Marco Mendoza

Mon
23
May

LIZHARD Get 'Bigger, Better, Stronger' on New Album

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Friday, May 27, 2016
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Perris Records is pleased to annouce the release of the new Lizhard studio album titled "Bigger, Better, Stronger", 11 classic hard rock tracks featuring special guest Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy), Alessandro Del Vecchio (Hardline, Edge of Forever) and more.
Wordwide release: May 27 via Perris Records.

Tracklist:
1) Funkytown
2) Downtown
3) Candyman
4) Rock 'n' Roll is hard to die (Ft. Paul Shortino)
5) Leave me alone
6) Urban cowboy
7) Gettin' tighter (Ft. Marco Mendoza)
8) All I want is you
9) Hard to say goodbye
10) And now...take this!
11) Lizhard

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Wed
02
Dec

MARCO MENDOZA Announces 2016 UK Tour

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2015
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Marco Mendoza will return to the UK in January 2016, following the completion of the Dead Daisies European Tour.
Marco will perform with his own band - feat. Soren Anderson & Pino Liberti - playing solo material from his two albums along with a back catalogue of the bands he’s been an important part of during his extensive career.

Marco is perhaps best known for his work as bass guitarist with high profile rock bands and artists such as Thin Lizzy, Blue Murder, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Lynch Mob, Neal Schon and Soul SirkUS ; as well as other diverse artists such as Dolores O’Riordan from the Cranberries.
Marco lives in Los Angeles and when he´s not touring and can often be found playing local jazz clubs with Joey Heredia and Renato Neto and other great musicians.

Marco will Meet & Greet with everyone after the show, so be sure to stick around!

www.MarcoMendoza.com

The tour will be supported by 'Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disaster'

Beth Blade and The Beautiful Disasters are a Melodic Hard Rock band from Cardiff South Wales. Fronted by Beth Blade, the four piece provide monster riffs, huge choruses and a dose of old school rock and roll attitude. With aggressive muscle and melodic sensitivity this up and coming band will blow you away.

 
Thu
13
Aug

One On One With Mitch Lafon - MARCO MENDOZA (The Dead Daisies)

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2015
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-138-marco-mendoza-the-d

In episode 138 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Dead Daisies, Marco Mendoza.

Marco discusses the band's latest album REVOLUCION, playing in Cuba, John Corabi, his time with Whitesnake & Black Star Riders, John Sykes, sobriety, the return of Thin Lizzy in 2016 and much more.

Producer Adam Hamilton (former L.A. Guns & The C.C. DeVille Experiment) co-hosts this episode.

Quotes from the interview:

On leaving the Black Star Riders: "Musically and creatively it changed for me. Things changed and I just became a part of the machine that wasn't that important."

For more about The Dead Daisies visit:
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Twitter: @TheDeadDaisies

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Twitter:@AdamHamilton1

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Wed
13
Aug

One on One with Mitch Lafon - AEROSMITH & MARCO MENDOZA

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Wednesday, August 13, 2014
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In episode 37 of One On One with Mitch Lafon. Mitch is joined by co-host Mark Strigl Of Talking Metal. This episode features interviews with AEROSMITH's Tom Hamilton and The Dead Daisies' Marco Mendoza.

In our first interview Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton discusses the band's current LET ROCK RULE tour along with opener Slash (With Myles Kennedy and The Conspirators), the late Dick Wagner (and his contributions to the Get Your Wings album), what keeps him on the road and making music, offers his opinion on various Aerosmith albums (including Toys In The Attic, Rocks, Done With Mirrors, and Music From Another Dimension), would he prefer recording another Lord Of The Thighs or Pink, the upcoming Joe Perry book and much more.

UPCOMING Aerosmith and SLASH - 'Let Rock Rule' dates include:

Aug. 16 - The Gorge Amphitheatre - George, WA
Aug. 19 - Pepsi Center - Denver, CO
Aug. 22 - American Airlines Center - Dallas, TX
Aug. 25 - The Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion - Woodlands, TX
Aug. 28 - Phillips Arena - Atlanta, GA
Aug. 31 - Atlantic City Boardwalk Hall - Atlantic City, NJ
Sep. 03 - Prudential Center - Newark, NJ
Sep. 06 - Jiffy Lube Live - Bristow, VA
Sep. 09 - DTE Energy Music Theatre - Clarkston, MI
Sep. 12 - Open Hearth Park - Sydney, NS

Our second interview is with bass wiz, Marco Mendoza (former Whitesnake, Black Star Riders & Thin Lizzy) of the Dead Daisies. Marco talks about being on the Def Leppard/ KISS tour this summer, his new band The Dead Daisies (their new album and future), his trio, and much more.

