“Black Star Riders announce the departure of bass player Marco Mendoza after the band’s current US tour, ending June 22nd.
Marco, a founding member of Black Star Riders, has decided to pursue other projects after potential conflicts in schedules.
Scott Gorham said ‘I am very sad to see Marco go. We have been together in a band now for almost 20 years and Marco is my brother and we wish him well for the future. It’s an amicable parting of ways and we all respect that Marco wants to do other projects outside of Black Star Riders and there just isn’t time to do both.’
Marco Mendoza stated, ‘I loved my time in Black Star Riders and want to thank all the fans for making the last year on road so successful. I am sorry to be leaving the band but I feel it’s time for me to pursue other avenues, some of which I have already been working with, all of which I am very excited about. I wish the guys all success in the future and I am very happy that my friend Robbie Crane will continue to blaze with BSR.’” –