Watch Halestorm, Judas Priest, Ex-Machine Head, Etc. Members Cover Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation”

Phil Demmel (Vio-lence, ex-Machine Head) has shared a quarantine performance of Thin Lizzy’s “Bad Reputation.” The cover finds the guitarist joined by Dave McClain (Sacred Reich, ex-Machine Head), Lzzy Hale (Halestorm), Richie Faulkner (Judas Priest), and Mike Inez (Alice In Chains). Demmel commented:

“First in a series. After Marta and I had so much fun covering [Alice In Chains’] “No Excuses”, I invited my buds Dave McClain, Richie Faulkner, Mike Inez and resident Bad-Ass Lzzy Hale to hang on one of my favorite songs by one of my favorite bands. Mixed by Paul Fig, Vid Edit by Todd Shuss. More “Collab-A-Jams” coming soon and look for a Guitar Breakdown/Playthrough show coming as soon as the Shelter in Place rules allow.”

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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Judas Priest, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Etc. Nominated For 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

The nominees have been revealed for the 2020 Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame induction. They include: Judas Priest, Motörhead, Nine Inch Nails, Soundgarden, Thin Lizzy, Pat Benatar, Dave Matthews Band, Depeche Mode, The Doobie Brothers, Whitney Houston, Kraftwerk, MC5, The Notorious B.I.G., Rufus featuring Chaka Khan, Todd Rundgren, and T. Rex. The fan vote is now open HERE. The ceremony will be held at the Public Auditorium in Cleveland, OH on May 2.

Soundgarden’s Kim Thayil told Billboard the following:

“I thought this is important, especially for the legacy of Soundgarden, and for Chris‘ legacy. It’s really important now to understand this from the perspective of the fans and to understand Soundgarden as both a current enterprise as well as a posthumous exercise.”

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford also talked to Billboard:

“It’s just another thrill, again, to be nominated, and so quickly because I know sometimes the nominations can get stretched out for quite a long period of time. So to get another one so quickly is wonderful and another great moment for the Priest and for our fans.”

Motörhead‘s Mikkey Dee also chatted with Billboard, despite the fact that him and Phil Campbell were left out of Mötorhead’s nomination:

“In my book, if anyone really deserves to be in that Hall of Fame, it’s Motörhead in so many ways because of the inspiration on thousands of bands.

Even the biggest of the biggest have been so influenced by Motörhead and Lemmy. It’s the real deal. If you talk to Ozzy, he thinks that Motörhead should have been in before Black Sabbath, even.”

He also added the following about him and Campbell getting snubbed:

“That is pure wrong, I would say, and I know Phil will be very disappointed, too. We’ve been carrying the flag for 25 years together, and actually brought Motörhead to what it was. We did 25 years out of the 40. The original band lasted just a few years (Clarke left in 1982, Taylor in 1984 and returned from 1987-92). They started it off, but as Lemmy said himself they wouldn’t have lasted another six months doing that lineup. I don’t think we would’ve been where we are today without the 25 years we spent touring.”

Metallica Post Live Footage Of “Whiskey In The Jar” From Recent Ireland Show

Metallica have shared official live footage of themselves playing their cover of “Whiskey In The Jar” during their June 8 show at Slane Castle in Ireland. The band dedicated the performance to the late Phil Lynott (Thin Lizzy).

Watch Foo Fighters’ Dave Grohl Perform Motörhead & Thin Lizzy Covers At 2019 “Ride For Ronnie” Concert

During this year’s Ride For Ronnie concert in Glendale, CA, Foo Fighters frontman Dave Grohl joined Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy), Keith Nelson (ex-Buckcherry), and Robbie Crane (Black Star Riders) onstage for some covers of Motörhead‘s “Bomber” and Thin Lizzy‘s “Jailbreak.“ You can see footage of that below:

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