THIN LIZZY MOVES TO STOP BIOPIC OF PHIL LYNOTT:
November 30, 2008
Members of Thin Lizzy have moved to stop a biopic of late frontman Phil Lynott. Guitarist Scott Gorham told the director that he would not receive the group’s approval until their was a complete rewrite of the script.
“It’s an ongoing saga because when we looked at the script, it was full of truths and half-truths and Hollywood’s take on Phil’s life was all about drugs.
“Of course there were drugs – that’s the sensational side of Thin Lizzy – but when the movie absolutely centred on that it became a problem.
“We want to veer people towards the music of Phillo and Thin Lizzy because he was a remarkable songwriter, musician and performer.
“There was a lot more to Phil and the band than just taking drugs. It irritates me that the personal stuff overshadows the musical legacy. You only get one shot at getting a movie right. We won’t give it the green light until everyone is happy.”
Courtesy of collectingvinylrecords.blogspot.com