Exclusive Interview: HIM’s Ville Valo on Being Voted the Hottest Dude in Hard Rock and Metal

On October 21, Revolver posted a reader’s poll right here on our website, RevolverMag.com, asking you to vote for who is the single Hottest Dude in Hard Rock or Metal, inspired by fan requests for more coverage of “Hot Dudes” to complement our annual Hottest Chicks in Hard Rock issue. The response blew our minds: Over 100 musician names were written onto the ballot by the fans (on top of the 16 we had nominated to kick things off), and more than 400,000 votes have been cast. Perhaps most impressive, though, some 150,000 of those votes went to Ville Valo, the frontman of Finnish “love metal” outfit HIM. Valo and his band have been largely radio silent for the last year, except for news that HIM had parted with record label, Sire/Warner, in March, and then, in September, that they were working on the follow-up to their last record, 2010’s Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice. Considering his big win, however, we decided that we had to track Valo down and drag him, at least temporarily, out of his fortress of solitude for a comment. And fortunately for us, the always-charming musician didn’t put up too much resistance.

REVOLVER So you’ve won our Hottest Dude in Hard Rock and Metal readers’ poll by an astounding margin…
VILLE VALO Does this mean I could be the cause for the arctic melting away? [Laughs] Well, you know, we haven’t been touring. So I think in this day of oversaturation, through the internet and all that, we’re able to maintain a bit of the mythical old-school rock-and-roll aspect, because we’re so very far away.

But we’ve had some problems with Gas [Lipstick, HIM’s drummer]. Gas has had some medical problems. He’s got nerve damage, they found out. A condition similar to shin splints, but in his arms, both of his arms. It came to light about three months ago. We haven’t been able to do anything since that.

You never know, us, lonely fellows, you know, touring in the lonely tour buses… It might be that it’s not just music related. Our wrists are fucked. It’s been a tad confusing but it’s not negative all around. We’ve had good sit-downs. We sat down, like, in the wee hours of the morning [a few nights ago] just to discuss what we’re gonna do, and, because it seems that the first time he’s able to really give it a go is in December, we’ve just got to wait.

But basically what happened to Gas’ arm is, I was saying, “I need to be the hottest!” and he said “Sure, I’ll try my best.” And he gave me a call that “I’ve got some nerve damage because of your hotness.” So that’s what happened, I guess.

It seems that to many people you are an exotic creature.
Yeah, as in dangerous species. People are hunting us down, even here. That’s the reason why I live in a tower. Shotguns go off in the middle of the night and silver pieces fly about. Gotta be careful here. [Laughs] But I’m still a big believer in all that stuff. There’s ways of doing it. Obviously you’ve gotta do what you love. You’ve gotta do it as well as you can. And that dictates how it’s gonna be, how it’s gonna look, that sort of thing. You know, if you’re talking about the temperature of a rocker—level of heat—you know, I think that it’s incredibly hot, this person, like, Robb Flynn—not sexually—but Robb Flynn from Machine Head, he’s like…he’s just going for it. And he’s just doing what he does and he’s on level with fans when he’s playing. He’s got a really, really cool vibe. And then, if you’re comparing penis sizes, you should always be looking somewhere else besides Scandinavia, you know. The cold winters don’t…you know, it’s one of those things. But then that’s when it comes really handy to mix up inches and centimeters. That’s how we won the war. [Laughs] I’m getting hysterical here.

Any beauty regimens that have kept you on the hot list over the years?
[Laughs] Oh lord, you get desperate there. I’m sorry if I’m not really informative enough. Well, you know, reading about Jack the Ripper’s knife, maybe that could be a good one to do some shaving with later on. But I think a good beauty tip is to think of good thoughts every day. It starts from within. Not necessarily positivity, but a bit of, kind of, how would I put it? Acceptance and understanding, if possible at all. If not understanding, then discussing and bringing forth what it is you’re not understanding and trying to figure it out. Because if you let those continuous loops of thoughts revolve around your head, that will make you old, that will make you ugly as well, that will wear you out, from within. We know how it can be. Everybody has went through that stuff. But as opposed to saying some acne whatever gel is better than the other, I’m saying that it all starts from within.

