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Wednesday 07 December 2022.

Tursday 06 December 2022. A nice three band rock package are touring the UK together. DEAD DAISIES + FM + GRAHAM BONNET BAND live at The Forum. The current Dead Daisies line-up is... David Lowy Brian Tichy Doug Aldrich Glenn Hughes (Lead vocals and bass guitar) I have seen Glenn Hughes many times over the years, with his different bands, with the first time back in 1974 when he was in Deep Purple with David Coverdale and Richie Blackmore in that classic line-up. Dead Daisies are on a six date UK tour to promote their sixth studio album " Radiance". I saw Dead Daisies play Shepherds Bush Empire a year ago. ------------------- A nice trio of rock bands, but the venue is less than half empty, as only 700/800 tickets sold. Great selection of rock classics played over the pa during the night when no bands were on stage. Most of the crowd are in early to catch all three bands. The PR have done a good job as there are a dozen photographers in the pit tonight, and rock journos DAVE LING and MARK TAYLOR are here to review it. Deep Purple keyboard player DON AIREY was also upstairs for most of the show. GRAHAM BONNET BAND arrived on stage at 7.10pm and played a 35 mins set. Graham still has that great rock voice, and he played a really good set of solo gems as well as gems he sung with other bands he fronted. He had a foxy rock chick dressed in black, playing some nice bass guitar. Full GRAHAM BONNET BAND setlist played tonight... Eyes of the World (Rainbow song) (intro keyboards played on tape) All Night Long (Rainbow song) (electric sitar played on electric guitar instead) Night Games Desert Song (Michael Schenker Group song) Since You Been Gone (Rainbow song that was written by Russ Ballard)) Assault Attack (Michael Schenker Group song) Lost in Hollywood (Rainbow song) (no clavinet) --------- FM arrived on stage at 8.05pm and played a 35 mins set. I saw FM support some big names at Hammersmith Odeon, and they even headlined once. Reo Speedwagon,FM Hammersmith Odeon , London 29.05.1985 Gary Moore,FM Hammersmith Odeon , London 27.09.1985 Gary Moore,FM Hammersmith Odeon , London 28.09.1985 Bon Jovi,FM Hammersmith Odeon , London 17.11.1986 Bon Jovi,FM Hammersmith Odeon , London 18.11.1986 FM,Romeos Daughter Hammersmith Odeon , London 03.11.1989 FM played a good solid set of their best Foreigner sounding songs. Full FM setlist played tonight... Synchronized Bad Luck Killed by Love Tough It Out I Belong to the Night Turn This Car Around -------- DEAD DAISIES arrived on stage at 9pm and played for 90 mins. Dead Daisies are certainly the headliners tonight, as they have a full monty light show. Glenn Hughes has the tag " the voice of rock n roll" and his high pitched voice still sounds great. He has grown his hair long again, so now looks like he did in the 1970s. He is clearly glad to be back in London (although he lives in Los Angeles). The Deep Purple tracks were obvious highlights , but it was a great proper rock show. We even had a full lengthy drum solo. Full DEAD DAISIES setlist played tonight.... Tape Intro Track - Sweet Emotion (Aerosmith song) Long Way to Go Unspoken Rise Up Dead and Gone Radiance Face Your Fear Bustle and Flow Fortunate Son (Creedence Clearwater Revival cover) Drum Solo Mistreated (Deep Purple cover) Born to Fly Burn It Down Hypnotize Yourself My Fate Shine On Encore: Midnight Moses (The Sensational Alex Harvey Band cover) Burn (Deep Purple cover)