Finnish hard rockers Human Temple released their first album in 2004, and now in 2010, they're here AGAIN with another album "Murder Of Crows"! Despite of this annoying attempt to overflood the market with their music, we decided that we might want to interview their lead singer Janne Hurme. Unfortunately, he's been forced to answer our notorious , obnoxious rapidfirequestions...

Why are we talking to you?

I think it is because we just released our second album `MURDER OF CROWS` a few weeks ago

What would be your 3 desert island albums?

Queensryche:Operation mindcrime, House of lords: house of lords and Kiss: destroyer

What has been your most embarrassing tour moment?

Too many to mention. But i remember one time when i fell to our drummer`s set, and something broke...I mean besides the drums...aargh

You are in a balloon with Axl Rose, Gene Simmons and Sebastian Bach - who would you throw out and why?

It would be Axl. Gene is one of my heroes, a very gifted person, and he leads the worlds greatest band. Sebastian is one of the best singers i know and i am also a very big fan of Skid Row. GNR was also a good band, but they messed things up pretty badly. Or Axl did...

What is your guilty secret?

I drink and smoke too much,that`s for sure.

Do you ever want to snatch people's mobiles or cameras at gigs and smash them?

Do i?! Hell yeah! I`m really pissed of when they dont ask my permission to do that. If they asked,then it would be okay.

Who do you think is the most overrated band/solo artist ever and why?

Can i name couple of thousand names? No really, this is a hard one, and i dont wanna hurt anyone`s feelings.

How did you get involved in music?

My mama said that i was a real shouter and a performer as a kid. And when i saw KISS for the first time,i knew what i wanted to do when i grow up. Thou i started as a bass-player at first,i soon noticed that i want to sing and write songs.

What song (not necessarily yours) do you identify with the most?

W.A.S.P.:I wanna be somebody

Who is the sexiest person in Rock?

DORO has always been the warriorgirl of my dreams! And she still is.

We know that every town is "The best EVER", but what town is really the best for you?

I have to say my hometown,Turku.

What's your favourite pre 1990 album?

Hmm...let`s see.. I have to say Queensryche:Empire

What's the best thing about being a musician?

Sex,drugs,jack daniels!!!Yeah right,just kidding. It`s the moment when the new album is ready and you know that you gave your everything to it,and then some total stranger says: `Yeah man,you guys did one hell of a record`

What's the worst thing about being a musician?

I think it`s the leaving part from home..? When you get on the road it gets easier,but the part when you step out of the door and say bye to your loved ones,that is sad.

What/whom are your influences and heroes (musicwise):

Paul Stanley, Geoff Tate, James Christian, David Coverdale, Nikki Sixx, Blackie Lawless ,Jeff Scott Soto, Steve Lukather, Jorn Lande... Just to name a few.

How did you get your artist/band/project name:

We had couple of good names in a thinklist, and i think it was some evening when me and our drummer got few beers,(or whiskeys...)and in the morning this was our bands name. Seriously, Human Temple was also best of those names.

What song do you want played at your funeral?

Cinderella: Dont know what you got till it`s gone

What is the best TV theme tune ever?

Twin Peaks or The Simpsons

Where are you from originally:

From Turku,Finland

What are your plans for the next 6 months?

Touring, writing songs, watching my little boy grow up every day, trying to be a good person...

interview by R. Fire
Photos courtesy of Human Temple
25 Feb 2010
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