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365 days in 4 minutes

The Dead Daisies recap their most eventful year of 2022:

Thanks to BraveWords for the heads up.



31 Comments to “365 days in 4 minutes”:

  1. 1
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Whoever does PR/media for the Daisies is worth every penny of her/his salary. Very professional and a cut above the rest.

  2. 2
    graber32 says:

    Glenn Hughes and his shining teeth !

  3. 3
    ludwigvanderpoel says:

    Had the chance to see the Dead Daisies back in 2018 in Ottawa without Glenn Hughes and I can say they were absolutely brilliant. I saw them again with Glenn Hughes in Wolverhampton and I can say it was terrible, really awful. It was very expensive for what it was, especially for Glenn Hughes who was absolutely dreadful. A shame ! I hope he will leave the band or they will fire him. Or maybe he will retire. That would be fantastic. If he leaves, I’ll definitely go to see the Dead Daisies again !

  4. 4
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Tell us more, Ludwig, what was so horrible exactly? Did he play or sing badly (never seen Glenn do that in his sober years even if he wasn’t feeling well)? Did he act up? Or is it just that you don’t like what he brings to the band?

    graber32: They call it heavy dental and Glenn invented it!

  5. 5
    Pedro Nunes says:

    I saw Glenn Hughes concert in 2019, in Espírito Santo, Brazil, and he simply didn’t sing, making a horrible karaoke with the naive audience. A shame. He got all the time coming and going to stage apologizing with complelling “I’m sorry, my voice, I love you”. I was with a friend and our wives, so couldn’t ask for my money back.

  6. 6
    ludwigvanderpoel says:

    Pedro said it all. His voice was terrible, his behaviour was awful. The sound of his bass was not good also. I didn’t like at all and the people around me were thinking the same. I was very very very disappointed because the concert in 2018 was really fantastic, but it seems that Glenn Hughes spoilt the band.

  7. 7
    ludwigvanderpoel says:

    I must say that in 2022 the rest of the band was fine. Great drummer, great guitar players. But Glenn Hughes…Really terrible !

  8. 8
    Jaffa says:

    Saw the DD’s in Oxford not that long ago. Not a band with great songs but the playing was good. Glenn performed well but over sang at times (why does he do that?). Doug seemed to be keeping on eye on the other guitarists performance throughout. Doug was a hell of a loss to Coverdale (IMO). I hear that Glenn is out (sacked) but maybe I’m wrong.

  9. 9
    Uwe Hornung says:

    All that does not bode well. You guys have me worried.

    I generally find the contrast between David Lowy’s choppy-chugging, simplistic & almost punkish rhythm guitar and Aldrich’s state-of-the-art refined lead guitar appealing.

  10. 10
    DeeperPurps says:

    Now that the Hughes-fronted Dead Daisies appear to be experiencing difficulties, I wonder if something might truly be in the works for a Black Country Communion reunion. I had heard some buzz to that effect two or three months ago.

  11. 11
    Daniel says:

    Glenn was in great form when I saw them on their recent UK tour and they were heavy/loud but in a good way. Glenn has now removed any mention of the DD from his Twitter profile, so something seems to be afoot. I believe BCC are about to go into the studio this year, which would explain the recent increase in BCC posts on the same page. Not wildly enthusiastic about that with Shirley’s dull productions and effects on Glenn’s voice. The DD’s productions were preferable in that regard, since you could actually hear Glenn’s vocals properly. Also, given that BCC don’t tour extensively, it’s a project that never will take off. Better to reunite Hughes/Thrall or make an album with Richie Kotzen instead, aiming for the DC/GH dynamite dynamic.

  12. 12
    Daniel says:

    # 8, where did you hear that he’s been sacked?

  13. 13
    Daniel says:

    Surprised if he has been let go since there appeared to be an affectionate vibe between them at the recent show I saw, with hugs and all. In any case, it must be hard for a band of DD’s size to make a profit on the road these days.

