Brother Cane

Rock Group

The Birmingham, Alabama-based hard rock quartet Brother Cane was formed in 1990 by singer/guitarist Damon Johnson and bassist Glen Maxey; originally called Chyld, the group's line-up was soon complete with the addition of guitarist Roman Glick and drummer Scott Collier. After signing to Virgin Records, Brother Cane issued their self-titled debut LP in 1993, with the first single "Got No Shame" becoming a major hit at AOR radio; a short time later, however, Maxey quit the band, at which time Glick assumed bass duties, and with new guitarist David Anderson they soon returned to the studio to begin work on 1995's Seeds. Wishpool followed in 1998, launching the hit "I Lie in the Bed I Make." ~ Jason Ankeny, All Music Guide


In 1991, Damon Johnson (guitar) and Glenn Maxey (bass guitar) were in a hard rock band called Chyld. They signed a development deal with Virgin Records through A&R man Aaron Jacoves. After working with different vocalists, Johnson was encouraged to front the band himself. Roman Glick was soon added on rhythm guitar, and Scott Collier joined as drummer the following year. Changing their name to Brother Cane, a debut album was released in 1993. Much touring followed as the band became a staple on rock radio ("Got No Shame" reached No.1). High profile tours with Robert Plant and Aerosmith, along with 200 headlining club dates, would make BC a dependable live act.. Maxey departed the band in late '94 and Glick switched to bass, his original instrument. Guitarist David Anderson was added and BC released the sophomore album, Seeds, in 1995. "And Fools Shine On" sat at No.1 on Billboard Magazine's Mainstream Rock chart for 5 weeks. The song would become the theme for the movie "Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers" and Brother Cane opened several tour dates for Van Halen. The band released their 3rd and finest album, Wishpool, in 1998. Although the band enjoyed another No.1 with "I Lie In The Bed I Make" and toured with dear friends, Candlebox, record company apathy and strained internal relationships would see this become their final effort. All band members have gone on to continued careers in the music business, and Brother Cane reunited for two shows in 2005.


Brother Cane was an American hard rock band that released three albums in the 1990s. The band was formed in 1990 by singer/guitarist Damon Johnson and bassist Glenn Maxey. Joined by guitarist Roman Glick and drummer Scott Collier, Brother Cane released their self-titled debut album in 1993. After the departure of Maxey, Glick switched to bass while the band added a new guitarist, David Anderson. Their song "And Fools Shine On" from their second album, Seeds, was included in the soundtrack for Halloween: The Curse of Michael Myers in 1995. The group disbanded shortly after the release of their final studio album, Wishpool, in 1998.

That same year, a live version of the band's song "Lead My Follow" was featured on a Birmingham, Alabama charitable album titled Live in the X Lounge. The album was released to benefit United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Birmingham, an organization in the band's hometown.

Lead singer Damon Johnson has been involved in numerous projects since the demise of Brother Cane, including Red Halo and more recently Slave to the System, a band that also features Glick as well as long-time Queensrÿche drummer Scott Rockenfield and guitarist/producer Kelly Gray who produced Brother Cane's Wishpool. Guitarist David Anderson now plays with ARS (Atlanta Rhythm Section) when they tour.

In 2005, Brother Cane reunited for 2 concerts. One of the shows was released as a two-disc set with never-before-seen backstage, offstage, concert footage (a 40-minute show as the opening act for Van Halen in Fresno from '95) and interview content.




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