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Never mind the rock band, feel the gold medal

SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah Feb 10 (Reuters) - Maybe there are some things better than being a rock star.During Sunday's news conference after Finland's Samppa
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SOLDIER HOLLOW, Utah Feb 10 (Reuters) - Maybethere are some things better than being a rock star.

During Sunday's news conference after Finland's Samppa Lajunenwon the Olympic gold medal in the Nordic combined he was asked justa few too many questions about his rock band.

"Forget the band. Hey, I just won a gold medal!" Lajunen told areporter after she asked how many musicians were in the band. Thereply prompted laughter among the media.

Lajunen, 22, who sports dyed blue locks, plays guitar withVieraileva Tahti, or Guest Star. Other band members include teammate Antti Kuisma and members of the Finnish ski jumping team. InOctober the biggest record company in Finland released Guest Star'shit single, "The Lightest Man in Finland."

But even if winning a gold medal is a dream of a lifetimeLajunen is still excited about his music career. "I hope after thiswinter I have more time to play music. Maybe we can recordsomething new," he said.

Asked how winning the gold would affect his performance in theupcoming sprint and team events, the Finn, more relaxed, said: "I'mnot going to stress any more."

Reuters/Variety