The former lead singer of Finnish metal band Nightwish, Tarja Turunen, was fired from the band in 2005, and since then there has been some coldness between the band members and Turunen. Many fans also still hope that Turunen will return to the band one day.
However, Turunen has nothing bad to say about the band’s current vocalist Floor Jansen. In a recent interview with the Scars and Guitars podcast, Turunen said that she actively keeps in touch with Jansen.
” So I’ve been in touch with her. But ever since she joined Nightwish, I was there for her. So it’s, like, I don’t have any… Actually, I hope she’s fine and everything is great with her and she’s happy. That’s what I wish. Now and then when I am in Netherlands, if I have concerts in Netherlands, she’s poking by and so on and so on. It’s really, really nice”, Turunen says and continues
“When I started in metal, I felt a little lonely, because there were not too many girls around in the festivals I went; I was mainly the only girl all around. And nowadays it’s so incredible to see so many female vocalists. They approach me — if I do not recognize them, they approach me — they come and talk. And it’s really lovely. We have this really beautiful connection and a lot to share. And that is also… I really enjoy it so much nowadays. It has changed a lot”