The surviving members of the Swedish band CRASHDIET — whose frontman, David Hellman (a.k.a. Dave Lepard) passed away in January — have posted the following message on their official web site:
"We're now facing a new era in our lives, and we've decided that since we want to keep on playing, we need someone to front the band and take the lead singer role. We do not exactly know what the future holds, we only know that we all need to continue playing the music we love. Feel free to send pix and music to: [email protected] Preferably a male between 20 and 28 yearz old."
As previously reported, Hellman was found dead on January 20, 2006 at his apartment in the Swedish city of Uppsala, north of Stockholm. It was reported in several places that he hanged himself, although this was never officially confirmed.
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.
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.
For more information on Dave's passing, click here.