Tag: Phil Lynott

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 …

THIN LIZZY Announces Guitarist DAMON JOHNSON Member of Band

Thin Lizzy have announced that Damon Johnson is now a full time member of the band. The guitarist, who spent six years with Alice Cooper, was originally brought in to replace Vivian Campbell for the band’s current American tour with Judas Priest. Says Scott Gorham: “Damon brings back the classic feel Thin Lizzy had when …

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 …

GAMA BOMB Uses PHIL LYNOTT For Inspiration + Announce Stand-In for Injured DIXON

Irish thrashers GAMA BOMB are currently writing new material for their as-yet untitled new album. The follow-up to 2009’s TALES FROM THE GRAVE IN SPACE will be GAMA BOMB’s fourth album and is tentatively due to be released early next year. GAMA BOMB frontman PHILLY BYRNE comments: “We’re about to enter a studio in central …

Deep Purple Regroups With “Burn”

Michael Jefferson – Suite101 Adding two virtual unknowns to their roster, Deep Purple reinvented itself for a third time with 1975’s “Burn.” By 1973, after six tumultuous albums with self-centered singer Ian Gillan, hot-tempered guitarist Ritchie Blackmore gave the band an “it’s him or me” ultimatum. Gillan had threatened to quit in 1972 giving the …

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 …

THIN LIZZY: ‘Bad Reputation’ Documentary To Air Tonight On BBC

A THIN LIZZY documentary, “Bad Reputation”, is set to air tonight at 21:00 GMT on BBC4 in the U.K. Directed/produced by Linda Brusasco, the film’s official description reads as follows: Affectionate but honest portrait of THIN LIZZY, arguably the best hard rock band to come out of Ireland. Starting with the remix of the classic …

Braingell Tribute to Phil Lynott Show

Braingell’s very own UK rock “meister”, Pitbull, will be hosting a 1 hour special on Tuesday 4th January @ 4pm, to remember the life and music of Thin Lizzy’s charismatic, and much missed frontman, Phil Lynott. Why the 4th January? Well, this year is the 25th anniversary of the death of the vagabond, and Pitbull will …

Gypsyhawk – Patience and Perseverance

California’s GYPSYHAWK are doing their best to bring back good ‘ol fashioned rock ‘n’ roll. The kind with blistering twin leads, a strong bass presence, melodic vocals and lots of guitar solos. On GYPSYHAWK’s debut release, Patience and Perseverance (Creator-Destructor Records, July 6), sounds like DEEP PURPLE meets THIN LIZZY, with a dose of BLACK …

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