Tag: Brian Downey

An Interview with Guitarist of THIN LIZZY and BLACK STAR RIDERS

Michael Leonard of Gibson.com recently conducted an interview with guitarist Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy and Black Star Riders. Below is just a tad of that interview. Gibson.com: What can you say about the new band? Scott: Firstly, Brian Downey [drums] only wanted to play under the Thin Lizzy name. And that’s fine, I totally respect that. So we have a new drummer, Jimmy DeGrasso [Megadeth, Alice Cooper] for …

THIN LIZZY To Release Never Before Heard Box Set Tracks

There will be a new Thin Lizzy box set this year – and it will feature never before heard songs. Apparently, just before he died in 1986, Phil Lynott gave 150 tapes to someone for safekeeping. These tapes have resurfaced and been acquired by Universal Music; some of the recordings will be released in the …

Alice Cooper Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON Leaves to Join Thin Lizzy

Guitarist Damon Johnson has left the Alice Cooper group to join Irish rockers Thin Lizzy. Johnson updated fans on the news via Facebook on Sunday: “I love you, Alice Cooper. And Chuck, Tommy, Steve, and Glen. And Keri, Jimmy, Eric, Ryan, and Tommy C. With all my heart.” The former Brother Cane member fills the …

THIN LIZZY To Open For JUDAS PRIEST For Fall North American Tour

It’s almost impossible to find a modern day hard rock/heavy metal band that doesn’t list Thin Lizzy as an influence.  So the band couldn’t have picked a better time to launch an arena tour, opening for Judas Priest on their farewell “Epitaph Tour.” Comprised of a kick ass line-up featuring such Phil Lynott-era Lizzies as …

Motörhead Returns to Pop’s to Promote 20th Album

If you go: Motörhead With Clutch and Valient Thorr When • Doors open at 6 p.m. Sunday Where • Pop’s, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget How much • $27-$28 More info • popsrocks.com Speed metal pioneers Motörhead make a return visit to Pop’s on Sunday in support of their umlaut-tacular 20th studio album, “The Wörld is Yours.” Released a few …

Gary Moore, A Tribute

Robert William Gary Moore (4 April 1952 – 6 February 2011), known as simply Gary Moore, was a musician best recognized as a blues rock guitarist and singer from Belfast, Northern Ireland. In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey as early as his secondary …

New Thin Lizzy Frontman Ricky Warwick States “There will only ever be one Phil Lynott and that’s it.”

Eric Mackinnon of RockAAA.com recently conducted an interview with new Thin Lizzy frontman Ricky Warwick.  Here’s that interview below… The former Almighty singer, Def Leppard guitarist Viv Campbell and ex-Whitesnake bassist Marco Mendoza joined up with Lynott-era members Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton last year to start work on a 2011 tour. They’re …

Is New Thin Lizzy Nothing More Than A Glorified Tribute Band????

The Belfast Telegraph reports that almost 25 years after the death of legendary Irish rocker Phil Lynott, THIN LIZZY is set to hit the road again — this time with THE ALMIGHTY frontman Ricky Warwick at the helm. Warwick, 43, replaces Lynott in the latest reincarnation, joining THIN LIZZY alumni Scott Gorham, Brian Downey and …

Phil Lynott 1949-1986

January 4th 1986, will go down as a very dark day for me. It was the day that the music world lost a legend, I lost a friend, and and the rock world lost a genius. Philip Parris Lynott, founder and frontman of legends Thin Lizzy, lost his battle for life, after years of drug …

Gary Moore and Friends – One Night In Dublin: A Tribute to Phil Lynott

Like we mentioned in our review of their recently unearthed 1977 live album, Thin Lizzy were one of the most influential hard rock bands ever to grace a stage. With this sentiment in mind, former TH guitarist and blues rock great, Gary Moore got together with a cast of stellar musicians in Dublin, Ireland on …

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