Rocktologist recently conducted an interview with guitarist Scott Gorham (BLACK STAR RIDERS, THIN LIZZY). An excerpt is available below:
Q: Do you see this Black Star Riders lineup as a long term relationship?
Gorham: “Well, I certainly hope so, and I’m sure that the rest of the guys in the band feel the same. It’s taken me a while to get the right people. With Ricky I don’t see anything ever changing; he will always be the front guy, and I truly love Damon Johnson, I love his style and I love his playing, so I don’t see him ever being replaced. You can count this as a permanent set up.”
Q: With Brian Robertson you formed one of the most formidable guitar duos in rock history. How does that make you feel today?
Gorham: “Yes, oviously I feel very good about that. I don’t think that at the time both Brian and I were thinking I those terms. We were just happy playing and trying to get to the next album. But yes, it feels nice that people appreciate what we did and how we did it. It a very cool thing.”
Q: What is your relationship with John Sykes these days?
Gorham: “There is no relationship. We went our separate ways and that was it.”
Go to this location for the complete interview.
Black Star Riders’ tour schedule is as follows:
6 – Aarhus, Denmark – Train
7 – Malmö, Sweden – Kulturbolaget
8 – Göteborg, Sweden – - Sticky Fingers
10 – Stockholm, Sweden – - Debaser
17 – Copenhagen, Denmark – Amager Bio
19 – Köln, Germany – Live Music Hall
22 – Bournemouth, England – O2 Academy
23 – London, England – Shepherds Bush Empire
25 – Bristol, England – O2 Academy
26 – Cambridge, England – Junction
27 – Norwich, England – UEA, Norwich
29 – Pwllheli, Gwynedd, England – Hard Rock Hell
30 – Wolverhampton, England – Wulfrun Hall
1 – Cardiff, England – Solus/University,
2 – Oxford, England – O2 Academy
3 – Liverpool, England – O2 Academy
5 – Inverness, Scotland – Ironworks
6 – Edinburgh, Scotland – Picturehouse,
7 – Newcastle, England – O2 Academy
8 – Leeds, England – O2 Academy
10 – Leamington Spa, England – The Assembly Rooms
12 – Nottingham, England – Rock Cit
13 – Manchester, England – Ritz
14 – Dublin, Ireland – Academy
15 – Belfast, Ireland – Limelight
The band has checked in from the road with updates from their European Tour.
First tour diary:
Second tour diary:
Third tour diary: