Although D’Anda recently stepped away from his notoriously volatile flagship band for good, his presence will be forever remembered as the heartbeat of the multi-faceted hard rock act. A revered rock ‘n’ roll showman, D’Anda established himself as the consummate entertainer over the years with his high-octane energy, natural charisma, and sheer joy of performing.
The summer had officially reached its sultry midpoint, I was newly eighteen, and I was given the gift of Wolf Alice in the most unexpected way: a YouTube ad promoting their debut studio album My Love Is Cool. The ad began with clips from the “Moaning Lisa Smile” music video and ended with a still of the very understated My Love Is Cool album cover. I didn’t need to listen to another one of their songs to know that I was hooked. For the rest of the summer, I made exploring Wolf Alice’s discography my one and only goal.