Thin Lizzy guitarist Scott Gorham explains why he left Black Star Riders
Long-time Thin Lizzy and former Black Star Riders guitarist Scott Gorham was recently interviewed by The Hooks Rocks podcast.
Back in September 2021, Gorham announced that he was leaving Black Star Riders after four studio albums — All Hell Breaks Loose (2013), The Killer Instinct (2015), Heavy Fire (2017) and Another State of Grace (2019) — with the band. Gorham stated the following on The Hooks Rocks podcast about leaving Black Star Riders (as provided by The Hooks Rocks podcast):
“Well, I can’t and I won’t get on a plane right now, for God‘s sake. We got this thing raging around all of us. It’s kind of impossible. And I was out of it. I did not want to do an album by Zoom. I just didn’t even want to contemplate that. Right. Plus, I did want to start concentrating on Thin Lizzy to get out there and show people these really great songs that we did. Right. So I thought it would be unfair to try to really put 100% concentration and effort into one and then the other is kind of flailing there on the side there. So I thought, well, I’ve done four albums with Black Star Riders, and I love them and I love the guys. I think I’ve proved the point with Black Star Riders. Now it’s time to concentrate a little bit more on Thin Lizzy and see what we can do, because there are so many really great musicians who want to be in this band called Thin Lizzy.”