As the supergroup prepare for album number three, here’s what you you need to know
You need neither an instruction manual nor a university education to love the Dead Daisies’ music. Their songs unerringly hit their listeners’ autonomic nervous system, immediately take root in their hearts and souls and force them to move along to the rhythm. “There are lots of very good reasons why this kind of rock´n`roll has never gone out of fashion,” band members David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink), John Corabi (Mötley Crüe, Ratt), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) agree. „Our songs are simply timeless, immortal, classic! That’s why working with The Dead Daisies is so much fun, and that’s why the reaction is always phenomenal, no matter when and where this band turns up.”
With his keen instinct and clear vision, founder, guitarist and songwriter David Lowy has put together an amazing group of musicians that has caused a stir with different line-ups, generating a consistently high level of individual renown and outstanding artistic substance since 2012. While initially, Richard Fortus and Dizzy Reed of Guns N’ Roses, Rolling Stones members Darryl Jones and Bernard Fowler, as well as John Tempesta and Charley Drayton of The Cult, among others, were involved, Lowy has once more enlisted international stars for the recordings of the Dead Daisies’ upcoming third album, Make Some Noise. “For me as a vocalist, this kind of high-calibre line-up is an absolute dream come true,” enthuses John Corabi. “When you work with the Dead Daisies, everybody is amazingly motivated to deliver top performances.” So their new release lives up to its programmatic title: it would be difficult to imagine a rock album that sounds more powerful, energetic and vibrant.
Make Some Noisecelebrates the kind of classic rock’n’roll that has gone from strength to strength since the early 1970s and that sweaty clubs, hallowed (concert) halls, arenas and stadiums would be impossible to imagine without. Strong hooks, intense riffs, which have guitarist Doug Aldrich prove his outstanding qualities, supported by a rhythm section consisting of drums and bass that march forward without compromise plus Corabi’s charismatic vocals – this album rocks from the first to the very last note. Cross-references to renowned bands from the past feature just as much as highly contemporary sounds and trendsetting directives. A number such as ´Long Way To Go` couldn’t have been delivered better by AC/DC. ´Mainline` and ´Last Time I Saw The Sun` bring to mind the likes of Aerosmith and Mr. Big. The title track ´Make Some Noise` is nothing less than a self-confident, tongue-in-cheek rock statement that summarises this album’s general direction and may be taken quite literally – namely when a euphoric audience give way to their enthusiasm. Not forgetting the wonderful ´Song And A Prayer` with its guitar licks and anthemic chorus reminiscent of Guns N` Roses. Cross your heart: this is the kind of superb composition that the public has been waiting for since ´Paradise City`.
Having said that, stylistically The Dead Daisies may be paying homage to the long tradition of rock music, but they prove their unconditional independence with every one of their tracks. Make Some Noise quotes renowned icons but also resurrects – like its two predecessors The Dead Daisies (2013) and Revolución (2015) – almost forgotten rock classics. While in the past, The Dead Daisies brought back to life numbers like the Alex Harvey success ´Midnight Moses` and ´Helter Skelter` by the Beatles – both celebrated enthusiastically by the group’s fans – Make Some Noise sees new incarnations of the Who anthem ´Join Together` and Creedence Clearwater Revival’s ´Fortunate Son` forges an arc to the most colourful era of rock history. Producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Mötley Crüe, Buckcherry) has made a significant contribution to the album’s success, furnishing Make Some Noise with a breathtaking sound at the studio in Nashville.
There can be no doubt: Make Some Noise is a veritable rock music manifesto. So it comes as no surprise that, following tours with Kiss, ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Bad Company, Lynyrd Skynyrd and Def Leppard, among others, Dead Daisies’ fans are now eagerly awaiting the group to kick off touring in support of this fantastic record. And their hopes are about to be fulfilled: the band is set to embark on a major European tour in mid-July, bringing to life the motto of their latest release. As David Lowy puts it so aptly: “The Dead Daisies mean pure fun to me. This band is first and foremost about our passion for this kind of music and about celebrating classic rock’n’roll. Because one thing is clear: if we have fun in the studio and live on stage, that spark is bound to ignite our audience.”
Brian Tichy(Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner) – drums
David Lowy(Red Phoenix, Mink) – guitars
John Corabi(Mötley Crüe, The Scream) – vocals
Doug Aldrich(Whitesnake, Dio) – guitars
Marco Mendoza(Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) – bass