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News - Vivian Campbell Pays Tribute To Phil Lynott

Tuesday, 4th January 2011 | 

Vivian Campbell has paid tribute to the late Phil Lynott on the anniversary of his death. Phil died 25 years ago today aged 36 in Salisbury, England. All members of the current line up have also made tributes via their website.

Thin Lizzy open their UK tour on Thursday 6th January in Aberdeen. Sweet Savage, Vivian's first band, have been added as the opening act in Belfast and Dublin.

Vivian Campbell Quote

"I have many, many memories of Phil Lynott, but the one that sticks out in my mind was the last night of the Renegade tour. Sweet Savage were opening and, as was customary, pranks were played on the opening band. After various objects had descended upon us from above - courtesy of the road crew, Phil suddenly appeared on stage during our last song with my spare guitar around his neck. He grabbed the cable out of my guitar and plugged it in to his. For a split second I stood there dumbfounded. He had proceeded to center stage and was rockin' out with the other guys. I don't know what came over me, but I automatically ran up to him, looked him in the eye, and then took my cable back.... Unfazed, he just mimed the rest of the song with us, looking as rock-star cool as he always did. He didn't know how to play the song anyway."

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