Marco Mendoza (Dead Daisies) joins ESP's lineup of Signature Series bass artists with the LTD MM-4 FM, styled on the ESP Vintage-4 and including EMG X-Series pickups and a Hipshot drop tuner.
New York, NY (January 28th, 2016) - The Dead Daisies are proud to announce the addition of Doug Aldrich to the lineup as lead guitarist of the powerful music collective. Guitarist Richard Fortus and keyboardist Dizzy Reed will be stepping aside to be a part of a momentous project in 2016.
Aldrich is currently in Nashville with the Daisies working with producer Marti Frederiksen (Aerosmith, Gavin Rossdale, Motley Crue, Buckcherry) on their follow up to the album Revolucion, released last year following the bands trip to Cuba, where the classic rock group were part of a cultural exchange as guests of the Cuban Ministry of Culture, Cuban Institute of Music and the Cuban Rock Agency. The still untitled album will be released globally on SPV Records later this year.
Aldrich joins bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), guitarist David Lowy (MINK, Red Phoenix), John Corabi (Motley Crue, The Scream) on vocals and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) on drums.
"I'm very, very happy to join my friends Marco, Brian, John and David in the next chapter of The Dead Daisies," proclaims Aldrich. "I love the band and I'm looking forward to getting busy on the new record. This band is bringing back a raw, back to the bones sound that a lot of groups go for but The Dead Daisies are looking to nail. At this point in time, we are looking to have a kick ass Rock 'n' Roll album in the can by spring 2016."
Fortus couldn't be happier, saying: "When we started speaking about finding someone to replace me, the first suggestion I had was Doug Aldrich. It doesn't get any better than Doug in my book. I am so happy that he is able and willing to step in and take over. I think that it will elevate the band to the next level. Thanks to everyone that has supported the Daisies over the last couple of years. Stay tuned to see what they come up with next. I'm sure you won't be disappointed!"
David Lowy, one of the original founders of The Dead Daisies said: "We're really going to miss Richard and Dizzy. It's been a privilege and a pleasure to write, record and perform with such talented world-class musicians and all-around great guys. I've personally learnt so much from both of them. We're very excited to announce Doug Aldrich will be joining The Dead Daisies in the lead guitar role. Doug was Richard's first pick to replace him. He's a highly accomplished musician, performer and songwriter and we're really looking forward to Doug joining us as the Dead Daisies adventure rolls on."
Marco Mendoza couldn't be more excited as well of course. "Doug and I shared the stage for many years with Whitesnake and have been involved in many recording sessions and projects. He is a powerful guitar player and performer, can't wait to bring him in on our next efforts in the studio and on the road. VIVA LA ROCK!"
Since exploding onto the scene in 2013, The Dead Daisies have taken the Classic Rock world by storm, releasing two albums to date & touring with the biggest names in rock including: ZZ Top, Aerosmith, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Bad Company, Judas Priest, KISS and Def Leppard. 2015 was a banner year that saw the band release their 2nd album, make a historic visit to Cuba, join the line-up for some of the biggest European Rock Festivals including Download and Graspop, tour around the globe with Whitesnake and KISS as well as play a sold out triumphant headline show in Paris. The band then returned to the UK for the first time in two years to play a series of Sold Out club shows, including the special guest slot at Planet Rock Stock in Wales.
With the year having just started, The Dead Daisies are well underway to continue to rewrite the book on Classic Rock. With a killer new album in the works, massive touring being booked and fueled by their ever-growing fan base, the band is showing no signs of letting up.
Rock 'n' Roll is alive and well!!!
TWITTER TO WORLD PREMIERE THE DEAD DAISIES DOCUMENTARY ABOUT HISTORIC CUBAN TRIP The Dead Daisies are proud to announce that their documentary film about their historic trip to Cuba, titled Revolucion will be premiered world wide officially by Twitter. On August 1st, 7pm NY (EDT)
Revolución will be the first documentary ever to be premiered on Twitter. The documentary showcases the inspirational and cultural exchange that occurred between the Cuban government, the people of Cuba and The Dead Daisies in February, 2015. The rock band's tour of Cuba was the first for an international band since the Obama administration loosened travel and trade restrictions with the island country. Proving that Twitter is truly a global company, the social media platform hit the road and exclusively took fans to Cuba with The Dead Daisies via the bands @TheDeadDaisies profile page. Twitter gave fans a full virtual experience of the trip which included Q&A's with the band, video footage and photos constantly tweeted out in real time from Cuba. This provided an unprecedented cultural insight and an amazing experience for The Dead Daisies' 43,000+ followers.
While in Cuba, The Dead Daisies performed both acoustic and electric shows and recorded tracks for their upcoming album also titled, Revolución. Highlights of the trip included visits to music schools and workshops with students and local musicians. The Daisies' trip concluded with the Cuba Rocks for Peace concert at the legendary Salón Rosado de la Tropical, considered a cathedral for Cuban popular music, having hosted the best-known bands in the country for decades. The Dead Daisies are a powerful musical collective created by a rotating line-up that features some of the world's best rock musicians including, Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, The Psychedelic Furs) on lead guitar, Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake/David Coverdale) on bass, Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses, Hookers & Blow) David Lowy (Mink, Red Phoenix) on guitar and Brian Tichy (Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol) on drums. Also along for the ride are Darryl Jones (The Rolling Stones, Sting, Peter Gabriel), John Corabi (Motley Crue, RATT) and Bernard Fowler (The Rolling Stones).
The album Revolucion has already been released in Europe to high acclaim with Classic Rock Germany reviewing it as "The best Rock album I have heard in a long time." The album will be released in the USA on July 31st and Australia on September 18th along with a coffee table book, ebook and vinyl release. The Daisies will be touring with KISS in Australia come October and are currently touring the USA with Whitesnake. Across both tours The Daisies will both be live tweeting and streaming behind the scenes content via Periscope, so make sure you follow The Dead Daisies on both platforms to experience life on the road!
Here is the Official Video for "Mexico" from the new Dead Daisies album 'Revolucion' which will be out in the US on July 31st!
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