Thin Lizzy

Irish rockers Thin Lizzy are getting ready to record their first album in almost 30 years. It will be the band's first album without late lead-singer and bassist Phil Lynott, who passed away in 1986 only 36 years old.

The album will be produced Kevin Shirley, the man behind the console of almost all of Joe Bonamassa's albums, as well as the three Black Country Communion albums. Recording is likely to start next month. Guitarist Scott Gorham told about the upcoming sessions: "I'll be going out to Los Angeles at the end of the month to work on some songs with [guitarist] Damon [Johnson] and then I think we will start recording in October in our producer Kevin Shirley's studio."

The only remaining founding member is drummer Brian Downey. Aside from Downey, Johnson, and Gorham the band consist of vocalist Ricky Warwick, keyboardist Darren Wharton and bassist Marco Mendoza.

Gorham also talked enthusiastically to HotPress about his upcoming book release The Boys Are Back In Town: "I went to see the layout a couple of days ago and it looks great, it will be in my opinion the best Thin Lizzy book that has been out there."

The book is set for release on November 16.