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Glenn joins The Dead Daisies

Glenn Hughes; © Georgina Cates, image courtesy of Noble PR

It’s official: Glenn Hughes is now a member of The Dead Daisies. The Dead Daisies is a pet project of an Australian multimillionaire David Lowy — a supergroup with rotating lineup now consisting of Glenn on bass and vocals, Doug Aldrich on guitar, drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne), and David Lowy himself on guitar. Glenn replaces two departing members: singer John Corabi and bassist Marco Mendoza. The new lineup has already been to the studio and a track is posted on their website. They are supposed to finish the album later this year and tour some time in 2020.

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45 Comments to “Glenn joins The Dead Daisies”:

  1. 1
    Vadim Kogan says:

    Another cover shit band! Fucking boring 🤮🤮🤮

  2. 2
    Neil Parsons says:

    Is this why he cancelled his South American tour?

  3. 3
    Sergio Chiorino says:

    Can’t believe it. If that’s true…. it’s too bad! Can’t stand Glenn anymore. He oversings and he acts like he’s the best around…

  4. 4
    Tom Clark says:

    Sergio Chiorino He always over sings.

  5. 5
    Conrad Steeves says:

    No. Due to the South American Promoter failing to fulfill the required contractual obligations, Glenn Hughes will not be touring South America this September/October.

  6. 6
    Sergio Chiorino says:

    Tom Clark maybe I exxagerated. But…. he ruined Deep Purple back in 1975-76…..

  7. 7
    Keith Livingstone says:

    Interesting move. Hearing it may only be temporary though until 2021.

  8. 8
    Jouko Juntunen says:


  9. 9
    Laurent Matras says:


  10. 10
    Conrad Steeves says:

    Very likely as TDD are more of a “project” than a “band” and of course Hughes mentions working with Joe Bonamassa in early 2021 for the next BCC album.

  11. 11
    Keith Livingstone says:

    Conrad Steeves Quite a good project though 😁
    GH has a (previously postponed) UK tour to do this November as well. A 2020 project only.

  12. 12
    mike whiteley says:

    It must be nice to have the coin to indulge your pet projects. I couldn’t be any less interested.
    A musical collective = a revolving door. So much PR bull&hit !
    The song feels like a left-over from California Breed. Good enough, I s’pose.

  13. 13
    Nicholas Pawloff says:

    Happy to see him with great names like Doug!!! Looking forward for an impressive album.

  14. 14
    Hansjörg Sitner says:

    Who needs a band with rotating members…a band is a sensitive conglomerate of Common feelings…ideas…
    directions…and not a come and go something with no goal but to get rid off your current songs with a few known names for the big sales …I saw Glenn last year at Steelhouse Wales and it was awesome…will never forget Myles Kennedy’s guest appearance on Highway Star…available on Youtube…but Dead Daisies to me is nothing but a cashcow…long live rock and roll….best wishes from Graz Austria

  15. 15
    Alan says:

    No Glenn…. Bad move.
    Why do you do this kind of thing? You’ve done some great stuff of late – the Purple tour, Black Country Communion not to mention some excellent solo albums. Why mess it all up with this? You are a legend already – why join this fairly second-rate band? Was it the money offered?
    Do YOUR thing – not other people’s stuff. And just when you’d gained a new level of cred.

  16. 16

    Sergio Chiorino Purple M2 were ruined before GH and DC were enlisted and have you listened to Burn,Stormbringer and CTTB? All great albums in their own right.

  17. 17
    Theo says:

    I guess for the money.
    Yes he was one of the reasons DP fell apart, but he’s the only singer that can still sing. The only bad, he finds it important to show his skills so many times.
    For Gillan and Coverdale it is time to quit.

    Don’t care for TDD, would have preferred a new GH album.
    That DP tour was also just a way to make money. On one hand understandable, everybody needs a living, but on the other hand there’s no challenge to play a setlist of 40+ years old songs.

  18. 18
    Vadim Kogan says:

    D’ablo Bicasso Glenn Hughes greates!!! One of my favorite. His voice Magic!!!! But dead daisies????? Dug Aldridge????? Tell me one song he wrote??? Just good guitar player, this is not John Sykes. I think wery soon this super group made new album with cover versions of deep purple, whitesnake and ……😂😂😂😂

  19. 19
    Blackwood Richmore says:

    So this will be the new Glenn Hughes album… & he’s using the the Dead Daisies as his backing band. Glenn is such clever boy!.
    On the other hand… who needs a band with an ever changing lineup, where musicians can jump on & off, as if it’s just some kind of musical… Roundabout!.

