This thread is now officially obsolete and should be re-titled "Thin Lizzy breaks up... and reforms - again!" (David - possible?), since Scott Gorham together with Brian Downey (founding member of Thin Lizzy), Darren Wharton, Vivian Campbell, Marco Mendoza and Ricky Warwick has formed a new band called....
Read all about it in the latest issue of Classic Rock, or HERE.
I recently had the pleasure to meet and chat with Marco Mendoza after a very intimate solo show here in Vienna and he mentioned that loads of Promotion (Press, TV etc.) has already been prepared for the launch of the new line-up. This is a tribute to Phil Lynott, and all about bringing his music to a big audience in a big way, not the kind of show that John Sykes had put on which lacked support from a major record company etc.
Universal Music are preparing (deluxe) reissues of the Thin Lizzy catalogue starting in the autumn.
As usual, the fan base is VERY divided, especially because the new management has booked a show on January 4th in Dublin against the traditional (in its 25th year!) 'Vibe for Philo'. A very unpopular decision.
Besides Lizzy without Lynott will never be Lizzy. In my opinion this could still be a very cool act, and I'm looking forward to seeing what the fuss is all about. Should be great.
And mind you - I don't mind the backlist being reissued - the Mercury remasters were a shame!