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Thin Lizzy are an Irish hard rock band formed in Dublin in 1969. Their music reflects a wide range of influences, including blues, soul music, psychedelic rock and traditional Irish folk music, but is generally classified as hard rock or sometimes heavy metal.

Two of the founding members, drummer Brian Downey and bass guitarist, lead vocalist and principal songwriter Phil Lynott, met while still in school. Lynott led the group throughout their recording career of twelve studio albums, writing most of the material. The singles “Whiskey in the Jar” (a traditional Irish ballad), “The Boys Are Back in Town” and “Waiting for an Alibi” were international hits. After Lynott’s death in 1986, various incarnations of the band emerged over the years based initially around guitarists Scott Gorham and John Sykes, though Sykes left the band in 2009. Gorham later continued with a new line-up including Downey. In 2012, Gorham and Downey decided against recording new material as Thin Lizzy so a new band, Black Star Riders, was formed to tour and produce new releases, such as their debut album All Hell Breaks Loose. Thin Lizzy have since reunited for occasional concerts.

Both Greg and Perry from Falcon are fans of Thin Lizzy. Cirith Ungol has done a couple of Lizzy covers – Gonna Creep Up On You,ย Return Of The Farmerโ€™s Son,ย Vagabonds Of The Western World. While the song On The Slab by Falcon is dedicated to the late Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy.

Night Demon had the song The Sun Goes Down on the compilation album Year of the Demon (May 2020).

Frost and Fireland, Rob talking about Brian Downey’s ALIVE AND DANGEROUS, he was member of Thin Lizzy

Dark Parade (2024): “THANKS TO ALL OF THE GREAT BANDS WE PLAYED WITH LAST YEAR! THANKS TO SVT … BRIAN DOWNEYโ€™S LIVE AND DANGEROUS …”

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