Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham has confirmed the band will start recording a new album this fall.
The project marks the group's first studio album since 1983’s "Thunder And Lightning," and its first since the passing of frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986.
“I’ll be going out to Los Angeles at the end of the month to work on some songs with Damon (Johnson),” Gorham tells HotPress, “and then I think we will start recording in October in our producer Kevin Shirley’s studio.”
“We are all excited about the new record but especially [singer] Ricky [Warwick] and Damon, they just can’t wait to start recording!” smiles Gorham. “You have got six guys there that are chomping at the bit that can’t wait to get this thing going.”
The current line-up which features Lizzy veterans Gorham, Brian Downey and Darren Wharton with Ricky Warwick on vocals, ex-Whitesnake man Marco Mendoza on bass and former Alice Cooper guitarist Damon Johnson have been touring extensively to sold out venues over the past two years.
The new album is tentatively expected to be released next year.
Gorham’s memoir, “The Boys Are Back In Town,” will be published November 16.
The book was co-written with journalist Harry Doherty and is expected to give the inside story of the band's days on the road.
Read more about the book here.
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