That music and the lyrical aspects of Razorblade Romance is so personal to me that, now with me being grown up a bit and meeting new people and doing new things, it makes me look at the same things I was writing about back in the day through a different colored lens.
Unfortunately we just toured the East and West coasts so we didn’t run into any rednecks.
I’m a huge fan of James Dean, that got me started. Nowadays I smoke four packs in a day.
I know all men think with their dicks but my dick’s different.
It’s horrible when you’re giving a microphone a blowjob and it’s giving you negative feedback.
I hate talking about my own songs. They’re all about women anyway…
I love Johnny Cash but I don’t love country music that much.
Even at school I studied ethics instead of religion.
I have never acted in one and I’m not at all interested to do so either.
I’m a collecting maniac and I buy a lot of books and records. I have over thousand cds.
Art is always criticized and always an outsider gets the blame.
In almost every interview someone asks what does HIM stand for. I can’t even remember our latest lie about that. When Hanson was hot, we said it means Hanson Is Murder. The name doesn’t have a particular history. His Infernal Majesty was a totally different band. I think HIM derives from some death metal joke.
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.
Everyone wants to pretend their cock is big and metal is the medium, but ultimately it’s about the songs.
I’m living my dream right now. I get to make music, perform and travel.
I love hearts. They are symbols for life, love and humanity.