News was announced this week of an exciting and unique collaboration between three long-established heavyweights of Rock and an upcoming teenage guitarist whose band supported Thin Lizzy in Poland.
Vocalist Doogie White (Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen), drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Dio) and bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) have joined forces with 15-year-old Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera in a brand new project which is due to be released in early 2014.
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It was during Thin Lizzy's 2012 tour, which reached Poland in May that Mendoza encountered Iggy, who was playing as support as the part of the band Anti Tank Nun. A suggestion that they record some music together was clearly a success, and organically grew into the forthcoming album.
Appice and Mendoza have already completed down the bass and drum tracks in Los Angeles, and at the end of November, White will record his vocals. The album will be mixed before Christmas for an early 2014 release.
Given the pedigree and performance of the band members this album is highly anticipated and could turn out to be something very special indeed.
Watch Iggy in action with Anti Tank Nun here:
Marco Mendoza is currently on the road with Lizzy off-shoot Black Star Riders. He is known for his passion for his art and connection with other artists, as so brilliantly put across in this in-depth conversation with MetalTalk Editor Steve Goldby here
Doogie White is also in demand with projects and certainly does not rest on his laurels - his current gig as vocalist in Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock has been brilliantly received. See him in conversation with MetalTalk's very own Mark Taylor below:
Vinny Appice continues to keep Dio's flame alive with Last In Line, and also takes to the road with brother Carmine for Drum Wars so his drumming chops remain at peak levels.
Iggy Gwadera has become attached to a highly distinguished set of musicians, and all evidence points to this being a major piece of work to watch out for 2014.
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