Crazy Lixx' first ever live album, recorded last year at Bang Your Head Festival in Germany, will be released on July 8th.
”It’s a milestone for every rock band,” says lead singer Danny Rexon. And a milestone it is, in more than one way. On the one hand, it is the perfect record to sum up four studio albums and more than a decade as a touring band in an hour plus documentation of energetic, live rock n’ roll with the very best songs from their catalogue and most requested fan favourites. On the other hand, it also marks the end of the band’s most successful lineup, with guitarist Andreas Z Eriksson (now with british Hard Rockers Inglorious) as the lead guitar slinger. This live performance was his last show with the band.
“We wanted to release this live album both to mark an end to the old Crazy Lixx, as well as a statement of a new beginning for the current lineup. On this show, Jens Lundgren had already taken over the guitar duties from our former guitarist Edd Liam so in a sense this gig represents both the old and the new,” says Danny.
1. Wild Street Shuffle (Intro) 2. Rock And A Hard Place 3. Lock Up Your Daughter 4. Blame It On Love 5. Sound Of The Loud Minority 6. Riot Avenue 7. Call To Action 8 .Road To Babylon 9. My Medicine (R.O.C.K) 10. Hell Raising Women 11. Girls Of The 80's 12 Heroes Are Forever 13. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot 14. 21' Til I Die
After the departure of guitarists Andy Dawson and Edd Liam in August 2015, the Swedish hair metal outfit Crazy Lixx have been on the lookout for two new axe men to fill the vacancy. Now, months after the band announced they’ll be looking for replacements, Crazy Lixx have released a new music video revealing the identity of the two new guitar players for the first time!
“We’ve recruited two local guys with loads of experience in the field and the way things are shaping up, I truly think the fans will feel we’ve put together a great new line-up for Crazy Lixx. We’re currently rehearsing a new set of fan favorites from our discography and it’s sounding tighter, more focused and better than ever before. I can’t wait to get this outfit up on stage,” says lead singer Danny Rexon.
The new line-up of Crazy Lixx is: Danny Rexon (vocals), Joél Cirera (Drums), Jens Sjöholm (Bass), Chrisse Olsson (Guitar) & Jens Lundgren (Guitar)
After massive fan support and extensive discussions within Crazy Lixx the band has decided to give it another shot and try to find new band members to fill the guitarist spots after Andy and Edd.
“We’ve still got requests from promoters wanting to book shows and we’ve had a lot of stuff pending since the member situation has been uncertain for quite a while. We really feel we owe it to ourselves and our fans to at least look at the possibilities of putting together a new version of Crazy Lixx to get back in the game – and the first crucial step is to find new guitar players.” - says lead singer Danny Rexon
If you’re interested in applying please send an e-mail to email@example.com with a short presentation and a link to a video clip of you playing (and singing if you know how to), preferably, but not necessarily, a Crazy Lixx song.
One or more of the skills and talents below are sought after:
Rhythm guitar playing
Lead guitar playing
Lead and / or backing vocal singing
Studio and recording experience
Live performance, stage and touring experience
Lyrics and song writing
If this sounds like you or someone you know, don’t hesitate to send us your application. We’ll look through each and every one but for practical reasons we won’t be able to answer each applicant personally. If we’re interested in letting you audition we’ll get in touch.
What many might have suspected can now officially be confirmed - guitarist Edd Liam has, for personal reasons, decided to quit the band. Edd has been in Crazy Lixx since the start of the 2010 tour following the release of our second album New Religion and played on two studio albums – Riot Avenue (2012) and the self-titled Crazy Lixx (2014). What may come as more of a surprise is that this summer also brings the end to Andy Zäta’s 7 year long career as lead guitar player for CL as he is now instead assuming one of the guitarist positions in the newly started British rock band Inglorious. Andy joined after the departure of Vic Zino (who joined Hardcore Superstar) in 2008 and has been, together with singer Danny Rexon, one of the main song-writers for the band and also the co-producer on the last two studio albums.
As to the future of the band, nothing has yet been decided. - “It is indeed a difficult position for us and we have yet to discuss how we will react on this situation, but I would lie if I said the band’s future existence isn’t at stake. The rest of us will have to sit down and start making plans for the remainder of the year and most importantly, decide whether Crazy Lixx is in those plans or not.” – says lead singer and founder Danny Rexon.
All interview requests for the band or the ex-members Edd and Andy about their departure can be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.