Friday, May 10, 2013

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott statue damaged in Dublin

A statue of the late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott was damaged Friday in Dublin. reports the monument was seriously damaged in the early hours of Friday morning when two youths pushed it over.

The statue’s bronze coat suffered a tear in the fall and it has since been removed for repairs.

“It seems now that it was just a bunch of high spirited boys, who meant no harm,” Lynott’s mother Philomena told Hot Press. “So I am not annoyed with them. I’m only hoping that none of the lads got hurt.”

Lynott formed Thin Lizzy in 1970 and led them to international success with albums like “Jailbreak,” “Johnny The Fox” and “Bad Reputation.” Years of drug and alcohol dependency led to his collapse on Christmas Day 1985; he died of pneumonia and heart failure due to sepsis on January 4, 1986, at the age of 36.

Various versions of Thin Lizzy have reformed for periods of time since Lynott’s passing; the most recent incarnation, led by guitarist Scott Gorham, recently rebranded themselves as Black Star Riders – they’ll release their debut album later this month.

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