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 Post subject: Re: Thin Lizzy news / Black Star Riders
PostPosted: Tue Jun 04, 2013 3:12 pm 
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"All Hell Breaks Loose", the debut album from BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, has entered the U.K. chart at position No. 25. The CD was released on May 28 via Nuclear Blast Entertainment.


I'm not even gettin' my hopes up that Best Buy will have that.


If they knew it was Thin Lizzy, they wouldn't. Somebody who does the ordering may just think it's a young new band because they never heard of them.

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"All Hell Breaks Loose", the debut album from BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 5 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

The "All Hell Breaks Loose" artwork features a painting by Gil Elvgren (March 15, 1914 - February 29, 1980), the legendary U.S. painter best known for his work on pin-up girls, advertising and illustration.

"All Hell Breaks Loose" was recorded and mixed by producer Kevin Shirley (LED ZEPPELIN, IRON MAIDEN, AEROSMITH, RUSH) at his The Cave studios in Malibu, California. Mastering duties were handled by Bob Ludwig (JIMI HENDRIX, RUSH, KISS, LED ZEPPELIN) at Gateway Mastering Studios in Portland, Maine.

The album was released as a standard CD and also as a special-edition digipak featuring a bonus track, "Right To Be Wrong", and a "making-of" DVD.

"All Hell Breaks Loose" track listing:

01. All Hell Breaks Loose
02. Bound For Glory
03. Kingdom Of The Lost
04. Bloodshot
05. Kissin’ The Ground
06. Hey Judas
07. Hoodoo Voodoo
08. Valley Of The Stones
09. Someday Salvation
10. Before The War
11. Blues Ain't So Bad

The artwork ties directly to the origins of the album title. Warwick explains: "I was watching a documentary about World War II bombers and saw the name painted on the side of one of the aircraft. The name just resonated with me and it seem to encapsulate the turmoil that we, as a society, are currently experiencing. The past few years have been such a wild ride and now with the release of the album, it sounded like a bad-ass album title that summed up what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about."

About the single, Warwick states: "'Bound For Glory' — a song for the lost but never lonely, walking tall in the face of everyday adversary. Everyone has a story to tell. Revolution begins in the mirror!!!" Gorham adds: "When it came time to pick one of these songs as a single, we had a really hard time. There are so many really great tracks here and everyone had their favorites. But in the end, we all agreed that 'Bound For Glory' is the perfect choice and represents what BLACK STAR RIDERS is all about."

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"All Hell Breaks Loose", the debut album from BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, has registered the following first-week chart positions:

Sweden: #15
UK: #25
Germany: #29
Finland: #38
Switzerland: #63
Ireland: #64
Wallonia: #107
France: #122
Belgium: #163

"All Hell Breaks Loose" sold around 2,200 copies in the United States in its first week of release. The CD landed at position No. 5 on the Top New Artist Albums (Heatseekers) chart, which lists the best-selling albums by new and developing artists, defined as those who have never appeared in the Top 100 of The Billboard 200.

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Chris MacDermott of The Aquarian Weekly recently conducted an interview with BLACK STAR RIDERS and THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals) and Damon Johnson (guitar). A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below.

The Aquarian Weekly: As a huge THIN LIZZY fan, I have to say that I really appreciate the fact that you decided to change the name of the band for this album. It made me more inclined to listen to it under the name BLACK STAR RIDERS than if it came out as THIN LIZZY. It must have been a difficult decision.

