Thin Lizzy

Not in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame

Eligible since: 1996 (The 1997 Induction Ceremony)

Previously Considered? No  what's this?


Inducted into Rock Hall Projected in 2013 (ranked #241) .


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Thin Lizzy has always been an under-rated band. It's surprising to notice how many of todays musicians list them as influences. I'll bet they get in at some point.

Posted by AZ Dave on Friday, 08.18.06 @ 22:37pm


nothing we have not heard before, death doesnt make you good

Posted by phil on Monday, 03.12.07 @ 21:32pm


LOL.....geezus phil,you are as knowledgable as the morons on the board of the hall...

Posted by rick on Sunday, 05.27.07 @ 23:29pm


wow combine broing riffs with an unoriginal stage presence and you get thin lizzy

Posted by liam on Friday, 09.7.07 @ 16:45pm


wow combine broing riffs with an unoriginal stage presence and you get thin lizzy

Liam - did you ever see Thin Lizzy live?

Posted by Dameon on Wednesday, 01.2.08 @ 18:04pm


I don't remember ever having typed that, and I wouldn't do. I'm not really very aware of Thin Lizzy, to be honest, and I wouldn't claim to be.

And no, I have never seen Thin Lizzy live, even though I didn't post that ;)

Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 08:58am


Liam - are you saying that someone is posting comments uder your name? Because it says that on 9/07/07, Liam commented on Thin Lizzy. This would be my worst cyber nightmare - two of you
;-(

For the record, having seen Thin Lizzy more years ago than I can remember, their harmonizing guitar leads as well as the dueling guitar leads were out of this world. And I have seen interviews with various Hard Rock acts that have named T.L. as an influence.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 12:54pm


"This would be my worst cyber nightmare.." -dameon

I have woken up screaming from worse, Dameon.

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 13:37pm


Please don't share Shawn. Just the thought of two Liams here is enough to make me cry out for a few tuinals just to ease the pain.


Liam - No offense intended!

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 14:07pm


"Liam - No offense intended!"

None taken!

Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 14:11pm


"Liam - No offense intended!" -D

"None taken!" -L

I'm sure even our UK mate would agree that a room can only handle one soccer hooligan at a time, lest it be ransacked.

Posted by shawn on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 14:47pm


What's that, shawn, I didn't hear - too busy watching a FOOTBALL match!!!

;D

Posted by liam on Thursday, 01.3.08 @ 14:49pm


I think Thin Lizzy should be elected to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame.
they were fronted By the great Phil Lynott from 1970-1983.
They were fantastic live and had afabulous13 albums and many coolsongs.
They had many excellent lead guitarists Eric Bell, Scott Gorham 1974- 1983, Brian Robertson, Gary Moore, Snowy White and Darren Wharton.
Brian Downey was an incredible drummer.
Thin Lizzy influenced Metalicca, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, The Darkness, U2 and smashing Pumpkins.
It is time they are elected

Posted by Rowan on Saturday, 01.5.08 @ 14:00pm


Thin Lizzy... a sad story, but hell what a band... Phil Lynott, what a man, what a voice, what a bassist... they have been eligible for 12 years and they seem to have been forgotten... U2 was eligible in 2005 and they "won" in 2006... there seems to be something wrong... Phil even has a statue in Dublin, something that even Bono doesn't have !!!
Now come on committee do something right and let this great band have the place they deserve...

thx a lot

Posted by Julien on Saturday, 03.8.08 @ 13:23pm


As I'm Irish, I'm kind of biased but I think Lizzy deserve to be inducted for two reasons. 1. The metal crowd are always complaining about the lack of metal bands in the hall. Lizzy are one of the very few hard rock bands who actually looked and sounded cool, they rose above the cliches of their genre. 2. They popularized the twin lead guitar sound, and without them there would have been no Iron Maiden, no Motorhead, no Slayer, no Metallica, as James Hetfield attests. I think they should be inducted, but I don't think they will.

Posted by Eamonn on Sunday, 03.16.08 @ 18:33pm


Absolutely right. Thin Lizzy was the genesis of so much great music. They had the perfect combination of great musicians, Phil Lynott's unusual voice and really inspired songwriting. Unfortunately, Eamonn, I think their being Irish and their presence in the heavy metal world will exclude them from consideration.

