Hell Bent For Weather: Swedish Meteorologists To Perform At SWEDEN ROCK

Pär Holmgren and Pererik Åberg, the two most famous meteorologists on Swedish national TV (SVT), have put together a band that will perform at this year's Sweden Rock festival. The band, dubbed SPRIDDA SKURARS ("Scattered Showers" in Swedish), will perform well-known hard rock classics with re-written lyrics in Swedish based around the weather and the greenhouse-effect theme. The media interest is huge and in addition to performing at the festival on Saturday, June 12, the band will hold a press conference on Friday, June 11 (with former "Headbanger's Ball" Europe host Vanessa Warwick). The show will be recorded by Swedish national radio and filmed for a DVD. The stage show will include a lot of "crazy" surprises, including smoking guitars, snow machines and film sequences on wide-screen backdrops.

Backing Holmgren and Åberg on stage will be well-known names from the Swedish rock and metal scene: Lars Chriss (LION'S SHARE) on guitar, Thomas Broman (HUGHES TURNER PROJECT, ELECTRIC BOYS, JOHN NORUM) on drums, Sampo Axelsson (GLENN HUGHES, CRAWLEY) on bass/guitar, Dr. Rock (106.7 RockKlassiker, HIROSHIMA) on drums and Janne Hellman (HIGHWAY STARS) on keyboards/vocals, plus a "very special secret guest." A warm-up show was scheduled to take place on Sunday (May 30) at Fredmans in Uppsala, Sweden.

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