Nightwish’s Tuomas Holopainen reveals that he once destroyed a backstage – “I felt so ashamed”

Author Samuel Järvinen - 19.4.2022

Rock and roll is often seen as an attitude, alongside the music, which can be heard and seen in the way musicians play and act. History is littered with clichés ranging from the destruction of hotel rooms to all manner of shenanigans.

Metal Hammer decided to ask Tuomas Holopainen, the leading figure of the Finnish metal giants Nightwish, what is the most rock and roll thing he has ever done in his musical career.

Holopainen gave the following answer:

“I trashed a backstage once, because it just had to be done. A bucket-list thing. But that was when the troubles with Tarja were happening, so the frustration just came out. I felt so ashamed afterwards.”