Is it embarrassing to be asked about this kind of stuff?
Embarrassing, well, you know…embarrassment factors very, very… You can’t take it out, you can’t take it out from man or the industry or what we are. I think it’s fun, and I think it’s really fun since I am this odd descendent of some random Berserker Vikings here in the middle of behind God’s back somewhere next to Russia, in the utter darkness, strumming an acoustic and singing about forlorn love and pretending to be Baudelaire or whatever. It’s just… I think all those things in context just makes it hilarious. So I’m really happy to be a part of the whole game or the whole rock-and-roll circus. I’m really honored that, you know, by all the goods and the bads, I’ve learnt a lot and, you know, met a lot of beautiful people around the world and learnt these tips of getting rid of the inner acne.

Interview by Dan Epstein

 

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  • http://www.facebook.com/benjaminalalocka Clara Nieto Camacho

    Hm, I’ve finished reading it and I have to say that the interview’s full of Ville’s characteristic sense of humor (oh Gawd, gotta love this man ♥). I’ve enjoyed a lot reading it but I fear that the news are not as good as I expected :( However, It’s soo nice to hear from them again :)

    Ville, you’re great! And Gas, get well soon man! :)  

    Greetings from Spain!

  • Numbers

    RevolverMag:  Nice job on the poll and interview.
    Ville Valo:  You rock!

  • Tinajilla

    I′m honry *O* by the way, you could have chosen a picture of ville nowadays !!

    LOVE VILLE – HIM !!! (L)

    • Tinajilla

      Horny*

  • http://www.facebook.com/benjaminalalocka Clara Nieto Camacho

    I’m horny too.

  • http://www.facebook.com/gothicashoker Stacey Jane Shoker

    wooooooo

  • http://twitter.com/AjiruChan Pattyto Gómez

    Ville, you are the sexiest and most handsome man on Earth! I LOVE YOU! *///* .<

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=679171055 Aisya Adnan

    marry me anytime baby! 

  • Kaylaxstewart

    I totally saw this coming haha:D

  • Nwawra

    Love this <3

  • http://twitter.com/Jannekake Janne Monsen Tveit

    Thank you so much for doing this interview, you probably know how much it means for us after all this silence. I’d love to know more about the future though, but as long as they’re planning on working on it from Desember on, waiting even longer will be just fine. Gas needs to get better, and we’re gotten used to waiting, so it’s okay. 

    It’s such a shame Screamworks didn’t do better, it was an amazing album, so I just hope the next one will come out on a great label and blow off the charts. They really deserve it. 

    Again, thank you!
    Greetings from Norway. <3 

  • Bella

    i just love his kind of humor…^^-

  • HisPoisonGirl82

    I really hope Gas gets better soon! I wouldn’t want to see them not be able to play because of his arms. :c<3 But, I got so excited reading this and seeing that Ville actually came to the interview! :D But, I wish you could've found out if he was actually married to that Amie Todd girl. There was a rumor going around and I wanted to know if it's true. But, I'm sure if he wanted to he would've said so. God, I love him.<333 Get better Gas!!!

    • Andre

      Ville isn´t married, that´s just a rumor :)

    • secret spy style, yo

      he’s secretly engaged to Carrie Zaray.

      • MiinaNiemi

        I’ll let you in on a little secret. Carrie Zaray met Gas’ wife, Natali, in Los Angeles when the band was working on Screamworks. The two have been friends ever since and since then Carrie has made her way into being friends with the band. Carrie Zaray, (Zaray is not her real last name, BTW) still lives in the U.S. but makes trips to visit Natali in Helsinki. Rest easy, HIMlings. Aimee Todd is fictional and Carrie is just a friend. As for who his true love is, well, that remains a secret.

        • Littlesecrets

          That can’t be true! There are pictures on myspace where Carrie is with the band backstage aorund 2007/2008. She know theb way before screamworks!

          • curious?

            Do these pictures still exist?  On whose page?

  • Jessica

    oh I love it, thank you for the interview!!

  • guest

    Dan Epstein, I love you <333

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_2JP3NKWKU43M2QV5SARMIDCZWY They See Me Trollin'

    I’m glad Ville decided to do the interview. Thank you, Revolver.

    Get well soon, Gas. <3

  • http://twitter.com/patyfan Pat Finato Knoxville

    Gas will pray for his recovery and is very modest villa you why you were chosen is not only physical beauty but mainly spiritual beauty I love you and admire you man you are too HIM and health, peace and God bless always success

  • Laneym

    Of course it was always going to be Ville :D  
    Thanks for tracking him down and getting the interview it means MORE than you know to us Valo fans and it was great fun!
    Thanks again xx

  • Draconicmoons

    The humor and perception is still astounding. Love it.

