BAM MARGERA Brings Scandinavian 'Sleaze Rock' To The States

Maxine Shen of the New York Post reports: After successfully bringing unusual bands like H.I.M., TURBONEGRO and THE 69 EYES to the attention of the MTV-watching masses — all were guests on his "Viva La Bam" show — the popular pro-skater and "Jackass" star Bam Margera is taking a stab at the music business.

He started a record label, Filthy Note, last fall, with the sole intention of throwing his considerable influence over America's youth behind the label's first signing, Sweden's VAINS OF JENNA.

Why bother with such a mercurial industry?

"It's so easy for me to let the kids know what bands are good and what bands aren't," Margera says. "Next thing you know, everyone starts recognizing [the music], they do research and find out that they're rockin'."

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