Posted by Metalsmith on Tuesday, 09.2.08 @ 16:17pm


I will not rest until it is so:)---LIZZY FOREVER!! I want to induct them!!!!

Posted by Lee Stone on Wednesday, 10.15.08 @ 19:14pm


Just scumbags with sleazy songs about breaking out of jails and barroom brawls.

Forget em'.

Posted by prognosticator on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 20:07pm


And what is wrong with sleazy songs. How about we forget your prognostications.

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 05:07am


What is wrong with sleazy songs?

Well, since this isn't really the proper place to educate you on morality, why don't you ask God.

On a practical level, the lyrics aren't exactly thought provoking.


Example: "Tonight there's gonna be a jailbreak
Somewhere in the town
Tonight there's gonna be trouble
So don't you be around."


Now where in the town is this jailbreak gonna be? I'll have to think about that for a while........

Posted by prognosticator on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 10:11am


I think I figured it out!

The jailbreak is I think 99.877% likely to occur....ready.....AT THE JAILHOUSE!


DUUUUUUUUHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!

Posted by prognosticator on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 10:11am


Now where in the town is this jailbreak gonna be? I'll have to think about that for a while........

The jailbreak is I think 99.877% likely to occur....ready.....AT THE JAILHOUSE! - Prog


That's it - take it all so literally! They could have been singing about NYC; you just never know. FYI - Jailbreak does not have to mean from a jailhouse.

Well, since this isn't really the proper place to educate you on morality, why don't you ask God. - Prog

What does God have to do with any of this? If you want morality in your music, I suggest you go listen to Gospel and leave the RnR for us sinners.

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 12:26pm


Now where in the town is this jailbreak gonna be? I'll have to think about that for a while........

The jailbreak is I think 99.877% likely to occur....ready.....AT THE JAILHOUSE! - Prog


That's it - take it all so literally! They could have been singing about NYC; you just never know. FYI - Jailbreak does not have to mean from a jailhouse.

Well, since this isn't really the proper place to educate you on morality, why don't you ask God. - Prog

What does God have to do with any of this? If you want morality in your music, I suggest you go listen to Gospel and leave the RnR for us sinners.

Posted by blah-blah-blah on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 12:26pm


Blah, you don't have to listen exclusively to Gospel to find wholesome lyrics. Take Rick Springfield's Speak To The Sky as an example:

"Speak to the sky 'cause things can get ya down
and you know when you're talkin' to the Lord, to the Lord
the world will look better than before"

A perfect example of a song within the general "rock" structure that presents a positive message.

I stand by everything I've said regarding Thin Lizzy.

I just wanted to add that in 1982 I was glad to hear they were down on their luck.

Posted by prognosticator on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 13:07pm


I always thought Thin Lizzy and Steely Dan sound exactly the same

Posted by Bad Grammer on Friday, 11.21.08 @ 15:55pm


Prognosticator - Are you for real with these comments? Rick Springfield? That is pretty funny! I saw Thin Lizzy when they opened for Queen some 30 years ago. Kick ass band.

Posted by Dameon on Saturday, 11.22.08 @ 09:51am


Thin Lizzy opened for Queen? Unreal, man.

Posted by Metalsmith on Friday, 12.19.08 @ 16:08pm


If influence is one of the criterias and the music quality is another than YESSSSS!!! and Gary Moore is freakin amazin by the way!

Posted by Steelheart on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 13:47pm


These guys were a big influence on the metal/hard rock scene. Plus, they put out what is generally considered to be one of the best live albums ever.

Give it time. They'll get it.

Posted by Drew on Thursday, 01.15.09 @ 15:25pm


Thin Lizzy should definitely be inducted in to the Rock and Roll Hall of fame, they were a great band with a charismatic front man who was also a very underrated writer.

Posted by Randy on Wednesday, 02.4.09 @ 15:41pm


Thin Lizzy were another prime example of an highly influencial hard rock bands that still don't really get thier due. Bands as different as U2 and Metallica list them as an influence and here in America basically only get two songs played on radio, "The Boys are Back in Town" and "Jailbreak"(I think Eddie Trunk is one of the few DJs who plays some of thier other songs). I personally do not think that they are a metal band, but most of the artists in that genre have borrowed something from them over the years. They helped pioneer the dual guitar leads. Phil Lynott was an amazing song writer and singer. They have a lot of other songs people need to hear like "The Rocker"(recorded when Lizzy was a trio), "Emerald", "Dancing in the Moonlight" and "Whiskey in the Jar". Great band and I'm gald were included in James Hetfield's induction speech because they have earned thier place in rock history.

