HIM frontman VILLE VALO is thrilled with his randy reputation - and he insists the "stench of eroticism" in music should be encouraged.

The Finnish rocker believes having a sexy image is intrinsic to the success of a band, as raunch-free rock would be boring.

He says, "It draws people into music like moths to a flame.

"It's never harmful to have the stench of erotic dreams and sweaty sheets emanating from your music.

"That's what spicy hot frontmen were born to do."