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H.I.M. Gaining Popularity With Help Of Bam Margera

The following excerpts were from an article on The Phoenix on Finnish band HIM gaining popularity and status in U.S.:

In today's rock music environment, it is rare to find a band that so unabashedly and honestly writes about love. Finland's HIM is the exception to that rule. The band's self-processed genre is "Love Metal," and has no quips about that generalization. The group's melancholic "gothic metal" music is served alongside lead singer Ville Valo's need to express what lies deep in his heart.

In Europe, HIM already has established itself as a powerful force in music, with number-one hits in virtually every country. However, it is only recently, with the help of MTV's Bam Margera, that HIM is gaining popularity in the United States. Margera has adopted the Heartagram, the band's symbol that looks like a pentagram with two points of the star rounded into a heart, which symbolizes the good and bad of love. Margera has plastered it on everything from T-shirts to skateboards. Virtually every episode of Margera's TV show, "Viva La Bam," has something HIM-related in it. From the giant Heartagram sitting in Margera's dining room to the tattoos he sports, HIM is everywhere.

Source: The Phoenix

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1. Andrew writes:

That article was f***ing pathetic, the love lust the heartache in a song.........awwwww how nice, f*** OFF!!! HOW THE f*** CAN MUSIC BE SEXY!! f*** HIM AND f*** BAM MARGERA!

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2. sex writes:

him is f***en good .

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3. el terminador writes:

H.I.M. sux_!!!

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4. LOK HIMMM writes:

HIMMM likes H.I.M., HIMMM likes bam. HIMMM!!!!

# Feb 12, 2005 @ 10:58 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Remembermetal? writes:

figures....anyway, their not bad, just dont know what all the fuss is about

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6. Ray5316 writes:

WHO the f*** is HIM??

# Feb 13, 2005 @ 1:49 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. iamthadevil writes:

i only heard some stuff from them. aint bad aint good either.

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8. BLACK DOG writes:

I'm still waiting to hear them so I can't comment one way or another . As far as how can music be sexy ? Well I manage strippers so ask any girl that's into R&B or POP . If you don't want to do that then go back to Metals roots . The DOORS , Led Zepplin etc . The way Metal is wright now is not what it's alway's been . Hell I'm not the biggest Lita Ford or Joan Jett fan for that matter but atleast their fun to look at . Kind of like Brittney (bimbo with money)spears .

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9. Jackass writes:

HIM is the best f***ing band ever!!!!!!!!!

# Mar 1, 2005 @ 9:01 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. BLACK DOG writes:

Still waiting.

# Mar 1, 2005 @ 9:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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11. F*ck writes:

Him sucks almost as much as bam margera does.

# Mar 1, 2005 @ 10:15 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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12. HIM_666 writes:

HIM rocks!!!!!!!!! Both Ville and Bam are the sexiest guys ever!!

# Mar 10, 2005 @ 9:47 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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13. Erm writes:

Him really do suck

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14. Negatyve_One writes:

Bam Margera is an idiot, and so is his show.

Wild Boyz, now thats comedy!

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15. HarDCorerob writes:

I never really like HIM because its a p***y band its not rock at all all there music is f***in homo music if u want to sing it sing it in f***in finland were u belong

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