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Former GHOST Bassist LINTON RUBINO Needed Therapy After Getting Fired By TOBIAS FORGE


Former GHOST bassist and current PRIEST frontman Linton Rubino was recently asked if he was involved in the lawsuit filed against GHOST mainman Tobias Forge by four former members of the band back in 2017.

Speaking with Dr. Music, Rubino said: “I was fired in 2015 from GHOST, so I wasn’t a part of that process. But I have a family member and a close friend that was in that process, in the trial. (referring to his father, Mauro Rubino, who played keyboard in GHOST from 2011 until 2016, as well as Simon Söderberg, who played guitar for GHOST from 2010 until 2016) So, yeah, I was involved emotionally, you can say. But otherwise from that, I wasn’t a part of that process.”

Rubino was also asked if it was difficult to deal with being anonymous while he was in GHOST, having to virtually start all over once he was out of the band, Linton said: “I actually went through therapy for six months after that ’cause I felt that I’m nobody. We were up there playing with METALLICA and IRON MAIDEN and everything, and they know who we are, all the people backstage know who we are, but nobody else [does]. So it was just like being up [at the top] and then you’re basically [at the bottom once you are out of the band]. I didn’t have a job or anything… [But] then you’re back on track in a couple of months. And you just roll up your sleeves and get at it again. I didn’t have much of a choice.”

Forge was sued by former GHOST members Söderberg, Mauro Rubino, Henrik Palm (Eather; member of GHOST from 2015 until 2016) and Martin Hjertstedt (Earth; member of GHOST from 2014 until 2016) for allegedly cheating them out of their share of the band’s profits.