 

For More Aerosmith and Tom Hamilton visit: http://www.aerosmith.com ; on TWITTER: @Aerosmith  and @THaerosmith

For more about The Dead Daisies visit: http://thedeaddaisies.com and on TWITTER: @TheDeadDaisies and @CasaMendoza2012

Follow my co-hosts: MARK STRIGL on TWITTER: @Strigl  and Talking Metal: @talkingmetal
and Follow RUSS DWARF on TWITTER: @RussDWaRf and his band the KILLER DWARFS: @KillerDwarfs

Follow Mitch Lafon on Twitter: @mitchlafon

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the MelodicRockFest 4 - taking place October 3rd and 4th in Arlington Heights, Illinois and features performance by Mitch Malloy, Heaven's Edge, 7th Heaven, Talon, Paul Laine, Bombay Black, Johnny Lima and many more.

For tickets and more information visit: www.melodicrockfest.com

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Tue
22
Jul

MARCO MENDOZA - Double Stop Podcast Interview

This week - Marco Mendoza shares his story of addiction and recovery. Now sober 26 years, he reflects on his life journey. From getting married at 16, and a father by twenty to being homeless and addicted to drugs - he doesn't hold back.

We also talk about his music career post recovery - and he explains the delicate dance of being in bands with David Coverdale and John Sykes at the same time, and his attempts to bring them back together (hint: he got VERY close).

http://thedoublestop.com/ep-23-marco-mendoza/

https://itunes.apple.com/ca/podcast/the-double-stop/id818189359?mt=2

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YnzVfqkMG7w

 
Mon
21
Jul

THE DEAD DAISIES Show North American Fans What Rock Is All About

Monday, July 21, 2014
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The Dead Daisies are flawless as they show North America that new classic rock is well and truly alive
The Dead Daisies slider photo
The Dead Daisies
Photos by Katarina Benzova
With rave reviews pouring in, The Dead Daisies are impressing even the staunchest of classic rock fans with their lives shows, as they wrap up their support tour with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd, before heading off to join the juggernaut summer tour that is Def Leppard & Kiss as it moves across the States, during August.
 
"The Dead Daisies played second on the bill, and did a fine job, assuredly, of gaining new fans with a flawless half-hour set." - Buffalo News
 
The Dead Daisies are straight up rock brewed from a mixture of classic depth and 80s showmanship - all the cool but none of the spandex..   If it looks like rock, sounds like rock, and hits you in the face like rock - it might be The Dead Daisies, a brand new crew oof seasoned musicians that know their way around a big stage” and These guys are entertaining to watch, the vocals are gritty and powerful, they play like their lives depend on it, and they have the experience to back it up.- Maine Music News
  
The Dead Daisies do, indeed, have the experience to back it up, and the US is loving it - as they should.  Withh veteran of Australian rock,  Jon Stevens on vocals, with more than 30 years of belting out tunes, and the likes of Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys, and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums, it’s hard to find a more musically established group of guys when it comes to ROCK.  They know what it is and how to play it, with heavy influences from the late 70s & early 80s shining through. 
 
The Dead Daisies are showing the world that a “classic rock” sound still has what it takes to get people hooked and can stand up to any newer genre it goes up against.  It’s about musicianship, not auto tune and computers.  It’s about rock.  Full stop.
David Lowy, Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza & Jon Stevens with Rickey Medlocke & Howard Leese (photo by Katarina Benzova)
David Lowy, Richard Fortus, Marco Mendoza & Jon Stevens with Rickey Medlocke (Lynyrd Skynryd) and Howard Leese (Bad Company)
 
But the excitement doesn’t end there.  Before they join Def Leppard & Kiss on tour, they’re taking some time out to record some new tunes with renowned producer, Ben Grosse (Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stone Temple Pilots, Marilyn Manson, Filter, KD Lang), in Los Angeles.  Then August 1st sees the much-anticipated release of The Dead Daisies brand spanking new EP, Face I Love.  
 
