According to ScreenDaily.com, a documentary on the life and career of Phil Lynott is now in the works from award-winning Irish filmmaker Emer Reynolds.
“Phil Lynott: Songs For While I’m Away” will include interviews with THIN LIZZY‘s Eric Bell, Scott Gorham, Darren Wharton, U2‘s Adam Clayton, Suzi Quatro, Huey Lewis and METALLICA‘s James Hetfield.
“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,” said Reynolds.
No release date has been set for “Songs For While I’m Away”.
Since his untimely death in 1986, Lynott has left a musical legacy that continues to influence and inspire musicians around the globe. Even the legendary Bob Dylan has been quoted singing LIZZY‘s praises. Over the years, Lynott‘s songs have been covered by an array of such diverse performers as HENRY ROLLINS, THE CORRS, SMASHING PUMPKINS, RANDY BACHMAN, HUEY LEWIS, METALLICA and THE CURE.
Last month, RTÉ, Ireland’s national television and radio broadcaster, aired “Phil Lynott: Scéalta Ón Old Town”, the story behind the making of the late THIN LIZZY singer’s promotional video for his song “Old Town”, on RTÉ One. The documentary was made exclusively for RTÉ.