9 – The soprano Karita Mattila wins the Singer's award at the Royal Philharmonic Society (RPS) Music Awards 2017.  18 - Gita Kadambi is appointed general director of the Finnish National Opera and Ballet announces the appointment of as its next general director, effective January 2018.
The earliest Finnish rock bands to gain any notoriety were progressive rock bands like Tasavallan Presidentti and Wigwam.Though for a time they seemed poised to break through in Europe, international fame eluded them. 1980s bands were similarly unable to find an international following, such as Gringos Locos and Havana Black; one exception to this was Hanoi Rocks, a popular glam rock band.
HIM (sometimes stylized as H.I.M.) was a Finnish gothic rock band from Helsinki.Formed in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo and bassist Mikko "Mige" Paananen under the name His Infernal Majesty, the band broke up in 1993, before being reformed in 1995 by Valo and guitarist Mikko "Linde" Lindström.
Most recently, the Finnish hard rock band Lordi won the 2006 Eurovision Song Contest with a record 292 points, giving Finland its first ever victory. The song they used was " Hard Rock Hallelujah " and they celebrated this with a free concert in Market Square in Helsinki, Finland, on 26 May 2006.
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On May 4, 2017, Overkill announced that Jason Bittner replaced Ron Lipnicki as the drummer for the band. Aerosmith embarked on what may be their final tour after 47 years together, titled the Aero-Vederci Baby! tour. Canadian festival Heavy Montreal took year off, returning in July 2018.
Lordi (Finnish pronunciation: ) is a Finnish hard rock/heavy metal band, formed in 1992 by the band's lead singer, songwriter and costume maker, Mr Lordi (Tomi Petteri Putaansuu). In addition to their melodic metal music, Lordi are also known for wearing monster masks and using horror elements with pyrotechnics during concerts and music videos.
It was released in Finland only on December 5, 2007. On this song, Jonsu of the Finnish pop and rock band Indica performs the Finnish vocals. "Bye Bye Beautiful", the fourth single, was released on February 15, 2008, and concerns the 2005 dismissal of Turunen, as does one other song on the album (Master Passion Greed).
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