Finnish rocker VILLE VALO was once attacked by a psychotic fan armed with a pair of scissors, but he refuses to let the experience put him off meeting his public.

The HIM singer likes to accommodate music fans seeking an autograph and a chat, but is now all too aware of the potential for unhinged behaviour.

He says, "We have the odd person who will come up and talk to us about flying on a broom stick and we had one incident with a girl, who we call 'The Polish Motherf**ker', who tried to attack me with scissors and cut my hair even though she wasn't drunk or under the influence of drugs. She just had a pretty vacant look in her eyes.

"It was pretty scary a fan like that can take it too far but there is nothing wrong with showing dedication to a band you love."