Full name: Joseph Paul Jacques Bélanger
Birth date/place: July 11, 1963 in Sept-Isles, Québec, Canada
Influences: Halford/Dickinson - Sartre/Nietzsche/Heidegger.
Favorite artists: Judas Priest, Savatage, Frank Zappa, Gentle Giant, Jethro Tull, Iron Maiden, Dixie Dreggs, Michael Schenker, Salvador Dali, Frantz Kafka, Albert Camus.
Top 10 albums:
1. Unleashed in the East Judas Priest
2. Samuel Barber's violin concerto Maxim Shostakovitch - Conductor
Nadja Salerno-Sonenberg - Main violinist
3. Sheik Yerbouti Frank Zappa
4. 20 years of Jethro Tull (box set) Jethro Tull
5. Octopuss Gentle Giant
6. Time out Dave Brubeck Band
7. Southern Steel Steve Morse
8. Hall of the Mountain King Savatage
9. Strangers in the night UFO
10. Tokyo Tapes Scorpions
First record you bought: Kiss Alive I
Favorite -song: To sing: Blackwitch, Intruders;
Listen to: Violence and Force, Dark Command, Metal Crusaders
Favorite -album: Blood of Tyrants
Best experience in your life: Any experience that has to do with philosophy.
Worst experience in your life: My childhood - Plagued by parental alcoholism.
Interesting tour memories: Getting to meet or tour with some of my long time metal heroes: Meine, UDO, Lips, Biff, etc. Getting to finally visit Germany.
Activities when not playing: Reading, Studying; Hiking; Working too hard at the job; Spending time with Mitzi, my ex-girlfriend's beautiful daughter and with Anna-Lisa, my very best friend.
What part of the song-writing process do you have in ? Unfortunately... none.
Stuff that you have to have with you on tour: Healthy food. Music CD other than heavy metal.
Any special ritual before going on stage: I am not superstitious. I just try to mentally prepare for war.
If you didn't play with , what other bands you like playing with?: Michael Schenker, Priest, Maiden, Savatage.
Family status: Divorced, no kids. I however treat Mitzi as my own. She is 10 years old and she is a great kid.
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