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Ex-Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy rejoins lineup of all-star band The Dead Daisies

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All-star hard-rock act The Dead Daisies have welcomed back journeyman drummer Brian Tichy into the lineup.

Tichy replaces Tommy Clufetos, who joined the group in early 2021 and who also has served as Ozzy Osbourne‘s touring drummer since 2010.

“Well, what a nice way to start off 2022,” Brian says in a statement. “I’m excited to get behind the drum kit and do some powerful, groovy rocking with my good friends Doug Aldrich, Glenn Hughes and David Lowy in THE DEAD DAISIES. Looking forward to seeing you all out on tour this year.”

Adds Lowy, The Dead Daisies’ leader and rhythm guitarist, “We are thrilled to have Brian return to the DAISIES fold. He is an exceptional drummer and it’s great to have him taking command of the engine room. Tommy has decided to step away from THE DEAD DAISIES to pursue his own solo projects. We’re really looking forward to getting into the studio and hitting those global stages in 2022.”

Tichy previously played with The Dead Daisies in 2013 and from 2015 to 2017. His resume also includes stints with Whitesnake, Billy Idol and Foreigner.

Lowy formed The Dead Daisies in 2013, and the band has featured a frequently changing lineup of respected rock musicians. Lead guitarist Aldrich, who previously played with Whitesnake, Dio and several other notable groups, joined the Dead Daisies in 2016. Singer/bassist Hughes, best known for his mid-’70s stint with Deep Purple, has been a member of The Dead Daisies since 2019.

The Dead Daisies most recent album, Holy Ground, was released in January 2021. The band is scheduled to kick off a European tour with a June 18 performance at Hellfest 2022 in Clissold, France.

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