Posted by Dude Man on Wednesday, 05.13.09 @ 14:06pm


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kDM469h7880

Here's some classic Thin Lizzy back when they were a trio for you all. Rest in peace Phil Lynott.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 07.5.09 @ 12:05pm


Just scumbags with sleazy songs about breaking out of jails and barroom brawls.

Forget em'.

Posted by prognosticator on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 20:07pm

woah, wait a minute. you don't think artists that sing about sleezy stuff get into the hall of fame? are you kidding me? that comprises about half of rock and roll!

have you ever even listened to the ramones " i wanna be sedated" it's not even subtle about drugs!

what about ZZ top's "tush"? that isn't even subtle about sex

or Velvet Underground's "Heroin" do i even need to explain that?

and finally, how do explain AC/DC getting in at all? i don't think they have one song out there that's not about sleaze (aside from their songs paying tribute to rock and roll).

artists aren't judged by how "clean" they are.

Posted by Justin on Monday, 07.20.09 @ 02:19am


Thin F'ing Lizzy were Badass Rock and Roll.

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 19:12pm


Francesco...chill out!!! The reasons oyu give actually make good artists look bad. Add that to your idiotic statement about "pissing on Elvis' grave"...pretty lame...

Posted by Gitarzan on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 20:01pm


Yeah, I'm with Gitarzan on this. Francesco, all the cursing on your favorite artists' page does the opposite effect of what you want it to. It adds smear to the artists' reputation (at least on the threads on this site) and won't make people think very highly of you either.

Posted by The Drummer on Saturday, 12.19.09 @ 20:49pm


Ha!
You two guys make me laugh !
You can take my comments out of context and do whatever you want with them.
I stand by all I write/say including my pi$$ing on Elvis grave if Brittney Spears gets in the R&R HOF.
It's time for Jan Wenner and his cronies to face the music for what they've tried to shove down the throats of Rock & Roll fans and I'm not holding back despite what you two limp bicuits think of my posts here.

Thanks and Happy New Year!

Posted by Francesco Di Pacelli on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 15:24pm


What's a limp bicuit?

Posted by The Drummer on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 16:22pm


P.S.

Happy New Year to you to Francesco!!

Posted by The Drummer on Wednesday, 12.30.09 @ 16:23pm


@ prognosticator i'd be glad to hear your down on ur luck for such foolish statements wishing bad luck upon one of the best hard rock bands of all time, now i would be glad to hear this but i never will because you will never amount to 1% of what THin Lizzy was and has left behind, Your luck will too one day run out and no one will care because you're an arrogant bastard who shows no respect for true talent that you will never possess

Posted by jkfidd on Saturday, 01.30.10 @ 15:10pm


Any time you hear "Thin Lizzy", you think about the best of the best, about one of the greatest bassist and frontmen in the rock and roll, you think about a band that has been one inspiration for stupids band as "metallica" and "u2" witch they played covers of Thin Lizzy, and unfortunately in injustce. The rock and roll hall of fame still waiting for them but they had to recive bands as metallica 'cause the people is so blind that they can't see the true of these bands.

Don't forget the boys are in the town...

Posted by voodoo charlie on Monday, 02.8.10 @ 00:47am


Do you know that Lizzy's "Dancing in the Moonlight" is musically similar to Springsteen's "Spirit in The Night" There was another song with the same title by American band King Harvest which came out at the same time as Springsteen's "Greetings" album. King Harvest didn't stay together long enough to have recorded "Spirit" but MMEB rearranged "Spirit" a couple years later. ("Spirt in the Night" has "dancing in the monnlight" in its lyrics)

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Wednesday, 02.10.10 @ 16:33pm


"Just scumbags with sleazy songs about breaking out of jails and barroom brawls.

Forget em'."

Posted by prognosticator on Thursday, 11.20.08 @ 20:07pm
Good grief. Is this how stupid the U.S. population is now?

"Any time you hear "Thin Lizzy", you think about the best of the best, about one of the greatest bassist and frontmen in the rock and roll, you think about a band that has been one inspiration for stupids band as "metallica" and "u2" witch they played covers of Thin Lizzy, and unfortunately in injustce." First of all, "Whiskey in the Jar" is actually a traditional Irish song, so Thin Lizzy covered it as well. Second, the inductions of Metallica and U2 were absolutely correct, though I agree TL should have been inducted the moment they were eligible.

