Transcribed by Jeremy Williams
Taken from Rammstein.com chat
October 26 , 2005
Press: Rammstein Chat with Paul
Transcribed by Jeremy Williams
Mod: Hello to you all. Thanks for coming out. Paul will be here in just a few minutes. And then we're going to get started.
atomrt: how do you chose the sounds for each song because all of them fit perfectly?
maria: Your album covers have always sparked a lot of controversy. Which cover is your favourite and why?
Benzramm: What was coming out of the fake penis during the live act "Bück Dich"?
Beurgueur: Good evening, Have you ever thought to write a metal-opera based on rammstein’ story?
MafiUndomiel: I was at River Plate Stadium in Argentina, 1999, when you toured with KISS. You did almost surpassed KISS music and show with your impact, and many people was really impressed. I still remember the silence during Du Hast, as Till was singing the refrain. What do you remember of Argentina, of this show?
MafiUndomiel: Did Till write Te Quiero Puta on his own, or had some kind of external help? I know it's not very complicated, nor elaborated in the lyrics, but it's not easy to put two or three sentences together if you don't know the language... believe me! I'm still trying with German!
monkeyman: What type of gear do you use when recording in the studio?
Hugo: Why did you choose almost the same cover for the japanese version of Reise, Reise and Rosenrot?
MafiUndomiel: There are many bands that edited DVD and VHS with the footage they got when they recorded their albums, the creative process and all that stuff. Since many R+ fans are really interested in knowing "Rammstein's kitchen", have you considered releasing something of that kind?
blastedop: What happened to Live DVD? It was delayed?
MafiUndomiel: I wanted to know how did you put your setlists together when you go to a country you've never been... you mix old and new material, or you prefer to show your new material above all, and play only the "classics"?
Jenna: As you are possibly the most successful band from Germany (singing in German) that you are expected to represent German music and culture to the rest of the world?
beurgueur: what american film director would you enjoy to make a ckip with
Benzramm: Did you ever get hurt when you were working with fire on the live acts ?
aeon: One Rammstein member said you had a movie project with Werner Herzog. Do you think this project will be carried out and would you like to act in something different from Rammstein videos ?
Rammsteinizied: Dear Paul: What is your favorite live performance effect? (like the flamethrowes in Feuer frei or the bow in DRSG)
MafiUndomiel: Which was your first guitar? Do you still own it?
Straya: This has been in my mind for a while now, and I must ask. From the sample songs on the official site, it seems Rosenrot might be your 'hardest/loudest' albums, the songs seem 'hard', in a way, like Ich Will, Feuer Frei, and Mein Teil; what do you think of this?
Synthema: Do you still feel that being in Rammstein is almost like being in a six-way marriage? Does the band still function as a tight a unit or have things drifted apart?
Jenna: Do you think your videos help to stop you taking yourselves too seriously?
whiskeypapa: When writing a song, how many/what kinds of revisions does the song go through before finally making it onto an album?
Noora: HI! I'm a fashion and design student from Finland and I was wondering about your stage costumes...How much do you participate in the designing and making of the outfits that you use on your tours? I understand that every album has its own look. Do you first design the outline of the look as a band and hen consult a designer and maker? Thanx and welcome back to Finland! :)
Beurgueur: Have you ever thought in what your life would be now if rammstein never was created?
minx: It’s been stated in several interviews that the band has two pyromaniacs in the group, but is there anyone who is not so fond of fire?
Badeend: Who thinks of the titles of the cd's? Is it some kind of democraty or is it 1 man that decides?
Biz: How have older industrial bands (such as Laibach or KMFDM) influenced you?
minx: What is the oily black/brown liquid that you are all covered with on stage? Is it a fire retardant liquid?
minx: Why did you wear a paper bag over your head at the concert in Tallin, last November?
aeon: Why do you only do signing sessions in London and Paris? Why not in other big cities f Europe or even Germany? Or is anything planned?
Badeend: Did you take gitar lessons or did you teach it on your self?
minx: I am going to be at the signing in London on Sunday. Do you enjoy doing those types of promotional events or are they just ‘hard work’?
