Words matter. These are the best Ville Valo Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
There’s always reasons to make mistakes. Because then you do new mistakes next time. So they’re beautiful mistakes.
I love the song ‘Into the Night.’ It’s Roy Orbison meets David Lynch meets Iggy Pop on amphetamines. It has a punk edge that is not HIM, per se. It is super melodic and super ’60s, and that is very new to me and it is a sense of achievement to me.
Love is the funeral of hearts.
I’m living my dream right now. I get to make music, perform and travel.
Play as well as you can; that’s it, as opposed to creating these odd paranoias, trying to be something you’re not.
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.
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.
I hate it when bands do that; they’re so proud of their new album, they have to play all of it and a couple of golden oldies.
When I heard Elvis Presley, then I knew I had to do music. Music is my god, and is the only love that has never left me. It has always been there and is my best friend.
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.
I’m a collecting maniac and I buy a lot of books and records. I have over thousand cds.
Falling in love is the best way to kill your heart because then it’s not yours anymore. It’s laid in a coffin, waiting to be cremated.
I’ve always been a huge reggae fan.
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.
Yeah I’m still writing. I’ve got about 14 tracks now. But we’ve been on tour so we haven’t had time to get back to a rehearsal place.
I have never acted in one and I’m not at all interested to do so either.
We’re trying to have the band create something beautiful that hopefully one day, 20 years from now, can be picked up by a kid and hopefully have the same effect that Neil Young had on me, or Led Zeppelin or Black Sabbath.
Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.
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.
I’m only 26 – I don’t know anything about life yet. Life is like a puzzle and my pieces are spread all over the world.
Well, for us, it’s always better not to have too many expectations and to just go with the flow because then it’s always a big plus no matter what happens.
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.
In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can’t even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn’t have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke.
I’m a huge fan of James Dean, that got me started. Nowadays I smoke four packs in a day.
We started playing music from an early age and so we wasn’t really aware of that side of it, the weird thing is the more successful you get the more free booze and drugs you get, they should be given to the bands who don’t have the money.