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Scrooge McDuck Inspires Finnish Metal Band Nightwish’s New Album

Scrooge McDuck Nightwish

The guitarist for Finnish metal band Nightwish, Tuomas Holopainen, has revealed that he is working on a solo album which is entirely inspired by the animated character Scrooge McDuck.

Holopainen was speaking to the metal magazine Metal Hammer about his muse for the album, stating that it was his reading of the Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck comics as a young child that gave him the “strangely familiar feel of home.” Holopainen also states that he believes McDuck is a “relentless, honest, and complex character.”

Holopainen noted, “It all started with a story called Last Sled To Dawson, which was published in a Finnish Donald Duck magazine in the late 80’s. It instantly became one of my favorite Scrooge/Donald stories and also introduced Mr. Don Rosa to my Disney universe.”

The musician then stated how important this book was to his work, saying, “I was completely and utterly hooked. It was similar to reading The Lord Of The Rings as an 8-year-old, or seeing Raiders Of The Lost Ark for the first time. Adventure, fun, and the strangely familiar feeling of home.”

Holopainen went into intimate detail about his relationship with the character of Scrooge McDuck, stating, “With Scrooge, there was a much deeper level hidden between the stories and the gags. This is a book about life itself. What an unfathomable privilege it is, what are the things that truly matter during our existence.”

Nightwish’s last studio album was 2011’s Imaginaerum. Do you believe that Scrooge McDuck can inspire an album?

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5 Responses to “Scrooge McDuck Inspires Finnish Metal Band Nightwish’s New Album”

  1. Ebony Rose

    I just want to point out that you screwed up on two accounts.

    First of all, Tuomas is the keyboardist. Emppu is the guitarist. Do your research before you make a total ass of yourself. And secondly, the information that Tuomas revealed actually originally came from his official fansite, asked by the admin and such, not Metal Hammer who merely copied the information.

    If you're going to be a journalist of any kind, get your facts right first or those that know better will happily correct you.

  2. Dylan Clark

    So Nightwish has 2 guitarists now? Or has Emppu swapped to Keyboards and Tuomas now does Guitar?
    Doesn't take a lot to actually look up shit before you go writing an article and stuffing up something like that…

  3. Dylan Clark

    I felt like I was reading from Blabbermouth, then realized not even they fail that hard

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