I can guarantee you've seen most, if not all members of this week's artist spotlight play at some point. Each band member has played with well know bands like Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Foreigner and more. They've come together to form The Dead Daisies, a powerhouse band featuring some of the most talented players in rock. They're currently touring the world and getting additional exposure via retail as a What's In-Store Music client.
The Dead Daisies consists of seasoned players from rock ‘n’ roll’s biggest bands. Who’s in the band and what where did they come from?
This is line up:
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio) on guitar and vocals
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Blue Murder) bass and vocals
Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Foreigner, Ozzy) Drums
David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink) Guitar and vocals
John Corabi (The Scream, Union, The Crue) Vocals
Plus, we have had some "friends" fill in for a member on occasion that was ill or couldn't make a show.
You’ve toured with some of the biggest names in rock. What tour has been the most memorable and why?
Honestly, all of the tours have been memorable and exciting! The Scream, because everything was our collective "first." Motley because they're always so over the top ... and now the Daisies! Just watching this beast grow, is AWESOME!
You’ll be touring the globe this year with the release of the new record, “Live and Louder.” Which destinations are you most excited about and why?
I think as a whole we're all pretty excited to go to Japan for our first ever headlining tour, and South America as well, because we've never been there as a band, and the South American fans are just so CRAZY!
How do you keep your live performances fresh and exciting?
We do occasionally change up the set list, but we don't take ourselves all that seriously on stage, so we kind of kid and joke with the audience quite a bit. We're just having fun, and I think it's quite contagious for the crowds.
Any plans for another USO tour?
I can't really tell you at this point. I honestly don't know. But, we would LOVE to go to the Middle East to play for the troops! I wanna take a second and thank them for everything they do for our safety, and freedom!
Finally, a shameless plug. What would you like our readers to know about you?
I just want to say thank you to everybody that has jumped on this Daisies band wagon! we appreciate the support. Can't wait to see ya on tour!