  14. 14
    pacuha says:

    I watched TDD twice in Zagreb. (First in 2015 as a support group for Whitesnake, and in 2018 in the Boogaloo club). John Corabi sang both times.
    Incredibly good, especially in 2018, which was a concert to remember.
    I watched several videos from 2022 on YouTube.
    In my opinion TDD was much more exciting with Dino Jelusick than with Glenn. I have nothing against Glenn. By the way, I adore Glenn and his contribution to Deep Purple and his later work. But ,Glenn doesn’t fit in with previous TDD work.
    But, he was just the wish of millionaire David Lowy, to fulfill his youthful dreams of playing with the legends. (Look on Wiki who played in TDD in the past and everything will be clear to you) David has money and pays the guys who play with him very well. At one point, I even thought, that if he managed to bring Ritchie Blackmore to TDD, he would kick himself out of his own band, just to watch him from the side and be in contact with him.
    I’m not judging David, because if I were in his place, I probably would have done the same.

    Cheers to everyone and HAPPY NEW YEAR

  15. 15
    Uwe Hornung says:

    David Lowy is an extremely wealthy man.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/David_Lowy

    His father Frank was/is an Australian shopping center mogul with an international shopping mall portfolio (about a hundred worldwide objects).

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Frank_Lowy

    The company (or parts of it) sold for $24.8bn USD in 2017, enough to support The Dead Daisies for a while I guess.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westfield_Group

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Westfield_Corporation

    Dave could hire Ritchie on the spot if he wanted to. And alongside him probably also Jeff Beck and Jimmy Page. : – )

    How many guys do you know that own their own personal, perfectly refurbished and flight-ready Spitfire WW II warbird? That’s him flying that thing with the painted on carnivore jaws in The Dead Daisies’ most recent vid.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZQHeCwpqkU

    The Dead Daisies don’t need to earn a cent ever, yet he can accord them the benefits of major act touring such as private planes etc (he’s of course a pilot too) forever.

    I’m knocking none of this, all credit to him, and if he wants to spend (parts of) his fortune that way it’s a welcome change from what billionaires usually do. The Dead Daisies are a young man’s rock dreams come to life at a senior age – other people his age go to celebrity rock camps for a weekend, David Lowy upscales things a little and founds and funds an internationally operating band.

    Now ask your dad why he didn’t set up a shopping mall in Sidney in the 60ies!

  16. 16
    Daniel says:

    If anything, Lowy comes more from the Malcolm Young school than the Blackmore one. I am not sure if he even knew of Glenn before being introduced to him. Which is probably why he incorrectly introduces Glenn onstage as “the voice of rock and roll” instead of the VOR. I like anything Glenn sings on, including his Xmas album, so I am probably biased but I quite like his take on old DD songs. He doesn’t really get to shine as a bass player with the DD, apart from Mistreated and Burn, which would be one complaint. However, he still manages to leave his mark in terms of vocals. Which is why Radiance could easily have passed as a solo GH album.

  17. 17
    Uwe Hornung says:

    It seems a safe bet to assume that the contact between David Lowy and Glenn came via Doug Aldrich who had toured with Glenn before and got to know him via DC in his Whitesnake days.

    And given David Lowy’s age, I‘m also pretty sure that Glenn‘s forays into Australia in the 70ies (Mk III headlined the Sunbury Festival in Jan 1975 and Mk IV did 10 gigs in NZ and Australia in November of the same year) did not go unnoticed by him. Incidentally, John Corabi, the former Dead Daisies lead vocalist, is a fan of Glenn‘s and DC‘s two-pronged vocal attack in Mk III + IV and even had Glenn guest on a song during his stint with Mötley Crüe (Hooligan‘s Holiday).

  18. 18
    MacGregor says:

    The problem with the so called rich entrepreneur types is that trying to form a so called ‘supergroup’ the cash doesn’t necessarily bring a class act, meaning quality songwriting & other essential ingredients. Sure it worked out commercially & very briefly (there lies the problem) for Asia in 1982 & their debut album but how long did that last? Lowy might play in the more than average band DD, however the cash says it all. The magic of people performing & composing together occurs with actually playing together, knowing each other & getting along etc, etc.. Not designed or manufactured from an office somewhere in a city from the 74th floor. For want of a bette description. Cheers.

  19. 19
    ballbreaking says:

    @15 : “Dave could hire Ritchie on the spot if he wanted to.”

    I’m not sure Ritchie’s interested only by money, otherwise I think he would still play with Deep Purple (he would have stayed with Deep Purple in 1975 and 1993).

    Unlike Gillan and Hughes probably, for Ritchie there are things more important for him than money, like enjoying what you do.

  20. 20
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Ballbreaking, you’re right, I should have written “could AFFORD to hire Ritchie …”. Of course, no one in his right mind and looking for stability of his project would think of hiring Ritchie for anything (who is a wealthy man himself, no worries about Autumn’s and little Rory’s college tuition fees there, if likely not in the league of Herr Lowy).

