Big news in the music world: The Dead Daisies have announced the addition of Glenn Hughes as it’s new bassist and vocalist, replacing John Corabi and Marco Mendoza.
Hughes has an extensive background: among his musical projects, he has played with Deep Purple and Black Country Communion. Owning one of the most powerful voices in rock music, he’s best known for fronting the Mk. III and Mk. IV lineups of Deep Purple in the mid-1970s. He also sang on Black Sabbath’s 1986 album ‘Seventh Star.’
/>While it’s unknown the background story as to what led to the change in band personnel, they did issue a statement via their website: “The Dead Daisies are a musical collective whose members come together through a common love for great rock music,” the post reads. “It’s a living, breathing, musical organism with the credo, ‘Rock is indeed alive & well!’ From the band’s inception, the idea was for members to bring their own ideas to the table but also have the flexibility to come and go when working on their other projects. Both John and Marco are, and always will be, a part of The Dead Daisies musical family, but at this point in time they have decided to do some work on their own solo projects.”
The members of The Dead Daisies, Lowy, Hughes, guitarist Doug Aldrich, and drummer Deen Castronovo, recently completed recording sessions which included the first single featuring Hughes, “Righteous Days.” It is unknown if there were other songs recorded, however, a new album is expected to be released in 2020. New music would mark a follow-up to the group’s last album, 2018’s ‘Burn It Down.’
The Dead Daisies have always been known as a musical collective with members coming and going freely. Since the band’s formation in 2012, they have featured many players including drummer Brian Tichy (Foreigner and Whitesnake), Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed.
In 2009, Hughes formed Black Country Communion with blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa, keyboardist Derek Sherinian (Dream Theater, Sons Of Apollo) and drummer Jason Bonham (Bonham, Foreigner). Hughes recently told Midlands Metalheads Radio that the group will reunite to record its fifth album in January of 2021.
“Righteous Days,” can be heard via the link below.