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The Dead Daisies Annihilate Nashville

By • Aug 21st, 2017 • Category: Live Show Reviews

Article and photos by William Simpson

One of the hottest supergroups in the world, The Dead Daisies, made an appearance in Nashville on Sunday night, August 20 and rocked the full house at the Basement East.  The Dead Daisies bring together some of the best talent in the music industry, founding member and rhythm guitarist David Lowy, former Motley Crue and Scream singer John Corabi, from Whitesnake and Thin Lizzy bassist Marco Mendoza, drummer Brian Tichy from Whitesnake and Ozzy Osbourne, and guitar aficionado Doug Aldrich from Whitesnake and Dio.

The moment The Dead Daisies came together there was instant chemistry and they knew they were on to something special.  The Dead Daisies have really made a name for themselves in Europe, Asia, and Australia, now they are trying to have that same effect on the US audiences.  The band released “Make Some Noise” in 2016 followed by “Live and Louder” recorded during their European tour.  Now they are making their way across the US and making fans by the venue load.

Sunday night was Nashville turn to experience the phenomenon that is The Dead Daisies.  Warming up the crowd was a band called The Dives.  The band consists of Mike Lefton on guitar, Sergio Ortega on bass, Jimmy Meier on drums, and frontman Evan Stanley, son of KISS legend Paul Stanley.  They are very good musicians and proved to have catchy songs.  They rocked the crowd with originals such as “Make It Like The Movies” and “Man, Oh Mandy” along with many more.

Then it was time for one of the most anticipated shows of the summer when The Dead Daisies brought “The Dirty Dozen Tour” to the stage.  The skill these men have with musical instruments is incredible.  From Aldrich’s open shirt shredding to Mendosa’s thundering bass to Lowy’s heard driving notes, to Tichy’s earth shaking rhythms to the voice of Corabi that revitalized Motley Crue in the mid-90s, this band has all the ingredients of a major supergroup that will be rocking for a long time.  The Dead Daisies opened played a long set with most of their hits and fan favorites.  The audience got to enjoy “Mexico”, “Make Some Noise”, and “Song and a Prayer” before they invited everyone to join in and sing CCR’s “Fortunate Son”.  They also played “We All Fall Down”, “Last Time I Saw the Sun”, “With You and I”, “Devil Out of Time”, and many more.  They even jammed Grand Funk Railroad’s “We’re and American Band” before leaving the building.

This is a band worth seeing and jamming with when they come to your town, hell you won’t regret traveling to see The Dead Daisies no matter how far you have to go.  Keep up with all the happenings of The Dead Daisies at www.thedeaddaisies.com.

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