    Herr MacGregor, as Purple fans we should be very quiet on criticizing money being behind the founding of a band; last I heard, Jon and Ritchie didn’t get together in 1968 because they were friends from school, but jointly drawn by the relative security of Tony Edward’s and John Coletta’s as well as Ron Hire’s – the initial HEC Music – financial backing for the fledgling Roundabout project! And look where that went. But DP were in reality never a buddy band like, say, Status Quo or Genesis. By today’s standards, you could even say they were manufactured a little (something regularly held against them in the early days of their career): Experienced, high quality, yet not particularly famous musicians who didn’t really know each other herded together to spawn the creation of a successful rock band. Well, for the benefit of us all, it certainly worked (with a few initial hiccups).

    And I would always attribute Asia’s comparatively short initial lifespan to John Wetton’s affliction with alcoholism and Steve Howe’s spiritual home being Yes. Once Wetton had sorted out his demons, they were pretty stable in their second run of the original line-up.

    Finally and somewhat ironically, David Lowy is probably less money-driven in his musician’s career than most members in other bands (although I’m confident that The Dead Daisies are run by a tight and very efficient corporate-type organisation) – if he was just out to make money, investing it into another shopping center would have probably been the wiser, less risk-prone move. That doesn’t mean that David Lowy or the Daisies lack success ambition: John Corabi’s departure was (at least also) motivated by his desire to tour less; the Daisies are an industrious outfit, look at all the albums they have released.

  21. 21
    Fernando Azevedo says:

    Sadly here in this community is where I find people who don’t like Glenn Hughes. I can’t understand it.

  22. 22
    pacuha says:

    The arrival of Glenn Hughes in TDD “coincided” with TWO AMAZING THINGS. By some miracle, John Corabi (vocals) and Marco Mendoza (bass guitar) leave TDD at the same time. Their reason was allegedly “Dedication to solo career”. And then… suddenly a man who is a living legend comes to the band, who played in Trapez, who was in Deep Purple for three years and left a big mark on his career. And look at the coincidences.. The man plays the bass and sings.. As far as it was possible to read in the rock press, John Corabi and Marco Mendoza did not give any logical statement why they left the band. In my opinion both John and Marco got a good severance package to leave the band and make room for Glenn, so that David Lowy could fulfill another dream of his..
    There are too many “coincidences” that what I stated could not be true..

  23. 23
    MacGregor says:

    Uwe @ 20- indeed the cash cow can work out ok for some musicians. Lowy would have been brought up in a wealthy environment me thinks. He doesn’t need a rock band at all to get further along down the road. It is something he is into & no doubt enjoys. Regarding DP in the beginning, that sort of money wasn’t I presume being thrown around at that time. Most musicians were looking for the right people to envisage a dream of sorts as were the budding music managers & the like. Sure success breeds money if success occurs or as a musical promotor or record company executive or a banker perhaps allegedly said regarding Jimi Hendrix, ‘this noise makes money & lot’s of it”. For Lord & Blackmore at that time I would think musical ambition the driving force & getting in on the scene so to speak. We know they started out with nothing behind them, most musicians do. Which of course lead to a suggestion to Blackmore in 1969 by another musician friend to check out Ian Gillan. Blackmore as history has told, was looking for a lead vocalist to push the hard rock agenda, ala Percy in LZ. Most bands etc get to know other musicians through various connections as you stated earlier with Aldrich probably being the link to Hughes at the DD. When things later in the 1970’s were changing, as we know so to were the market forces. We know what has happened with non musical people taking hold of all & sundry. Hence my comment regarding certain rich folks getting ideas for only one reason, to make even more cash from noise. It isn’t all a disaster, however it is the wrong reason initially to being musically creative in that & also other environments. Glenn Hughes would be able to pay the bills no doubt & that is of course a part of the journey. Cheers.

  24. 24
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I stand corrected: Aldrich has said in an interview that getting in Glenn was the idea of the Dead Daisies’ management and that he had never thought of it, yet welcomed the idea once it was out.

    Corabi apparently left before the name of Glenn Hughes was even mentioned – he wanted to tour less, had issues with his voice and also help his son with his own band. Mendoza was a close buddy of Corabi and has stated that he joined the Dead Daisies mainly because he liked Corabi’s voice. When he heard that Glenn’s name was mentioned as a potential successor to Corabi, he drew for himself the sensible conclusion that having Glenn in the band as a lead vocalist, yet having him continue playing bass would be awkward, so he handed in his papers too.

