I can’t give up Thin Lizzy – Scott Gorham
Walking away: Gorham, second left, with Thin Lizzy
Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham admits he can’t give up the band he’s been a part of for most of his life.
The most recent incarnation of Phil Lynott’s outfit recently announced they were working on a new album, but then said it wouldn’t be released under the Lizzy title.
Their current shows – fronted by former Almighty man Ricky Warwick and also starring founding Lizzy drummer Brian Downey – are billed as a farewell tour. But Gorham believes it’ll never truly be over for him.
He tells This Is Somerset: “Brian and I had a discussion and realised how uncomfortable we would be to release these new songs under the Thin Lizzy name.
“Having written and recorded with Phil in the past, we felt it was best to leave that history as is it. We love those songs, and we love playing them – so it’s best to draw a line in the sand and walk away from Thin Lizzy for a while.
“We’re going to record the new material and release it under a new band name, which is under wraps at the moment.”
But Gorham adds: “I’ve been associated with Thin Lizzy practically my whole life. I can’t imagine a time when I could give it up altogether.”
He says the band have written 17 tracks. “We’ve been writing in different little groups then getting together and brainstorming. It’s been pretty good fun and the songs have been getting better and better.
“We’ve become so solid. A real band of brothers: a rumbling, travelling tornado.”
Lizzy will hit the studio with producer Kevin Shirley after their current tour, then play their final dates as opening act for Kiss in Australia, starting on February 28.
Meanwhile, Concert Live have put on sale a recording of the band’s show in Bournemouth last night. Their London gig on December 17 will also be available.