Thin Lizzy to Announce New Name Over Christmas
The latest incarnation of Thin Lizzy will
reveal their new name along with details of their upcoming album
over the Christmas period, reports Classic Rock
The band, which now consists of Brian Downey,
Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton,
Marco Mendoza, Ricky Warwick
& Damon Johnson, recently announced their
decision to retire Phil Lynott's title having recorded an album's
worth of new material.
On the subject of the band's name change guitarist Ricky Warwick
said via Facebook:
"A massive thanks to all fans who have supported Thin Lizzy
for the last two years. It's been the biggest honour and privilege
of my life to be part of this.
"Stay tuned for big announcements on Christmas on the album
and new band name. 2013 is gonna be a very busy year!"
Guitarist Damon Johnson hinted in a recent
interview with Metal
Express Radio at some of the reasons of the name change, he
"There's other bands out there that are established with new
lead singers and different members of the band. They've made new
music without their most famous lineup.
"We thought for a while that's exactly what we were going to
do, and the songs were written under that umbrella - 'We've got to
make a Thin Lizzy record.' That raised the bar incredibly
"It was a question for Brian and Scott all along. We're
grateful for the massive support we've got from Phil's family, his
widow and his daughters. They've been very supportive of everything
that Thin Lizzy has done, particular since Ricky joined. But I know
they expressed some concern about the concept of brand-new original
material. I get it, man, I totally get it.
"Once we made that decision it took a lot of pressure off.
It took a lot of pressure off Ricky."
In related news Thin Lizzy have also announce
details of an exclusive live album featuring recordings of recent
The Bournemouth show on the 29.11.2012 and London show on the
17.12.2012 will be recorded live on the night and available to pick
up immediately after the last note of each gig.
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