INTERVIEW: Part II with Arjen Lucassen on Ayreon, Rock Operas, Vin Diesel, and Star Trek

Ghost Cult scribe Lorraine Lysen caught up with the great Arjen Lucassen of Ayreon for a wide-ranging interview a few months ago. They chatted about The Electric Castle Live project, the visuals of Ayreon Universe live, working with John de Lancie, rock operas, concept albums, Vin Diesel, Star Trek TNG, upcoming new music, and much more. 
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Yoshiki Teams With The H Collective On xXx 4 Film, Starring Vin Diesel

Celebrated composer and musician Yoshiki (X Japan)will compose music for the soundtrack to the next installment of the xXx movie franchise, xXx 4, contributing the films’ main theme song. xXx 4 is in pre-production with casting currently underway, and principal photography set to commence this year. In addition, The H Collective has invested in its first animated feature, Spycies, an action spy comedy produced by Chinese entertainment giant iQiyi. Yoshiki will be working on the theme song and music for the feature which has been animated in France by Lux Populi Production. Spycies will be released in theatres across China on August 8th, 2019. Continue reading