Coming This Fall, “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away”, a documentary about the life and work of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, has released a teaser trailer. award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds and was produced by Universal Music’s Globe Production with backing from Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films. The film includes will include interviews with Thin Lizzy‘s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2’s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Ultravox’s Midge Ure. Watch the full trailer now!
Coming This Fall, “Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away”, a documentary about the life and work of Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, has released a teaser trailer. award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds and was produced by Universal Music’s Globe Production with backing from Screen Ireland. It is produced by Alan Maher and John Wallace for Cowtown Pictures and Peter Worsley for Eagle Rock Films. The film includes will include interviews with Thin Lizzy‘s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2’s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis, Metallica’s James Hetfield and Ultravox’s Midge Ure. The full trailer will be made available on August 20. Watch it now!
Metallica’sheadline tour of Europe with Ghost and Bokassa has taken the, to the UK! They performed at Castle Slanein Ireland the other day and paid tribute to their hero, Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy, the greatest band to ever come from that country! Watch Metallica perform their cover of ‘Whiskey In the Jar’ live! Continue reading
Due to exceptional demand, Brian Downey’s Alive And Dangerous have added a second concert this November at Nells Jazz & Blues in London. Taking place on Saturday 25th November 2017, and tickets are on sale now. Continue reading
Twenty-two years into a career is usually not a time to make a career high point. If you are Icelandic rockers Sólstafir who have already had a career full of great albums, consistent as they are original, it would seem unlikely that the 11th release would be the one where all elements would catalyze so beautifully into a masterwork. This is exactly what they have done on their new album, Berdreyminn (Season of Mist). Continue reading
Back in 2013 when Black Star Riders (BSR) released their début album, All Hell Breaks Loose (Nuclear Blast) there was plenty of excited interest in a band with former members of Thin Lizzy. Throw in vocalist Ricky Warwick who had not only done a sterling job as stand-in vocalist for the late, lamented Phil Lynott but had regularly proved himself as one of the most productive working rock musicians and expectations for BSR were understandably high. Continue reading
Hard rock collective Denimgoat has released a tribute cover of the Phil Lynotttrack ‘Nineteen’. Lynott known for his career with Thin Lizzy and his solo career died on this date in 1986. You can hear the track at this link or below:
Danne Mckenzie (Satan Takes A Holiday, Mustasch, Truckfighters) – Drums
Ida Evileye (Crucified Barbara) – Bass
Richie Puzz (Bandit Rock Radio) – Vocals
Nicke Borg (Backyard Babies, Nicke Borg Homeland) – Guitar
Max Diesel (Junkstars) – Guitar
Graced with a cover sporting two shadowy, hooded druid like figures turning away from view, you may be forgiven for expecting This Seed We Have Sown (Ripple) to be one of those occult rock and metal bands that followed the likes of Ghost (remember when it was almost the trendy thing to do?). In actual fact French rockers DoctoR DooM, although retro, actually take their cues from 60’s and 70’s blues rock, which has seemingly as-of-late had quite a resurgence.
Formed out of love of those early greats, on the face of it DoctoR DooM fit that typical vibe and sound, but scratch a little deeper and there is a substantial amount more going on. First aspects that come to mind are the bluesy guitar tones that bring to mind the likes of Thin Lizzy and the Southern rock bands that the likes of Blackberry Smoke and The Cadillac Three worship. Jean-Laurent Pasquet’s vocals sitting somewhere between Phil Lynott and Josh Homme, partly drawling with assured charisma.
The likes of ‘The Sun’ and ‘Truth In The Dark’ even evoke some Black Sabbath like riffs and melancholic yet danceable tone. There are even moments that point towards the 70’s Prog rock greats, with some unconventional song structuring, and most notably, the 7 minute ‘At War With Myself’ with its piercing use of keys.
There are near countless bands that have taken to a classic, retro sound of their idols and some of the timeless greats of rock and early metal, but DoctoR DooM have done so with still an eye on the present and beyond just hero-worship. Familiar sounding enough but with some shades of the unconventional, and most importantly, an arsenal of strong, memorable songs which should hold them as one of the better, traditional sounding bands of the modern era.