Lizzy helped put Ireland on the map musically, and it's thanks to them that U2 got popular, so why isn't Bono campaigning for them. Just ask Metallica about how influential they were. If we videotape all of their influences talking about them, show it to the commitee and play them the Dedication compilation and they still don't get inducted, then there's something wrong.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 02.11.10 @ 17:12pm


thin lizzy is one of the best bands of all time if they dont get in in the next 10 years then the rock and roll hall of fame is going to hae some problems

Posted by tron on Monday, 04.26.10 @ 19:19pm


I agree, though the Hall already has problems. Judging by that Definitive 200 list, they're probably going to kill any credibility they have left (at least in my eyes) in the next 10-15 years. Don't count on Lizzy getting in any time soon, if ever.

Posted by Sam on Tuesday, 04.27.10 @ 19:21pm


The Cure, Metallica, Pearl jam, Motorhead, Bon Jovi, Smashing Pumpkins, The cardigans,Iron Maiden U2 amongst others has made covers of Thin Lizzy songs. And Bob Dylan has said he think that Lynott was a genius.........

If that isn´t influence, nothing is.

Posted by Z on Wednesday, 05.12.10 @ 14:59pm


Thin Lizzy and Rush are not in the RRHOF but Madonna and Michael Jackson are...thats a freakin joke!!! The Hall has 0 credibility in my opinion.

Posted by Steve on Sunday, 08.8.10 @ 01:28am


Thin Lizzy were indeed a very fine band, they haven't been ever previously considered apparently but good to see them getting at least a bit of recognition with 41% induction chances.

Posted by Tahvo Parvianen on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 12:46pm


Have all of you heard Boys Are Back In Town by The Busboys from 1982? Same title, different lyrics, different music.

Posted by Roy on Friday, 08.27.10 @ 12:56pm


It maddens me when people talking about Lizzy use Boys Are Back In Town or Jailbreak of Whiskey In The Jar as reference points. It's like judging The Beatles on Love Me Do. I wouldn't have those songs in my top 20 Lizzy songs. They are so much more than their popular songs. Get on YouTube and look up The Sun Goes Down, Renegade, Holy War, Don't Believe A Word, Cowboy Song, Got To Give It Up, Massacre etc etc etc, the list goes on. My favourite band of all time hands down.

Posted by Reggie on Thursday, 01.6.11 @ 17:44pm


RIP Gary Moore

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Sunday, 02.6.11 @ 19:11pm


Lizzy are my favorite band if all times.they have highly influenced alot of the big bands around today.ac/dc are so f***ing monotonous .same chords in every song.talk about no imagination..lizzy rocked more than ac/dc.did ac/dc ever hear of an acoustic guitar.

Posted by Mark coyne on Monday, 01.16.12 @ 13:51pm


RIP Phil . RIP Gary. inspired .
the rrhof is a joke.
don't really matter if they make it.
living in my heart forever.

Posted by Guildslinger on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 04:49am


Thin Lizzy restera toujours mon groupe favori.
Phil Lynott me donnera toujours des frissons avec sa voix chaude et sa basse.

Posted by sandelie on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 06:18am


thin lizzy is one of my favorite bands!!!

Posted by canidce on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 07:04am


Everyone has a band they grew up with. Thin Lizzy are mine. Everyone has a rock track, a love song, someit silly, something soulful, it all goes round the musical machine and is sent out again repackaged for the new generation.

But there is something timeless about Lizzy, something earthy, spiritual and mixed in with Gaelic mysticism.

Down from the Glen came the Marching men

Or If youre life depends on what your losing your still refusing to believe in fate or chance

OR
That just a few years ago his love could have grown through the rain the sleet and the snow, but the rain the sleet and the snow, chills the heart and kills the soul.

Etc.

Many less impressive or influential bands are in the hall of fame. This culture, this music, the love of a black Irish rogue, in a time when integration was really only beggining to make headway again after Jimmy Hendrix. This music is valid, important, it changed lives, attitudes and beleifs.

Go sample some, from the oldest albums, with their own charm to the rocked out Thunder and Lightening. There isn't a duff or crafted album their. It is all inspired, played with love, and it rocks your socks off.

