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Ville Valo Quotes


A Finnish singer, songwriter and frontman of the Finnish rock band HIM.
(1976 - )

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Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.
 

Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion.
 

Hopefully it will be possible to get all our other albums in American shops one day so if people are interested they can hear it but I'm hoping that people are going to be interested in what we are going to do, not just what we've done.
 

I have never acted in one and I'm not at all interested to do so either.
 

I haven't travelled that much before so this is the first time I get to see the big cities of Europe. I've never even been to US.
 

I like to listen to mellow stuff on the road like Travis, as we are constantly surrounded by rock music on tour and so its nice listening to mellow stuff. Obviously back at home I listen to a lot more rock music.
 

I love Johnny Cash but I don't love country music that much.
 

I think if we keep on doing good music and people like us and they buy the magazine because we are in the magazine then they cant basically hate us hopefully.
 

I'm a collecting maniac and I buy a lot of books and records. I have over thousand cds.
[Collecting]
 

I'm a huge fan of James Dean, that got me started. Nowadays I smoke four packs in a day.
 

I'm living my dream right now. I get to make music, perform and travel.
 

I've always been a huge reggae fan.
 

I've got asthma. When I was 17 I forgot to take my medication and was taken to a hospital for almost two weeks. After that I've taken better care of my illness.
 

It's like that with what sort of ideas people outside of the band have of HIM. They all see it through a different lens as well which is beautiful. Hopefully, it makes it an endless topic of conversation.
 

It's the same with visual arts, you have some really cool, wonderful striking images that make you think and then again you have wonderful striking images that just take you away from the existing world for a second. And I like the latter a bit more.
 

Los Angeles and New York are the big centers of the music industry worldwide so of course it can be hard for newcomers who don't know what to expect from the music business.
 

Music for me is an emotional thing and it really does make me happy. It's not a tool for me to get fame or see my face in the papers or anything like that. It's about the fact that I really do enjoy it.
 

Music's always been really cathartic. It's the best drug for me to get away from the everyday pressures just for a second via a good song.
 

So basically, I think music at its best can be everything. It can be totally stupid and very intellectual and emotional at the same time. I don't think all those things shut each other out.
 

Some genres I'm not a huge fan of but there are always exceptions that break the rules. There are always a few people doing it in a way weird enough to grab my attention.
[Attention]
 


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