Interview: Ville Valo of H.I.M. — "Dario Argento got stuck in traffic, so we never got to work together, not yet at least!"
Thu, 29 Apr 2010 17:06:28
HIM frontman Ville Valo is like the goth equivalent of Frank Sinatra.
He has an unmatched cool and clever sense of humor that very few modern performers have these days. On HIM's latest album, Screamworks: Love in Theory and Practice, he belts out some of the most unique and unforgettable songs of the band's career. Ville and Co. pave the perfect path between the dark moody pop of Depeche Mode and the epic rock elegance of Guns 'N' Roses. There's attitude and a whole lot of heart inside Screamworks. More importantly, Ville knows how to put on a show. Every time HIM hits the stage, he manages to entertain with a few sly jokes, some impeccable Hellraiser impersonations and the impenetrable croon that's so catchy, it has to be evil.
Most importantly, Ville really knows his shit when it comes to horror movies and he can spout off lines and theories about classic films as well as he can croon. That says a lot…
Backstage before HIM's sold out show at the Wiltern, Ville sat down with ARTISTdirect.com editor and Dolor author Rick Florino for an exclusive video interview about giving the kids a lesson in rock 'n' roll, the state of horror movies and the day legendary genre director Dario Argento missed a meeting with the band.
Check it out in the exclusive video here and below! Pick up Screamworks now and don't miss HIM!
What other horror directors might Ville want to collaborate with? Do you have Screamworks yet?