THE RASMUS Frontman Talks About Duet With NIGHTWISH Singer; Audio Available

Lauri Ylönen, the singer of the Finnish rock band THE RASMUS, was recently interviewed by the Italian news blog Musica Metal about the band's latest CD, "Black Roses", and the duet he recorded with Anette Olzon of NIGHTWISH. Lauri had previously stated that the idea for the song came to him eight years ago when Tarja Turunen was still the lead singer of NIGHTWISH, but he only got around to recording the track now. "I actually asked Tarja, but she said no!" Lauri revealed. "Then I called Anette, she was like, 'Yeah, I would love to sing a song with you, I'm a big RASMUS fan, actually two years ago before I joined NIGHTWISH, I was singing THE RASMUS songs in karaoke bars!' so we went with her."

The track in question did not make the final album because "Black Roses" is a concept effort and the song didn't fit in with the overall idea for the CD, but it will be published as a stand-alone single at some point in the future.

To full interview is available at this location (push the green play button and the audio will begin streaming).

THE RASMUS' video for the song "Living In A World Without You":

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