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Millionaire

After an intense career as Belgium’s youngest axeman of the Golden Generation in the seminal rock bands Evil Superstars and dEUS, Tim Vanhamel set up his very own band Millionaire in the year 2000. Their album debut ‘Outside the Simian Flock’ (2001) promptly hit a sensitive spot with the guys from MUSE, who invited the young combo to join them as support on various UK & European dates. Shortly after, Millionaire also caught the eyes and ears of Josh Homme and they were asked to open for QOTSA on their “Songs for the Deaf” tours in Europe & the US. Josh really took the band under his wings and Tim as his special protégé. Next in line to give the notorious rockers a big ‘thumbs up’ was Dave Grohl. And before long Millionaire found themselves touring Europe again, this time alongside Foo Fighters, and playing their first mega-show at Earl’s Court in London. It came only naturally that recordings of Millionaire’s second album ‘Paradisiac’ took place in Los Angeles with Josh Homme as producer. During his stay in the City of Angels, Tim Vanhamel also joined the freshly founded Eagles of Death Metal and even co-wrote a track on “Peace, Love, Death Metal”. New European and US tours ensued both with Millionaire and EODM. And after being on the road for so long and seeing his personal live disassemble in front of his eyes, Vanhamel shifted his focus to other projects. His painful break-up with top-model Hannelore Knuts provided fertile grounds for his very first – and musically more accessible – solo album ‘Welcome to the Blue House’.