At first glimpse, The Dead Daisies looked like a side project for some more or less well-known musicians, a place to go when they had some spare time and felt like making some music and have some fun when they had a minute or two to spare. The band was formed by rhythm guitarist David Lowy and lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses, Thin Lizzy) and together with bass player Darryl Jones (Rolling Stones), drummer Charley Drayton (The Cult, Eddie Money, X-pensive Winos), keyboard player Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses) and lead singer Jon Stevens (INXS), the band released their self-titled debut album in 2013, a damn fine album full of swinging rockers that should satisfy every rocker who is drawn towards kick-ass rock ‘n’ roll with big groove. The album even included a cameo from Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash. Back then The Dead Daisies felt more like a collective of musicians than an actual band. Members came and went in an ever flowing stream – some of the musicians that were in and out of the band were drummers Frank Ferrer (Guns N’ Roses) and John Tempesta (The Cult, White Zombie, Rob Zombie, Exodus, Testament) and guitarist Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, Brother Cane), but also with touring members Dave Leslie (Baby Animals) and Tommy Clufetos (Black Sabbath, Ozzy Osbourne, Rob Zombie, Alice Cooper, Ted Nugent).