If you don't believe me checkout 'Leave this Town' 'Renegade' 'Still in love with you' 'I'm gonna creep up on you' 'She knows' 'That womans gonna break your heart' 'Didn't I' 'Waiting for an Alibi' 'Spirit slips away' 'Silver Dollar' 'For those that love to live' 'Half Caste' 'Sarah Version 1' 'For those that love to live' 'Black Rose' 'Emerald' 'Don't believe a word - slow version' 'Vagabond of the western world' 'The hero and the madman' 'Little Girl in Bloom' 'Soldier of Fortune' 'Showdown' 'Killer on the loose' 'Cowboy Song' 'Dublin' 'Rosalie/Cowboy song' 'The sun goes down' 'Fats' 'Fight or fall' 'Johny' 'Rocky' 'Emerald' 'Get out of here' ' Romeo and the lonely Girl' Also Auto Da Fe's 'Man of mine.' Gary Moores 'Parisian Walkways' 'Walking by Myself' 'Out in the fields' 'Back on the streets' Snowy Whites 'Bird of Paradise'

Posted by Tony Joyce on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 09:36am


I have been a life long fan of Thin Lizzy for 31 years and can honestly say I have never heard a band that has been so influential in my life than Lizzy. I've been to see them twice this year and will see them at the 02 in June and they still rate as my favourite band of all time. They should without a doubt be elected into the Rock Hall of Fame !!

Posted by Anna Purdon on Thursday, 05.24.12 @ 12:56pm


No question and long over due "Get with the Program Sheesh"

Posted by Keith Campbell on Friday, 05.25.12 @ 14:11pm


Thin Lizzy Forever!!!!

Posted by Kevin Kekes on Friday, 05.25.12 @ 16:59pm


I like Thin Lizzy
maybe they will get in!

Posted by Happy on Friday, 05.25.12 @ 20:26pm


Most influencial Rock band of all time with the twin lead guitars and the most captivating front man ever!!

Posted by Jean McGlynn on Thursday, 05.31.12 @ 11:27am


Phil Lynott was an extraordinary frontman - the best in the business in his prime (1974-1982)
Sadly he became ravaged by drugs.

Thin Lizzy were one of the most influential rock bands of the late 70s and had a distinctive style and sound of their own, with the harmonising twin lead guitars and Lynott's powerful base playing.

The RRHOF is a joke without them in it.

Posted by Rob on Thursday, 05.31.12 @ 12:50pm


I support Thin Lizzy getting in. One of the great legends of rock and roll. They've influenced countless bands, sold millions of records, have been praised for their stage presence, and Phil Lynott has taken on legendary proportions.

Posted by Mr.Stone on Monday, 06.11.12 @ 14:45pm


Thin Lizzy is one of the greatest of all time.

Posted by Mike on Wednesday, 06.13.12 @ 13:06pm


I think that all the bands that say they were influenced by Lizzy cant be wrong and all the people that gather every year in Dublin to celebrate Phil's life cant be wrong when they say that Lizzy was one of the greatest bands ever!!!
I think that Lizzy is long overdue for this induction,but if you look at the committee for the Hall their past induction record hasn't been the greatest choices!So you can imagine why Lizzy hasn't made it yet.And for all the people that down Lizzy then you never seen them live and the sad thing is that you'll never have the chance too!For all of us that did.... The boys couldn't have rocked any harder!!!!And I am proud to be a Lynott!!!

Posted by Raun Lynott on Wednesday, 07.25.12 @ 14:41pm


Rather then having Prince being inducted in 2004, it would've been wonderful to have Thin Lizzy be inducted by Richie Sambora of Bon Jovi. They could also open the post-dinner jam with "The Boys Are Back In Town."

Posted by Andrew on Wednesday, 10.10.12 @ 11:21am


woah woah, don't chuck prince out D:

Posted by GFW on Wednesday, 10.10.12 @ 11:37am


Always listen to Thin LIzzy to this day. great dual guitars, underrated drums, bass. unheralded for the music they put out and their influence on their contemporaries. no excuse for not being inducted

Posted by Joe on Sunday, 12.2.12 @ 23:00pm


It's a shame that such a band not already in the Hall of Fame, in memory of Phil Lynott it may be time it happens..... Thx anyway...

