Danny Joe Brown Interview
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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