The title track from the EP, Face I Love, was launched in late June in conjunction with an innovative App, where fans have been uploading photos of faces they love, which will become part of the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters.  Selected fans faces will also be chosen to appear in the music video.  And not only that, but one lucky person will go on to win the experience of a lifetime - a trip to see the band at one of ttheir upcoming concerts.
 
The Dead Daisies Face I Love (EP cover)

 

 
Mon
23
Jun

THE DEAD DAISIES FANS HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE ON THE COVER OF THEIR NEW EP

Friday, August 1, 2014
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THE DEAD DAISIES FANS HAVE THE CHANCE
TO BE ON THE COVER OF THEIR NEW EP

THE INNOVATIVE “FACE I LOVE” APP LAUNCHES TODAY ALONGSIDE THE SINGLE


 

Download the 'Face I Love' App HERE

Pre-Order The Dead Daisies New EP HERE

SYDNEY, Australia (June 23, 2014) – The Dead Daisies will release the Face I Love single across Australia today, in conjunction with launching the innovative “Face I Love” App on their Facebook page.  By fans submitting the face that they love via the app, they will become part of the artwork for the EP cover and touring posters, with selected fans' faces being chosen to be in the music video.  One lucky person will win the experience of a lifetime – a trip to see the band at one of their upcoming concerts, somewhere in the world.

Dropping today, the single, Face I Love, is the first release from the upcoming EP, of the same title.  The single can be downloaded by the press from the below link. 

About The Dead Daisies “Face I Love” App

Created to represent the iconic daisy skull logo of the band, Facebook fans will be able to upload an image of the face they love to the App to create a photo-mosaic portrait of The Dead Daisies skull – and make it bloom. The promotion is a true collaboration between the band and their fans, bringing real meaning to the title of the song, “Face I Love”.

In 2014 and in this age of social media, we couldn’t think of a better way to have our fans interact and be part of our new single, Face I Love, than to have them involved in creating a Dead Daisies skull photo-mosaic made up of faces that they love,” said frontman, Jon Stevens, when asked about why the band has developed their very own interactive app.

Download The Dead Daisies 'Face I Love' App HERE

The Dead Daisies Ultimate Experience
After downloading the app, as well as being able to be part of the photo-mosaic for the EP cover art and touring posters, selected fans will also be chosen to be in the music video, with one lucky person winning what is The Dead Daisies experience of a lifetime, with a trip to see the band at one of their concerts somewhere in the world.

The EP
As of today, the EP of the same name is also available on pre-order.  Any pre-orders will be given a free copy of Face I Love, the single, as an instant-grat track, to download.  The Face I Love EP will then be released on August 1 via Social Family Records.

Download the 'Face I Love' App HERE

Pre-Order The Dead Daisies New EP HERE

Band Information

The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective with a rotating line-up that features some of the best Rock musicians on the planet and a sound that’s influenced by late ‘70s and early ‘80s hard rock – big choruses, powerful melodies and strong hooks.

They were formed by singer-songwriter Jon Stevens and guitarist David Lowy in 2012. The 2014 lineup includes Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) on vocals, David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) on guitar, Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/Hookers & Blow) on keys and the new addition of Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) on drums.

2014 has been a massive year for The Dead Daisies so far, and only getting bigger with the recent announcement of two US tours, firstly with Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd during July and then KISS Def Leppard in August.

