Scott Gorham: It would be wrong to kill off Thin Lizzy
Exclusive: Guitarist Scott Gorham doesn’t think Thin Lizzy’s anniversary shows marked the end of the road for the band
Guitarist Scott Gorham says Thin Lizzy could take to the stage again and that trying to end the band would “be the wrong thing” in his eyes.
Since those dates came to an end, he’s been concentrating on Lizzy spin-off band Black Star Riders and their new album Heavy Fire.
And in an exclusive interview in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine, Gorham says Thin Lizzy could play again.
Gorham says: “I think it’s probably the end for long extended tours, but I think there’s always going to be a place where we can do these one-off special events.
“We all still love playing those songs, they’re still great vehicles for musicians to play on. To kill it off stone dead I think would be the wrong thing.”
Fellow guitarist Damon Johnson agrees, and adds: “I may have played Jailbreak and The Boys Are Back In Town as many times as Scott has. I’ll be playing those songs until the day I die.”
Black Star Riders will head out on tour next month in support of Heavy Fire. They’re also scheduled to perform at this year’s Ramblin’ Man Fair.
The full interview with Gorham and Black Star Riders can be found in the new issue of Classic Rock magazine which is out now.