PHIL LYNOTT Of Thin Lizzy Subject Of New Documentary

Members of Metallica, U2, others, to participate in project

January 23, 2019

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Although singer, songwriter, musician, PHIL LYNOTT (of Thin Lizzy fame) died more than 30 years ago in 1986, he has remained popular in the Rock & Roll pantheon, and now, plans have been announced for a new documentary film about the influential rocker. According to the ScreenDaily publication, the new Rock-Doc, 'Phil Lynott: Songs for While I’m Away' (directed by award-winning Irish filmaker, Emer Reynolds),"will trace how a young black boy from working class 1950s Dublin became one of Ireland’s greatest rock stars as the lead singer of Thin Lizzy. Born in Birmingham to a Brazilian father and an Irish mother, he moved to Dublin as a teenager. He died aged just 36 in 1986."  Contributing artists to the film include James Hetfield of Metallica, who in a 2011 interview shared his ability to identify with Lynott's lyrics, especially those that deal with addiction, having been down that road himself...Hetfield mentioned that, "For me, going through the struggle with alcohol and addiction in general, just going back and listening to his lyrics, it’s like, ‘Wow, I know what he’s talking about now.’ I love that.” Other musicians reported to be taking part in the project include Adam Clayton of U2, members of Thin Lizzy, Suzi Quatro, and Huey Lewis. No completion or release date have yet been provided... Rock ON, Phil Lynott!