“Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography” To Be Released In October

A new Thin Lizzy visual biography, simply titled “Thin Lizzy: A Visual Biography,” will be released on October 2 via Wymer Publishing. Those who pre-order the book by August 1 will have a chance to get their names printed on a dedicated fan page.

Here’s a description of the book:

“If any band deserves to have homage paid to them with a lavish photographic book, look no further than Thin Lizzy. With their origins going back to the late sixties, by 1971 with the first album release, Lizzy’s journey really began.Incredibly no one has published a visual biography before, but now that has been rectified.

Drawing on several thousand images and items of memorabilia this large format 240-page book is a treasure trove for Thin Lizzy devotees — crammed full of live and off stage shots that portray the band’s journey through the decades. It also includes loads of super cool memorabilia including backstage passes, gig posters, media adverts and much more, all reproduced on high quality art paper. This is one future collector’s item that every self-respecting Lizzy fan will want to own.Rounding it off, Thin Lizzy A Visual Biography is topped and tailed with 20,000 words by Lizzy biographer and world-renowned rock author Martin Popoff.

With a Phil Lynott documentary Songs For While I’m Away due to hit the silver screen in the Autumn, this lavish book will prove to be the perfect companion and a valuable addition to any fan’s collection.”

New Documentary On Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott To Be Released This Fall

A new documentary focusing on Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott is set to be released this fall. The film, which is titled “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away,” will be available through Nell Roddy and Robert McCann Finn’s new Irish film and event cinema distribution company Break Out Pictures.

Here’s a description of the documentary [via Blabbermouth]:

“‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’ is a feature documentary, telling the story of how a young black boy from working-class 1950’s Dublin, became Ireland’s greatest rock star. As the lead singer of THIN LIZZY, Lynott was a songwriter, a poet, a dreamer, a wildman. Told extensively through the words of Phil himself and focusing on some of his iconic songs, the film gets to the heart of Philip, the father, the husband, the friend, the son, the rock icon, the poet and the dreamer.”

The film will also feature interviews with Thin Lizzy’s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham and Darren Wharton, as well as U2’s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s James Hetfield, and Ultravox’s Midge Ure.

Reynolds said the following:

“We are so delighted that ‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’ — our film about the legendary Phil Lynott — will soon be coming to the big screen! We can’t wait to share it with Irish audiences and to celebrate Philip and his extraordinary life and music.”

Lynott’s daughters Sarah Lynott and Cathleen Howard-Lynott added:

“As always, we are incredibly proud of our Dad and we loved having the opportunity to look at the man behind the music with this film.”

Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) Diagnosed With Pleurisy

Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) has revealed that he has been diagnosed with a form of pneumonia called pleurisy. This news comes after the singer recently underwent a “small procedure”.

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Wee update from the hospital. I’ve been finally after numerous tests been diagnosed with Pleurisy of the right lung.. a form of pneumonia. I’m still in hospital and probably will be for another couple of days… I’m feeling a little better everyday but it’s a slow process … but compared to some poor souls I’ve nothing too much to complain about. Never been in hospital overnight in my life until I came down with this … I suppose 53 not out is a good run so far !! I want to say thank you from the bottom of my heart for all the lovely kind messages of support you’ve all sent me, it’s very humbling and has cheered me up no end. THANK YOU ALL… and hopefully normal service will be resumed soon. RW xxx #cedarssinai #beingsicksucks

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Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) Undergoes “Small Procedure” At California Hospital

Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy) recently underwent a “small procedure” at Cedars-Sinai Hospital in West Hollywood, CA. He shared the below Instagram post regarding that:

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Mastodon’s Troy Sanders To Play Bass For Thin Lizzy During Summer European Festivals

Thin Lizzy have announced that Mastodon’s Troy Sanders will be playing bass on their European festival dates. The rest of the band’s lineup will include: guitarist Scott Gorham, keyboardist Darren Wharton, vocalist Ricky Warwick, guitarist Damon Johnson, and drummer Scott Travis (Judas Priest).

Gorham said the following:

“We are very happy to welcome Troy to the Lizzy family! We met a few years ago at Download festival and he’s a great guy and killer bass player to boot, so very happy he wanted to join us for the shows this summer.”

Warwick added:

“Mastodon are a fantastic band and knowing how much of a thin lizzy fan Troy is, he will be an amazing addition to the fold”

Sanders also commented:

“It’s no secret that Thin Lizzy has had a big influence on Mastodon’s music. Being asked to join them on stage is a big deal and true honor to me. I am really looking forward to it!”

Tour Dates:

07/28 Ebbw Vale, UK – Steelhouse Festival (“Black Rose” album set)
08/04 Macclesfield, UK – Rewind North Festival
08/08 Alicante, SPA – Leyendas Del Rock Festival
08/10 Kortrijk, BEL – Alcataraz Festival

Thin Lizzy To Head Out On “Jailbreak” 40th Anniversary/Recruit Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee

Thin Lizzy will be heading out on tour to commemorate the 40th anniversary of “Jailbreak,” as well as to pay tribute to Phil Lynott, who passed away 30 years ago. The band have recruited Motörhead’s Mikkey Dee to handle the drum duties. The rest of the lineup includes: Scott Gorham, Damon Johnson, Ricky Warwick, and Darren Wharton. More info can be found in the below press release: