Thin Lizzy to release first new album in 29 years

The classic rock band's last LP was 1983's 'Thunder and Lightning'

Thin Lizzy are set to release their first brand new album in 29 years.

The classic rock band – whose line-up currently consists of Scott Gorham, Brian Downey, Darren Wharton, Ricky Warwick, Marco Mendoza and Damon Johnson – will follow 1983’s ‘Thunder and Lightning’ with a 12th studio album, which they plan to start recording next month.

The band, who have been touring for the past two years, told Hot Press that they might be playing some of their new material at their Dublin Olympia show on December 13.


Gorham said: “I’ll be going out to Los Angeles at the end of the month to work on some songs with Damon and then I think we will start recording in October in our producer Kevin Shirley’s studio.”

Shirley has worked with Iron Maiden and Led Zeppelin. Gorham added: “We are all excited about the new record but especially Ricky and Damon, they just can’t wait to start recording! You have got six guys there that are chomping at the bit that can’t wait to get this thing going.”

The album will be the band’s first without former frontman Phil Lynott, who died in 1986 at the age of 36.

Lynott’s mother recently hit out at Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney after he played the band’s classic ‘The Boys Are Back In Town’ at the Republican National Convention earlier this month.

Philomena Lynott told Hot Press that her son would not have approved of Romney and his running mate Paul Ryan’s anti-gay and pro-rich policies. She also said she was sure he would have supported Barack Obama.