Tag: Darren Wharton

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 …

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 …

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 …

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