THIN LIZZY - New Music By Summer? Page 3
by Martin Popoff

But in terms of songs and recording, even though Marco can craft killer solo music, as witnessed on Live For Tomorrow, it's pretty reasonable that he's intent on pouring all his talent into new music under the mighty Thin Lizzy banner. These guys really have the opportunity, and the guns, to make a good record, critics be damned, and you can tell that Marco realizes that...

"I'm focused, absolutely, focusing on the Thin Lizzy tracks, next. That's priority number one. That's what we're all thinking and breathing, and God willing, man, we'll get in there and come up with some great tracks. There's no doubt in my mind that with this lineup, the well is so full. There's so much talent in this lineup - in every possible way. Damon, Ricky, Scott, Brian, Darren... I mean, there's a lot. The hardest thing, to be honest, is going to be picking and choosing, because there's going be so much. And we just have to know how to go about it, so I'm not worried about it. But that's priority number one."

"There's always something's cooking," continues Mendoza, who has also worked with Daniel Carter and Kelly Clarkson as of late. "I got a deal with Frontiers to do another solo album, and I'm thinking about it. But I would much rather have some cats to hang out with, you know? It's sort of the thing I love. It's a lot of work, man, picking up players here and there, whoever's available, and the unfortunate thing, the music suffers, because you don't have enough time. You have to stay tight together, playing the music, sharing good times together. You kind of need to make the whole thing gel. And then you do ten or 11 or 12 gigs in any given moment, and then you go out again, and, you know, for the most part, the music gets compromised. But I'm thinking, later, in the future, hooking up with some buddies, some friends that I love dearly, that I respect both musically and as human beings, and getting something going."

"But Thin Lizzy is priority number one, where we're going to all concentrate all our energies and efforts," says Marco in closing. "Because, bro, we are carrying the flag, man. We are carrying the flag for Thin Lizzy, for Phil, for Gary, for the boys, for Robbo, Snowy, the legacy that is Thin Lizzy, and I think we're all ready for it - we're chomping at the bit to go forward."