I remember those quotes like "we wanna become more famous than coca cola" or " one day I wanna play in Wembley" as well... Not that I thought it was about to come true, but they could have done more for at least not falling down to that level they´ve reached now. Let´s hope the gossip about a new album coming in 2014 is true.
I think that Jonne's solo stuff sounds cheezy... Of course if he feels he needs to express himself this way...he will probably reach the finns only with this. I remember him saying to the cheering crowd in Frankfurt once, they want to become the best and most famous band of the world and if we (the crowd) wanted to support them. We want to, but it's not going to happen with a year out of rock and a year of cheese instead...I'm sorry. Also I wish they would tour more in germany, too.
For everyone saying "Finland rules!" your claim has been furthered by the fact that HIM (another Finland-native) will be putting out a new album! Anyone a fan of their single Tears On Tape?
You can listen on their website: