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New Phil Lynott Documentary is in the Works


Easily one of rock’s most charismatic and overlooked stars of all-time, a documentary is in the works to celebrate the life and times of Thin Lizzy’s Phil Lynott.

The title of the documentary is said to be ‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’ and Screen Daily have reported that Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds will be in the director’s seat. Producers Alan Maher and John Wallace of Cowtown Pictures are said to be joining him on the project as well as Peter Worsley of Eagle Rock Films.

Reynolds talked about the documentary saying: “Having been a huge Thin Lizzy fan throughout my life, it’s an incredible honor to be bringing this celebratory and intimate portrait of lead singer and songwriter Philip Lynott to the big screen.”

Lynott died on January 4, 1986, at the age of 36, and you can see how revered he was by his peers, the artists who are set to contribute to the film, include: Thin Lizzy’s Scott Gorham, Eric Bell, and Darren Wharton – and they’ll be joined by Metallica’s James Hetfield, U2’s Adam Clayton, Huey Lewis, Suzi Quatro and more.

As soon as we have details on ‘Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away’ while you be first to know, right here at Rock My World.


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