Thin Lizzy's Scott Gorham to Release New Book Detailing
the Band's History -
A new book from Thin Lizzy's Scott
Gorham entitled, 'The Boys Are Back in Town'
will be released on Nov.16 through Omnibus Press, reports
Long-term Lizzy guitarist, Gorham has been working with esteemed
rock journalist Harry Doherty to write the 160-page
Here's the official description:
"One of the defining rock groups of the 20th Century, THIN
LIZZY began life in Dublin in 1969 when childhood friends Phil
Lynott and Brian Downey were approached by two former members of
VAN MORRISON's band THEM, Eric Wrixon (keyboards) and Eric Bell
(guitar). Now for the first time, their story is told by guitarist
Scott Gorham and rock journalist Harry Doherty. The band's story is
told by the people who were involved directly including former
guitarists, road crew, management, family and friends. Their
origins in Dublin as a three piece with the 'Whiskey In The Jar'
single and a string of unsuccessful but highly creative albums. The
move to London to chase the dream of being a major rock band. The
chaotic arrival and departures of various members, including Eric
Bell (who left the band mid-concert), Irish guitarist Gary Moore,
Brian Robertson and co-author Scott Gorham. How the albums
'Jailbreak' and 'Boys Are Back In Town' took the band to the top of
the charts just as they were to become bankrupt. Includes stories
of the band on the road, the drink and drugs and how the years of
partying, drug-taking and non stop touring eventually took its toll
on not only the band members but on their families. The death of
front man Phil Lynott and their legacy following his
The current lineup of Thin Lizzyremain on the
road. The group's next tour kicks off Aug. 17 in Carlisle, England,
with European shows scheduled as well.
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