Black Star Riders' Ricky Warwick Shattered About Dropping Thin Lizzy Name

06/17/2013
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(Classic Rock) Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick admits he was "shattered" by the belief that the band should not record as Thin Lizzy. Midway during recording the demos for a planned Lizzy album, he had to tell guitarist Scott Gorham that it was wrong, and they'd have to avoid using Phil Lynott's band name.

The result is BSR's acclaimed debut record All Hell Breaks Loose, which was released last month. Warwick tells Jam: "At the time we were recording, I told Scott my confidence had been shattered. Half of me is waking up in the morning pumped up that I'm working on a new Thin Lizzy record. How cool is that? It's the greatest thing ever.

"The other half of me is saying, 'This is so wrong. I can't do this.' And I said: 'For that reason alone, we can't do this as Thin Lizzy.'

"I think everyone was feeling the same way. Once the elephant was out of the room it felt okay. We said, 'We love these songs we have to figure out a way.'" How does he feel now?

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