  • Annie H

    Yep you are hot Mr Valo but its your lyrics and music that do it for me, and yes that comes from within :)

  • icynight

    hell yeaaaaaaaaah I’m so happy ^^ !!! Good job HIMsters and thank you Revolver!!!!!!

  • HIMaddict06

    I love this and it’s so good to hear something from Ville after so long, love his sense of humor. Really hope Gas gets well soon, and I wish all the best for them and whatever they decide to do in the future. I know I will be patiently waiting. They are worth waiting for. Thanks to Revolver for doing the interview. A lot of us fans really appreciate it.

  • Tom tucker

    ville your the shit your music makes my day worth jammin out keep it up

  • nobody

    I didn’t waste the time for the voting, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot, lot of time…..
    thank you from Poland:-*

  • FrozenEternal

    thank you revolver!
    so glad that ville decided to do this interview!

  • Lone-elisabeth

    No surprise at all, he is the hottest

  • VilleMyLove

    Thank you Revolver!  Ville you are my God.  Super intelligent, damn funny, totally quirky, amazingly talented, and gorgeous beyond definition. And again you humble me with your words of wisdom.  Kittos, my love.

    Get better soon, Gas! 

  • MiinaNiemi

    Awwww yeaahhhhhh!!!! I have the biggest fucking smile on my face right now, you have no idea. I love you Ville Valo!!!!

  • Lady~Baudelaire

    WE DID IT!  Do HIM fans know how to show their love or WHAT?  I am dismayed to hear about Gas’ condition however.  Years of wailing on drums have started to take its toll.  Carpel Tunnel Syndrome for drummers I suppose.  I sincerely hope he is on the mend or is on some regimen to help with the pain.  HUGS TO YOU GAS!!! 
    As for Ville, humble and modest as ever….and funny.   Ah, how we’ve missed that wit!  Words of wisdom and common sense indeed when it comes to beauty being within.  That is something I am only just coming to terms with and I have a few years on Mr. Valo.  I look forward to hearing their new music in the coming year.  I would have never found HIM if it weren’t for the sound coming before the beauty.  BRAVO and congratulations Ville.  We STILL adore you.

  • guest

    You are the best Ville! 

  • adskq

    hope gas is getting better soon but he is the worst drummer in history.. can´t hear his standard beats anymore.

  • yD

    gracias REVOLVER
    bye him fans
    valo ever
    gas better soon

  • Vixen

    I’m so glad Ville won that :) i was voting my ass off lol I hope Gas gets better soon :( can’t wait for the new album next year!!! <3 I love you guys!!

  • ANNIEVONH

    I KNEW IT ALL THE TIME  :D:D !!!!!!  VILLES INNERBEATY WON !!  

  • Elderhausgirlz

    Even though I cast most of my votes for Bill Kaulitz, I’m really really glad Ville won!  What a great interview!!  So nice to get a peek of the inner Ville without the musical/lyrical wrapping. Love this!

  • Paigealderton

    YES!!!!! Ville is so sweet he so deserved this:)

    Hope Gas gets better soon:)

  • savvycat20

    I think he was saying that embarrassment factors vAry… not very…

  • Jewels

    This is absolutely perfect. The way he speaks is like that of a muse. I love this guy!! He IS our muse, to his fans around the world. :) He’s so fucking well-spoken, intelligent, funny, and just down-to-earth. I wish there was a recording of this somewhere. Also, hope Gas recovers well very soon.

  • Sonny_

    Hottest man indeed

  • woohoo!!

    Yaayy!!!!

  • Katelynhc

    Amazing! So excited we got an interview :D

  • AngelOfMusic

    Congratulations Darling :) I had no doubt about you :) You are the winner not only for your looks but for your amazing personality :) Yes …. You are the one and there’s no regrets at all.
    Love and kisses <3
    And of course my best wishes for sweet Gas :)
    HIMsters I love you all :) Bye from Greece :D

  • Ana_evaanan20

    gracias por este entrevista de Ville que su musica llega a todos los lugares y transpasa fronteras  saludos desde el norte de Mexico (esperamos ansiosos un concierto de HIM)

  • Rina

    Bet he was blushing all the way.. lol can tell just from the interview xD Still err.. hey there are beautiful descendants from the vikings too! >.> I mean just look at myself ^^’

  • yD

    thanks you revolver
    valo win i’m so happy,but…
    waitso long,for this “kind of questions” what was that ?
    valo and him…are the great band
    only just expected better
    greeting
    gas better soon
    bye him fans

  • BORELLUS

    thanks revolver & Ville.

