The Unisonic and Michael Kiske Fanclub asked Michael Kiske to answer a few questions regarding his solo work and Unisonic activities (thanks to Basti):

 
Fanclub: Can you please give us an update about your upcoming solo album? Did you already start working with Sandro on it? When do you plan to start the recordings?

Michael: I will start Vocals for it this week; so the album will be finished soon. It’s not so much a solo-record, it’s a new think with Sandro and me, we do all together. I was surprised how good it works to have Sandro producing it …

 

 

Fanclub: Please tell us a little tour summary (South America, Festivals, Asia and Spain-Germany). What were your best/worst moments? Maybe you experienced also some funny things? How did you feel when you lost your voice in Hamburg?

Michael: We can not complain about the reactions all over the world; even in places were Gotthard was headlining, the whole venue was singing our songs. Actually Germany was sort of the more ”silent-gourmets” … Not bad, but not at all as much of a party as everywhere else. Most people came for Gotthard, while in other countries we had many fans showing up for us. Over hear in my own country we still have a lot of work to do, I guess. … It was generally a good year especially for me. I finally got fully back into the whole thing again and I am now ready for more. The band got a good feel about itself and we can move on from here with hopefully better records. …
When I lost my voice in Hamburg, I wasn’t in a good mood before the show already, because I knew I was getting very sick. I just knew it was not just a little cold. While I was warming up the voice before the show with some Elvis tunes, I realized: it’s not going to work this time, because the voice died on me already then … On Stage I took it pretty good, because: What can you do? A caught a real infection, there is really nothing you can do, so I tried to make the best out the situation. When the voice died in the third song, I left the stage and joined the crowd to make photos with them and signed autographs, while Kai was doing some singing. The next days I had 40 fever and even NOW, after 6 weeks, I’m still having it a bit in my bronchium. Sucks especially when this happens in your hometown, but sometimes live is just a bitch … It’s a situation I had to re-learn to live with too …

 

 

Fanclub: Do you think Unisonic will make some festivals in the summer or you will be very busy with other activities?
Michael: Both. I am sure we will do at least a little bit, but we will also be busy with the next album. …
Best!
Michael