Scott Gorham’s book, co-written with journalist Harry Doherty, traces the history of Thin Lizzy back to Dublin, Ireland, in 1969 when childhood friends Phil Lynott and Brian Downey were approached by Eric Wrixon and Eric Bell, two former members of Van Morrison’s band Them.
The book goes into the arrivals and departures of Thin Lizzy alumni Gary Moore, Brian Robertson and Gorham, as well as Bell, who left the band in the middle of a concert. Publishers Omnibus Press say the book “includes stories of the band on the road, the drink and drugs and how the years of partying, drug-taking and non stop touring eventually took its toll on not only the band members but on their families,” as well as the death of frontman Lynott and the band’s legacy following his passing.
The current Thin Lizzy lineup recently began recording their first album of new material in almost 30 years. Tentatively scheduled for release in 2013, the recording will be Thin LIzzy’s first album since 1983’s Thunder and Lightning, and their first without Lynott.