Tag Archives: Black Star Riders

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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The Amorettes – Hard Rock Hell, 15/11/2014

It’s always a pleasure to chat to Scotland’s fiestiest female rockers, The Amorettes, and we at PM didn’t really need an excuse to sit down for a good old-fashioned chinwag following another raucous performance at this year’s Hard Rock Hell, and discuss progress on their debut album and their forthcoming …

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EUROPE signs with UDR Records

Swedish rock group Europe have signed with German-based UDR Records for the release of their as-yet-untitled forthcoming album in early 2015. The recording commences this month in Stockholm. Europe’s front man Joey Tempest “We’re really excited to be working with the people at UDR.  A very credible label and I …

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Classic Rock Tour presents – Legends Of Rock The Original Festival next month!

This year Legends of Rock The Originals will be headlined by none other than Black Star Riders. The band will be performing songs from their recent acclaimed album ‘All Hell Breaks Loose’ alongside classic Thin Lizzy tracks. Classic Rock Tours have been putting on festivals since 2005 which have attracted …

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BLACK STAR RIDERS announce new Producer for Second Studio Album

2014 has already been a landmark year for the Black Star Riders.  They have already taken their critically and fan acclaimed live show on the road and stormed the stages of the United States and Japan for their first tours of both of those countries.  The reaction has been nothing …

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Steelhouse Festival (Day One) – Ebbw Vale, 19/07/2014

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Over the past four years, the Steelhouse Festival – held on top of a mountain on the edge of the breathtakingly beautiful Brecon Beacons – has established a reputation not only for the quality of its line-up but also for being one of the best value-for-money and most family-friendly events …

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Steelhouse Festival announces ‘early bird’ deal for 2015

Steelhouse 2015 Poster

Following on from last weekend’s event, organizers of the Steelhouse Festival have announced that early bird prices will be frozen at this year’s price of £55 for the first 500 bookings. The fifth anniversary edition of the festival, which takes place at Hafod-Y-Dafal Farm, just outside Ebbw Vale in southern …

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Skarlett Riot interview

Skarlett Riot

As part of our continuing build up to this weekend’s fourth annual Steelhouse Festival, PlanetMosh chatted with the beautiful Skarlett from Skarlett Riot about the event and her band: Skarlett Riot play Steelhouse on Saturday (June 19), alongside Black Star Riders, Sebastian Bach, Electric Boys, The Graveltones, Tax The Heat, …

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Tax The Heat interview

Tax The Heat

As part of our continuing build up to this weekend’s Steelhouse Festival, PlanetMosh grabs a chat with Jack Taylor, drummer with Bristol’s Tax The Heat, who’ll be popping over the Severn on Saturday to appear alongside the likes of the Black Star Riders, Sebastian Bach and Buffalo Summer. We started …

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Europe – Interview with Joey Tempest

Joey Tempest of Europe

Europe headline the second night of the fourth annual Steelhouse Festival, being staged just outside Ebbw Vale in south Wales, on Sunday July 20.   As part of our build-up to the event, PlanetMosh put in an early morning call to frontman Joey Tempest to discuss the gig – which …

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