Metallica's James Hetfield and U2's Bono Tribute Thin Lizzy Legend Phil Lynott

03/03/2011
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(Gibson) A new museum exhibit in Ireland is commemorating the 25th anniversary of the death of Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott. On the eve of the exhibit opening (it runs March 4 through April 3 at Stephen's Green Shopping Centre in Dublin City Centre), Neil McCormick of The Telegraph has written a piece about the legacy of Lynott and his band which includes some high praise from Metallica's James Hetfield and U2's Bono.

"He was an amazing frontman," fellow Irish rocker Bono said. "If lyrical and musical ability has to be matched with showmanship, attitude, style, if that's your version of rock 'n' roll, there's no way past Phil Lynott. He's at the top of the tree."

Hetfield is another huge Thin Lizzy fan Metallica often play their version of "Whiskey in the Jar" in concert and included it on the band's covers album, Garage, Inc. "In metal, the number one influence is Black Sabbath," Hetfield said. "But for the more musical bands it would be Thin Lizzy. The songwriting, the lyrics, the dual guitar and unbelievably cool drumming, it's just magic." more on this story

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