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Vocalist Ben Kowalewicz explained to Kerrang! May 30, 2009: "Ian (D'Sa, guitar) was reading a book called Veronika Decides To Die, a novel by Paulo Coelho. He wrote The Alchemist, which is our bible. He was reading this story and told me what it was about. It's not a direct correlation, but we took the idea of a young woman who commits suicide. She doesn't succeed and ends up in a coma. It's about finding a passion for life. In the story, she comes around and realises life can be okay. It took the most drastic of actions to appreciate what we have is beautiful."
The Creed lead singer reveals the "ego and self-fulfillment" he now sees in one of the band's biggest hits.
Dan cracked the Top 40 with "Ritual," then went to India and spent 2 hours with the Dalai Lama.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.