saying he was a huge Deep Purple fan.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote lucas Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: June 03 2012 at 13:25
Originally posted by sagichim sagichim wrote:

That's pretty cool. But i'll be shocked if i find out that Ozzy is litening to French chansons!
 
Iggy did it recently !
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Originally posted by martinprog77 martinprog77 wrote:



Clap Seems like a really great guy.
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