Guitarist Scott Gorham feels Black Star Riders in no danger to carry on without him
After the big news from the Black Star Riders camp two days ago that the group would be continuing without its founder and guitarist Scott Gorham, the latter posted a message on his Facebook page today to provide his perspective and lay to rest any speculation about his health. Black Star Riders will be continuing as a four-piece band consisting of lead vocalist / guitarist Ricky Warwick, bassist Robbie Crane, guitarist Christian Martucci and drummer Zak St. John.
The following message was posted on the 70 year old Gorham‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“As you all are now aware, I have decided to leave Black Star Riders to concentrate on putting Thin Lizzy on the road again next year (which will include Ricky Warwick). Leaving a close-knit working environment, shared with good friends over 8 years is never easy, but I felt that the time was right, especially knowing that Ricky and the band and how great they are, would be in no danger at all to carry on without me. I am certain that they will build on past successes and I look forward to listening to their new album.
I wanted to take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of our fans for your fantastic support over the years, we always had a blast touring and being able to shake hands with so many of you in person. Thank you also to all the well-wishers who have posted such great comments on the web – it was very much appreciated. There has been some speculation regarding the state of my health, so I’d like to let you all know that I am very well, having had the 2 covid jabs and getting my flu shot tomorrow and trying to improve my game of golf, which has gone south recently… unfortunately.
Regarding Thin Lizzy concerts in 2022 – this is currently in the planning stages and I will make sure to let you know of our progress regarding line-ups and dates.
Once again, I miss you all and thank you all and hopefully see you all very soon.
Alright then… who’s buying?!”