Ville Valo

Ville Valo


11/22/1976, Helsinki, Finland

Birth Name

Ville Hermanni Valo


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Ville Hermanni Valo formed HIM in the summer of 1995, gathering around him some old friends who shared his vision of a brand of rock Ville himself calls 'love metal'. Depeche Mode meets Dimmu Borgir in a David Lynch movie... Their first EP was 666 Ways to Love,…more


Trivia and Quotes

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    • Ville: I am insane because of this genetic disorder in me. I am half my mum and half my dad. My dad is a really calm, thinking type of person. My mum is the total opposite, very temperamental. She gets angry very easily. Me, I'm something in between. I am pretty calm and I have a fascination of pornography and old cars – I get that from my dad. My dad always told me that money doesn't grow on trees, so I'm careful. My mum told me not to put my fingers in electrical sockets, so I did.

    • Ville: I didn't have any role models really. My best friend was a dog. My mum and dad saved a dog from the gutter and that dog was my brother before Jesse was born. Sami was his name and he was my role model. The dog taught me how to walk, but didn't teach me to shit all over the place.

    • Ville: I haven't been baptised. My dad's not in the church and is not a religious person. My mum is more spiritual - she does Thai-chi and goes to Stonehenge and things like that. I'm proud to be pagan. Finland is not really a religious country. I'm still looking for my god.

    • Ville: 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. I don't have a clue about how the final picture will look when I put all the pieces together. Life is short and love is over in the morning.

    • Ville: When I was a kid we played cowboys and Indians, and I always wanted to be an Indian when I grew up.

    • Ville: 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.

    • Ville: I'm perceived as being a miserable depressive Finnish c*** - and that's exactly what I am!

    • Ville: (on his upbringing) It was really easy going. My parents were really easy on me. When I got drunk for the first time, they just laughed at me. They bought me my first bass guitar and have always supported my playing music. My parents are still together and my dad paid my rent when I first moved out of home. My dad has a sex shop and I think that is why they wanted to get me out of there.

    • Ville: (on his brother) When we were younger we fought like cats and dogs. My brother is now 19, he is a young man, and it has been excellent to go out and show him how to drink properly. I'm really proud of him.

    • Ville: (on his brother) He does Thai boxing. He won the Finnish championships twice, so he is pretty tough. He will make a good body guard one day. I'm really proud of him.

    • Ville: (on his school-days) I was a hell-raiser with really good grades. I fought a lot and I was pretty tough. But I was pretty easy going when it came to classes. I was really good at maths and biology.

    • Ville: (when asked what has had the biggest impact on his life) Probably the time I fell in love. I was pretty young, about 13 or 14, and she fell in love with my best friend and that was the time I wrote my first song. That changed my life a lot, well it changed everything.

    • Ville: (on the first time he picked up an instrument) I was about 2 or 3. A friend of our family always had these great parties. There was an Elvis impersonator at one and when he was singing I picked up a bongo drum and started banging it.

    • Ville: (on the first time he sang on stage) I felt like I was going to sh*t my pants. I was always afraid to sing because I was shy and I was meant to be the bass player. I'm still afraid but they make me do it. After a couple of beers, I'm fine. Before, when I played bass, I was at the back somewhere, laughing my ass off. Now I am up front! The first time I sang I wore brown bell bottoms, just in case I really did sh*t my pants.

    • Ville: (on when he chose music as a career) I didn't really have an option. The only place I'd worked was my dad's sex shop, and that was pretty sad and boring – all those w****** in raincoats left me seriously depressed. Music was the only other thing that I knew how to do, the only thing that I ever wanted to do.

  • Hypnotic!

    What can one say about the amazingly hypnotic Ville H. Valo, the lead singer for the finnish band HIM? I am sure it has been said already, but to me there is NONE better. He is beautiful beyond measure, overwhelmingly talented, and there is no one like hime anywhere. His songs are right on target for today's climate in the world. Join Me In Death, which is my favourite of his, is so beautiful it makes me shake and cry everytime I listen to it. His smile is so warm and comforting to me expecially when I am sad and down. Ville, I know you will never read this, but thanks for making my life better through your music and lyrics, I don't know where I would be without them! I love you so much!moreless
  • I absalutly LOVE ville!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Ville is like amazing. He must be like the cutest person IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!!!!! He looks and sings like an angel, he IS an ANGEL!!!!! i love him to the tens!!!! it is like every ounce of my love has poured into that man!!!!! his band is great i love their music!!!! they are all great (but not better than VILLE) i wouldn't be able to live in a world without him, if ville were gone, all my meaning in life would perrish! and i would drift into oblivion!!!!!! but he lives on, as do i! if i never ever heard of him i cant even think of how sad that would have been, ville brought meaning to me (some, if i never heard of him, i probably still would be plenty happy) never hearing of him would be better than hearing of him and him dying (not saying he's dead, 'cause he's NOT) but i love him!

    Ville is very hot

    Intelligent and

    Love alot

    Lucky, lovely, and devine

    Every thing that should be mine!!!!

    WAHLA!!! a ville poem, straight from my book of ville poems!!!!! (actually my only one for the time being. my love for ville grows deeper as this day goes on, as every day goes on in fact, my love will grow untill it can grow no more. and that will be a very sad day for me. anyway he is just so cute, and his accent is UH soooo adorable, i could stare at him for hours just thinking "wow, he is HOT!!!" and not ever get boredmoreless