John Sykes leaves Thin Lizzy and the band cancel Sonisphere appearance


Frontman John Sykes has parted ways with classic Rockers Thin Lizzy. The band’s management confirmed the split to Blabbermouth. This leaves long-serving guitarist Scott Gorham as the only member to have featured in the band during Lizzy’s original tenure fronted by Phil Lynott, as Sykes played guitar on the band’s final studio album and two live albums during their “classic” era.

Gorham has made a statement on the matter:

It’s been a very tough time of late for myself and the band, firstly with drummer Tommy Aldridge‘s injury and now the subsequent decision for John and the rest of the group to go their separate ways. I can only apologize to everyone who has supported us over the years, but we will be back up to full speed soon.”

Gorham intends to outline the group’s future plans soon. Thin Lizzy have postponed all future live dates, and will be unable to play the Sonisphere Festival in the UK in August.


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