The Dead Daisies Tour Dates

July 10 – Bangor, ME – Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion*
July 12 – Mansfield, MA – Xfinity Center*
July 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Center*
July 15 – Raleigh, NC – Walnut Creek Amphitheater*
July 16 – Charlotte, NC – PNC Music Pavilion*
July 18 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center*
July 19 – Bristow, VA – Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug 02 – Atlantic City, NJ – Boardwalk Hall #   
Aug 03 – Camden, NJ – Susquehanna Bank Center #
Aug 05 – Saratoga, NY – Saratoga Performing Arts Center #
Aug 06 – Wantaugh, NY – Jones Beach #
Aug 08 – Virginia Beach, VA – Farm Bureay Live at Virginia Beach #
Aug 09 – Scranton, PA – Toyota Pavillion at Montage Mtn #
Aug 10 – Hartford, CT – The Xfinity Theatre #
Aug 13 – Darien, NY – Darien Lake Performing Arts Ctr #
Aug 15 – East Troy, WI – Alpine Valley Music Theatre #
Aug 16 – Tinley Park, IL – First Midwest Bank Amphitheater #
Aug 17 – Minneapolis, MN – Target Center #
Aug 20 – Des Moines, IA – Wells Fargo Arena #
Aug 22 – Noblesville, IN – Klipsch Music Center #
Aug 23 – Clarkson, MI – DTE Energy Music Theatre #
Aug 24 – Burgettstown, PA – First Niagara Pavilion #
Aug 26 – Cuyahoga Falls, OH – Blossom Music Center #
Aug 28 – Maryland Heights, MO – Verizon Wireless Amp #
Aug 29 – Tulsa, OK – BOK Center #
Aug 31 – Woodlands, TX – Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion #

* w/ Bad Company & Lynyrd Skynyrd
# w/ KISS & Def Leppard

The Dead Daisies
Jon Stevens (Noiseworks/INXS) - vocals
David Lowy (Mink/Red Phoenix) - guitar
Richard Fortus (Guns N’ Roses/Psychedelic Furs)  - lead guitar
Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy/Whitesnake) - bass
Dizzy Reed (Guns N’ Roses/ Hookers & Blow) - keys
Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne/Billy Idol) - drums


THE DEAD DAISIES LINKS:

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Facebook
Twitter
YouTube
Instagram

 
Thu
01
May

NEAL SCHON - So U

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Neal Schon: guitars, lead vocals
Marco Mendoza: bass guitar lead vocals
Deen Castronovo: drums, lead vocals

Thursday, May 1, 2014
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So U
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Neal Schon
Running Time: 
50
Release Date: 
May 16
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World
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Rock

Guitar legend Neal Schön has joined forces with bassist Marco Mendoza (Black Star Riders, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy) and drummer Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Steve Vai, Hardline) to create a unique body of work with jazz and blues-inspired virtuosic hard rock playing, entitled SO U. The new album features Schön, Mendoza and Castronovo splitting vocal and writing duties, with many of the tracks also co-written by Night Ranger/Damn Yankee’s songwriter, singer and bassist Jack Blades.

Neal Schön commented, “This is a great new record that features all three of us – Deen, Marco and myself – sharing lead vocals. Enjoy!”

Best known as founding member and lead guitarist of Journey, Neal Schönhas enjoyed a remarkable career as one of rock n’ roll’s top virtuosos, with a hand in creating some of the most popular songs of all time. Beginning his career more than 35 years ago in the San Francisco Bay area, the 15-year-old guitar prodigy left home to join Santana. Schönmoved on in 1973 to form Journey. With Journey and other projects, he has earned 19 Top 40 singles and 25 platinum and gold albums, was awarded the prestigious “Legend Of Live Award” at the 2011 Billboard Touring Awards, received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in 2005 and was individually inducted into the Oklahoma Music Hall Of Fame in 2013. As the only member to record on all of Journey’s albums, Schöncontinues with the band today in its latest incarnation.

In addition to 6 solo albums and 14 studio albums with Journey, Neal Schönhas also performed with Joe Cocker, Sammy Hagar, Paul Rodgers, Larry Graham, Betty Davis, Michael Bolton, fusion legend Jan Hammer, Hardline and supergroup Bad English,as well as a variety of side projects.

His latest instrumental solo album, THE CALLING, released in 2012 via Frontiers Records, won rave reviews from fans and the media alike, with Vintage Guitar declaring “THE CALLING is a fine piece of work demonstrating that Schönstill has it going on – and then some…The songs are strong and his guitar tones are absolutely luxurious.”

In demand as one of the leading guitarists of his generation, Schönalso worked with Gibson to manufacture his own limited edition "Neal SchönSignature Model Custom Les Paul” guitar, but now uses custom PRS Neal SchonLTD Private Stock guitars, made especially for Neal by Paul Reed Smith.

 

Musicians:

Neal Schon: guitars, lead vocals
Marco Mendoza: bass guitar lead vocals
Deen Castronovo: drums, lead vocals
 

 
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