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Crashdiet

Formed: 2000
From: Stockholm, Sweden
Last Known Status: Active

Latest Crashdiet News

Below is our complete Crashdiet news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Three Ring Circus

Crashdiet have released a music video for the song "Circus", the latest single from their recent album 'The Savage Playground.’ More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: California Comfort

Swedish glam rockers, Crashdiet, have released their second video (and single) from the album ‘The Savage Playground.’ The song is titled “California.” Warning: This video promotes drinking. More...

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Sister Supporting Crashdiet On Tour

Swedish rock'n'roll outfit Sister will be supporting fellow countrymen Crashdiet on a Scandinavian tour in February 2013. The tour, which also features Toxic Rose, hits the following locations:

15/02/13 – SE – Gothenburg – Sticky Fingers
16/02/13 – SE – Malmö – KB
22/02/13 – SE – Gavle – Gasklockorna
23/02/13 – NO – Oslo – Betong
27/02/13 – SE – Stockholm – Klubben
01/03/13 – SE – Uppsala – Hallarna
02/03/13 – SE – Borlange - Bolanche

Sister will be also direct support on the full European tour of Crashdiet in May of 2013. Dates are as follows: More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Cocaine Cowboys

Swedish metal sensation Crashdiet have posted the music video for their new single "Cocaine Cowboys", taken from the band's forthcoming album 'The Savage Playground.' The new album is due for release in January through Frontiers Records. Crashdiet will be hitting the road in February with Sister and Toxic Rose in a package named the 'Scandinavian Hell Tour.' In the meantime, here’s a look at their new video for “Cocaine Cowboys.” More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: Snakes in Paradise

As the holidays approach a look at some packaged DVD/CD sets, new releases on the horizon, and yes, one hard-to-buy-for Christmas recommendation. More...

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Crashdiet Announces New Album Release

Swedish sensation Crashdiet is returning with fourth album "The Savage Playground," due out on January 25th in Europe on Frontiers and January 22nd in North America. The lead single “Cocaine Cowboys” is set for release on December 12th. The following press release was also issued about the band:

"A leading force in the Swedish 'sleaze rock' scene of the 2000s — a revival of the glam metal of the 1980s, but with a more pronounced punk element — Crashdiet for the first time manage to release their brand of down and dirty Rock and Roll simultaneously all over the world.

"In April of 2010 the band’s third album 'Generation Wild' pretty much summed up the extraordinary but yet tragic history of a band, determined to never give up their dream. Crashdiet has become known as a band with a huge following of diehard fans, and the massive interest for them never seems to fade.

"There has been extensive touring during the course of 'Generation Wild' and the absolute highlight saw the band conquer Hollywood and New York City with sold out shows at Whisky A Go Go and Webster Hall. The band also supported their heroes Motley Crue and Ozzy Osbourne. More...

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The Rockstar Ramblings: CRASHDIET /Generation Wild

Swedish rockers, Crashdiet (Simon Cruz/vocals, Peter London/bass guitar, Martin Sweet/lead guitar, and Eric Young/drums), are reissuing their 2010 Generation Wild album and will include an extra track named Hollywood Teaze. They have also created a video (see below and note the one stripper pole scene just to make sure you are paying attention) so what a perfect time to look at the first video, the title track from Generation Wild that was deemed too obscene for MTV. More...

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Crashdiet Confirm Brazilian Live Date

Swedish glam rockers CRASHDIET have confirmed a live date at the Manifesto Bar in São Paulo, Brazil on June 21st. Crashdïët are touring in support of their latest album, The Unattractive Revolution - dates are below:

February
7 - Sälen, Sweden at HC
8 - Orebro, Sweden at Klubb Idiot @ Satin
16 - Skövde, Sweden at Younomia (all ages)
27 - Stockholm, Sweden at Tyrol *

March
1 - Göteborg, Sweden at Lisebergshallen *

April
15 - Paris, France at Meddelas *
16 - Temse, Belgium at Joc de Nartist *
18 - Gijon, Spain at Albeniz *
19 - Bilbao, Spain at Bilborock *
20 - Barcelona, Spain at Apolo *

June
21 - São Paulo, Brazil - Manifesto Bar

* supporting HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

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Crashdiet Announce More Tour Dates

Swedish/Finnish glam rockers CRASHDIET have scheduled the following dates:

Feb. 07 - Sälen, Sweden @ HC
Feb. 08 - Orebro, Sweden @ Klubb Idiot @ Satin
Feb. 16 - Skövde, Sweden @ Younomia (all ages)
Feb. 27 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Tyrol *
Mar. 01 - Göteborg, Sweden @ Lisebergshallen *
Apr. 15 - Paris, France @ Meddelas *
Apr. 16 - Temse, Belgium @ Joc de Nartist *
Apr. 18 - Gijon, Spain @ Albeniz *
Apr. 19 - Bilbao, Spain @ Bilborock *
Apr. 20 - Barcelona, Spain @ Apolo *

* Supporting HARDCORE SUPERSTAR

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Crashdiet Announce New Dates

Swedish/Finnish glam rockers CRASHDIET have scheduled the following dates:

Feb. 07 - Sälen, Sweden @ HC
Feb. 16 - Skövde, Sweden @ Younomia (all ages)
Feb. 27 - Stockholm, Sweden @ Tyrol (w/ HARDCORE SUPERSTAR)
Mar. 01 - Göteborg, Sweden @ Lisebergshallen (w/ HARDCORE SUPERSTAR)

CRASHDIET's sophomore album, "The Unattractive Revolution", entered the Swedish chart at position No. 11. The CD was mixed in the States by Kevin Churko. A video for "In the Raw" was shot by Mikeadelica.

