Europe’s Joey Tempest admits it modified into a “bound” having their appears to be like in comparison with Bon Jovi.

The ‘Final Countdown’ community’s frontman admits teen magazines made up the “rivalries” between Europe and a great deal of 80s bands, in conjunction with the ‘It is My Existence’ community, but they couldn’t “bitch”.

Talking to Classic Rock journal, the 59-yr-mature rocker said of the comparisons: “It modified into fairly a shock for these suburban teens from Stockholm.

“We had accomplished two albums, but then the promotion for ‘The Final Countdown’ kicked in and without notice the teeny magazines had been at some level of us. My preliminary thing modified into that I desired to search out like Robert Plant, but [the big hair] grew to change into one thing. We had been being pitted in rivalries with these a great deal of bands, which modified into now now not the case. Apt from the launch we had desired to be a touring rock band like Deep Crimson, and without notice these dumb questions [from pop magazines] had been coming left, appropriate and centre. We hadn’t expected that. It modified into roughly a bound for a while but we’re Swedes, we work tough and don’t bitch.”

The band are embarking on a 40th anniversary tour entitled ‘The Time Tablet’, which kicks off in Switzerland on September 30, and Joey has confirmed contemporary song is in the works.

He said: “Some writing has been occurring and we’re on the stage the put we’re taking note of what we bear got. It appears to be like as even supposing there’s extra than we need. A number of of them are unprecedented. I would possibly per chance per chance per chance settle to delivery a pair of songs earlier than the anniversary tour, even supposing I’m now now not going to enlighten that will happen – because we need them to be special – but we can strive to own it happen.”

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