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18th June 2013

Him rocker Ville Valo has horror author Edgar Allen Poe's eyes tattooed on his back.

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Valo: 'I Was Beaten Up By A Girl'

24th October 2007

HIM frontman VILLE VALO was almost forced to cancel his band's first major American tour after his ex-girlfriend beat him up. The 30-year-old rocker was given a black eye by his former partner and suffered...

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Valo Depressed By Songwriting

3rd October 2007

HIM rocker VILLE VALO is considering quitting the music industry because songwriting turns him into a suicidal wreck. The Finnish rocker admits penning his band's dark songs drives his depression and he can only envy...

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Him Rocker Considers Sex Toy Line

1st October 2007

HIM rocker VILLE VALO is set to return to his sex shop roots by releasing a new line of dildos. The Finish singer used to work in his father's Helsinki sex aids store Toys For...

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Valo Takes Blood Test Every Six Months

6th September 2007

Finnish rocker VILLE VALO is so scared of contracting a lethal disease through sharing microphones with other musicians - he has a blood test every six months. The Him frontman has regular check ups after...

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Valo Slams Finnish Smoking Ban

10th August 2007

Rocker VILLE VALO has hit out at a smoking ban in his native Finland, branding the policy "c**ty". The Him frontman is disappointed by the government's decision to bar smoking in public places - including...

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Him Find Album Cover Art In New Orleans Gallery

17th July 2007

Finnish goth rocker VILLE VALO discovered the cover art for HIM's new album VENUS DOOM during a shopping trip around New Orleans, Louisiana. The singer stumbled upon artist Harouni during a trip to America and...

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The Things They Say 4550

25th April 2007

"We just put on a s**tty disco album like Kraftwerk or something like that and start dancing. Sometimes we listen to black metal and shake our heads and at other times, we play chess." Finnish...

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Valo Dreams Of Fatherhood

12th April 2007

HIM frontman VILLE VALO believes he has the qualities to be an excellent parent, but commitments to his band are preventing him from being a father. The Finnish rocker says the prospect of leaving his...

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Valo Remains Single While Writing Songs

6th April 2007

HIM frontman VILLE VALO refrains from relationships while he's writing songs, because he's got a one-track mind. The Finnish singer and songwriter, who is currently working on a new album, has no time for emotional...

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Valo's Daily Fall Out With Bandmate

6th April 2007

HIM frontman VILLE VALO starts every day by fighting with his keyboard player EMERSON BURTON. The Finnish rocker loves to balance an energetic, violent morning with a chilled, relaxed evening in front of the television....

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Valo's Cigarette Mountain

21st December 2006

Finnish VILLE VALO smokes an astonishing 21,900 cigarettes a year, to give his voice a gruff, husky "edge". The eccentric HIM frontman smokes 60 cigarettes every day, and insists the dangerous habit is an essential...

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Him Call Off Us Tour To Work On Album

27th September 2006

Finnish rockers HIM have cancelled their upcoming North American tour to concentrate on recording a new album. The WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY hitmakers were scheduled to hit the road in Massachusetts on 18 October (05)...

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Him Call Off Us Tour To Work On Album

27th September 2006

Finnish rockers HIM have cancelled their upcoming North American tour to concentrate on recording a new album. The WINGS OF A BUTTERFLY hitmakers were scheduled to hit the road in Massachusetts on 18 October (05)...

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Valo Drinks To Ease Attacks

7th April 2006

HIM frontman VILLE VALO became an alcoholic after he discovered drinking helped him cope with the panic attacks he began suffering while working in the studio. The 29-year-old Finnish star refers to himself as an...

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The Things They Say 1803

7th April 2006

"I've always wondered if it's possible to commit suicide by stopping yourself breathing. I really think, existentially, if I ever had a reason to kill myself, that's what I'd do." HIM frontman VILLE VALO contemplates...

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Valo Planning To Sue Neighbour

13th March 2006

HIM frontman VILLE VALO plans to sue the neighbour who had him thrown in jail following a fist-fight - for slander. The hellraising rocker, who was arrested in his native Finland last month (FEB06) after...

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Valo 'Arrested' In Finland

15th February 2006

Hellraising rocker VILLE VALO was reportedly arrested in his native Finland earlier this month (FEB06) after allegedly threatening to kill his neighbour and resisting arrest. According to newspaper Iltalehti the HIM frontman was taken...

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Valo Fears Balding

19th January 2006

HIM frontman VILLE VALO is considering undergoing hair transplants, because he's convinced he is going bald. The flamboyant rocker, 28, is already weighing up his options should nature rob him of his flowing locks....

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Valo: 'Him Is Mediocre'

18th January 2006

VILLE VALO is baffled by the buzz surrounding his band HIM - because he thinks his music is still mediocre. The Finnish band is currently riding a massive wave of hype, largely thanks to...

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Valo Wants To Quit

18th January 2006

Finnish rocker VILLE VALO is considering quitting his band HIM to go back to work at his father's sex shop. The 28-year-old - who started out as an assistant in his dad's Helsinki store...

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Valo Fears Predatory Groupies

12th January 2006

Finnish rocker VILLE VALO is so terrified of sexually predatory groupies, he sometimes wishes he is gay. The HIM frontman is stunned by how forward and liberated female fans are. He says, "The overt...

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Valo: 'I Don't Know If I Was Raped'

11th January 2006

Finnish rocker VILLE VALO is unsure if he was raped after being given a date rape drug and robbed in a bar in Minneapolis last October (05). But the HIM frontman insists it would...

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Valo Slams Rock Fans Afraid To Embrace Him

10th January 2006

HIM frontman VILLE VALO has slammed his band's detractors as macho chauvinists living in the past. The Finnish rocker believes the reason why so many rock fans dislike HIM is simply because they are...

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Valo Once Attacked By Scissor-wielding Psycho

10th January 2006

Finnish rocker VILLE VALO was once attacked by a psychotic fan armed with a pair of scissors, but he refuses to let the experience put him off meeting his public. The HIM singer likes...

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Valo's Tattoo Terror

22nd December 2005

Finnish rocker VILLE VALO once got so drunk he had his bottom tattooed and the pictures splashed across his nation's newspapers. The hedonistic singer had to share his embarrassment with the entire country after...

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Valo Victim Of Drug-assisted Robbery

1st December 2005

HIM frontman VILLE VALO fell victim to a brazen robbery after his drink was spiked in a Minneapolis, Minnesota, bar during his recent US tour - and he has vowed to stay sober ever since....

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Valo: 'Rock Should Be Sexy'

25th November 2005

HIM frontman VILLE VALO is thrilled with his randy reputation - and he insists the "stench of eroticism" in music should be encouraged. The Finnish rocker believes having a sexy image is intrinsic to...

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The Things They Say 683

25th November 2005

"(It's) 70/30 in favour of the more fabulous gender. I don't really know what attracts them, but I'm not complaining." HIM frontman VILLE VALO is fascinated by his female-heavy fanbase....

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Valo's 'Meat Diary'

25th November 2005

HIM frontman VILLE VALO insisted on having fans tattoos photographed for the album sleeve of his new album DARK LIGHT, as he views skin art as a chronicle of people's lives. The eccentric singer...

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