Ricky Warwick: We had every intention of putting it out under the name THIN LIZZY. We got the green light from Scott [Gorham, guitar] about a year ago that it was time to start writing. As musicians and artists, that's what we're put on this earth to do. So Scott says, "Let's do this. Let's write some new stuff and see how it goes." Damon and I already knew this day was coming so we'd been beavering away behind the scenes. We brought them into the guys and they really loved them. We had seven songs demoed as THIN LIZZY and set a recording date. As it started getting closer and closer, you could tell Scott and Brian [Downey] were a little uncomfortable. The rest of us were, too. Personally, I would wake up one morning and go, "I wanna do a new THIN LIZZY record! We're part of the legacy. It's gonna be great!" The next morning I'd wake up and go, "We shouldn't be doing this. It's not right, it's a step too far." Finally, Scott and Brian came in and said, "Look guys, we've been wrestling with this. We don't feel we should do this under the name THIN LIZZY. We should just let history be history." It was a hard decision to make because we were torn. At that point, Brian said, "You guys should definitely make this record but I don't want to be part of it. We're already doing 120 shows a year, I don't want to do 200 shows a year. I just want to be at home a little bit more and be with my family." And Darren [Wharton] was feeling the same way. He's been working on a movie for the last five years that he's producing. The four of us — myself, Damon, Marco and Scotty — we're road dogs. We'll die on the stage with our boots on. You give us 250 shows a year and we're happy. So we split, but with lots of love. We put THIN LIZZY on ice for the time being, but needed to come up with a band name and forge ahead. We got Jimmy DeGrasso in on drums and BLACK STAR RIDERS was born.

The Aquarian Weekly: What kind of input did [producer] Kevin Shirley have?

Ricky Warwick: Massive.

Damon Johnson: Kevin came in as a THIN LIZZY fan as well, which made it the perfect fit. He was committed to making it a classic rock record. And the only way you can make a classic rock record in 2013 is to put the band in one room, mic up everything and hit record. I'm sorry, but bands don't do that now. Everything is to a click track. They lay the drums down first and then they start putting stuff on top of it. That's all cool, man. My kids have grown up listening to those kinds of records and they dig it. But you know and I know that "Fireball" and "Jailbreak" and "British Steel" and "Number Of The Beast" gets you off way more than any of these new records and that's the reason why. Look, I'm not gonna sit here and say we didn't use Pro Tools — of course we did. It makes life so much easier.

The Aquarian Weekly: You've been playing so long you've earned the right to use Pro Tools.

Ricky Warwick: The overdubs were minimal. Just some lead guitars and backing vocals. All the lead vocals were done with the live takes. I was terrified. I said to Kevin, "So we're going to do vocals for a couple of days at the end, right?" And he'd go, "No, I got it." And he had! I'm the happiest I've ever been with vocals on an album I've ever made in my whole life.

Damon Johnson: Ricky relaxed immediately. He had his whole vibe going in there, with candles burning and the lights down. I had him in my headphones and he was killin' it. I knew it was going to be great.

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"Hey Judas", the new video from BLACK STAR RIDERS, the new band formed by THIN LIZZY alumni Ricky Warwick (guitar, vocals), Damon Johnson (guitar), Scott Gorham (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass) with new addition Jimmy DeGrasso (ALICE COOPER, MEGADETH, DAVID LEE ROTH, SUICIDAL TENDENCIES) on drums, can be seen below. The clip was filmed on May 27 with Northern Irish photographer, music? video director and typographical designer Mark Hylands at The Marshall Theatre in Milton Keynes.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=pl ... UFhANBJPwY

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I've got this one in the queue at Amazon, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Between the concert tix I've been buying for me and my new concert accomplice and my usual stream of tunes, my Visa has been smoldering hot all summer.


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I've got this one in the queue at Amazon, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Between the concert tix I've been buying for me and my new concert accomplice and my usual stream of tunes, my Visa has been smoldering hot all summer.


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Get it ..it's one good cd.

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RockHard wrote:
I've got this one in the queue at Amazon, but haven't pulled the trigger yet. Between the concert tix I've been buying for me and my new concert accomplice and my usual stream of tunes, my Visa has been smoldering hot all summer.


:BB Cold Sweat


Get it ..it's one good cd.


Good enough for me, Napster. Ordered. :B

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"Don't get cute... Don't get funny now... It's later than you think..."
~ Greg Kihn


"As we celebrate mediocrity... all the boys upstairs wanna see...
How much you'll pay... for what you used to get for free..."

~ Tom Petty


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"I think you'd better ask yourself... before you criticize me...
Are you a victim of the System... or the Powers-That-Be?
If there was nothing to gain... would you do it for free?"

~ Sammy Hagar


"I was glad to come... I'll be sad to go... So while I'm here... I'll have me a real good time..."
~ Rod Stewart (The Faces)


"The earth can shake... The sky come down... The mountains all... fall to the ground...
But I will fear... none of these things... Shelter me, Lord... underneath your wings..."

~ Buddy Miller


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