Danny Joe Brown Interview
(Molly Hatchet)

Epic Recording Artists Molly Hatchet have just kicked off a major U.S. concert tour in support of their latest release, "No Guts, No Glory."

Molly Hatchet recently returned from a three-week headlining European concert tour that was highlighted by numerous sell-outs in major venues throughout Germany, Switzerland and France.

What makes this tour so special is that original lead singer Danny Joe Brown is back in the group. He hasn't been on the road with Hatchet since '79.

Danny Joe Brown was kind enough to take time off from his busy schedule and talk with us.

Q. A lot of people are wondering what happened between you and Molly Hatchet, that caused you to leave the group?
A. It's good to be back again. All of us are back. It's like they came back to me. It's not like I... (laughs). No, it's more or less a situation where we're all really glad to be back together. I left the band back after the Diaster tour, and did a solo album. Molly Hatchet did a couple of albums without me which didn't do as well as they expected. My album didn't do as well as I wanted it to do either. We all sat down and discussed the situation over and figured we had a pretty good taste there in Southern Sauce. If you take one ingredient out of it, it doesn't taste the same, you know? We've been back together 18 months right now. A lot of people don't know that we've been back together that long, because we've been working on the "No Guts, No Glory" album. Everything's been going great.

Q. According to your bio...a case of diabetes forced you off the road.
A. A case of diabetes? Yes, I discovered that I had diabetes. It's not a case of it. It's gonna be the rest of my life apparently. The reason I left the band is because I lost 40 pounds in 30 days. My disease really got to me. We had some problems internally with members, and things weren't really going the way I wanted them to go for my career. I had an op­portunity to do a solo album on the same label as Molly Hat­chet, Epic, and I chose to do that. You know, there's no big deal.

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