  • Caroline

    Congratulations it’s a Win for The Intelligent and Soulful Beauty You sing from Your Heart….

  • poisonGirl

    Yessss, we did it!!!!!!   m/  m/  I’m so fuckin happy!!!!
    Congratulations sweetheart!!! <3 

    Thank you Revolver!!!! Thank you Ville!!!!

  • katAmber

    beautiful man!

  • Rada

    I’m happy as a little child in the chocolate factory!And they still tried and released a new image …
    Congratulations to all HIM fans:-))

  • Me, myself & Ville Valo

    greattt!!
    thank you so much for the interview.lol
    I enjoyed it so much. Thank you Valo!! thanks HIM family for making it happening :D

    Just got shocked. what’s happening to sweet Gas? 

  • Lady~Baudelaire

    Thank you Revolver and Brandon Geist for living up to your word and tracking that hermit down for this interview.  Good work!

    • HisPoisonGirl82

      HAHA xD That made me giggle.

  • venusblood

    Congrats HIMsters!!!! WE DID IT!!!!!!!!!!!

    on that note, Poor Gas :(  hope you heal quickly without too much pain.

  • Paddock333

    Vallo sure is one sexy dude! If I was a chick i’de do him in a heart beat…or should I say in a heartagram beat.

  • http://www.facebook.com/carrierawks Carrie Lewis

    Good stuff! ;-P

  • http://twitter.com/Hajuria Helena Ajuria

    I love this man!!! <3

  • http://twitter.com/Hajuria Helena Ajuria

    I love this man!! <3

  • http://twitter.com/tiffanydiane08 Tiffany Talley

    YES! I voted about 300 times, no lie! :)
    Wait…
    Does this mean he’ll be on an upcoming cover for this win? PLEASE?? I’d buy like 8 copies.

  • Kayla Nevermore

    LOVE this!! And I’m glad some of us fans actually also care about Gas too. Now I’m pretty worried…I hope he will be better soon. He is an amazing drummer, I would hate for him to have to give it up. Congrats Ville and get well soon, Gas!!

  • Cassy

    seriously, is this whole interview?
    I love what I read but I feel it could get much more!!TT^TTanyway I’m glad that Ville won…

  • http://www.facebook.com/people/Liza-Ermakova/100002639097465 Liza Ermakova

    I nravyatsya your songs! It’s very hot)))

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100003092975663 Dzenita Dzeni C

    Oh yeah baby m/_ Love Ville 4ever <3

  • lilannette

    He does not say even a tiniest word to the fans directly…

    I thought of this poll as an opportunity to say to this man that I love what he is doing and I’m fascinated by him. And I used this opportunity (quite excessively!)))

    To get back something like ‘Thank you’ would be enough to make my days till next decade, but it seems I’ll have to pull through without it )).

    Many thanks to Revolver and Brandon Geist for this poll, for the opportunity to show our affection and for this interview.

    Thank you, Ville.

    Kisses from Russia – that big one, next to Finland.

    • darkfairy

      Well, he did do the interview at like 1 in the morning Finland time so maybe he was just tired, and thanking people didn’t really cross his mind. Just him doing the interview was thanks enough for me.

  • pelin

    love you ville 

  • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

    !!!!! Congratulations love!!!! It could not be otherwise, and I´m so happy for you! 
    I tried to send large amounts of positive energy for it… perhaps influenced :P
    Have you real account or the great movement that you have created on your fans?
    Thank you very much for the interview Ville and Revolver for get it for us.

    • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

      I´m sorry for Gas…hope he will be better soon. BIG HUG for Gas

      • Dfsffdsaf

        You are creepy!

        • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

          :(  Why?…..sorry if i bothered…..was never my intencion. :(
          I´m only in love, and this is only hurtful for my person.

          • Anonymous

            Ignore that person, you’re not creepy. Like Ville was saying, keep good thoughts in your head. 

            HIM rocks!

          • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

            Thank you! I guess I’m too sensitive to engage in these things …

          • Anonymous

            Maybe, but there is no harm in what you said. It was very nice and selfless.

            Maybe that person is just too aggressive to be commenting here. They can go be angry somewhere else, far, far away…. :D

          • Dfsffdsaf

            She’s over obsessed with a person she does not know, that’s super creepy. Sorry but it’s the plain truth!

          • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

            Thank you for judging me without knowing what is inside of me really. I’m no threat. Please!Never would be …I am that I have everything to lose here.And if I’m in love, is not voluntary, but there are reasons for this, I know more than enough of him, and Of course, I’m not ashamed of feeling something so wonderful. And I know I am not, nor will I be reciprocated.

