Day of Fire Get by With Help From Daughtry
Life is not easy. Just ask Josh Brown. A native of Jackson, Tenn., Brown picked up songwriting and a serious drug habit at age 15. Seven years later, he inked a record deal as the lead singer of the band Full Devil Jacket. After touring with Creed and Nickelback, Brown overdosed on heroin in an Orlando bathroom and put his career on hold while he rehabbed and rethought his life.
Now the lead singer of the rock band Day of Fire, Brown is in a better place in life, having just released his act's third album 'Losing All.'
"Life has been good to me," Brown told Noisecreep optimistically. "I have no complaints. But life is not easy. People are starting to now connect with the record. We love the record. We believe that every song on there is real and it's genuine. We actually love it. Now other people are starting to love it, too. They're starting to get it.
"At the same time, we're fighting a lot of the same struggles financially. We're still hanging on by the skin of our teeth. But that's OK. We just keep rockin' and doing what we do."
Produced by Rogers Masson (Marilyn Manson, Song of America, the Early Hours), 'Losing All' was a collaborative effort between all the band members, which also includes brothers Joe Pangallo (guitar) and Chris Pangallo (bass), and Zach Simms (drums).
There was one other old friend who lent a hand to the songwriting process -- former 'American Idol' contestant and rocker Chris Daughtry and his bandmates Brian Craddock and Josh Paul.
"They co-wrote on two to three tunes," Brown said. "We toured with those guys for like 90 shows. In the time periods where it felt like everyone in the music business turned their back on us, Chris Daughtry took