“Generation Wild” out on APRIL 23rd in Europe (excluding Scandinavia)
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 and W.A.S.P, CRASHDÏET brought back the big shows, the rough-edge sleaze anthems and the rawness of an unpredictable and dangerous band.
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”, “It’s A Miracle”, and gold selling “Breakin The Chainz” were played frequently on radio and television. CRASHDÏET embarked on a Swedish tour in the fall of 2005 to support the new album and they were on the verge of the big breakthrough when tragedy struck: on January 20th of 2006 singer 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. But on demand of the fans the three ex members decided to start up the band and put out ads for a singer.
In December 2006 the band confirmed the rumours about the newly found singer Olliver. The band started to work on their second album “The Unattractive Revolution” that was released in October 2007. Tours followed throughout Europe the rest of the year and up until the summer of 2008. After that the band parted ways with Olliver. In June of 2009 CRASHDÏET revealed Stockholm-based Simon Cruz as the new frontman of the band. This is said to me the most solid line up ever!
The third album “Generation Wild” has been produced by the hit maker producing team RamPac and mixed by Tobias Lindell (Mustasch, Sister Sin) and marks the start of the cooperation with Frontiers Records, who will handle the release in Europe, excluding Scandinavia.
“We are very happy about the new deal with Frontiers. They are definitely the best label for the glam/sleaze genre in the world”, says bassist Peter London.
“Generation Wild” includes the following tracks:
Martin Sweet – Guitar
Simon Cruz – Vocal
Peter London – Bass
Eric Young – Drums
Euro Tour dates:
15/04 Jailbreak, Rome [ITA]
16/04 Sottotetto, Roxx Zone Glam Party, Bologna [ITA]
17/04 Rock’n’roll Arena – Glammattak, Novara [ITA]
18/04 Palazzetto dello Sport di Albiana (TN) – Trento [ITA]
23/04 Xigas Glam Fest, Thessaloniki [GR]
24/04 Xigas Glam Fest, Athens [GR]
What did you miss on Hard Rock Hideout Radio this week? A ton of new music, and a bunch of old favorites! The show last night featured new music from Airbourne, Jetboy, Sin City Sinners, Asia, Social Code, Broken Teeth, Falling Red, Taking Dawn and Krokus! Check out the full play list below!
Def Leppard – Let’s Get Rocked
Road To Ruin – The Only One
Thunder – The Devil Made Me Do It
Charm City Devils – 10,000 Miles
Heaven’s Basement – Tear Your Heart Out
Wig Wam – Do Ya Wanna Taste It (New)
Reckless Love – Romance (New)
The Poodles – One Out of Ten
The Darkness – I Believe In A Thing Called Love
Sin City Sinners – Turn It Up (New)
Lynam – Pornstar (New)
Social Code – Satisfied (Sink or Swim Winner!!)
Iron Maiden – Wasted Years
Taking Dawn – Never Enough (Pick of the Week)
Skid Row – Big Guns
Sven Gali – Freakz
Broken Teeth – Twister (New)
Jetboy – Going Down (Above the Clouds) (New)
Tesla – What A Shame
New Device – In the Fading Light
Falling Red – How You Feel (On Me) (New)
American Sixgun – Friends & Lovers
Breaker – Get Up!
Dear Superstar – Brothers in Blood
The Answer – Come Follow Me
Black Robot – Baddass (Radio Edit)
Airbourne – No Way But the Hard Way (New)
Taking Dawn – Save Me (Pick of the Week)
Lizzy Borden – Eyes of A Stranger
Aldo Nova – Fantasy
Cinderella – Shake Me
Bruce Dickinson – Tattooed Millionaire
Krokus _ Hoodoo Woman (New)
Badlands – Dreams in The Dark
Helix – Rock You
Unruly Child – Who Cries Now
Asia – Finger On the Trigger (New)
Eden’s Curse – Lost in Wonderland
Alice Cooper – Lost in America
Twisted Sister – Be Chrool to Your Scuel
Taking Dawn – Taking Me Away (Pick of the Week)
Ozzy Osbourne – Fool Like You
Don’t miss our Rocklahoma show next week, and in two weeks Brian Basher will unleash the all Hair Metal special! Listen online each week at http://www.kacvfm.org, and in Amarillo, TX on KACV FM 90! Hard Rock Hideout Radio is on the air each week from 9 P.M. – 12 A.M. CST.
Check out the brand new video clip from Wig Wam, “Do You Really Wanna Taste It”.
Like what you hear? You can pick up your copy of the new Wig Wam CD, Non Stop Rock and Roll here.
A few weeks ago on the Hard Rock Hideout Radio show, Brian Basher played a tune from the band McQueen Street. I immediately went scurrying through my collection of music to revisit this CD. I haven’t listened to McQueen Street in years, and never got around to loading it onto my drive.
The songs on this band’s 1991 debut area good mix of sleazy rockers, pop metal and even the dreaded ballads.
“In Heaven” is a tune that should have been a modest hit for McQueen Street. This song is worthy of a few replays.
“My Religion”, “Stick It” and “Money” are all solid tunes. I have played “Time” a few times, and I have grown to like this one quite a bit. There are parts of this song that have a real Jon Bon Jovi, Richie Sambora type of style to it.
It almost sounds as if the band was trying to tap into the Aerosmith/Guns N’ Roses vibe with “Going Back To Mexico”. It doesn’t come close to achieving that level of greatness, and falls flat. The opening of this song reminds me of the Lionel Richie song “Dancing on the Ceiling” (insert shudder here).
“Woman In Love” features the six string wizardry of Steve Stevens, and this song rips as a result of his amazing fret work.
Derek Welsh’s vocals are quite noisy on the closing song “When I’m In The Mood”. This is fairly average stuff.
Overall, there a few good songs on this CD, and I am sure the hair metal fans will enjoy it. I wouldn’t consider this CD essential listening, but is worth picking up if the price is right.
It has been out of print for years, so eBay and Amazon.com are the best places to f ind it.
- Only The Wind
- Two Worlds
- In Heaven
- Going Back To Mexico
- My Religion
- Stick It
- Woman In Love
- When I’m In The Mood
Derek Welsh – lead vocals and guitar
Michael Powers – lead guitar and background vocals
Richard Hatcher – bass and background vocals
Chris Welsh – drums, percussion and background vocal
Jeff Scott Soto – background vocals
Steve Stevens – additional guitar
C.J. Vanston – keyboards
Bret Michaels is no stranger to the small screen with a multi-season hit show on VH1 but television is set to heat up in the coming weeks with multiple appearances from the rock icon. Bret will appear on Regis and Kelly (March 10th), Joy Behar Week in Review (March 12th) and Rachel Ray on the St. Patrick’s Day (March 17th) and of course NBC’s Celebrity Apprentice which premieres March 14th and runs through May 23rd.
Bret’s busy week is topped off by the singer’s birthday on March 15th! Fans can give Bret the gift of music by calling their local radio stations and requesting the new single, “Nothing to Lose.” To buy a copy visit either iTunes or www.BretMichaels.com where the 5 track CD is available featuring all versions of the single.