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Backyard Babies – Announce UK Tour In 2017 Supporting Black Star Riders

BACKYARD BABIES   UK TOUR DATES ANNOUNCED IN MARCH 2017 SUPPORTING BLACK STAR RIDERS “returning after a five year hiatus … doing what they do best – kick ass, straight-up rock ‘n’ roll songs, flecked with punk attitude and sleaze rock swagger” (Vive Le Rock). Backyard Babies returned to the …

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Damon Johnson – Announces Solo EP “Echo” Out On 27th May 2016

Damon Johnson – Announces Solo EP “Echo” Out On 27th May 2016 Damon Johnson (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, Alice Cooper, Brother Cane) is pleased to announce his first solo electric project with the ‘Echo’ EP, to be released in May 2016. Recorded throughout 2015, the 5 track EP sees …

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Ricky Warwick – PlanetMosh Exclusive

Northern Ireland-born Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick certainly believes in keeping busy.  In 2015 he released no less than three PledgeMusic-funded solo albums, and toured virtually non-stop in support of BSR’s own second album, ‘The Killer Instinct’.  In between this, he also undertook a UK tour with band mate, …

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Ricky Warwick – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 2 January 2016

A little more than three months after he last graced this same stage – then accompanied by his Black Star Riders bandmate Damon Johnson – Ricky Warwick returned to one of his favourite haunts for this special New Year show.  In fact, Warwick had forsaken the somewhat sunnier climes of …

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Black Star Riders – UK Headline Shows in Wolverhampton and London

Black Star Riders are set to cap a hugely successful 2015 with two headline shows in the UK in December 2015. These shows are in addition their guest slot on the fast selling Def Leppard/Whitesnake double bill in the same month. The headline dates are as follows Fri 11th December …

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Black Star Riders Damon & Scott on pre-show rituals and playing live

Black Star Riders are set to cap a hugely successful 2015 with two headline shows in the UK in December 2015. These shows are in addition to their guest slot on the fast selling Def Leppard/Whitesnake double bill in the same month. In celebration of the band hitting the road, …

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Black Star Riders – Planet Rock Presents BLACK STAR RIDERS UK Christmas Shows December 2015

Planet Rock Presents BLACK STAR RIDERS UK Christmas Shows December 2015 Black Star Riders are set to cap a hugely successful 2015 with two headline shows in the UK in December 2015. These shows are in addition their guest slot on the fast selling Def Leppard/Whitesnake double bill in the same month. …

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Ricky Warwick and Damon Johnson – Ahoghill, Diamond Rock Club – 26 September 2015

There are rock stars.  And then there are rock stars.  There are those with an anally-retentive sense of their own self-generated importance, who are content to ride around in limos and play hundreds of miles from their nearest fans in fields as big as their egos.  And then there are those …

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Ricky Warwick to release two solo albums

Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick is to release two solo albums early in 2016. ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy Mitchell Sang The Blues)’ and the acoustic album ‘Hearts on Trees’ were originally recorded and released via PledgeMusic at the end of 2014.  Now, they will be repackaged and …

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Download 2015: Day 2, 13/06/15

Download 2012’s horrendous weather had led to the year being described as ‘Drownload’, and as Saturday morning breaks it seems likely that this would head the same way; the rain isn’t as heavy but it’s no less relentless. That being said, the arena is open with time to spare before the …

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Black Star Riders – Download Festival, 13/06/15

I had the wonderful opportunity to talk to Damon and Robbie from Black Star Riders at Download Festival this year, from their last minute debut at Download 2013 to the future of the band and the million dollar question – will we ever see Thin Lizzy again?  

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Ricky Warwick – Lemmy Sings Summertime Blues with Ricky

Lemmy Sings Summertime Blues with Ricky In 2014, Black Star Riders/Thin Lizzy vocalist Ricky Warwick decided to record two new solo records, funded through the popular Pledgemusic crowd funding system.  The results are two fan and critically acclaimed releases, ‘Hearts on Tree’ and ‘When Patsy Cline Was Crazy (And Guy …

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Black Star Riders – Acoustic Show at PMT, Manchester: 13th March 2015

I’ve been very lucky recently, in that last month a friend won tickets to see Thunder play an acoustic show at PMT (which stands for Professional Musical Technology) store in Manchester and then only last week another friend, Arwel, won tickets for the Black Star Riders acoustic show at the …

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Ricky Warwick, Black Star Riders interview

I spoke to Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick ahead of their album release and upcoming tour which kicks off in Dublin on 2nd March. The new Black Star Riders album, “The Killer Instinct” comes out on Monday. How do you think the album compares to the first one (All …

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Joey Tempest, Europe interview – 13th February 2015

I spoke to Joey Tempest, lead singer of Europe ahead of the release of their new album, “War of Kings” and their tour with Black Star Riders that will see Europe play Ireland for the first time in twenty-five years. Your new album, War of Kings is due to be …

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Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct (Second Opinion)

Internationally acclaimed music legends Black Star Riders‘s ten track “second album, The Killer Instinct, is released via Nuclear Blast. Produced by Nick Raskulinecz (Foo Fighters, Mastodon, Rush), The Killer Instinct is hard rock in the classic tradition.” In 2012, the band was formed, and contains three former members of Thin Lizzy: …

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Black Star Riders – The Killer Instinct (First Opinion)

When Damon Johnson and Ricky Warwick were writing their previous album, All Hell Breaks Loose, they were unsure whether it was going to be a Thin Lizzy album or something else, something that rose from the ashes of Lizzy.  This time around, and with a couple of years of playing as Black Star …

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Black Star Riders – Ricky Warwick discusses the first five tracks on new album ‘The Killer Instinct’

Black Star Riders – Ricky Warwick Discusses the First Five Tracks on ‘The Killer Instinct’ BLACK STAR RIDERS are set to release their forthcoming album The Killer Instinct on the 23rd of February and in anticipation of the release, frontman Ricky Warwick sat down to discuss each of the new tracks. The first part …

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Download Festival adds 23 bands to bill!

The first Download announcement of 2015 is upon us – and what a stellar bill it’s turning out to be! Andrew WK, In Flames, Testament, We Are Harlot and L7 lead the latest addition to the bill which also includes Black Star Riders, Thunder,  former KISS guitarist Ace Frehley and the recently reformed The Ghost …

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