Something happened in this interview that’s never happened with anyone I’ve talked to in over thirty years. More on that later. John is playing the new District 142 in Wyandotte coming up on July 12th.
We talked about his upcoming Live & Loud tour Tom Keifer and Winger. The last of which stops at the world famous Ryman Theater in Nashville, Tenn. “I can’t say I won’t drop to my knees and lick the spot where Elvis played.” He talked about playing Detroit early on in his career with The Scream and talking to multiple radio stations back in the day.
John is back in the Dead Daisies. I asked him about the constant turnover in that band, since members come and go. He answered that and how he rejoined the band. “I’m honestly happy to be back. There’s no bad blood between us.” He talks about their new bassist, and how he dated his ex-wife. LOL. He goes way back with him. He spoke of the great respect he has for Glenn Hughes. “That guy is genuinely a freak. The fact that he still sings the way he sings is mindboggling to me.” He talked about rehearsals with the band, and his crazy schedule around that.
Ok, about that thing earlier….he was getting tattooed while we were doing the interview. And, yes, he does show what he was getting. (on the video link at wrif.com/meltdown)