Posted by Eric on Tuesday, 02.26.13 @ 10:40am


Lizzy - the most influential rock band out of Ireland, and in the British Isles too to my mind! Great riffs, World-class guitarists and a leading drummer in Brian, plus the most charismatic front man whose equal we will never see; RIP Phil, let his band in and their memory live!

Posted by Bashmeister on Thursday, 04.11.13 @ 10:28am


Thin Lizzy Live and Dangerous is one of the best live albums ever recorded. And thats not just my opinion.

Posted by John Brooks on Thursday, 04.11.13 @ 16:12pm


They were superb. Wake up Rock & Hall of Fame - get this Band fully inducted sooner rather than later. Been listening to them for 35 years & still love 'em.

Posted by TL on Thursday, 04.11.13 @ 17:06pm


One of the great hard rock bands, influenced a generation and more...'Still in love with you' is one of my favourites... a great song, especially live with those twin guitars, Robertson had such a great tone to his playing. They should be in but when did fame and popularity = class and talent!

Posted by Scott on Thursday, 04.11.13 @ 17:23pm


I think Lizzy has had a hard time getting in because so much of their success has been worldwide instead of here in the states. They were damn good, ground-breaking, hard-playing, all-business, no-posing rockers that were many notches above your typical "heavy metal" bands. Phil was an exceptional songwriter. They belong in!

Posted by Chris "Kingbee" Baker on Thursday, 04.11.13 @ 18:04pm


Thin Lizzy was the leading hard rock act in the 70s. Fronted by the amazing Philip Lynott, they invented the double-lead, Brian Downey is a most exceptional drummer an the band has included premier guitarists like Brian Robertson, Gary Moore, Scott Gorham, Snowy White and more. Lynott was a huge vocal talent and one of the most underrated writers in the music business. A Rock & Roll Hall of Fame without Thin Lizzy as a member only serves to embarrass itself for the absurdly inconsistent popularity contest it is and nothing more. The Hall should do themselves a favor and induct Thin Lizzy immediately to at least give the impression that someone there knows something about rock music. If you were to talk to musicians, especially guitarists, you'd be hard-pressed to find many successful R&R players that weren't influenced heavily by the most important and talented band to ever hail from the emerald isle, Thin Lizzy.

Posted by Robbo on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 17:00pm


Thin Lizzy = Pure Rock coupled with Philo's Celtic magic and mystery. Met Philo once in the Ilac centre in Dublin with Gary Moore. Great craic and signed autographs for loads of fans that afternoon. Irish & World Rock Legends

Posted by Agé on Monday, 06.3.13 @ 06:29am


Thin Lizzy = Pure Rock coupled with Philo's Celtic magic and mystery. Met Philo once in the Ilac centre in Dublin with Gary Moore. Great craic and signed autographs for loads of fans that afternoon. Irish & World Rock Legends

Posted by Agé on Monday, 06.3.13 @ 06:30am


It's not a Rock and Roll Hall of Fame without Thin Lizzy.
RRHoF - "You've got a bad reputation, that's the word out on the town. It gets a certain fascination but it can only bring you down. Better turn yourself around. Turn yourself around...."

Posted by Bill Entz on Wednesday, 09.18.13 @ 02:43am


Rock and Roll Hall of Fame is a joke and doesn't deserve Thin Lizzy! Anyone who thinks Madonna is rock then knows nothing about rock!

Posted by Raun Lynott on Saturday, 11.16.13 @ 08:00am


Thin Lizzy are one of the greatest bands ever. 12 studio albums of pure awesomeness. Fronted by the late great Phil Lynott who's charm and charisma had all the girls screaming for a little more Irish in them.
The music is tremendous from Eric bell, Robertson/Gorham and John Sykes and Gary Moore brought an awesome flavour to the mix.
Influenced countless amounts of bands and music, definitely one of the greatest bands ever, after all, they got the best kick ass rock anthem going. The boys are back in town

Posted by Sam on Monday, 01.13.14 @ 20:27pm


i have heard 99% of Lizzy's catalogue and my favorite songs are 1.)vagabond of the western world. 2.)opium trail. 3.)bad reputation. 4.)with love. 5.) wild one

Posted by al on Tuesday, 03.4.14 @ 15:52pm


Why only one 'essential album' & one 'essential song'?
What about Live & Dangerous?
or Black Rose?
and songs
Jailbreak, Do Anything you Wanna Do, Waiting For An Alibi?

