Face Your Fear
The Dead Daisies
The Dead Daisies backstory
Can it really be almost a decade since David Lowy unleashed what would become the ultimate revolving doors line-up of bona fide classic rock royalty?
In 2013 the Aussie millionaire and former Mink guitarist burst onto the scene alongside ex-INXS frontman Jon Stevens.
And the band’s self-titled debut immediately captured the imagination of the classic rock nation with lead single Lock N Load — featuring Slash — bagging plenty of radio airplay.
Then came 10 years of undeniably catchy albums, constant line-up changes, memorable live shows and more.
Through it all Lowy’s remained the driving force behind a band that seems to be built on never knowing quite what’s coming next.
At the last count there were 17 former Dead Daisies members!
Rock and roll luminaries including John Corabi, Deen Castronovo, Dizzy Reed, Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza, Damon Johnson, Tommy Clufetos and more have served their time under lieutenant Lowy.
And ahead of sixth studio album Radiance dropping later this month, The Dead Daisies’ leader finds himself backed by another all-star band.
In 2022 Brian Tichy and Glenn Hughes provide the rock solid rhythm — the latter doubling up as Lowy’s third lead vocalist.
And then there’s ‘deadly’ Doug Aldrich on lead guitar with the former Whitesnake fret burner six years into his Dead Daisies assignment.
Lowy’s best line-up yet? Yes…for as long as it lasts.
In Glenn Hughes’ own words
“This song is about making peace with your personal fears and not fighting its grip.
“The intense groove and two chord simplicity is a great album opener!”
The verdict on Face Your Fear
Doug Aldrich has always had a knack for dropping the ultimate catch-all classic rock hook.
David Coverdale adored the bloke — as a friend and as a songwriter.
And little wonder.
Doug’s only gone and done it again with a monstrous contribution to the pounding Face Your Fear.
In tandem with Dead Daisies’ founder David Lowy, the two guitarists illuminate a powerful and empowering modern-day anthem.
Then there’s the ageless Glenn Hughes.
The Voice Of Rock’s been enjoying an Indian Summer for decades now.
And just weeks after celebrating his 71st birthday, Cannock’s finest continues to set the standards for singers half a century his junior.
Lowy’s ability to reinvent The Dead Daisies and constantly breathe new life into the band — and the brand — is remarkable.
But the third single from forthcoming long player Radiance suggests the self-styled Aussie disruptor is doing everything right.
What’s next for The Dead Daisies
Radiance is self-released on September 30.
The band hit the road across the US last week — kicking off a nine-date tour in New Jersey.
The Dead Daisies are supported by Enuff Z’Nuff at all shows with ex-Guns N Roses axe slinger Gilby Clarke joining the party in Los Angeles on September 18.