    Glenn probably now gets what Corabi and Mendoza had before together, yet the costs are the same because he fills two positions. That was most likely convenient for everyone too.

  25. 25
    manny says:

    You guys are dicks. I have seen Glenn live at every opportunity since he started touring the States. Never less than amazing. Sat with the opening act at one venue, and everyone was gushing about Glenn. The only time I’ve heard him sound bad was with Sabbath just before he got cut from the tour. In 1986. The man is amazing.

  26. 26
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I’ve never seen him play a bad gig either (I’ve probably seen him 8-10 times throughout the years), but that doesn’t mean it never happens. Like with any musician and especially one like Glenn who doesn’t really do things halfways. He wasn’t always the greatest fit (the collaboration with Joe Lynn Turner felt weird and could never last; California Breed was let down by Andrew Watt’s performance who at that age simply wasn’t as developed and mature a lead guitarist than what you are usually accustomed to with Glenn, of course he became a remarkable producer; on stage Bonamassa is an ill fit with Glenn’s OTT demeanor), he always gave a committed performance, even when he was down with a cold.

  27. 27
    ludwigvanderpoel says:

    @25 “You guys are dicks.”

    Thanks for the compliment !

  28. 28
    Uwe Hornung says:

    I didn’t feel addressed beause I’m a Glenn Hughes fan boy myself (not that I haven’t done dickhead things myself once in a while), but referring to people as genitalia generally doesn’t add much value to the discussion and rightfully often p r i c k s them the wrong way.

    But what I really would like to hear from manny is some impressions from that Sabbath gig out of sheer historical curiosity – not many people saw Glenn on those few gigs. It irked me at the time that they wouldn’t let him play bass, but rather got someone in who couldn’t hold a candle to Glenn basswise.

  29. 29
    MacGregor says:

    I vaguely remember reading all those years ago in regards to a performance or two of that so called Black Sabbath lineup. I say so called because of the low point in their career, or at least in Iommi’s career to that era. The Tony Iommi solo album Seventh Star I really enjoy to this day. It has some wonderful blues tracks on it, a ballad or two & some classic Sabbath riff laden monsters to boot. Tony Iommi’s first solo album it was written & recorded as. No matter how much it was spun by the record company, that is what it is. Regarding the ‘review’ I sort of remember reading about, it was pretty disparaging towards both ‘Sabbath’ & Hughes because of his addiction issues & below par live performances. He was let go wasn’t he on that tour from what I can remember of it. Not that I was there of course, only a distant memory of reading something at that time. I am not sure how Hughes bass playing would fit in with Iommi’s playing & songs in alive setting, so I do remember thinking at that time, keep Hughes on the mike only, although I wondered how long that would last. Cheers.

  30. 30
    Uwe Hornung says:

    Glenn’s a package, he’s best when he plays bass AND sings. He played bass on later Iommi solo albums and that seemed to work out alright, Glenn can tone down the funk in his bass playing when required. Not everyone has to mimic Geezer Butler’s bludgeoning sonic lava approach though it is of course a great part of the classic Sabbath sound

    It was probably also very much an image thing. Sabbath needed a lead vocalist with his hands free, a lead-singing instrumentalist just wouldn’t have looked right on an arena stage with them. It would have essentially made them a trio with occcasional keyboard support. As their continued hiding of keyboard players over the decades showed (wasn’t this the first tour/line-up where Geoff Nicholls was actually allowed on stage rather than behind the stage?), they were very much married to the four-piece look with Ozzy or Dio upfront, Geezer on the left and southpaw Tony on the right – with Bill in the back. That wouldn’t have worked with Glenn playing bass and handling lead vocals.

  31. 31
    MacGregor says:

    Wasn’t that Seventh Star era for Iommi when he was living the the US & involved in a relationship with Lita Ford, party time no doubt. Glenn Hughes singing on that ST album is great to my ears. Those later Iommi albums or songs from the 90’s & the Fused album were extremely disappointing for me. I may have had too high an expectation of how well those two writing together should have worked out. Not to worry Seventh Star is the one & being a ‘solo’ album says it all in many ways. Some people work well together & some don’t, it happens. Cheers.

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