Tarja Turunen's Guide To Life | Louder
NIGHTWISH mainman Tuomas Holopainen (keyboards) has issued the following "open letter" to the group's singer, Tarja Turunen: "Dear Tarja, "I "Equally certain is the fact that we cannot go on with you and Marcelo any longer. to rehearse for your solo concerts, meet frieds and go to the movies. It was after this that Marcelo asked fans, who had questions, to send Tannenbaum" would get one too, and both characters meeting up in the. Part 2 (Bye Bye Beautiful):Tarja is fired from Nightwish in . The guys had one shift, Tarja another, so they barely met. Maybe it was platonic, maybe it was more cypenv.info according to Tarja and Marcelo he was for.
We wouldn't have had the opportunity to do this for a month if we hadn't done it when we did. There was no other possibility. Anyway, we hadn't really been talking to each other for a year. We tried a few times, but it was a nightmare. I think she has to open her eyes first. There is absolutely nothing that we could have changed by talking; first of all she has to understand the facts and make them clear to herself.
How is it possible for a band to go on tour when you don't talk to each other for such a long time? At gigs we always met her fifteen minutes before the start of the show. She never came to interviews and she never turned up at soundchecks. We saw her when she was completely dressed up and prepared for the show shortly before the gig started and afterwards she went directly to the car and drove to the hotel.
And that was it. The next time we saw her was right before the next gig. She didn't want to travel with us, she didn't want to go by bus with us nor by car. She didn't want to join us for meals, she didn't want to do any interviews — nothing.
Actually, there were two different camps. During the last few months, Tarja told the Finnish media about her solo career and she always emphasized that NIGHTWISH was not the thing that she wants to do in her life, that it was not her voice and not her music — she was only a guest musician. She really hurt me with these words because it sounded like the whole thing felt just embarrassing to her. Nevertheless, you don't think that a slightly less personal letter would have been a better alternative?
I don't think that there are any passages in that letter which are too personal. I rewrote the letter over and over again and in the beginning it included a lot more personal stuff. She has accused us for dragging her husband into the whole thing, but we haven't criticized him as her husband.
I'm sure that he is a wonderful and caring husband, but as her manager, he is the main reason why the whole situation was created in the first place. That just has to be said, because I want people to understand why we decided to take this step and why we will carry on. In the last year I said in some interviews: By doing it this way, I stood up for myself and defended myself. Can you tell us more about the role of Tarja's husband Marcelo?
What did he do? It was very difficult to get close to Tarja because there was a huge Argentinean wall between us. All the financial issues and arguments started to be really ridiculous. It is not so much that she didn't want to do gigs in America or Australia, because — in her opinion — the venues and fees were too small — it's more about her attitude as a whole. It all started with two sentences from her — one of them I already mentioned: You know, I can leave this band anytime.
She is an old friend of mine and for her to think that way. So these are her motives to be in the band.
So you didn't only lose a singer but a friend as well. I lost a lot. And when you read the letter and read between the lines as well then I hope you'll understand that I'm not angry with her, that I don't hate her. But I suppose that a lot of unpleasant memories about Tarja will remain?
I'm sad and disappointed. But it is not Tarja that I see. Many other vocalist might not have been able to endure so well, and may have suffered a breakdown or worse. But she's faced much worse in her life and endured it, like losing her mother to long battle with cancer as she mentions in the article above. Things like this, no doubt explain why she matured so much more than her former band mates and developed different priorities in life and why she made the choices she did.
Quote I lost my mother in and after that Christmas strayed from my life completely. I think we've seen this in many of her songs as well as songs she's chosen to cover, just as we see it as an influence in this album. Quote I wait with interest what kind of a person will be receiving me after 12 years.
I had heard that Marco had given up the bottle.
Was it love? - Oceans Away
I guess this means, it must be true. On that, I applaud, him. Addiction is something that's very difficult to deal with. This is a brave move on his part. Perhaps when he's conquered it himself, he can reach out to Tuomas and persuade him to do likewise. I think this is likely the 'big changes" she may be referring to here. The mental satisfaction should always be more important than money! Nightwish is a band, it's an emotion.
This attitude was clearly shown to me in the two things you said to me in an airplane in Toronto: We're sure this is an equally big relief to you as it is for us. We have all been feeling bad long enough. However, the rest of us want to continue as long as the fire burns. So there's no sense in doing that next album with you, either. It's all we can do. In Decemberin Germany, you said that you will never tour again for more than two weeks at a time.
You also said that we can forget about U. I understand that people will think this way. A person who wants to focus her creativity to somewhere else, a person whose values don't match mine. Not the fact that while on tour you always wanted to fly, separately from us with your husband.