Scott Gorham leaves Black Star Riders to focus on Thin Lizzy

Scott Gorham performing live with Black Star Riders
(Image credit: Mike Lewis Photography/Redferns via Getty)

Scott Gorham has quit Black Star Riders in order to focus on his recording and touring commitments with Thin Lizzy, it has been announced.

The departure was confirmed in a statement published to the band's social media, which revealed that the prospects of a heavy touring and hectic recording schedule were among the factors that encouraged the electric guitar player’s decision.

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Matt Owen
Senior Staff Writer,

Matt is a Senior Staff Writer, writing for Guitar World, Guitarist and Total Guitar. He has a Masters in the guitar, a degree in history, and has spent the last 16 years playing everything from blues and jazz to indie and pop. When he’s not combining his passion for writing and music during his day job, Matt records for a number of UK-based bands and songwriters as a session musician.