Posted by Tod on Monday, 03.31.14 @ 09:06am


THE BEST LIVE BAND BAR NONE AND PHIL WAS THE YARDSTICK FOR HOW A FRONTMAN SHOULD BE

Posted by Danny on Monday, 03.31.14 @ 09:06am


Thin Lizzy are one of the greatest bands of all time, massively underrated and unappreciated by many.
Phil Lynott was the most charismatic front man of his day, by a mile, and a fantastic songwriter, singer and musician and should have been honoured in the hall of fame years ago...

Led Zeppelin? Nah, give me Thin Lizzy any day, much more fun.

Posted by Tom Flynn on Monday, 03.31.14 @ 12:53pm


I have seen them in various incarnations 30 times since 1976, if you have not seen Phil, Brian, Scott and Robbo at full flow live on stage then you have never witnessed the best live band ever, I went back stage , pre gig in 77 and they were the nicest guys you wish to meet. There is absolutely no doubt why bands accredit their success to Phil and the boys!!!!

Posted by Simon on Monday, 03.31.14 @ 15:19pm


Thin Lizzy is and always will be the greatest band there ever was. More bands today are influenced by Thin Lizzy then the Beatles. They were blatantly ripped off because they were so underrated that no one would ever know where "Your" awesome music came from..Unfortunately people's knowledge of Thin Lizzy doesn't expand further then Boys, Jail, and Whiskey and that's too bad. Cause there are imitators out there right now making it in music, that are being claimed as original artists, yet they've only stole from one band... THIN LIZZY.

Posted by AL Bones on Thursday, 04.24.14 @ 10:08am


Long over due for a great band that influenced so many other bands.......Phil Lynott is one of the great musical talents of the World.

Posted by Raun Lynott on Friday, 05.9.14 @ 16:21pm


prognosticator??? wtf? Rick Springfield?? that says it all you are a Classic Douchebag who dont know shit about music so go put you justin bieber shirt back on then as Phil Lynott would say "SUICIDE YEA BABY" E

Posted by Brian Keith Campbell on Saturday, 05.10.14 @ 03:05am


It is understandable if not everyone necessarily rate Thin Lizzy as justified inductees. After all everyone has different tastes and variety is the spice of life. However, it would be a shame if that opinion is made from ignorance of their full playlist. I suggest before forming your opinion to please listen to "STILL IN LOVE WITH YOU" - an achingly beautiful ballad with one of rocks greatest guitar solo's by Gary Moore - with an open mind.

Posted by Diarmuid Kelleher on Wednesday, 06.3.15 @ 19:36pm


Not raggin too heavy on TL, but "The Boys Are Back In Town" is one of the worst things I've ever heard. The guitar riffs are awesome, but lyrically, it is a horrible song.

Posted by Philip on Wednesday, 06.3.15 @ 23:18pm


First saw Lizzy at the Birmingham Odeon, aged 12 on the Johnny the Fox tour, blew me away, stopped listening to Radio One daytime and started listening to John Peel and BRMB's Robin Valk. Totally changed my perspective, amazing band live, energetic, powerful stage presence. I've seen everyone from Queen to Motorhead, Tom Petty, Boomtown Rats and the Ramones and no one put on a show like Lizzy. Long underrated, Philo was a poet ably backed by Brian Downey's amazing drumming, (best drummer I've seen, sorry Roger, Ian Paice etc)and some superb guitarists Brian R, Scott Garry and Eric, so yes high time they went into the Hall.

Posted by Pamela Wood on Thursday, 04.14.16 @ 15:56pm


If it's based on musical excellence, they should already be in there!!!!

Posted by Ryan Tunn on Thursday, 04.14.16 @ 16:19pm


Having seen Thin Lizzy a dozen times back in the day, they were the greatest live act around. Yes, some of their studio albums may be a bit flat (and I have them all), but watch and listen to the same song live and it becomes a different beast.
They should of been inducted years ago.

Posted by Colin on Friday, 04.15.16 @ 07:33am


Thin Lizzy? Lol

No.

Posted by Ryan on Saturday, 11.5.16 @ 16:44pm


My prediction is that the members they will induct are

Phil Lynott
Brian Downey
Eric Bell
Scott Gorham
Brian Robertson
Gary Moore
John Sykes

Posted by Nicky Joe on Friday, 12.16.16 @ 07:09am


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