Big thanks to Emppu for forwarding the answers to the following questions. Nice rare gift from him to join in
1: You always read awesome books. Can you recommend something?
* The best of Kama Sutra, The Quran and The Bible.
2: What is your favorite song to play live and which one is the most difficult?
* Jambalaya by Hank Williams. We always do it in soundchecks. Vocals by Troy. It`s also the most difficult one.
3: Favorite guitar solo of all time? (Doesn’t have to be a NW song)
* The one in Jambalaya.
4: How many different guitars do you have?
* I don`t know. I really don`t.
5: How do you feel the guitar sections have evolved in Nightwish’s music?
* They haven`t changed much. More style, less speed maybe?
6: Any idea how many picks you get by in one year?
* Antti (my guitar tech) knows. Thousands of them.
7: Do you still practice Judo?
* Only when drunk.
8: What do you like doing in your spare time?
* Doing judo.
9: Compare this Nightwish and Nightwish before 10-15 years ago and tell us what do you miss, and what do you enjoy more now.
* I miss the special atmosphere of small clubs. What I enjoy more now is the fact that I can just play, no more driving, loading in or changing the guitar strings, haha. Also, there`s always beer backstage. That was not so back in the days..
10: If you could no longer live in Finland, where in the world would you choose?
* Anywhere except Sweden.
11: How many ways can you open a beer?
* One. That`s enough.
12: Any advice for beginner guitar players?
* Buy a trumpet.
13: Can you cook? If so, what’s your favorite dish to make?
* Yes, I like to cook. My favorite is lasagna, with the pasta made by myself. Tastes like shit but it`s fun to make.
14: What was your absolute worst meal / drink on this tour?
* Something called "salad".
15: Why did you stop using your amplifier on stage and started using the kemper instead?
* No, I didn`t, actually.
16: Do you write your guitar solos or is it Tuomas?
* They have always been mine to write.
17: If you could turn into any mythical creature of your choice, what would you like to be?