Origin: Ireland  
Genres: 70's Metal, Hard Rock
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Thin Lizzy

Thin Lizzy's storied career as a bluesy hard rock band peaked in 1976 when their single "The Boys Are Back In Town" became a massive radio hit in America. Throughout the seventies the band, arguably Ireland's best-known hard rock band of all time, was a staple in Europe as well as the states, finally breaking up in 1984, two years before leader Phil Lynott passed away. In the intervening years, a variety of lineups, usually helmed by mainstay guitarist Scott Gorham, have continued to tour as Thin Lizzy, though they frequently re-iterated that they would not be recording new material. Finally, in late 2012, they decided they did indeed want to record new material, but not under the Thin Lizzy name, and the decision was made to fork off a new band, and thus Black Star Riders was founded. The core of BSR (Gorham, vocalist Ricky Warwick, and guitarist Damon Johnson) also continue to gig as Thin Lizzy (more of a tribute at this point) with various guests, most recently including Aerosmith's Tom Hamilton and Judas Priest's Scott Travis as the rhythm section.

Current Members

Ricky Warwick

vocals/guitars (Black Star Riders)

Scott Gorham

guitars (Black Star Riders)

Vivian Campbell

guitars (Def Leppard, ex-Dio, ex-Sweet Savage)

Damon Johnson

guitars (ex-Alice Cooper, ex-Black Star Riders)

John Sykes

guitars/vocals (ex-Tygers Of Pan Tang, ex-Whitesnake)

Marco Mendoza

bass (ex-Black Star Riders, ex-Ted Nugent)

Brian Downey

drums

Former Members/Guests

Phil Lynott

vocals/bass RIP: January 4, 1986, organ failure, age 36

Eric Bell

guitars

Brian Robertson

guitars (ex-Motorhead)

Gary Moore

guitars RIP: February 6, 2011, heart attack, age 58

Snowy White

guitars

Darren Wharton

keyboards

Tommy Aldridge

drums (ex-M.A.R.S., ex-Motorhead, ex-Ted Nugent, ex-Ozzy Osbourne, ex-Whitesnake)



Discography



Thin Lizzy  
1971 Decca
  • Phil Lynott
  • Eric Bell
  • Brian Downey



Shades Of A Blue Orphanage  
1972 Decca
  1. Call The Police
  2. Shades Of A Blue Orphanage
  3. Brought Down
  4. The Rise And Dear Demise Of The Funky Nomadic Tribes
  5. Buffalo Girl
  6. I Don't Want To Forget To Live
  7. Baby Face
  8. Chatting Today
  9. Sarah
  • Phil Lynott
  • Eric Bell
  • Brian Downey



Vagabonds Of The Western World  
1973 Decca
  1. Mama Nature Said
  2. The Hero And The Madman
  3. Little Girl In Bloom
  4. Vagabonds Of The Western World
  5. Gonna Creep Up On You
  6. Snow Blues
  7. A Song For While I'm Away
  8. The Rocker
  • Phil Lynott
  • Eric Bell
  • Brian Downey



Nightlife  
1974 Vertigo
  1. Showdown
  2. She Knows
  3. It's Only Money
  4. Dear Heart
  5. Banshee
  6. Philomena
  7. Sha La La
  8. Still In Love With You
  9. Dear Heart
  10. Nightlife
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey



Fighting  
1975 Vertigo
  1. For Those Who Love To Die
  2. Ballad Of A Hard Man
  3. Rosalie
  4. Fighting My Way Back
  5. King's Vengeance
  6. Suicide
  7. Wild One
  8. Freedom Song
  9. Silver Dollar
  10. Spirit Lives Away
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey



Jailbreak  
1976 Vertigo
  1. Romeo And The Lonely Girl
  2. Jailbreak
  3. Emerald
  4. Warriors
  5. Fight Or Fall
  6. Angel From The Coast
  7. Running Back
  8. Cowboy Song
  9. The Boys Are Back In Town
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey



Johnny The Fox  
1976 Vertigo
  1. Fool's Gold
  2. Don't Believe A Word
  3. Borderline
  4. Massacre
  5. Old Flame
  6. Johnny The Fox Meets Jimmy The Weed
  7. Sweet Marie
  8. Rocky
  9. Johnny
  10. Boogie Woogie Dance
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey



Remembering - Part 1  COMPILATION
1976 Decca



Bad Reputation  
1977 Vertigo
  1. That Woman's Gonna Break Your Heart
  2. Soldier Of Fortune
  3. Southbound
  4. Dancing In The Moonlight
  5. Bad Reputation
  6. Killer Without Cause
  7. Downtown Sundown
  8. Opium Trail
  9. Dear Lord
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey



