Thin Lizzy to Announce New Name Over Christmas -
The latest incarnation of Thin Lizzy will reveal their new name along with details of their upcoming album over the Christmas period, reports Classic Rock Magazine.
The band, which now consists of Brian Downey, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, Marco Mendoza, Ricky Warwick & Damon Johnson, recently announced their decision to retire Phil Lynott's title having recorded an album's worth of new material.
On the subject of the band's name change guitarist Ricky Warwick
said via Facebook:
"A massive thanks to all fans who have supported Thin Lizzy for the last two years. It's been the biggest honour and privilege of my life to be part of this.
"Stay tuned for big announcements on Christmas on the album and new band name. 2013 is gonna be a very busy year!"
Guitarist Damon Johnson hinted in a recent interview with Metal Express Radio at some of the reasons of the name change, he said:
"There's other bands out there that are established with new lead singers and different members of the band. They've made new music without their most famous lineup.
"We thought for a while that's exactly what we were going to do, and the songs were written under that umbrella - 'We've got to make a Thin Lizzy record.' That raised the bar incredibly high.
"It was a question for Brian and Scott all along. We're grateful for the massive support we've got from Phil's family, his widow and his daughters. They've been very supportive of everything that Thin Lizzy has done, particular since Ricky joined. But I know they expressed some concern about the concept of brand-new original material. I get it, man, I totally get it.
"Once we made that decision it took a lot of pressure off. It took a lot of pressure off Ricky."
In related news Thin Lizzy have also announce details of an exclusive live album featuring recordings of recent shows.
The Bournemouth show on the 29.11.2012 and London show on the 17.12.2012 will be recorded live on the night and available to pick up immediately after the last note of each gig.