Synthema: It could be said that the "Rosenrot" photos are quite a departure image-wise from what one would expect from the band. Was this something that was decided by the band for a particular reason, or is this the sort of decision that is out of your hands? Does your management or record label have much control over how you present yourselves, or is that left to you?
Badeend: What is the new instrument you used in the song Te Quiero Puta?
beurgueur: do you think you'll be on stage again when you'll be 60? (like rolling stones for example...)
minx: Do you do you all do own make-up for the shows?
OK-River: Will Rammstein play again "Bück Dich" in a concert, or it is something of the past?
blastedop: Rosenrot is so diferent from Reise Reise. How is this possible if these songs are from Reise Reise recording season?
Benzramm: Are you a sort of scared when flake is going with his boat in the public ?
whiskeypapa: Which of your songs invokes the most emotion from you?
MsBehaviour: Greetings from Finland and good evening! My question is, you have been playing together as a band for quite a many years now, and there is a big difference in the sound of Herzeleid and the sound of Reise Reise. Does this "evolution" come naturally to you, or do you make conscious decisions as to where to direct your sound? How do you feel about the change?
MafiUndomiel: Have you heard a cover version of Keine Lust made by a Russian guy called Miguel? What did you think about it?
Badeend: Do you have a private jet or do you have to rent a plane?
luna: First "Snow White" now "Rose Red". Do the members of Rammstein have a fondness for fairytales?
Synthema: Do you still enjoy performing live after all these years, or is it more of a chore now?
Benzramm: Is there a double meaning in the songtexts of your songs ?
Badeend: What is your favorite song or cd?
DRS2G: Is "Hilf Mir" inspired by a Heinrich Hoffmann's tale?!
Synthema: Have you ever felt that the success of Rammstein has been a negative thing for you in your personal life? That it makes it difficult to decide who to trust and who not to?
Beurgueur: from a viewer: what guitar do you use for your c tuning, and what guitar does richard use for this?
Benzramm: Did you really go to the mountains for the videoclip "Ohne Dich"?
MafiUndomiel: how did you and richard decided who was going to be lead and who rythm guitars?
Badeend: Do you still have to take guitar lessons to play better?
blastedop: Do you visit fansites? How about a Top 10 Fansites in the official page?
Badeend: Why did you pick just that girl for the Texas vocal in Stirb nich vor Mir?
MafiUndomiel: Paul, is there any country that you´d like to visit or going on tour, and you haven´t yet? Why?
Jenna: Which current musicians (Not youselves, I'm sorry) do you think are creating the best work at the moment?
Rammsteinizied: Dear Paul, How do you feel about us fans?
Minx: Do you have a favourite guitar part in a particular song you really enjoy?
DRS2G: Will "Rosenrot" be the 2nd single from your new album?!
Straya: I'm wondering how this question has not come up yet... but, plenty of people are asking if you guys will tour in America and Canada. I don't mean for this to be one of those annoying questions. But, has anything be talked about?
rammsteinuk: I read in a recent interview that there were some arguments within the band during the production of 'Mutter'. Have there been any more strong disagreements like this since?
minx: Most influential musician on yourself?
blastedop: Did you like Benzin video? Schneider didnt.
whiskeypapa: First, Reise Reise saw a "country moment" with Los, and now Rosenrot has Te Quiero Puta. If you could make a fusion of Rammstein and any other world music (for fun), what would it be?
Biz: Are there any downsides to being famous?
minty: Paul are you looking forward to the world cup next year? who will win?
aeon: Do you hope your music will still be appreciated in many years from now or it doesn't matter to you ?
DRS2G: Was it good to be directed by Jonas Akerlund?!
Ashr: I really liked Keine Lust video, whose was the idea that you were fat?
sipp: would you ever consider to bring another musicians on stage during concerts like a trumpet player or so,I really love trumpets maybe because I'm married to that kind of musician unfurnetly he really hates you but I really love your songs and the sound
Tomix: Is it real the blood of Till in Live Aus Berlin ??
Willow: With you all being parents now, how you feel if your children were to become musicians like yourselves and what advice would you give to them?
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