Thin Lizzy Announce New Name and Album Details
Thin Lizzy have confirmed that they are to
release music under their new name, Black Star
Guitarist Scott Gorham explained to Classic Rock their
reasons for doing so and why original drummer Brian
Downey and keys-man Darren Wharton will
no longer be part of the outfit.
The band had been working on new material to release under the
Thin Lizzy name, however after a backlash from
fans and critics they decided to retire original frontman and
bassist Phil Lynott's band name.
"Thin Lizzy is a partnership between Brian Downey and myself
and the estate.
"If the estate had said, 'This is a kick-ass idea,' we would
have had to rethink. But because they were feeling uncomfortable
about it, that put a full stop to it."
Gorham goes on to explain how it's not the end of Lizzy and when
asked why the band's recent UK tour was billed as a farewell, the
"I was so against that. It just looks like you're slamming
the last nail into the coffin with that one word.
"It's like we're never going to play again - when all we're
doing is resting this whole thing for a while."
The new outfit will continue with former Megadeth
and White Lion drummer Jimmy
DeGrasso, and work without a keyboardist. The band have
composed up to 15 songs and will begin recoding new material in
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