CRASHDÏET BIOGRAPHY 2009
CRASHDÏET was born in a new millennium where the rock n roll
scene had almost died out. No looks, no tricks, no flash and balls
and definitely a lack of big songs. Inspired by bands like:
SKID ROW, GUNS ´N ROSES, KISS, W.A.S.P and GG ALLIN,
CRASHDÏET brought back the big shows, the rough-edge sleaze
anthems and the rawness of an unpredictable and dangerous band.
After a few changes, the band found it´s “classic”
DAVE LEPARD , PETER LONDON, MARTIN SWEET and ERIC YOUNG.
Discovered by Universal Music in 2004 after making a lot of noise
down in the gutter of the SWEDISH underground, CRASHDÏET became
the first sleaze rock act to be signed directly to a major record company
in over 10 years. The debut album “Rest in Sleaze” entered the Swedish
national album chart at position No. 12! The singles and videos
like “Riot in everyone”, “Breakin the Chainz” and “It´s a Miracle”
were played frequently on radio and television.
CRASHDÏET embarked on a Swedish tour in the fall of 2005
to support the new album. They were on the verge of the big
breakthrough when tragedy struck…
On January 20th of 2006. DAVE LEPARD was found dead in his
apartment after committing suicide.
The surviving members were devastated and decided to break up
the band shortly after, with the statement:
“As a band members, but most of all as a person, we will miss him for all
eternity. Dave was nothing but a genius and a very special person.
CRASHDIET will definitely not continue as a band. CRASHDIET
consisted of four people and now one has left us.”
The story of CRASHDÏET was over.
On demand of the fans, the decision was made to open up a forum
as a tribute to Dave. The response was way over all expectations.
Thousands and thousands of fans worldwide gave their deepest
sympathy for the tragic loss. PETER, ERIC and MARTIN did a
tough and emotional appearance on a tribute gig to Mr LEPARD
on February 11th 2006, giving fans and friends a chance
to say their last goodbyes.
a new project
Months passed and in mid 2006 the surviving member got together
for the first time since the tribute show to discuss the future. For the
passion of music and performing, the three ex diet members decided
to start up a new band and put out ads for a singer.
At this point there was no talk what so ever about what to name th
band. The band traveled worldwide in search of a lead singer, still broken
but with the same dream as before.
In October of 2006 the band stated: “We´re actually pretty much
convinced that we should keep the name after numerous sleepless nights.
We feel that we want to carry on the CRASHDÏET legacy, which will keep
Daves spirit alive for a long long time. It would be a shame NOT to
spread the message across the
whole world and let them know what real music should sound like!”
the legacy continues
In December 2006 the band confirmed rumors about a newly found singer.
On Januari 21th 2007 CRASHDÏET made their first appearance with
the new frontman: OLLIVER.
The band started to work on their second album, wich was released oct 3rd of 2007.
Tours followed through out the rest of the year and up untill the summer of 2008.
In july 2008 the band parted ways with Olliver. The official statement was
“We see differently on how CRASHDÏET should be run, we need somebody
that can focus 100% on this band.”
the new beginning
CRASHDÏET recruits swedish singer SIMON CRUZ!
CRASHDÏET are currently in writing-mode for the new album and will start
recording the 3rd album later this summer.
A new singer has been found and will be revealed in july. Mr. Young wrote
“It feels fantastic at the moment, we have found someone who is ready to go
all the way, has the looks and heart of a true sleazebag like us haha!”
The new album is set for a early 2010 release…