          • Tatyanna

            Can understand you..but face the truth- it seems he will never be with you..don’t waste your time and life for “sleeping with ghosts”..
            I wish you find God..He can bless you)))May be there is someone special for you in future)) Don’t  miss that someone)))

          • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

            Thank you sweety :)

          • Dfsffdsaf

            No! You don’t know more than enough of him. You know only what he want us to know, no more no less. Face the truth, you have no idea about who he is, on how he acts with friends or relatives. All you know it’s an image he sells you. Wake up and live your life! Don’t waste it wishing  on a pretty well spoken picture.

          • http://twitter.com/snapessiren Tracyann shaw

            You are exactly what Ville wants us to be, beautiful from the inside xx

          • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

            Thank you :)

    • http://www.facebook.com/evvialle Eva Evvialle Asenjo

      You are very right when you think all starts from within.

  • Soniameer

    He is so humble about his hotness.I love the fact that he wants to promote inner beauty more than what’s outside. He is awesome. 

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1797793188 Infant Ana Sorrow

    awesome O.O m/ lng live ville valo …

  • Katherine Screamworks PL

    I still can’t believe that Ville won but it’s true, I voted for Ville since 24th October and I’m very glad that he became the winner in category “The Hottest Dude in Hard Rock and Metal”. I believed from the beginning that Ville will be a winner in this poll and finally it happened :) and I’m glad that I was right :)

    All HIMsters and HIM family are real dudes too because voting for Ville took 24/7 since 21st October and we all have done great job :)

    I would like to thank you to all HIMsters for magnificent atmosphere on this poll, to Brandon Geist & Dan Epstein for this awesome and funny interview with VILLE VALO :)

    I hope that Gas feel better now and I hope that VILLE will not forget about Polish HIM fans on HIM’s next tour.

    Heartagram hugs from POLAND sends Katherine with all Polish HIM fans from Heartagram Poland :)

  • twinker

    Nice Job from all the voters, making ville No1. Thank you Revolver, and thank you ville forr the Interview. Its good to hear a bit about what´s going on with HIM, altough it wasn´t asked. Seems like Ville had a need to talk…But it would have been nice to see a recent pic of Ville to see his current hotness…

  • uncommon

    I think Ville was lying about Gas. Gas’s wife tweeted that he is fine and has been practicing with HIM for 2 weeks now..

    • Dfsffdsaf

      She says that he’s practicing for two weeks.. NOT that he’s practicing with HIM and that he have to take it easy.

  • Jessica

    I think the interview was done at the beginning of the poll, if you check twitter Brandon Geist was trying to contact Ville, so if that is when the interview was done it has been about two weeks.  I guess….

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000267205533 Isa Hedez

    Good to hear some new news… Ville always lovely :D Hopefully the new album rocks!! 

  • Skyfire

    Wise as well as beautiful, is my darling Viking-Baudelaire ♥ Sorry to hear about Gas =( May he find swift healing.  I wait with baited breath for the new album!!

  • Marija Popchevska

    VILLE IS THE BEST !!!

  • izzybella

    good guy BUT chino moreno should have taken it…. go ahead,hate on

  • musicophilia

    Sounds like Gas is suffering from Carpal Tunnel Syndrome… It sucks majorly, and even after surgery to release the trapped nerve, it can take over a year to heal completely, just like mine :(

  • Me

    this interview doesn’t smell like Ville. It smells like a made-up interview…who knows??? The only thing that is for sure is that he won this poll!! which is great. Hope to hear more about them soon

    • Metoo

      This interview totally smells like him, to use your metaphor.

  • Kayt

    So happy for Ville, and it’s great to hear something! I’m worried about Gas though :( (

  • Kayt

    So happy for Ville, and it’s great to hear something! I’m worried about Gas though :( (

  • Ivatattoo

    Who else …. Of course, Ville Valo – THE FINISH ORGASM!!!!

  • Katherine Screamworks PL

    VILLE VALO is the Finnish King of Heartagram & Love Metal :) and in my humble opinion he is still Finnish sex symbol ^__^

    I love Ville’s metaphor such us: …”dangerous species” :)

    and

    …”I am this odd descendent of some random Berserker Vikings here in the
    middle of behind God’s back somewhere next to Russia, in the utter
    darkness, strumming an acoustic and singing about forlorn love and
    pretending to be Baudelaire or whatever” :)

    Heartagram kisses from Poland goes to Ville Valo, Gas, to all HIM fans, Brandon Geist & Dan Epstein from Revolver Magazine :)

  • Tonya

    Only Ville Valo has so many crazed fans who are ready to vote for him…) +1

  • Voodoo Doll

    Thanks a lot! :)

  • Gmx

    hottest and amazingly talented as well do not forget that!

