Sunday, February 06, 2011

Rock Guitarist Gary Moore Dies

Mr Moore, 58, was, originally from Belfast, and was a former member of the legendary Irish group Thin Lizzy.

Adam Parsons, who manages Thin Lizzy, told the BBC that Mr Moore had died in the early hours of Sunday morning. Mr Moore was originally drafted into Thin Lizzy by its singer Phil Lynott. He later gained acclaim for his solo work and was a former member of the Irish group Skid Row.
Moore was reportedly found dead in his luxury hotel room in the Costa del Sol. He was said to be on holiday at the time of his death.

A postmortem is due to be carried out later in nearby Malaga.

In a career dating back to the 1960s, Moore played with artists including Phil Lynott and Brian Downey as early as his secondary school days, leading him to a membership twice with Thin Lizzy.

Moore has shared the stage with such blues and rock luminaries as B.B. King, Albert King, COLOSSEUM II, Greg Lake and Skid Row (not to be confused with the glam metal band of the same name), and has had a successful solo career.

RIP Mr. Moore

Arctic Monkeys' Alex Turner To Release Solo Album Next Month

Alex Turner will release his first solo album next month.

The album consists of music taken from the forthcoming British film Submarine, directed by Richard Ayoade. Produced by James Ford of Simian Mobile Disco, the album is mainly acoustic guitar and piano based.

Turner, who is famous for his work with the Arctic Monkeys and Last Shadow Puppets will release the album digitally on 14th March according to a spokesman for Domino Records. The representative added that the project is a “completely separate release than the new Monkeys album”.

The film which was premièred at this year’s Sundance Film Festival follows the story of a 15 year old boy who wants to lose his virginity as well as trying to keep his parents together.

In relates news Arctic Monkeys are working on their fourth studio album which will be released later this year.