Asking Alexandria Turn Down Charlie Sheen

Asking Alexandria pass up on Charlie Sheen tour but say they share his tiger blood.

Asking Alexandria Turn Down Charlie Sheen
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Asking Alexandria singer Danny Worsnop reckons Charlie Sheen is more rock n' roll than any musician has ever been which is why he is so gutted his band had to turn down the offer of a tour with the TV bad boy. Since being sacked from smash-hit show "Two And A Half Men" the hell-raising actor has set off on a bizarre live tour which he has named the "Torpedo Of Truth" tour. And Worsnop has revealed Sheen personally handpicked Asking Alexandria as his tour support after being wowed by their performance on American TV but the British metalcore band couldn't take him up on his offer due to their current UK touring plans. But he hopes they can hook up with madcap actor soon. Worsnop told RockAAA: "He saw us playing on the Jimmy Kimmel show in the States and liked us. I didn't really expect us to be his kind of music to be honest but he contacted our management the next day and asked if we wanted to go on tour with him." "Unfortunately we couldn't do it though as the dates clashed with these dates and we'd have had to cancel all of our UK shows." "It would have been so much fun to go around the world doing drugs with Charlie Sheen. He's more rock n' roll than any rock band ever." "We do want to arrange a meeting with him when we get a break as that would be a great night out. It'd be cool to hang out with him when he's not on tour which would be fun. Asking Alexandria have tiger blood too. We like our parties." The band are fast becoming the next-big thing in America and the five-piece bucked the normal trend of establishing a core fan-base on home soil before looking across the pond and are instead bigger in the States than they are in the UK. They have had a top-10 album in America, regularly play to sold-out crowds and have racked up a phenomenal 20 million plays on MySpace but things are picking up at home too. Worsnop continued: "We went to America before we played any shows, got signed, recorded an album and then started touring the next day and we haven't really stopped since." "We just decided to go for it, go big and aim high or not do it. We dropped out of school and had pretty much nothing else to do. So if it failed at least we'd have been able to say we tried but it worked and now we're touring the world. It's just starting to pick up in the UK but in America we are definitely a lot bigger." "Things really picked up after we played the South By South West Festival in Texas. People were queueing up the night before the show just so they could get tickets and people picked up on it and we ended up on Jimmy Kimmel." The Yorkshire rockers reckon they have a sound which caters for fans of old music and new with Worsnop comparing them to a hybrid of a classic sleaze band and a more modern metal band. He added: "I'm an 80s kid but James but some of the other guys in the band love their really heavy music so you could say we are somewhere in the middle. If Slipknot and Motley Crue had a love-child it'd be us". Thanks for the report to RockAAA.com.

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    BDavis09
    Asking Alexandria is an excellent band, currently my favorite band. (And, I'm not the young, teenage girl who jumps on the bandwagon just to fit in with my "scene" friends. I pick the bands I like because I enjoy the music, I make a connection with it with their music, and they put on a great performance.) If you dislike them so much then why read an article about them? Either way, good or bad publicity, you know their name and if you know anything about AA negative opinions will not cripple them in any way. To the people who read this and disagree, and who will most likely want to start a debate, I just wanted to show my support and share my opinion just as you did. I respect them for taking the risks they took and creating stunning music. They played an amazing set yesterday and I can't wait to see them in the future.
    Amuro Jay
    Crap or not, they have balls to drop everything and jump out on a whim like that to do what they love. How many of you would throw away all of your priorities to do go against impossible odds to do something that you enjoy? As bland as I found their music to be, I have to respect them for that.
    SumFX
    How can this band be so popular? I mean theres been some shit in the past but AA takes the shitty cake.
    FearOfTheDuck
    Macabre Lullaby wrote: I listened to one of their songs the other day, and the entire first minute of it was just a breakdown. Still, they seem like cool enough guys. Interesting to know Charlie Sheen's music of choice.
    Yeah thats pretty much what they are! Its what the kids want, lots and lots of breakdowns. They seem like nice guys though, and they like to party! They're not straight edge whiney scene kids
    Macabre Lullaby
    I listened to one of their songs the other day, and the entire first minute of it was just a breakdown. Still, they seem like cool enough guys. Interesting to know Charlie Sheen's music of choice.
    Beffyyy
    "It would have been so much fun to go around the world doing drugs with Charlie Sheen. He's more rock n' roll than any rock band ever." Real Nice
    BDavis09
    And, yes, I realize I did make an error. *make a connection with their music
    ninjagayden777
    Awesome band, but this news is kinda fishy....:p Sounds more like a publicity stunt than anything
    DiegoAngeles
    jetfuel495 wrote: Crap or not, they have balls to drop everything and jump out on a whim like that to do what they love. How many of you would throw away all of your priorities to do go against impossible odds to do something that you enjoy? As bland as I found their music to be, I have to respect them for that.
    Dude respect for them? Being drunk on the stage and call SH** to your fans is something to respect? Go do a quick search of them and you will know what kind of band are they.
    slaveskinJACKET
    Agreed that they're shite. But they don't sound like Slipknot meets Motley Crue, either. They sound a lot more like Simple Plan meets Cannibal Corpse. ...but that's still not an accurate comparison.
    robbie-rocks
    I'm not much of an AA fan, quite enjoyed the new album. But I'm still surprised they're getting out there, they don't seem like anything special to me.
    lars17
    charlie sheen must of been banging 7 gram rocks again to think that they are in anyway good
    thrashmonkey
    some of the other guys in the band love their really heavy music so you could say we are somewhere in the middle. If Slipknot and Motley Crue had a love-child it'd be us".
    So i guess he's trying to say that Slipknot are "really heavy music"? LOL, Gimme a break
    It's just starting to pick up in the UK but in America we are definitely a lot bigger."
    Obviously, it's because people in the UK prefer actual metal and not whiny faux-metal. Read an interview with this band in Guitar World, gave them a listen, and was horrified.
    DiegoAngeles
    This band is terrible, I don't see how they can say names like Slipknot or Motley Crue with them.