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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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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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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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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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Black Star Riders – Limelight 1, Belfast – 15 December 2013

Slightly more than a year ago, the curtain came down on the long and storied career of the mighty Thin Lizzy, when the band played their penultimate gig on Irish soil as they bade farewell to touring and prepared to launch a new identity through which to progress the Lizzy …

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Screaming Eagles – Interview with Adrian

Screaming Eagles – Interview with Adrian

Having grabbed the Northern Ireland scene by the scruff of the neck and given it a jolly good shaking over the past 12 months, Screaming Eagles now seem set to do the same to the rest of the British Isles – and beyond! Last month, they travelled to Glasgow for …

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Trucker Diablo + Attica Rage – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, Northern Ireland – Saturday October 5th 2013

Trucker Diablo + Attica Rage – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill, Northern Ireland – Saturday October 5th 2013

The Diamond Rock Club, buried deep in the County Antrim hills, seems to be the venue of choice for Glaswegian troupe Attica Rage to end up their tours, as this is the second such occasion they’ve chosen the best li’l rock club on the island of Ireland to host their …

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Ricky Warwick interview – July 2013

Ricky Warwick recently played the Underworld in Camden as part of his Unplugged and Dangerous solo tour.  I spoke to him backstage shortly before the gig started to talk to him about the tour, Black Star Riders, and the forthcoming re-releases of the early albums by The Almighty.  You can …

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Ricky Warwick, Acoustic TV & Mark Curran

Ricky Warwick, Acoustic TV & Mark Curran

Tonight at the Underworld was to be an all-acoustic gig, with Thin Lizzy/Black Star Riders frontman Ricky Warwick headlining. First up was American singer Mark Curran.  I caught his band doing a full electric set a few weeks ago supporting Vega at the Barfly and enjoyed their set, so was …

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Tony Wright, Acoustic TV interview – June 2013

We caught up with Tony Wright for a quick interview before he heads off to play at this year’s Download. We find out about last year’s Terrorvision tour, Acoustic TV and his up and coming tour with Ricky Warwick in July. Can you please introduce yourself to the readers.  Hi …

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Black Star Riders – All Hell Breaks Loose

Back in 2002, a guest appearance by Scott Gorham on the title track of ex-Almighty main man Ricky Warwick’s debut solo album “Tattoos and Alibis” may have gone unnoticed by many. To those who took note, there was a notable spark, and a creative seed was sown deep in the …

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Thin Lizzy + Trucker Diablo @ Limelight 1, Belfast – Wednesday December 12th 2012

It’s a discussion which has been held in bar rooms up and down the land – and, indeed, on these very pages: the merits and demerits of what happens after an iconic band loses one of its pivotal members – and particularly someone in turn as iconic as their frontman. …

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Thin Lizzy – Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast – 18 August 2012

The setting for this evening’s unofficial ‘homecoming’ – and Thin Lizzy’s first outdoor festival gig in Belfast – is a man made auditorium, close by the River Lagan, with apartment blocks to the front and side of the stage, the density of which looms over the normally imposing edifice of …

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