  • LadyScarlet

    he’s awesome!xD but Andy Biersack is way hotter….just sayin

  • Villegirl17

    I.m so happy our Ville won he deserves it and so close to his birthday at that. He will always be beautiful.

  • Andy!!!!

    He kinda looks like a chic

  • Andy!!!!

    Oops not Andy but ville valo

  • Andy!!!!

    Deos anyone know who was second third fourth and fifth?

  • Goddessofthegrove999

    Ville is the most sensual and stunningly beautiful creature who has ever existed in human history..

  • Pausta1511

    Im so happy when a writing text .Ville Valo is a beauty vioce and sweet smile.

  • Toilettinsquet

    I have met couple of finnish guys and they look like very brutal, kind of mixing russians and Shrek.

    • Shrek

      That was me and my brother..

  • Amber

    Ville is becoming even more stunning with age, i love him because he is good with words, he knows how to speak and get your pulse up to a rapid rate just by telling you whats on his mind.  

  • Lucpminari

    Ville Valo … as exotic, beautiful, intelligent, humble, gentle, sensitive, with a wonderful voice, sexy, with his incomparable sense of humor, his songs come to my ears … creepy It could only have been you! HOOOOTTT SO! I love you and I can´t wait to see you in concert here in Brazil!
    Luciana

  • Esa

    Just for the record, we finns have never actually won any wars. Ville has his facts wrong.

    • Riitta

      Just for the the record, most Finns consider it as a victory not to be occupied by The Soviet Union in the World War II. Thank you, our veteran soldiers!!! I love you!

    • Subetai

      I think he’s just joking. That’s typical VIlle.

    • Subetai

      I think he’s just joking. That’s typical VIlle.

  • HEL’s Angel

    Funny he isn’t any megastar in Finland, a respected musician though…

  • Ukkkone

    Well, you know. Finland’s not Scandinavia. And before you start arguing it is, check it out first.

    • Scandinavian

      Scadinavia contains Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland..

      • A Finn

        Scandinavia contains Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Fennoscandia contains  Sweden, Norway and Finland. Nordic countries contains Denmark, Sweden, Norway, Iceland and Finland.

      • HEL’s Angel

        Strictly speaking Scandinavia contains just Sweden, Norway and Denmark, add Finland and Iceland and you get the Nordic countries.

        But Scandinavia is very often used synonym for all the five Nordic countries.

      • Geeger

        candinavia[1] is a cultural, historical and ethno-linguistic region in northern Europe that includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden,

      • Geeger

        candinavia[1] is a cultural, historical and ethno-linguistic region in northern Europe that includes the three kingdoms of Denmark, Norway and Sweden,

  • Mel

    FUCK YEAH <3

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • KARENFARIAS

    man HIM is cool and hot love your song man :D

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617926270 Lorrellei Waterson

    WE LOVE HIM and Ville Valo, He’s amazing. They all are…<3

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=617926270 Lorrellei Waterson

    WE LOVE HIM and Ville Valo, He’s amazing. They all are…<3

  • Marta

    Finland´s not Scandinavia (as Ville definitely knows, as well as that one should always stoop to the level of average westerner to create geographically favourable image to one´s head :) ) and to Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland one should add also “Finland´s little sis” Estonia eventhough it´s more than less postcommunist wasteland these days..
    But the interview´s itself of course like a spring breeze in a crack of a mountain, VV at his best :) . Strangely enough I happened also be  „in penis level“ when absentmindendly found mysef browsing a 3D! book at book store named „The big penis book“ Terveisiä etelästä! :)

  • Marta

    Finland´s not Scandinavia (as Ville definitely knows, as well as that one should always stoop to the level of average westerner to create geographically favourable image to one´s head :) ) and to Nordic countries of Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Finland, Iceland one should add also “Finland´s little sis” Estonia eventhough it´s more than less postcommunist wasteland these days..
    But the interview´s itself of course like a spring breeze in a crack of a mountain, VV at his best :) . Strangely enough I happened also be  „in penis level“ when absentmindendly found mysef browsing a 3D! book at book store named „The big penis book“ Terveisiä etelästä! :)

  • Gothic_girl666

    Ville is so uniquely talented, clever, charming, beautiful and sexy.
    I’m so glad that he won!

