Guitarist & songwriter Scott Gorham spoke with journalist Tony Conley of Rock Guitar Daily prior to BLACK STAR RIDERS’ recent performance in Sacramento, California. The conversation covered the debut release All Hell Breaks Loose, rhythm guitar playing, Gorham’s current & former gear & band mates, Thin Lizzy, and of course, the band’s new album.
“We’re just trying out wings out here in America to see how the BLACK STAR RIDERS name goes down,” shared Gorham. “That’s why you come out here and do these things. [Y]ou have to get out there and take some hard knocks. It’s a big country. I think we kind of have a point to prove here. We want to get away from the twelve day [recording process] thing, just to see what we can do given the chance to go in and make a proper album – the way we were used to making albums, right? . . . I’ve got a fair few things that I’ve been working on for the last few months. Riffs, chord patterns and all of that. So yeah, we’ll be ready by the time we get in [the studio].”
“It was especially worth noting,” writes Conley, “that I stood almost directly in front of Gorham at the show, and when he made a point with his playing or something someone in the band did that proved a point he had made earlier, he’d give me a glance that said both, ‘See?’ and ‘Did you get that? That’s what I was talking about.’ His hard work, efforts, and his striving to still up his game at 63 are inspiring.”
Read the entire interview here: http://rockguitardaily.blogspot.com/2014/06/scott-gorham-still-proving-it-rock.html.
Be sure to check out Tony Conley’s live review of BSR’s Sacramento show here: http://www.metaltalk.net/columns/20107213.php
BLACK STAR RIDERS just played the Republic of Texas Biker Rally in Austin, Texas and have nine remaining shows on their inaugural tour of the U.S., which include:
6/13/14 Chameleon Room – Oklahoma City, OK
6/14/14 Varsity Theater – Baton Rouge, LA
6/15/14 Workplay Theatre – Birmingham, AL
6/17/14 BB Kings – New York, NY
6/18/14 Toads Place – New Haven, CT
6/19/14 The Chance – Poughkeepsie, NY
6/20/14 Theatre of Living Arts – Philadelphia, PA
6/21/14 Chameleon Club – Lancaster, PA
6/22/14 State Theatre – Falls Church, VA
(Click on venue name for pre-sale ticket link.)
BLACK STAR RIDERS videos include:
· “Kingdom Of The Lost (official) – http://youtu.be/–N4ISYI-4c
· “Kingdom Of The Lost” (lyric video) – http://youtu.be/OEWPbi3Jtm4
· “Hey Judas” (official) – http://youtu.be/sUFhANBJPwY
· “Bound For Glory” (lyric video) – http://youtu.be/kq6Z6C3ipMk
This fall, BLACK STAR RIDERS will enter the studio in Dublin, Ireland to start recording their sophomore album, which will be produced by DEF LEPPARD frontman Joe Elliott and engineered by Ronan McHugh (DEF LEPPARD).