Gerry Casey Interviews The Dead Daisies
Making a Scene Brings you Gerry Casey’s Interview with The Dead Dasies
Ten years ago, The Dead Daisies burst onto the music scene. Their mission, to create some good old fashioned 70’s style rock, gather some of the finest musicians in the world, and have a great time keeping rock music alive. The name was inspired by Jon Stevens and an old phrase ‘pushing up daisies’ as well as the Mexican celebration ‘Day Of the Dead’ with this theme influencing the logos and artwork throughout the years.
The Dead Daisies have gone from strength to strength since the release of their self-titled album in 2013. They have released six studio, one live and one covers album to a growing army of fans worldwide and are praised by the global media in an era where Rock has been declared dead time and time again.
The band’s DNA includes an amazing collective of players that includes David Lowy, Doug Aldrich, Glenn Hughes, Brian Tichy, John Corabi, Marco Mendoza, Richard Fortus, Dizzy Reed, Tommy Clufetos, Frank Ferrer, Darryl Jones, Charley Drayton, Deen Castronovo and Jon Stevens amongst others.
They’ve had some incredible one-offs and special highlights over the last decade including sharing stages with some of the world’s biggest Rock bands including Kiss, Guns N‘ Roses, Scorpions, Aerosmith, Def Leppard, Bad Company, Whitesnake, ZZ Top, Foreigner, Judas Priest and the Hollywood Vampires.
There’s been multiple headline tours throughout Europe, Japan, South & North America. They were thrilled to play for the passionate music-loving people of Cuba after the embargo lifted in 2015. Venturing to Sth Korea with the USO was an honour and they felt the love playing with a 60-piece orchestra in front of a massive 300,000 crowd at the ‘Concert For Freedom’ in Poland. They’ve rocked with hundreds of thousands at some of the worlds’ most prestigious music festivals such as Download, Wacken, Graspop, Hellfest and Sweden Rock.
A mobile game featuring the band’s guardian Daisy was launched in 2021. ‘Daisys Revenge’ took the graphics and narrative from the bands chart topping music video ‘Bustle And Flow’ and ‘Like No Other’ set to a soundtrack of rock music from the Daisies album ‘Holy Ground’.
The Dead Daisies are pushing forward, generating energy and taking chances to ensure that every person who experiences them has no doubt that Rock is Indeed Alive & Well.