THE DEAD DAISIES tease return of singer JOHN CORABI
John Corabi, former lead singer of MÖTLEY CRÜE, THE SCREAM and UNION, has apparently rejoined the rock ‘n’ roll collective known as THE DEAD DAISIES.
Earlier this week (Monday, May 15),THE DEAD DAISIES shared a new video teaser on social media featuring footage of the band rehearsing at an undisclosed facility in New York City. In the one-minute clip, which was captioned “As it was, then again it will be… the circus continues…”, founder/guitarist David Lowy, guitarist Doug Aldrich and drummer Brian Tichy are joined by former WHITESNAKE bassist Michael Devin and a singer whose distinct tattoos and body shape appear to be a match for Corabi.
As it was, then again it will be… the circus continues…😎#blackstaramps #dougaldrich #briantichy pic.twitter.com/T7FblIT4Pp— The Dead Daisies (@TheDeadDaisies) May 15, 2023
When one fan reacted to the video on Facebook with the message “Michael Devin and John Corabi. I can’t, I’ve lost my mind – this is the best day EVER!”, THE DEAD DAISIES responded: “These guys are so ready to rock for you so it’s great that your ready to join them for some rock n roll fun”.
Corabi joined THE DEAD DAISIES in early 2015 and remained in the group until January 2019, during which time he recorded three studio albums with the band: “Revolución” (2015),“Make Some Noise” (2016) and “Burn It Down” (2018). In the summer of 2019, THE DEAD DAISES announced that they were being joined by legendary DEEP PURPLE bassist/vocalist Glenn Hughes, who appeared on the band’s last two studio albums, 2021’s “Holy Ground” and 2022’s “Radiance”.
Last December, Corabi opened up about his departure from THE DEAD DAISIES, telling Backstage Pass: “I don’t know if maybe I misunderstood the plan, but when I joined the band, it was kind of a deal where we all sat and talked, and they said, ‘We’re probably gonna need you maybe half of the year. And then the other half of the year you can do your thing.’ And I said, ‘Okay,’ and I got involved with it. For some weird reason, that first record I did with the band — and I’m not taking responsibility for it — but that lineup, that record that we did, it connected with a lot of people. And the band went from wherever, whatever mark they were at before — we really started to do a lot of festivals; we did a whole run with KISS in America and in Europe; we went out with WHITESNAKE in America, and back again in Europe. It was just constant. And I even remember at one point we did the Ramblin’ Man festival and then packed up and went to do the Rock And Blues festival. And we literally played those two festivals on the same day. And I started to… It was tiring. And then one of the last tours I did with them in Europe, we did… I just remember I did, like, 10 shows in the U.K. and on a day off we flew to Holland and I had a sinus infection and bronchitis. I felt like shit. They gave me an inhaler and some then some lozenges and all this other stuff, and I finished a whole tour. We were doing press and we were doing acoustic sets, a two-hour set five days a week. And I kind of said, ‘Man, I’ve gotta get off the carousel for a minute here.’ I was just concerned that — if a guitar player breaks a string, they can change it. If you break a drum head, you can change it. If I blow out my voice, I’m kind of fucked… So I was just kind of concerned about that. And then the other part of it was the schedule was so hectic that my son was calling me, who’s my drummer in my solo band, and he’s, like, ‘Dad, literally, you suck. We were doing all these gigs, and now you’re off doing this thing with THE DEAD DAISIES. When are we gonna play together again?’ So I had the guilt thing going around in my head as well. So I just said, ‘You know what? I’ve done this for four years now. I’m gonna step away.'”
Corabi went on to say that he was “still great friends with all (THE DEAD DAISIES) guys, managers, and all their people. I just texted Doug and Glenn yesterday, ‘Have a great tour. ‘So it’s all good,” he said. “I was like, ‘This is crazy’. The schedule was absolutely maniacally crazy. And I just said, ‘I’m gonna do my own thing at my own pace.’ And you have to remember when I left, I left in January (of 2019), and three months later I turned 60. So I was, like, ‘I think I kind of wanna slow down a little bit.'”
Earlier this month, Hughes launched the “Glenn Hughes Performs Classic Deep Purple Live – Celebrating The 50th Anniversary Of The Album Burn” tour. Glenn is performing DEEP PURPLE‘s legendary rock album “Burn” and is also playing DEEP PURPLE MKIII and MKIV songs.