vocalist Johnny Rotten
HIM is a Finnish rock band founded in 1991 by vocalist Ville Valo, guitarist Mikko Lindstrom and bassist Mikko Paananen. Since 1999, drummer Mika Karppinen has been a regular participant, and since 2001, keyboardist Janne Puurtinen. Between 1997 and 2013, the group released eight studio albums. HIM is the first Finnish band in the world whose album (Dark Light) has been certified gold disc by the American record label association. In Finland, Greatest Lovesongs vol. 666, Deep Shadows and Brilliant Highlights, Love Metal and Dark Light received platinum statuses, Razorblade Romance – 2 × platinum.
Ville’s favorite movie is “The Nightmare Before Christmas” and his favorite character, the star of the film is Jack Skellington!
Ville before the band HIM, played bass and drums. He was a bass player and drummer in amateur Finnish bands. One of them was the group “B.L.O.O.D”. Continue reading
Rock and roll, and later the so-called “avant-garde”, corresponded in time to riots that shocked the foundations of society. Alain Dister, author of the book “English Rock”: “Rock, which invaded the life of society, operates deeply. They judge him by his superficial, external manifestations, by his clothes, and do not willingly notice what is hidden behind this painted facade: traditional values, such as the army, politics, religion, are questioned, and a new look at the relationship between people has arisen … Rock is communication. He is the sound background of a generation who identifies with him. ”
In the early 70’s there was a crisis of the rock scene. Rock turned into a shop in the shop of exotic goods with a showcase in the whole wall. Rock is becoming more and more commercial music, there is a complete departure from the spiritual roots of rock, born and created for rebellion. Continue reading