    Love you sweetheart! <3 <3 <3

  • Gothic_girl666

    Ville is so uniquely talented, clever, charming, beautiful and sexy.
    I’m so glad that he won!

    Love you sweetheart! <3 <3 <3

  • http://www.facebook.com/himfanaticshannon Shannon L Frey

    Love this. He’s just perfect in every way. Insanely talented, beautiful inside and out, a total sweetheart and he has a sense of humor. I love my boyfriend, but I’d give anything to turn his personality into Villes. Haha. <3 Whatever girl winds up with this man she better realize she is the luckiest girl in the world. And better not treat him wrong or take advantage of him. When that happened with his ex-fiance there were so many fans up in arms ready to kick her ass. His woman should remember that before thinking of doing something silly, whomever she may be. =P (No it's not a threat, just the truth.)

  • http://www.facebook.com/himfanaticshannon Shannon L Frey

    Love this. He’s just perfect in every way. Insanely talented, beautiful inside and out, a total sweetheart and he has a sense of humor. I love my boyfriend, but I’d give anything to turn his personality into Villes. Haha. <3 Whatever girl winds up with this man she better realize she is the luckiest girl in the world. And better not treat him wrong or take advantage of him. When that happened with his ex-fiance there were so many fans up in arms ready to kick her ass. His woman should remember that before thinking of doing something silly, whomever she may be. =P (No it's not a threat, just the truth.)

  • Tsheleen

    We Finns rock!! ;)

  • Tsheleen

    We Finns rock!! ;)

  • Xenia

    Wow! Ville the BEST!!!))) I am SO glad!!! Russia loves you!!!

  • Pejja

    I once saw Ville fart loudly in bar in Helsinki.

  • Marta

    Haa, good one Pejja to bring Ville fans down to earth :D . I just wonder how can one “see” farting, lol? Just kidding really, as it´s something I´ve pondered myself- theme “guys and farting and down the belt jokes”. The question is I guess how to get rid of idelistic image of anyone, both famous and “nameless”..I´m afraid it´s not even an option.

  • Viuffuz

    Pejja, is it possible to see fart? ;) ))

  • Vass Evans

    Pejja
    I once saw Ville fart loudly in bar in Helsinki.

    maybe Bam put him up to it XD

  • Iloveyouloraine

    we loving the valo here in the uk bring more music xx

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000159179187 Tanja Starcevic

    Happy birthday, Hottest Dude!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1202964217 Mina Heartkiller

    Happy Birthday, Ville. :-* <3

  • Pausta1511

    Happy Birthday Ville ;]
    Z serca płyną te życzenia:
    W datę Twego urodzenia
    Zdrowia, szczęścia, pomyślności,
    Sto lat życia, moc radości!
    Zdrowie wiecznie niech Ci służy,
    Uśmiech stale miej na twarzy,
    Niech się spełni, o czym zamarzysz!
    Niech Ci towarzyszy zgoda
    Wieczna, tak jak Twa uroda.
    Dni w radości niech Ci płyną,
    Z serca życzy Ci.

  • Jade W

    Happy Birthday Ville!!

  • Xenia

    Happy Happy Birthday Ville!!!! Kiss and love you!!! My darling  :-)

  • Katherine Screamworks PL

    Hyvää syntymäpäivää, live long & prosperous dear Ville. 

    Heartagram kisses from Poland sends Katherine with all members from HIM Polish Fan Club – Heartagram Poland :)

  • ikkunaprinsessa

    paljon onnea, Ville!

  • hahahahaha

    No freaking way.

  • Villelover1976

    Happy Birthday Ville. Love you.

  • Cruel woman

    You must find your happy,Ville))) Run,Ville,ruuun! Happy Birthday, f*cking hearteater.)))

  • villesangel69

    Ville, you are a beautiful man inside and out!

  • Katherine Screamworks PL

    Hyvaa paivaa rakastaa Ville, I hope You had wonderful Birthday. 
    Heartagram hugs from Warsaw, Poland sends Katherine with all members from Heartagram Poland <3 <3 <3

  • Eva leigh

    WHOOP, I KNEW HE WOULD WIN HANDS DOWN.  He is so sexy…drool and hey Ville, I’ll help you with the whole being lonely on tour thing, you work your wrists on me ;)   Happy Birthday darling.

  • Paulina

    Ville I will always love you

  • KARENFARIAS

    HIM SONG ARE  SOOOO COOL>-<

  • Sara

    I laughed a lot reading it… But, u know, u guys should travel around Latin America on tour, u know ¬¬ just saying….

