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Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott to Produce Album by Thin Lizzy Members

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott will produce the sophomore record by Black Star Riders, a band featuring former members of Thin Lizzy. Elliott previously worked on the 2011 reissue of Thin Lizzy's 1976 classic 'Jailbreak' album. The Def Leppard singer also produced the first two solo albums by Black Star Riders' Ricky Warwick, who joined Thin Lizzy as vocalist in 2010. 

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28 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott Dies

Thin Lizzy's hard-living frontman and bassist Phil Lynott escaped the grips of crushing childhood poverty in Dublin, but ultimately couldn't out run his own demons. He died at 36 from heart failure and pneumonia on Jan. 4, 1986, having been admitted to Salibury Hospital in Wiltshire, England on Christmas Day after "a drink and drug binge" at his home.

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Phil Lynott’s Mother Was Robbed on Her Birthday

Philomena Lynott, mother of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, turned 83 on Oct. 22 -- and some uninvited guests almost made it a very unhappy birthday.

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30 Years Ago: Phil Lynott Plays His Final Thin Lizzy Show

On Sept. 4, 1983, Phil Lynott gave his final performance with the band he created, the amazing Thin Lizzy. By the start of of the 1980s, things were exceptionally busy for the band. Leader Phil Lynott was married at the start of 1980; he released his debut solo album, 'Solo In Soho,' that spring; became a father that summer, and issued a new Lizzy album, 'Chinatown,' that fall.

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Dave Mustaine Talks Megadeth’s Thin Lizzy Cover

Megadeth's new 'Super Collider' album found the band recording outside material for the first time since 1988. And they chose wisely, reaching into Thin Lizzy's vaults to cover the band's classic 'Cold Sweat.'

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Phil Lynott Statue Damaged by Vandals

Investigators are looking for information after a statue of Thin Lizzy bassist Phil Lynott in Dublin was seriously damaged after it was apparently pushed over by vandals.

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Def Leppard, Blue Oyster Cult, Thin Lizzy Stars Lined Up for New ‘That Metal Show’ Season

Good news - Season 12 of ‘That Metal Show’ has been confirmed and several classic rockers have made the short list for guest spots over the eight new episodes. The guests dropping by the TMS studio throughout the season run the gamut from classic rockers to brand new members of some veteran acts, offering a balance of musical tastes.

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Thin Lizzy Alumni Project, Black Star Riders, Announce ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ CD

As reported by Ultimate Classic Rock this past December, Thin Lizzy member Scott Gorham announced the formation of a new group, Black Star Riders. Now, the group has confirmed details of their debut full-length effort, scheduled to be released in late May. 'All Hell Breaks Loose' is slated for release in the United States on May 28 via Nuclear Blast.

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30 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy Release Final Studio Album, ‘Thunder And Lightning’

On March 4, 1983, Thin Lizzy released what would end up being their final studio LP, 'Thunder And Lightning.' Two years earlier, band leader Phil Lynott brought in guitarist John Sykes to replace Snowy White and join the core band of Lynott, guitarist Scott Gorham and the ever-loyal Brian Downey on drums.

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Anthrax Release Cover of Thin Lizzy’s ‘Jailbreak’

Anticipation for Anthrax's upcoming 'Anthems' release is running high. Due for release on March 19 in North America and on March 22 in Europe, 'Anthems' features Anthrax tackling some of their best-loved cover songs from the '70's.

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Thin Lizzy Guitarist Scott Gorham Debuts New Band Black Star Riders

As promised, the members of Thin Lizzy have decided against recording new music under the band name; instead, guitarist Scott Gorham is soldiering on as the leader of a new outfit, Black Star Riders.

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Thin Lizzy Memoir Gets North American Release Date

Longtime Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham is readying the publication of his musical memoir, and although readers in the UK will be able to buy it next Monday (Nov. 12), American fans will have to wait a few extra months.

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