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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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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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Dare – Belfast, Limelight 2 16/05/2014

Dare - Darren Wharton - Live in Belfast

Over the past three decades or so, Darren Wharton has been a regular visitor to these shores, both as a member of Thin Lizzy – into whose ranks he was recruited, at the tender age of 17, by the late, great Phil Lynott, and with whom he remained until the …

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Dare – Interview with Darren Wharton

Dare - Darren Wharton

Perhaps best known to a certain generation as the keyboard player with Irish brawl ‘n’ roll legends Thin Lizzy, Darren Wharton simultaneously has pursued a successful career with his own band Dare. With his commitments to what many may argue as being the “tribute” version of Lizzy, Wharton has had …

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Neal Schon – So U

Most fans of rock and roll have heard of arena-rock sensation Journey, and this is where they’ll realize they’re familiar with guitarist Neal Schon already. What they may not be aware of is that Schon has a vibrant career as a solo artist as well. So U is Schon’s latest …

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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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The Dead Daisies – ‘The Dead Daisies’

The Dead Daisies - Artwork

Any band boasting a pedigree that includes iconic acts such as The Rolling Stones, Guns N Roses, Thin Lizzy, The Cult and even INXS in its history inevitably has a helluva set of footsteps in which to follow, never mind a pretty impressive heritage to recall… Based around vocalist Jon …

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Argus at Voodoo, Belfast – Sunday 13 October 2013

While I’ve often bemoaned poor attendances at gigs on ‘school nights’, it always pleasing to see some shows buck the trend, as it were, and so it is a genuine pleasure to be able to report, right at the outset, that, despite it being a Sunday, there was a very …

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Bullet For My Valentine + Bring Me The Horizon + Gojira – Belsonic, Custom House Square, Belfast – August 21, 2013

Belsonic is what is referred to in modern parlance as a “boutique” festival:  taking place in Belfast’s Custom House Square, a man made auditorium, close by the River Lagan, with apartment blocks to the front and one side of the stage, and the imposing edifice of the Custom House from which …

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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 – Marshall amplification theatre, Milton Keynes – 30th May 2013

Tonight’s gig was to be a very special one.  Firstly it’s being held at a site that is very special to rock and heavy metal – the headquarters of Marshall amplification , in a theatre they have just behind the factory that makes the iconic amps.  Secondly tonight is the …

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Black Star Riders debut concert photos

Black Star Riders are the new evolution of Thin Lizzy with almost the same lineup, but releasing new material rather than just touring the classic Thin Lizzy material.  On 30th May they played their first ever gig.  It was held at the headquarters of Marshall Amplification and just a few …

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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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Trucker Diablo – Diamond Rock Club, Ahoghill – Saturday May 18th 2013

I cannot be the only one struck by the irony of the coincidence… just days before Black Star Riders – basically, Thin Lizzy with a bit of makeover – release their much-vaunted but ultimately disappointing ‘debut’ opus, the one band acclaimed by many as the natural heirs to the crown …

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Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake/Burning Rain) – Interview

Doug Aldrich is best known as part of the twin guitar attack in Whitesnake.  But, before he hooked up with David Coverdale – and, indeed, Ronnie James Dio before him – he played in a number of successful bands, including Lion and Burning Rain.  The latter outfit released two highly …

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