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 tool for him. Valo says, "That's how many you need to smoke to give your voice an edge. A guitar player has an effects pedal that he uses to make his guitar sound like he wants. For me my effects pedal is a packet of Marlboro Red. "I went from sounding like a choirboy to sounding like Mark Lanegan."