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Thin Lizzy to Record First Album Without Phil Lynott

Band hasn’t released a studio LP in nearly 30 years

Scott Gorham of Thin LizzyScott Gorham of Thin Lizzy

Scott Gorham of Thin Lizzy

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Thin Lizzy are set to record their first album in nearly 30 years, and their first without original frontman Phil Lynott, reports. Guitarist Scott Gorham said the group will work with producer Kevin Shirley on the new album, and that recording will likely start next month. “I’ll be going out to Los Angeles at the end of the month to work on some songs with [guitarist] Damon [Johnson] and then I think we will start recording in October in our producer Kevin Shirley’s studio,” Gorham said.

“We are all excited about the new record but especially [vocalist] Ricky [Warwick] and Damon, they just can’t wait to start recording!” said Gorham. “You have got six guys there that are chomping at the bit that can’t wait to get this thing going.”

The current Thin Lizzy lineup includes Gorham, Warwick and Johnson along with founding member Brian Downey, longtime keyboardist Darren Wharton and bassist Marco Mendoza. Lynott died in 1986 at age 36. Thin Lizzy’s last studio album, Thunder and Lightning, was released in 1983.

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