Saturday, April 6, 2013

VIDEO: Black Star Riders explain Thin Lizzy connection

Black Star Riders - the new band formed from the final Thin Lizzy lineup – are in the early stages of establishing themelves as a new group.

After touring for the past three years as Thin Lizzy, the band announced last fall that they would move forward to create new music under a new name.

“There was a definite reason for that,” guitarist Scott Gorham tells Bloodstock Radio’s Michelle Livings. “The writing process took about a year to get 18 songs down. About four months into the whole writing process, I kept thinking about it, ‘do I feel comfortable recording an album under the name Thin Lizzy and Phil Lynott is not there?’ And I just found myself feeling increasingly ‘no I don’t feel comfortable with that idea.’ I brought this up to Brian Downey, the drummer, and I said ‘what do you think?’ He said ‘I feel exactly the same way, probably even longer than you have.’ So, let’s talk to the rest of the guys.”

“Went to [vocalist] Ricky [Warwick] and [guitarist] Damon [Johnson] and the others…unbeknownst to all of us, we were all thinking the same thing but nobody wanted to be that first guy to bring the subject up. At that point, we knew that the only way we were going to be able to carry on and record these songs and put them out as an album was we had to stop Thin Lizzy. We had to create a new band, a new personality.”

Black Star Riders recently released their debut single, “Bound For Glory,” the lead track from the group’s debut album, “All Hell Breaks Loose,” which will be released in May on the following dates:

May 21st – Japan
May 22nd - Sweden
May 24th – Germany, Austria, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Australia
May 27th – UK, France, BeNeLux, Poland, Czech Republic, Denmark, Spain, Portugal, Hungary, Greece, Ireland
May 28th – US, Canada, Italy, South America

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