Black Star Riders Guitarist Explains Why They Are No Longer Thin Lizzy

(hennemusic) Black Star Riders guitarist Scott Gorham explains in a new interview why the band decided to change their name after touring for the past three years as Thin Lizzy.

"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." Watch the interview here.

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