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Gig review – BLACK STAR RIDERS – Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Queens Hall, Edinburgh, 9 November 2017

During tonight’s gig Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick took time out during the show to remind us that the band have now been a around for five years. In that time a few members have come and gone and … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

BLACK STAR RIDERS – ABC, Glasgow, 9 March 2017

The set list of tonight’s show spoke volumes about how Black Star Riders have developed over the last few years. The fact that it only contained one Thin Lizzy number shows that BSR have now thrown off the ‘band formally … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

BLACK STAR RIDERS – Heavy Fire

Nuclear Blast [Release date 03.02.17] This is album number three from Black Star Riders and it is an album which does what is says on the tin as the old saying goes. ‘Heavy Fire’ is the heaviest record yet from … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Scala, London, 11 December 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Scala, London, 11 December 2015

Quite apart from being one of the best of the current crop of bands, there can surely be no harder working outfit than Black Star Riders. A Spring tour, Summer festival appearances and opening for the Def Leppard and Whitesnake … Continue reading

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Gig review: RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON – Camden Underworld, London, 10 September 2015

RICKY WARWICK AND DAMON JOHNSON - Camden Underworld, London, 10 September 2015

Can there be a harder working band at present than Black Star Riders? The band that Thin Lizzy mutated into to write and play new material, toured with Europe in the Spring and seem to be on every festival bill. … Continue reading

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Gig review: DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2, 13 June 2015

DOWNLOAD FESTIVAL – DAY 2, 13 June 2015

Saturday dawned grey and wet, not a good combination, but hey there was rock to be had and we had our trusty ponchos, is it socially acceptable to wear a plastic poncho outside a festival site? The morning got off … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS - Shepherds Bush Empire, London, 20 March 2015

A co-headlining double bill of two of classic rock’s most currently prolific touring bands, both with new albums to promote, sounds like a value package made in heaven. However there were grumbles earlier on the Black Star Riders and Europe … Continue reading

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Gig review: EUROPE, BLACK STAR RIDERS – Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

EUROPE - Manchester Academy, 13 March 2015

I am still not convinced that two- or three-way bills are the best way forward for some of our premier bands.  The last time I saw Europe was a three-way with FM and Foreigner and notwithstanding poor sound (for the … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

BLACK STAR RIDERS/ EUROPE – 02 ABC, Glasgow, 5 March 2015

The first quarter of 2015 is awash with gigs of all shapes and sizes but one tour which has been hotly anticipated since it was announced is the co-headline tour with Black Star Riders and Europe.  Two dates were announced … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – The Killer Instinct

Black Star Riders - The Killer Instinct

  Nuclear Blast [Release date 23.02.15] Album number two, and Black Star Riders are still operating in Phil Lynott’s shadow.  Perhaps any band with Scott Gorham is going to major on Lizzy’s sweet sounding harmony guitar but with Ricky Warwick’s … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Tivoli, Buckley, 6 August 2014

Black Star Riders - Tivoli, Buckley, 6 August 2014

Do you dream?  Red spotlights bathe a small stage, dry ice drifts into an audience who dream of the 1970s.  Scott Gorham, backstage, dreams of glory days and friendships lost.  Close your eyes, breathe deeply, and relax … the boys … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – Amos Southend, Charlotte, NC, 5 June 2014

Black Star Riders - Liverpool, 3 December 2013

Thin Lizzy, beyond a shadow of a doubt, is one of the greatest rock bands that have ever walked the Earth. So many people are quick to praise the songwriting abilities of folks like Springsteen, Dylan, and even James Hetfield, … Continue reading

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Gig review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – The Picture House, Edinburgh, 6 December 2013

Black Star Riders - 3 December 2013

2013 has been a big year for Black Star Riders. They released their debut album, ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’, which was well received by fans and critics alike and made successful festival appearances across Europe, including a main stage slot … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – November 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

November 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Sunday 3 November 18:00 Rob Reed – Captain Magenta GRTR!’s David Randall chatted to Rob in 2012 and this special feature includes tracks from the band’s previous albums … Continue reading

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Album review: THIN LIZZY – Renegade & Thunder And Lightning

Thin Lizzy - Renegade

Universal [Release date 23.09.13] Universal complete their remastering of the Thin Lizzy’s studio albums with Renegade and Thunder And Lightning. And while this period is often criticised for the direction changes (pop and metal) and performance, with production, line-up changes … Continue reading

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Album review: BLACK STAR RIDERS – All Hell Breaks Loose

Black Star Riders - All Hell Breaks Loose

Nuclear Blast [Release date 27.05.13] I’ve always considered Scott Gorham to be the least talented of the classic Thin Lizzy line up, and his continued trading on the name hasn’t endeared either.  It’s one thing to keep the legacy alive, … Continue reading

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THIN LIZZY ANNOUNCE ‘FAREWELL’ TO TOURING & NEW ALBUM

After a very successful 2 year run with the current line up. Thin Lizzy have made a decision to not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name. Scott Gorham “Out of respect to Phil Lynott and the legacy … Continue reading

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