  20. 20
    NWO says:


  21. 21
    al says:

    Glenn is like that aging actor,who made some good movies and his ego of being part of every project is blinding him that he cannot see that this crap written all over.

    Enough is enough.Stick to your solo stuff and BCC.

  22. 22
    Arthur Smith says:

    I liked the first Dead Daisies album but nothing I’ve heard since has been all that interesting, the covers album is desperate. Great players but never quite gels, not sure what Glenn is doing here although he and Doug are a good combination.

  23. 23
    Tony says:

    You can say about Glenn and think what you want…… you know rock and roll is all about the money and there’s nothing wrong with that. I think it better to follow the money than years ago to follow the…. drugs.
    Glenn Hughes, there is one thing for sure…..he can sing, and I wish him the best by The Dead Daisies !
    Going to his show on 16 sept in Belgium ( Leuven ).

  24. 24
    The original raging bull says:

    All missing the point, is this not about music surely seeing someone perform live is better than a studio album. so what if he wants to earn extra £ don’t we all want that?

  25. 25
    Ian Douglas says:

    I’m in for it Glenn has an amazingly diverse recording history so whatever goes down will be interesting

  26. 26
    Josh says:

    I’ll take it as the new solo album of Glenn. And I’m looking forward to this.

  27. 27
    Kenn says:

    If I was a millionaire I would not employ Doug Aldrich. After relying on Dio, and Coverdale bring him fame he is yet again choosing to play for a bloke who Blackmore made famous. Doug! Are you sure the bloke who made all your employers famous just uses tricks.

    regards Kenn

  28. 28
    Martin Krouwel says:


  29. 29
    Jairton Antonio Brandão says:

    The voice of rock, conglatulations the new band.

  30. 30
    Stephen Hastie says:

    Who did he replace ?

  31. 31
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Sounds good to me….

  32. 32
    The Highway Star says:

    Singer John Corabi and bass player Marco Mendoza.

  33. 33
    Stephen Hastie says:

    The Highway Star isn’t john stephens the singer a x kiwi boy.

  34. 34
    Ken Barrow says:

    Sergio Chiorino , you mean he overscreams and acts like a big diva. Can’t imagine how he’ll mess with their back catalogue during live gigs….not the voice for the Dead Daisies…

  35. 35
    Sergio Chiorino says:

    Ken Barrow you’re right.

  36. 36
    Jörg says:

    I guess that David Lowy pays his employees extremely well and that they get the deluxe treatment on tour. The Dead Daisies probably don’t have to earn the money they spend. Better than having trouble with South American promoters and actually have to live from playing small halls…

  37. 37
    Mark Rowley says:

    Stephen Hastie Jon Stevens long gone. Only did one album

  38. 38
    Robert Cruz says:

    No… Glenn ruined Dead Daisies… 🙄

  39. 39
    Stephen Hastie says:

    Mark Rowley i saw them play at the town hall before Barnes.and at aerosmith. Why did jon Stevens go ??

  40. 40
    Mark Rowley says:

    Stephen Hastie yeah I saw that lineup too

  41. 41
    Rock Voorne says:

    Apart from California Breed, maybe I should take another try….dunno…, I enjoy most of Glenns work.

    And sometimes I have to adapt.
    After being ridiculed by him when I, with great live for the man and his music, complain his sound is wrong upfront I skipped a year.
    Which was my loss considering he played another blinder in Zoetermeer.

    I really enjoyed his last show over there in 2018. His drummer and the solo in YFNO was fucking amazing. Soren does a great Ritchie.
    Loved the mighty Hammond.

    Negatives .
    I felt Glenns voice was less than before or mixed in a way I could not really hear him well at the balcony .
    Thats where I do resort since the combination of a Hernia and too often a too loud/wrong sound upfront. Getting old sucks harder for some, I guess.
    And I really longed for him to do Highway Star which he did elsewhere. But somehow he did not feel like it?

    I dont know what to think of this DD project.
    I figured I could repeat the “Purple Experience”once more this year. And now this.

    I take it for what it is.
    I m happy when he is happy.

  42. 42
    Chip says:

    I know his squealing vocal nonsense is irritating on live recordings from the Mark 3 era….but he has a sterling resume later in his career and is the best rock vocalist (currently) in the Purple family. Gillan soldiers on and makes the most of what he has left, but is not the same singer (the band pulls him through as they are on fire these days).

