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Marco Mendoza Releases New Album with Dead Daisies, Announces Solo Tour
New Albums

Marco Mendoza Releases New Album with Dead Daisies, Announces Solo Tour

The Dead Daisies have released “Locked and Loaded,” a covers album. The band, anchored by bass great Marco Mendoza, will also be hitting the road for a U.S. tour in support of his latest solo album, “Viva La Rock.”

Groove – Episode #43: Marco Mendoza
Groove Podcast

Groove – Episode #43: Marco Mendoza

The first time I saw Marco Mendoza play bass live was with Whitesnake. Whatever you think about Whitesnake’s music (personally, I am a child of the 80s and a lover of that genre), they are a force of hard, heavy and blues power that is not to be reckoned with (if you can get past those wild hair metal videos...

Marco Mendoza Burns It Down on New Dead Daisies Album
New Albums

Marco Mendoza Burns It Down on New Dead Daisies Album

The Dead Daisies have released their fourth studio album, Burn It Down, featuring the bass work of the mighty Marco Mendoza. This time around Mendoza is joined by his newest rhythm section partner, Deen Castronovo, who joined the band last year. The rest of the lineup includes guitarists Doug Aldrich and David Lowy with vocalist John Corabi at the helm....

Marco Mendoza Releases Solo Album, “Viva La Rock”
New Albums

Marco Mendoza Releases Solo Album, “Viva La Rock”

A mainstay of the rock and metal community, Marco Mendoza has been the anchor for artists like Neal Schon, Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy and currently The Dead Daisies. Now he’s released Viva La Rock, his first solo album in eight years. Described as “big, bad, and beautiful,” the album reflects Mendoza’s personality with a range of styles including rock, blues, funk,...

The Dead Daisies Make Some Noise
New Albums

The Dead Daisies Make Some Noise

Hard rock collective The Dead Daisies has released its third album, Make Some Noise. The record boasts a classic hard rock sound, with Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, ex-Black Star Riders) on bass. Other band members include David Lowy (Red Phoenix, Mink), John Corabi (Motley Crue, Ratt), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner). Check out album opener,...

ESP Introduces Marco Mendoza Signature Bass
Basses

ESP Introduces Marco Mendoza Signature Bass

ESP has unveiled a new signature bass for Dead Daisies bassist Marco Mendoza. The Marco Mendoza LTD MM-4FM Bass is modeled after the ESP Vintage-4 with a set of EMG X-series P/J pickups. The bass is built with an alder body topped with flamed maple finished with a Dark See-Thru Green Sunburst. Mendoza opted for a five-piece neck and maple...

From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians
Interviews

From Pros to Newbies: 10 Bassists Share Advice for Up and Coming Musicians

The bass is an incredible instrument. It’s never too late to start playing and there’s always something to learn for those who have already started. But sometimes we hit ruts in our growth that will wear us down. That’s why we’ve compiled advice for up-and-comers from ten of the world’s foremost bassists across a variety of styles. If you or...

Revolución: An Interview with Marco Mendoza
Interviews

Revolución: An Interview with Marco Mendoza

Many bassists are lucky to find success with a single band. Marco Mendoza, on the other hand, has found it with several. His resume includes stints with Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Ted Nugent, Blue Murder, Bill Ward, and many more. Now he’s joined fellow veteran musicians in The Dead Daisies, a band that hearkens back to the classic roots of rock....

Marco Mendoza Leaves Black Star Riders
News

Marco Mendoza Leaves Black Star Riders

The Black Star Riders have announced that founding bassist Marco Mendoza will be leaving the fold after their current U.S. tour wraps up on June 22nd. Mendoza, who also plays in Thin Lizzy, cites other projects and schedule conflicts as the reason for his departure. The group has already named former RATT and Lynch Mob bassist Robbie Crane as its...

WAMI, Featuring Marco Mendoza, Releases “Kill The King”
New Albums

WAMI, Featuring Marco Mendoza, Releases “Kill The King”

WAMI (White Appice Mendoza Iggy) – the new supergroup featuring Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen), Vinnie Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Dio), Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) and 16-year-old Polish newcomer Iggy Gwadera (Anti Tank Nun) on guitar – has released its debut album, . Mendoza, who was the first to connect with the young guitarist, calls the album...