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Crashdiet Announce Tour Dates

Swedish/Finnish glam rockers CRASHDIET have added more dates to their current itinerary. The group's schedule is now shaping up as follows:

Sep. 07 – Falun, SWE @ Arenan
Sep. 28 – Kopenhagen, DEN @ The Rock
Oct. 18 – Stockholm, SWE @ Klubben
Oct. 19 - Göteborg, SWE @ Sticky Fingers
Oct. 20 - Karlstad, SWE @ Nöjesfabriken
Oct. 25 - Linköping, SWE @ Atmosfär
Oct. 26 - Kalmar, SWE @ Palace
Oct. 27 - Västerås, SWE @ Sigurdsgatan 25
Nov. 02 - Borlänge, SWE @ S2
Nov. 09 - Helsingborg, SWE @ The Tivoli
Nov. 10 - Malmö, SWE @ KB
Nov. 21 – Helsinki, FIN @ Tavastia
Nov. 22 - Åbo/Turku, FIN @ Klubi
Nov. 23 - Seinäjoki, FIN @ Rytmikorjaamo More...

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Crashdiet Issue Studio Update

Swedish/Finnish "glam rockers" CRASHDIET have issued the following update:

"After a rehearsal interlude in Stockholm, the Swedish sleaze rock band CRASHDIET is back to the studio in Sundsvall to record their second album. The title hasn't been revealed yet. New blog entries are available now, with fresh videologs from the last photo session and a new 10-minute-long sneak peek from the recording process of the album. After revealing excerpts of new songs, the band's giving the opportunity to their fans to get new exclusive previews."

Upcoming CRASHDIET tour dates:

May 31 - Tantogården - Stockholm, SWE
Jun. 01 - Tantogården – Stockholm, SWE
Jun. 06 - Sweden Rock Festival - Sölvesborg, SWE
Jun. 28 - Peace And Love Festival - Borlänge, SWE
Jul. 13 - Helsingborgs Rock & Metal Festival - Helsingborg, SWE
Aug. 25 - Skogsröjet - Rejmyre, SWE More...

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Crashdiet Frontman Found Dead

The surviving members of the Swedish band CRASHDIET have issued a statement regarding the death of their frontman David Hellman (photo) (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) and the group's future plans.

Shortly before 1:00 a.m. on Friday, January 20, the police in the Swedish city of Uppsala, north of Stockholm, were called to the apartment of CRASHDIET frontman David Hellman (photo) (a.k.a. Dave Lepard). He had not been in touch with his friends or family for 20 days and a close friend of his had entered the apartment and found him dead, reports the Swedish newspaper Aftonbladet.

"There is no foul play involved in his death, other than that we don't know what the circumstances are," police spokesperson Christer Nordström told the newspaper Expressen.

Zübeyde Güngodogmus is shocked by the news that her neighbor has been found dead in his apartment. They were acquaintances.

"He was so sweet and very friendly," she tells Expressen.

However, she had noticed a change in the rock star. Last week she met him at the local supermarket.

"He looked so thin and was out of character," she says.

During the first weeks of 2006, there were signs that everything was not well in the CRASHDIET camp. The other members were rumored to be fed up with Hellman's excessive drug intake and were on the verge of leaving, or already had left, the band. Both they and Hellman's family have declined to talk to the media at the moment.

Hellman, 25, made no qualms about his sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle.

"We want to get hard rock back on track again and it's nice that it's getting bigger again," he told the Swedish music magazine Groove last year. "All the other crap is becoming so tiresome. I mean, hip hop people live the sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll lifestyle to a much larger extent than hard rockers do."

Describing his lifestyle, he said: "You live in chaos, depend on welfare, are an addict and things fucking suck. That's why it often collides with the music; it's too much of the good stuff and the music is affected. You would need 48 hours per day, but you're so fucking stupid and get your priorities wrong."

In a joint statement released to the media, Martin Sweet (guitar), Peter London (bass) and Eric Young (drums) said, "As a bandmember, 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."

CRASHDIET was a Stockholm, Sweden-based Eighties hard rock-style band whose debut album, "Rest in Sleaze", entered the Swedish national album chart at position No. 12.

"It's pretty clear that, up to now, there's been a vacuum as far as hard rock goes," Dave said in a 2005 interview. "We can play a gig for 1,200 kids with big hair and skinny spandex-covered legs, who just stand there screaming. So it's even cooler when ZTV [Swedish music video channel] or MTV and the others play our rock-hard video which gets to be one of the most played clips alongside old ladies like J-Lo, or whatever she's called."

A video clip, dubbed "On the Road with Crashdiet 2005", was recently posted on their official web site. You can check it out here: Real Media, Windows Media.

CRASHDIET were reportedly the first "sleaze rock" band in over 10 years to be signed directly to a major company — Universal Music. The group, whose members were said to be in their early 20s, were scheduled to make their U.S. debut in March at the South by Southwest music conference/festival in Austin, Texas.

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