The Dead Daisies are a band that’s always evolving. While an everchanging lineup could lead to an inconsistent output, The Daisies have returned at the top of their game. Guitarist Doug Aldrich has been a mainstay for three records now and took some time for a return trip to the site to talk about the new lineup featuring Hall of Famer Glenn Hughes and much more. Doug’s video kicks in just after the introduction. At about the 14:30 mark he begins to play a few quick classical pieces on his guitar.
Please press the PLAY icon below for the MisplacedStraws.com Conversation with Doug Aldrich:
On writing Dead Daisies material with Glenn now in the band –I knew what Glenn liked. To be clear, Glenn doesn’t need anybody to write with, Glenn wrote a bunch of stuff by himself. Fortunately, once we got solid and tight as a family in recording, we all were able to put our best foot forward on each one so that we could be helpful to make each song the best could be. But when it comes to something that I’m working on, I’m thinking about the singer I’m working with. I would think about John Corabi or I would think about Glenn or I thought about David (Coverdale) or whoever. With Glenn, I knew certain things he likes. He likes heavy groups. He wanted to keep things really simple. But I snuck in a couple of things there, like the “Bustle and Flow” riff, I thought Glenn would really dig that. He goes, “Hey, I’m going for a really simple vibe”, I go, “OK, that’s cool. But what do you think about this?” He goes, “I love the riff, but I can’t sing over that for a chorus.” So I said, “Well, let’s get a chorus for it, and let’s see what you think.” We tried a bunch of stuff on that song and it wasn’t happening. Finally, David Lowy came up with some chords and Glenn sang some. It was like, “Great, that’s it, man”. 3:40