Dead Daisies concert 370.
(photo credit: Yoni Collins)
Barby Club, Tel Aviv
The Barby Club in Tel Aviv was full of anticipation ahead of Saturday night’s
performance of the Dead Daisies, a super-group consisting of members of Guns N’
Roses and The Rolling Stones, and fronted by Australian rockers Jon Stevens and
After a half-hour opening act of Led Zeppelin-style tunes by
Israeli trio Electric Zoo, which got the audience excited and tapping their
feet, The Daisies took the stage and opened with “Time that we Don’t Have” off
their recent debut album.
A strong vocal performance by front man and
ex-member of INXS Stevens enhanced the powerful concert. He then addressed the
audience saying “Tel Aviv, it’s so f***ing great to be here!” after which the
band performed the first ballad of the night, “Yesterday.” Guitarist Lowy, who
had once spent time in Israel, endeared himself to the crowd by speaking in
While many of the songs were from the debut record, The Dead
Daisies also performed new unreleased material, as well as their single “Fly”
from the recent Disney film, Planes, during which Darryl Jones, longtime bass
player of The Rolling Stones, was given a solo.
Lead guitarist Richard
Fortus from Guns N’ Roses described the Daisies as “new music for classic
rockers,” and Tel Aviv was not disappointed by the set. As the night progressed,
Stevens called up several local singers for cover performances including Ninet
Tayeb, who sang a hard-rock rendition of Gnarls Barkley’s “Crazy,” before
returning during the encore.
The group completed their set with the first
single off the record “Lock N’ Load,” a song co-written with Slash and which
featured the former G&R guitarist in its studio recording. For an encore,
the group performed a medley of The Beatles’ “Helter Skelter,” and Led
Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love,” with Tayeb. It was during this final song of the
night that a smiling Stevens announced, “We’re definitely going to be back here
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