Thin Lizzy To Change Its Name

Thin Lizzy

This is kind of strange, right?

After a very successful two-year run with the current lineup, Thin Lizzy have decided not to release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name.

“Out of respect to Phil Lynott and the legacy he created, we have decided that we should not release a new album under the Thin Lizzy name,” says guitarist Scott Gorham.

I guess that’s fair and makes sense.

“It was a very difficult decision as we put a lot of time and effort into rebuilding the Thin Lizzy brand over recent years. Releasing a new album was the only way to continue this success,” Gorham says.

“We all know how much Phil meant to this band and the fans. We have written 20 songs that we all feel very strongly do the band and Thin Lizzy name credit. We believe Phil would have been proud of them.

“We always knew a new record was a touchy subject with some people and as such really want the quality of these songs to be heard by everyone without any judgment or prejudice. To that end, we have decided not to release these songs under the name Thin Lizzy.

“We want to thank everyone for their support and encouragement over the years and to all our fans. We will release this material soon and you will be hearing some great new music with the classic Thin Lizzy sound intact. We will announce future plans early in the New Year.”

The band’s new name has yet to be revealed.

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Chris Harris is an internationally-published music journalist and writer whose work has appeared on the pages of Rolling Stone, IFC, Revolver, Alternative Press, and Radar. The former news editor for Noisecreep, Harris also served as co-host for the site’s weekly podcast, “Creep Show." Before that, he spent four years writing for MTV News.