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Today sees Ricky Warwick (Black Star Riders, Thin Lizzy, The Almighty) release his first solo record in five years with ‘When Life Was Hard And Fast’. Expect Warwick’s signature grit and soul in a hearty and heartfelt new batch of terrific tunes.

Ricky comments on the release of his new album “This album is a statement of my intent, a love of rock n roll, songwriting and playing from the heart. The only way I know how. I’m so honored I now have the opportunity to share it with all of you!”

Buy the album on various formats, including a 2CD Digipack which includes the bonus covers album ‘Stairwell Troubadour’ (which includes everything from Maiden to Dead Or Alive to Ramones to Britney Spears covers!), now from:



For the process of recording the album, Ricky was joined by Robert Crane (Bass), Xavier Muriel (Drums) and Keith Nelson (Guitar) as well as a number of special guests including Def Leppard’s Joe Elliott, Andy Taylor formerly of Duran Duran, Thunder’s Luke Morley, Dizzy Reed of the mighty Guns ‘N Roses and even Ricky’s daughter Pepper. Keith also produced the new album, having previously worked with Buckcherry, Blackberry Smoke and Alice Cooper. Keith noted that “Ricky is a true Rock-n-Roll soul… he’s got incredible stories to tell and a unique way of telling them. It’s been an honor to be asked to partner and contribute to this record.”

Check out a new video below! “You’re My Rock’N’Roll” is an infectious yet street-wise song that feels like what it means to live for rock, a punk-tinged power anthem that brings to mind working class, scab knuckled hands wiping down the bar to start all over again. It’s the sort of song that would make the Social Distortions and Rose Tattoos of the world proud, a fine tribute to the many faces known and unknown behind the genre’s glory and ongoing legacy.

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Black Star Riders do it right, change Thin Lizzy name

Posted by Morgan Y Evans - Walking Bombs on Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at 7:44 AM (PST)

260Finally a band does it right! Black Star Riders! Crucial vocalist dead, they actually change the name!!! This is the latest line up of Thin Lizzy with their recent singer but…they’ve become a new band. Kudos! Ricky Warwick (The Almighty) sings along with Scott Gorham (Thin Lizzy), Damon Johnson (Alice Cooper, Brother Cane) and Marco Mendoza (Whitesnake, Ted Nugent). Hey, Jerry Only…change the name of your fake Misfits and people might stop the hate!

With all due respect to the awesome William DuVall and Alice In Chains (who sound great), that band still maybe should’ve had a new name. Could just be my opinion but I think some singers are too distinctive. I do strongly disagree that Black Sabbath aren’t as good without Ozzy, as every era of Sabbath has something to offer (though SEVENTH STAR really should’ve been called an Iommi solo album, much as I love Glenn Hughes).But c’mon…no Lizzy without Phil. No Doors without Jim.

Check out the new Black Star Riders song “Bound For Glory” here. It’s rich and full of dueling guitars, working class street vibe and lots of heart. The essence of Lizzy, really. The debut record is out May 28 via Nuclear Blast and is called ALL HELL BREAKS LOOSE (haha, Misfits pop into my head again).

“The BLACK STAR RIDERS record is wholly and completely influenced by THIN LIZZY, by, specifically, the classic line-up of the band between 1974 and 1980,” says Johnson, a southerner, once a member of Alice Cooper’s band along with DeGrasso and leader of the effusively regarded Brother Cane. “That’s the line-up fans gravitated towards the most. It’s that period of time creatively that had the biggest impact, the most staying power. It’s certainly the stuff that changed my life, long before I ever dreamt of meeting Scott Gorham and Brian Downey. So once I joined THIN LIZZY and the discussion of writing came up, obviously I was elated, because it was an open palette.

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