    Coverdale is a shadow of his former self.

    Hughes is better vocally now than ever. And BCC has some great stuff. Did anyone actually listen to the new clip on the website. It seems like a solid track , very much in the BCC spirit.

    I think it ironic that fans of a band that started off as Roundabout, has had 4 lead singers and 3 lead (4 is you count Satch) and that sprouted Rainbow…that never recorded an album with the same line up….is getting their shorts in a twist about the rotating line up of the Dead Daisies.

  43. 43
    uwe hornung says:

    I think it’s highly ironic that Glenn is taking the jobs of two men that have patterned their styles after him! Corabi is a self-professed Mk III fan, he counts not Made in Japan, not In Rock, not Machine Head, not Burn, but Stormbringer of all albums among his 10 favorite LPs. And Marco Mendoza … just listen to his solo albums where he also sings, they sound like modern day versions of Play Me Out with someone who is even more energized than Glenn (if that is possible!).

    I very much like Glenn’s work and I think he has real talent as both a bassist and a singer, but his crisscrossing between different projects with limited life spans has kind of numbed me. I have nothing against the Dead Daisies – I’ve seen them opening for Whitesnake and other bands, they did fine -, but it does smack a little of Glenn going where the buck went. Now if that leads to a stable and fruitful collaboration, then I’m fine with it – AS A DEEP PURPLE FAN, YOU CAN’T REALLY BE ALL THAT MUCH AGAINST BANDS BACKED BY WEALTHY BUSINESS MEN, REMEMBER?!!! ; – ) -, but I have my doubts about this lasting.

    What I’m really pissed about though is that he called off the Hanau gig I had tickets for tonight. I was greatly looking forward to another Mk III overdose, he did that material justice like no one else (save the original line up of course).

    The redeeming factor for me is that he’s now back together with Doug Aldrich (who no doubt co-negotiated Glenn’s entrance with the Daisies) – the tour he did with him a few years back was a personal highlight for me, Aldrich played especially the Trapeze material extremely well. And while I was no fan of Aldrich’s wall of sound guitar playing with latter day Whitesnake, he acquitted himself surprisingly well in a three-piece. Very earthy and tasteful.

  44. 44
    RB says:

    don’t think that it’s merely a vanity project for Lowry, it’s a proper band, and their album ‘Revolucion’ (the one before Doug joined) is fantastic (much better than the last couple of BCC albums, or even recent Glenn solo material), really varied, a great rock ‘n’ roll band and Corabi has a great voice and is a good songwriter. The last album with Doug did with them wasn’t as enjoyable (for me, I know others who like it more than ‘Revolucion’) but still a good solid album. I was so disappointed when I heard Glenn was replacing Corabi and Mendoza, I worry it’ll just reduce it to sounding like one of Glenn’s solo efforts (after hearing the track with Glenn on their website I fear I might be right).

    @16 Stephen Sergio was not slagging off the MkIII era but just that one year from ’75-’76, and I bet he’s not even thinking badly about ‘CTTB,’ but that Glenn’s ego and drugs damaged the band badly, but then so did Tommy’s drug use, they both brought the band down, great shame about that and obviously such a loss to lose Tommy. The band managed to produce a good album with him, but live it was very hit and miss. It’s interesting to listen back to the MKIII live releases (and some bootlegs); vocally Glenn was hit and miss (and so was David on occasion), and interestingly he struggled singing on consecutive nights, and prefers a night off in between each show. I have NEVER enjoyed the way Glenn and David sang MkII material, and how Ritchie allow Glenn to do that terrible vocal thing he did at the end of ‘Smoke…’ is beyond me. MkII was the most progressive and consistent, both live and in the studio, but I do still enjoy MkIII and IV. Sorry, went a bit off-topic there. Bye Purple peeps!

  45. 45
    Rock Voorne says:

    Hopefully GLENN HUGHES solo will not be over for a while now 🙁

    I just found this on guitars101 🙂


    ” I’m not a fan of Deep Purple, i know just a little Glenn Hughes, but fuck ! I had a blast, what a sound, crazy musicians, vocalists. One of the best show i’ve seen in Raismes in many years.
    Glenn is incredible, and yes i liked the high screams, and his drummer, Ash Sheenan is one of the best drummer i’ve ever seen. I didn’t know him at all, what a slap in my face.”


    Now listening to this one.

    Man, I was really up for another DP setlist show after ZOETERMEER.

    This one is from 2019 as well : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PYerZHKi3Yc

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