Live And Dangerous  LIVE
1978 Vertigo
  1. Jailbreak
  2. Emerald
  3. Southbound
  4. Rosalie/Cowgirl's Song
  5. Dancing in the Moonlight
  6. Massacre
  7. Still in Love With You
  8. Johnny the Fox Meets Jimmy the Weed
  9. Cowboy Song
  10. The Boys Are Back in Town
  11. Don't Believe a Word
  12. Warrior
  13. Are You Ready
  14. Suicide
  15. Sha La La
  16. Baby Drives Me Crazy
  17. The Rocker
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey



Black Rose - A Rock Legend  
1979 Vertigo
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Gary Moore
  • Brian Downey



The Continuing Saga Of The Aging Orphans  COMPILATION
1979 Decca



Chinatown  
1980 Vertigo
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Snowy White
  • Brian Downey



Renegade  
1981 Vertigo
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Snowy White
  • Darren Wharton
  • Brian Downey



Thunder And Lightning  
1983 Vertigo
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • John Sykes
  • Darren Wharton
  • Brian Downey



Live - Life  
1983 Vertigo
  1. Thunder and lightning
  2. Waiting for an alibi
  3. Jailbreak
  4. Baby please don't go
  5. Holy war
  6. Renegade
  7. Hollywood (down on your luck)
  8. Got to give it up
  9. Angel of death
  10. Are you ready
  11. The boys are back in town
  12. Cold sweat
  13. Don't believe a word
  14. Killer on the loose
  15. The sun goes down
  16. Emerald
  17. Black rose
  18. Still in love with you
  19. The rocker
  • Phil Lynott
  • Eric Bell
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Gary Moore
  • Snowy White
  • John Sykes
  • Darren Wharton
  • Brian Downey



BBC Radio 1 Live In Concert 1983  LIVE
1992 Windsong
  1. Jailbreak
  2. Thunder and Lightning
  3. Waiting for an Alibi
  4. Are You Ready
  5. Baby Please Don't Go
  6. A Night in the Life of a Blues Singer
  7. The Holy War
  8. The Sun Goes Down
  9. Emerald
  10. The Cowboy Song
  11. The Boys Are Back in Town
  12. Suicide
  13. Rosalie Medley: Rosalie/Dancing in the Moonlight/The Cowgirl Song
  14. Still in Love With You



One Night Only  LIVE
2000 Steamhammer/SPV
  1. Jailbreak
  2. Waiting For An Alibi
  3. Don't Believe A Word
  4. Cold Sweat
  5. The Sun Goes Down
  6. Are You Ready
  7. Bad Reputation
  8. Suicide
  9. Still In Love With You
  10. Cowboy Song
  11. The Boys Are Back In Town
  12. Rosalie
  13. Black Rose
  • Scott Gorham
  • John Sykes
  • Marco Mendoza
  • Darren Wharton
  • Tommy Aldridge



Extended Versions  
2001 BMG
  1. The Boys Are Back In Town
  2. Don't Believe A Word
  3. Cold Sweat
  4. Jailbreak
  5. Waiting For An Alibi
  6. Are You Ready
  7. Bad Reputation
  8. Cowboy Song
  9. Still In Love With You
  10. The Sun Goes Down



UK Tour '75  LIVE
2008 RSK
  1. Fighting My Way Back
  2. It's Only The Money
  3. Wild One
  4. For Those Who Love To Live
  5. Still In Love With You
  6. Showdown
  7. Suicide
  8. Rosalie
  9. The Rocker
  10. Sha La La
  11. Baby Drives Me Crazy
  12. Me And The Boys
  13. Cowboy Song (Derby Blues)
  14. Little Darling
  15. Sound Check Jam



Still Dangerous - Live At The Tower Theatre 1977  LIVE
2009
  1. Soldier Of Fortune
  2. Jailbreak
  3. Cowboy Song
  4. Boys Are Back In Town
  5. Dancing In The Moonlight
  6. Massacre
  7. Opium Trail
  8. Don't Believe A Word
  9. Baby Drives Me Crazy
  10. Me And The Boys
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey



Live In London 2011  LIVE
2011
  1. Soldier Of Fortune
  2. Jailbreak
  3. Cowboy Song
  4. Boys Are Back In Town
  5. Dancing In The Moonlight
  6. Massacre
  7. Opium Trail
  8. Don't Believe A Word
  9. Baby Drives Me Crazy
  10. Me And The Boys
  • Phil Lynott
  • Scott Gorham
  • Brian Robertson
  • Brian Downey




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