Devin Townsend Plays ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’
We’re joined by another legend for this episode of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?.' This time around, the inimitable Devin Townsend sits down to prove and disprove what’s written about him on Wikipedia!
Hevy Devy’s career is one of metal’s most storied and prolific. Having found success with Strapping Young Lad, Steve Vai, Dev’s own solo projects and more, there was plenty to choose from when cherry picking entries throughout Wikipedia. Townsend got to set the record straight on many issues during this segment, so this episode is not to be missed!
One major misconception about Strapping Young Lad’s Alien album is that Devin purposely stopped taking his bi-polar medication so he could create with a drastically unstable mind. In reality, Alien was more a product of circumstance while Devin was questioning the legitimacy of his bi-polar diagnosis. Allow the sonic titan to explain for himself in the video above!
Another vital piece of fiction we got to clarify was about Jason Newsted’s potential collaboration with Townsend for Physicist. Wikipedia states Newsted was denied permission to take part in Physicist by Metallica bandmate James Hetfield. According to Devin, Newsted kindly declined to work on the record, though Hetfield was not happy about the bassist’s desire to find creative satisfaction outside Metallica.
Venture into the career and brain matter of Devin Townsend with this episode of ‘Wikipedia: Fact or Fiction?’.
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