HIM stand for?
- Ville's comments on this issue
(from Soundi 6-7/2001):
Well, sometimes I wish that we’d picked other
name for the band than HIM. The name constantly pisses
me off. It’s utterly terrible! HIM! The upside is that it doesn’t actually mean anything, there are just three letters which
are pronounced similarily in basically every
language. It’s practical.
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. And it was our protest to Haile Selassie’s rastafarian religion, he used to be called
His Imperial Majesty. But nowadays because
of Linde’s hair, we actually might be supporting him.