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NORWAY: Turbonegro singer Hank Von Helvete as Jesus in musical

A Norwegian version of Jesus Christ superstar will star Hank von Helvete (Hank of Hell), better known as the lead singer of the bank Turbonegro. Turbonegro lead singer Hank von Helvete (Hank of Hell) will star as Jesus in the Olso set up of Andrew Lloyd Webber's musical Jesus Christ Superstar this fall. The vocalist, whose real name is Hans-Erik Dyvik Husby, is well known for his comments on religion and society. He has expressed a fairly liberal view on gay marriage and recently commented about...

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OSLO, NORWAY (AUGUST 07, 2009) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF DET NORSKE THEATRE POSTER OF HANK VON HELL/HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY AS JESUS CHRIS SUPERSTAR SIGN OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR SIGN OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: "Perfect that I can turn the character Hank von Hell into Jesus Christ Superstar! It has actually biblical references to it. We don't know much about what Jesus did from when he was a teenager until he was 29/30 and started his official work."...

OSLO, NORWAY (AUGUST 07, 2009) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF DET NORSKE THEATRE POSTER OF HANK VON HELL/HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY AS JESUS CHRIS SUPERSTAR SIGN OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR SIGN OF JESUS CHRIST SUPERSTAR (SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: "Perfect that I can turn the character Hank von Hell into Jesus Christ Superstar! It has actually biblical references to it. We don't know much about what Jesus did from when he was a teenager until he was 29/30 and started his official work."

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(SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: " "Well, I'm gonne do this play and what happens after that is a bit fogged right know. But there are going to be other projects with acting and music that is not Turbonegro."...

(SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: " "Well, I'm gonne do this play and what happens after that is a bit fogged right know. But there are going to be other projects with acting and music that is not Turbonegro."

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HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: "The Turbo Jugend... Well they are actually very enthusiastic, I think there are very many different opinions. Turbo Jugend is a very big fan club. They are uniformed and that is actually the only thing they have in common. You have five year old kids there, you have American soldiers, you have Russian professors, you have Japanese cartoon writers and they all have different opinions." HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY ON STAGE WITH MIC (SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: "He is my favourite of them all. I have to admit that I haven't been doing that much research digging in to all different versions of Jesus Christ Superstar. I thought that would rather distract me from what I want to do with it. But of course Ian Gillan's interpretation that is on the album was... I am not going to do it like that. It is not on my voice level." HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY LEAVE THE S...

HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY ON STAGE (SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: "The Turbo Jugend... Well they are actually very enthusiastic, I think there are very many different opinions. Turbo Jugend is a very big fan club. They are uniformed and that is actually the only thing they have in common. You have five year old kids there, you have American soldiers, you have Russian professors, you have Japanese cartoon writers and they all have different opinions." HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY ON STAGE WITH MIC (SOUNDBITE) (English) HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY (HANK VON HELL) SAYING: "He is my favourite of them all. I have to admit that I haven't been doing that much research digging in to all different versions of Jesus Christ Superstar. I thought that would rather distract me from what I want to do with it. But of course Ian Gillan's interpretation that is on the album was... I am not going to do it like that. It is not on my voice level." HANS-ERIK DYVIK HUSBY LEAVE THE STAGE

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