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Ville Valo says a HIM reunion is unlikely

Author Flavia Andrade - 3.1.2024

In a recent interview with Metal Hammer magazine, ex-HIM frontman Ville Valo said that a possible reunion of the band that officially ended in 2017 is rather unlikely.

Valo said:

I don’t find it an appetizing idea at the moment. We haven’t really been in touch, which tells you a lot. If the phone starts ringing at some point, then we’ll see. I love the guys and I hope that they still care about me, too. So maybe one day, but it would have to be for good reason. But the countdown to the end of my life has started, I don’t have time to reinvent the wheel, so I have to put all my effort into whatever is happening next. It’s lovely to have a family, and lovely to have that co-dependency in a band, but with [solo project VV], the cool thing was that I didn’t have to call anybody and ask for permission. I’d like to keep it like that for the time being.

Valo then spoke of his solo project, VV:

What I’m happy about is that I was able to pull the whole thing off, and not face total hate from the audience. There seems to be a new generation of people coming to the gigs, and not only for the HIM songs. With VV there’s been a lot of firsts. I wrote the whole album myself, I played all the instruments, I produced the album myself, there was a lot of me, myself and I. Where Prince and Andrew Eldritch, and all those self-centred geniuses lit the torch, I followed. I had to be really humble, and trust my ears, and trust my instincts.