K.K.wants to refer to and clarify his original statement as he feels parts of it was regretfully misinterpreted

Hi everyone,

just to clarify that my complimenting Andy Sneap as I did was no more than I would
have said about any other guitar playing producers that have also contributed much more than
expected to our past albums. Great talent such as Chris Tsangarides (R.I.P) and Roy Z both not only
produced – but also contributed song ideas, riffs and licks, lyric ideas etc. Consequently, albums like
Painkiller and Angel of Retribution would not have been the same without them. Even George
Martin, I believe, provided much more for the Beatles than just the role of a normal producer. An
extra musician in the studio, like the aforementioned talented producers, really does bring a great