Charlie Sheen was on a downward spiral. His movie career was in the tank and he was better known for his hard partying than acting when producer Chuck Lorre cast Sheen, virtually playing himself, as the lead in the sitcom 'Two and a Half Men'. The show became a hit and all was good until Sheen had a falling out with Lorre, a public meltdown and was fired or quit.
To settle old scores, Sheen launched his 'My Violent Torpedo Of Truth' tour across the U.S. He offered Asking Alexandria a spot on the show. Though the Sheen fans were flattered, the band had to decline due to their tour schedule.
Did they miss their one big chance?
It started to look that way. Towards the end of the tour, singer Danny Worsnop sustained a torn vocal cord, causing the band to find replacements.
Doctors told Worsnop to rest. Meanwhile, he reassured fans that his injury would not hinder the release of Asking Alexandria's third album since most of the recording had already been completed.
Worsnop claimed the next album would be the "...musical baby of Motley Crue and Slipknot."
After two Metalcore efforts, "From Death To Destiny" had a mainstream approach debuting at #5 on the Billboard 200, with first week sales of 41,000 units - the English band's best showing to date.
In true Sheen fashion, Asking Alexandria debuted a short film titled 'Through Sin and Self-Destruction' with a "controversial, uncensored look into the real lives of a new era of Rock stars for today's generation."
Eventually, Worsnop parted company with Asking Alexandria. He quit in early '15 to concentrate on his group We Are Harlot. A few months later, Asking Alexandria named former Make Me Famous frontman Denis Stoff (aka Denis Shaforostov) as their new singer.
Stoff, a Ukrainian, was the front-runner from the onset due to the similarities between Asking Alexandria and Make Me Famous, a band Stoff left in '12.
Asking Alexandria's first track with Stoff was "I Won't Give In."
'16 saw the arrival of "The Black." The album featured "Send Me Home."
However, Stoff's tenure with Asking Alexandria was brief. His departure later in the year afforded the group the opportunity to bring Wornsop, who had been involved with solo projects, back into the fold.
"I'm now in a place mentally where this is something I can embrace again," stated Wornsop. "It's a beautiful nostalgia that feels like nothing ever changed."
Worsnop issued his debut solo album in '17. He called working on "The Long Road Home" an "emotional rollercoaster."
2009 Stand Up And Scream
2011Reckless & Relentless
2013 From Death To Destiny
2016 The Black