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CULTURE:A Conversation with Jon Stevens and Marco Mendoza of The Dead Daisies

The Dead Daisies are a blended cocktail with equal parts sex, fury, and mayhem. Working with a collective total of more than 100 years of experience, The Dead Daisies are a new creation by frontman Jon Stevens (Noiseworks, INXS), featuring a host of seasoned musicians from band you probably already know including lead guitarist Richard Fortus (Guns N' Roses, Thin Lizzy), rhythm guitarist David Lowy (Mink), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Ted Nugent, Whitesnake), drummer Frank Ferrer (Guns N' Roses) and keyboardist Dizzy Reed (Guns N' Roses).

We sat down with a couple of guys fromThe Dead Daisies when they came to town with the Rockstar Energy Uproar Festival earlier this month. In talking with Jon and Marco, we learned the history behind The Dead Daisies and the individual paths both musicians took, including going as far back as each of their childhoods. We talked a bit about the appearance of SLASH on the hit single 'Lock n' Load", and how their lives have transformed through the power of music.