CrashDiet Bassist Peter London Undergoes Surgery
March 8, 2012
CrashDiet bassist Peter London is “feeling fine” after having surgery to repair a herniated disc.
On Tuesday London stated, “As some of you already know, I’ve had some problems with back pains lately. Since December 2010 I’ve been struggling with spinal disc herniation, and unfortunately, right now the pain is just getting worse and worse. I’m simply not able to even stand up for longer than a few minutes at a time. No medicine is working — believe me I’ve tried them all by now. I will have surgery and I hope to be back on my feet within 8 weeks or so…”
Due to the surgery CrashDiet have been forced to cancel their appearances at the Rock The Night festival and the Shout It Out Loud festival.
CrashDiet’s 2010 album ‘Generation Wild’ was officially released in the USA on June 7th through Frontiers Records with brand new artwork. ‘Generation Wild’ represented the Swedish band’s debut with singer Simon Cruz — reaching #3 on the Swedish charts and placing on both the Sleaze Roxx Top 10 and the Sleaze Roxx Reader’s Choice Top 20.
Discovered by Universal Music in 2004 after making a lot of noise down in the gutter of the Swedish underground, CrashDiet 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. CrashDiet 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 Crashdiet revealed Stockholm-based Simon Cruz as the new frontman of the band. This is said to me the most solid line up ever!
The band’s third album ‘Generation Wild’ was produced by the hitmaking production team RamPac and mixed by Tobias Lindell (Mustasch, Sister Sin) and marks the start of the cooperation with Frontiers Records.
Courtesy of www.sleazeroxx.com