Allan Fryer, the lead singer for the Australian band HEAVEN, has died after a lengthy battle with cancer. He was 60. Fryer famously auditioned for AC/DC following the death of Bon Scott but narrowly lost out to Brian Johnson.
Heaven released a trio of albums in the early 80’s, touring with Dio, Mötley Crüe and Judas Priest along the way. Their 1983 album, Where Angels Fear to Tread, featured guest turns by Ronnie James Dio, Lita Ford and Glenn Hughes and the song “Rock School”, which became their biggest U.S. hit. LINK:
Fryer moved to Texas in the mid-80’s and kept the Heaven name alive with local talent. Fryer also co-wrote a song with Tommy Lee of Mötley Crüe which was featured on the Tribute CD Home Sweet Home and dedicated to Vince Neil’s daughter, Skylar, who had passed away from cancer. All the CD proceeds went to the The Skylar Neil Memorial Fund.