MelodicRockFest 5

Marco Mendoza

Wed
20
Dec

MARCO MENDOZA Reveals 'Viva La Rock' Album & Tour

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"Viva La Rock" is big, bad and beautiful. It reflects the larger than life personality of its creator Marco Mendoza both on and off stage.
 
The Los Angeles native who has a proud Spanish/Mexican heritage is usually found holding down the bass rock foundation with artists like Neal Schon (Journey), Whitesnake, Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent and can currently be found with new classic rock champions The Dead Daisies.
 
With a hard working ethic that sees him constantly out on the road either with The Dead Daisies or as a solo artist, he was delighted when Mighty Music offered him the opportunity to release an album that could propel his own brand of music to a wider public.
 
I am really excited about the release of this album. It will be my first collection of new songs in seven years! I have been extremely busy with The Dead Daisies since 2013 so when the opportunity to get some new music together came along, I jumped at it! I hope you guys have as much fun listening to it as I did recording it!” says Marco.
 
     
(Video teaser for the "Viva La Rock" album - click on the image)
 
The album was recorded in Copenhagen with the multi-talented Soren Andersen (Glenn Hughes/Mike Tramp/Electric Guitars) at the helm. The Soren/Marco collaboration proved to be the right way forward with the chemistry exploding in the studio, writing and producing some of the finest new rock songs that are screaming out to be heard through a radio somewhere in the world.
 
“VIVA LA ROCK!! Is a celebration of Music, Life & Rock & Roll, Peace and Love!” states Marco.
 
With the title track ‘Viva La Rock’ thrusting out of the speakers as a worthy invitation to come and listen, Marco then takes you on a rollercoaster of musical emotions and sounds with a number of potential hit singles like ‘Rocketman’, ‘Sue is on the Run’ and the ballad ‘Leah’. With a cauldron full of influences caressing Marcos Rock sound including blues, funk and R and B, there is something for everyone that loves great music, and for good measure there a little of his past thrown in with a visit to ‘Chinatown’ from Thin Lizzy, complete with a guest appearance by Guns N’ Roses guitarist Richard Fortus and Danish star Mike Tramp on additional vocals, then the Ted Nugent cover ‘Hey Baby’. Throw it on your stereo or iPod and turn it up loud, you know you want to!
 
"Viva La Rock" is a major priority release for Scandinavia's premier rock/metal label Mighty Music, who in recent years has grown to become one of the more important record labels within the genre worldwide, not least due to succesful releases with The Tygers Of Pan Tang, Mike Tramp and Blitzkrieg.
 
"Viva La Rock" is to be released on the 2nd of March 2018 on ltd. colour LP, CD and digital and on the 19th of January the title song from the album will be out as single and music video.
 
Marco Mendoza will support the "Viva La Rock" album with a European tour, which is currently being booked:
 
17.2. GER-Schwerin, Speicher
24.2  DK-Copenhagen, Halmtorvet 9
09.3. GER-Bückeburg, Schraub-Bar
10.3. GER-Isernhagen, Bluesgarage
13.3. GER-Hamburg, Hardrock Café
14.3. GER-Düsseldorf, Pitcher
16.3. GER-Viersen, Rockschicht
 
More dates across Europe to be added very soon!
 
Wed
02
Dec

MARCO MENDOZA Announces 2016 UK Tour

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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.

 
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.

 

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

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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.

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Tue
22
Jul

MARCO MENDOZA - Double Stop Podcast Interview

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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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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

 
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