Ville Valo of Finnish band HIM recently chatted to Bryan Reesman of Attention Deficit Delirium about music downloading, the state of rock, and the band’s evolving sound.
Valo states that rock music is in a transition stage. "I think that rock ‘n roll is like stars in cinema. They’re dead for ten years, and then they come back again. There’s this resurrection type of thing going on. There are a few big, good rock acts, but there’s nothing super, super new and exciting that I would’ve heard, so I think it will be time soon,” he told Reesman.
Among other things, the HIM front man currently affirms that music downloading has both its pros and cons. "Somebody told me that nowadays selling 100,000 records over in the U.S. is the same as selling 1,000,000 records in the Eighties. So I guess we’re just poor. But then again, it’s a good thing in a way because these days it is not the wisest decision to want to become a musician so you can become rich. Maybe it takes a lot of posers out, and those posers can go somewhere else in search of the monetary goods.”
Read the full interview here.