  • http://www.facebook.com/valoheartme7 Shawana Thomas

    LOL  I LOVE VILLE HES SO FUNNY, POOR GAS I HOPE EVERYTHING WILL BE OK, WAS WONDERING WHAT WAS TAKING SO LONG WITH THE NEW ALBUM

  • me

     Ville is HOT!

  • Edgethetiger

    so the hottest rocker dude in the world says beauty comes from inside, it doesn’t get much cooler than that, congrats Ville you earned it, and  Gas your are awesome, get well soon!!

  • bielima

    i can agree more, it was time, i knew i wasn´t the only one who thought ville is the hottest man ever, as he said i comes from the inside and i´m sure he is even hotter there XD i love u ville

  • bielima

    i can agree more, it was time, i knew i wasn´t the only one who thought ville is the hottest man ever, as he said i comes from the inside and i´m sure he is even hotter there XD i love u ville

  • Megam

    oh ville! you are exeptional, unic, lovely, hot, sincerely i will rape you if I see you :D  and your voice so charming! ♥… so much in just one cute guy! Don’t you think is awesome? ♥♥

  • Megam

    oh ville! you are exeptional, unic, lovely, hot, sincerely i will rape you if I see you :D  and your voice so charming! ♥… so much in just one cute guy! Don’t you think is awesome? ♥♥

  • Sofia

    Great interview.
    But, I’m sick of you Ville fangirls, even though I love HIM myself, you’re making us look like uneducated, horny teenage girls.

    • LizzyLamers

      We all have our horny teenager moments, at least we don’t go around like twilight girls. So be happy for that and just let them have their fun. 

  • ChristyRK

    Wow… I was just interested in what he had to say… that’s fantastic. I think his charm surpasses everything else, personally… I can get hot men any day of the week… that charm is what intrigues me about him… not many men have charms… you can find “hot” men any day of the week.

  • Jessica

    It doesn’t get better than HIM! They are the best hope 2012 brings lots of HIM, interviews pictures, new album!?  I just love them!

  • Redsunshine5o7

    I love Ville’s voice! He’s like an angel lulling me to sleep everynight! I wish him longevity and hope to see him perform live soon!

  • Lexii963

    I had no idea he won, I’m a little slow on news but oh my gosh I’m happy :) the hottest man in hard rock is my favorite band frontman Ville :) that made my entire week. Awesome. He is gorgeous, mysterious and his voice is to die for. I sleep to his voice and I wake up to his singing :) his music keeps my calm and I just soo very happy. Congrats Ville and get well soon Gas !

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100001368168527 Kamilla Anhes

    claro o ville e gostoso d+ e tem outra tb ele tem uma voz encantadora as letras lindas e uma voz angelical

  • Fjolla

    not only the hottest from rock groups but the hottest in the world sexy ville

  • Meryam

    that’s what i like about ville he’s diplomatic so:
    when he said all that stuff about being busy with gas nerve damage
    translation:get the fuck out of here we have bigger problems and live the fuck of us ALONE!!!!

  • Mariananakfour

    oh yes he is! so charming and myssterious

  • Jayali666

    He is sooooo f***ing hot!! Wish they would come tour Uk soon. I miss them

  • Disarmmewithyourloneliness

    I thought I was only teenage girl who loves H.I.M. Not just for Ville, but the music is so much better than the top 40. And some of those lyrics just bring out emotions I never knew. I mean, they’ve been out for 10 years, what teenager would have heard them? I always draw a heartagram on with biro at school, and some copy, though they don’t know who they are. Sorry for burbling.

  • LoveTheLaughLoveTheSmile

    Hottest man alive, without any doubt! Love the voice, love the style, love the man~! Only musician and stranger I would go all groupie over and practically say; ‘Have your way, please~!’ to after a concert… XD

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1031538759 Georgina Ruano

    Haha, he is such a silly man. I love that.

  • HisGirlfriend

    Tim McCord is the hottest.

  • http://www.facebook.com/antonia.kendi Antonia Kendi

    He’s great!

  • Luminitamunteanu30

    He is intelligent,smart,funny,talented(genius),very tall(!!),gorgeous so what could I say more?Maybe you need some more self-love for yourself,Ville!What makes me laugh sometimes is that your familly name -Valo means Light in Finnish,isn’t it (??)and my name Lumina,Luminita means Light in Romanian.Whatever I”ll be your fan and friend for ever.Blessings!