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35 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy Release ‘Black Rose: A Rock Legend’

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Thin Lizzy released 'Black Rose: A Rock Legend’' on April 13, 1979.

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‘Limelight’ Vs. ‘Jailbreak’ – March Riff Madness

Thin Lizzy Rush March Riff Madness

 

Rush's 'Limelight' meets Thin Lizzy's 'Jailbreak' in round two of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness.

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‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ vs. ‘Jailbreak’ – March Riff Madness

Thin Lizzy Rolling Stones March Riff Madness

 

The Rolling Stones' ‘(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction’ takes on Thin Lizzy’s ‘Jailbreak’ in round one of Ultimate Classic Rock's March Riff Madness competition.

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Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott to Produce Album by Thin Lizzy Members

Black Star Riders
Black Star Riders

Def Leppard's Joe Elliott will produce the sophomore record by Black Star Riders, a band featuring former members of Thin Lizzy. Elliott previously worked on the 2011 reissue of Thin Lizzy's 1976 classic 'Jailbreak' album. The Def Leppard singer also produced the first two solo albums by Black Star Riders' Ricky Warwick, who joined Thin Lizzy as vocalist in 2010. 

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28 Years Ago: Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott Dies

Phil Lynott

Thin Lizzy's hard-living frontman and bassist Phil Lynott escaped the grips of crushing childhood poverty in Dublin, but ultimately couldn't out run his own demons. He died at 36 from heart failure and pneumonia on Jan. 4, 1986, having been admitted to Salibury Hospital in Wiltshire, England on Christmas Day after "a drink and drug binge" at his home.

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The Eagles Vs. Thin Lizzy – Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame, Round One

Eagles Vs. Thin Lizzy

One of Los Angeles' most representative bands squares off against one of Ireland's least representative groups in the latest round of the Ultimate Classic Rock Hall of Fame.

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Weekend Songs: Thin Lizzy, ‘Emerald’

Thin Lizzy, 'Jailbreak'
Mercury

Classic rock is about heavy hooks, power chords and tight harmonies. But it’s also about letting loose and enjoying the good times. And there’s no better time for that than Friday evening, when we pick up our paycheck, punch out of work and enjoy a couple days of much-needed rest and relaxation.

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Phil Lynott’s Mother Was Robbed on Her Birthday

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Evening Standard, Getty Images

Philomena Lynott, mother of Thin Lizzy's Phil Lynott, turned 83 on Oct. 22 -- and some uninvited guests almost made it a very unhappy birthday.

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30 Years Ago: Phil Lynott Plays His Final Thin Lizzy Show

Phil Lynott
Evening Standard, Getty Images

On Sept. 4, 1983, Phil Lynott gave his final performance with the band he created, the amazing Thin Lizzy. By the start of of the 1980s, things were exceptionally busy for the band. Leader Phil Lynott was married at the start of 1980; he released his debut solo album, 'Solo In Soho,' that spring; became a father that summer, and issued a new Lizzy album, 'Chinatown,' that fall.

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Dave Mustaine Talks Megadeth’s Thin Lizzy Cover

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Megadeth's new 'Super Collider' album found the band recording outside material for the first time since 1988. And they chose wisely, reaching into Thin Lizzy's vaults to cover the band's classic 'Cold Sweat.'

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