SONGFACTS INTERVIEWS SCOTT GORHAM OF BSR
Journalist Greg Prato of SongFacts.com recently interviewed BLACK STAR RIDERS guitarist Scott Gorham about the band’s debut album All Hell Breaks Loose, guitarist/songwriter/lyricist Stevie Ray Vaughn, and touring plans for North America. About the new album, Gorham shares: “[I]t's totally different recording a BSR album to any Thin Lizzy album that I've ever done. One of the main differences was in the time that we didn't take to do it. This was literally twelve songs in twelve days. No kidding. And that's because that's how Kevin Shirley likes to work. He doesn't like to sit there and put the microscope on this note or that note or this passage or this guitar tone. So it was kind of a pressurized situation. It was really a fun thing to do it that way. I'm not sure that any of us are going to do it that way again, but he did catch a lot of what we were all about on stage, especially for the last year and a half. He got some good stuff. Songfacts: Something I was impressed with, especially with the first single, "Bound For Glory," was how successfully the band was able to recreate the vintage Thin Lizzy vibe. Scott: Yeah. I think a lot of that was because we had just come off of basically three years of heavy Thin Lizzy touring. So obviously that's going to rub off somewhere along the lines onto the next thing you're going to do. So I don't think it was on purpose that it panned out that way. It's just there were a lot of subliminal things that were going on and it just kind of turned out that way. Read the entire SongFacts interview here: http://www.songfacts.com/blog/interviews/scott_gorham_of_thin_lizzy_and_black_star_riders/ All Hell Breaks Loose was released yesterday in North America. Classic Rock magazine is currently streaming the album in its entirety at this location: http://bit.ly/BSRAHBL Visit the BLACK STAR RIDERS landing page for exclusive bundles and the iTunes purchase link: http://bit.ly/BSR-AHBL The BSR line-up features THIN LIZZY members Ricky Warwick (The Almighty), Damon Johnson (Alice Cooper / Brother Cane), Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy / 21 Guns) and Marco Mendoza (Ted Nugent / Whitesnake / Blue Murder) together with drummer Jimmy DeGrasso (Alice Cooper / Megadeth). Produced & mixed by the legendary Kevin Shirley (Led Zeppelin, Iron Maiden, Aerosmith, Rush), this first studio album features cover artwork by Gil Elvgren - the most renowned pin-up artist in the history of American Illustration.