It sure has been a busy year for George Lynch. In January, he teamed up with Stryper guitarist Michael Sweet for a new project called Sweet & Lynch. This summer, he released “Shadow Train,” the musical project for his forthcoming documentary, Shadow Nation.
When someone mentions “super group,” the last combination of artists you might think about would be Michael Sweet of Stryper and George Lynch of Lynch Mob, Shadow Train and Dokken. Yet these two masters of shred have joined forces for Only to Rise, the debut album from Sweet & Lynch that will be released January 27.
Sweet & Lynch, a new band featuring Stryper's Michael Sweet and George Lynch of Lynch Mob and Dokken, have premiered a new music video. Check out "The Wish" below and tell us what you think in the comments below or on Facebook.
Check out these two archival clips of George Lynch's pre-Dokken band, Xciter, performing at the Starwood in Hollywood, California, December 29, 1979. You can watch them play "Paris Is Burning" in the top video, followed by "Pickin' Up Speed."
Vocalist/guitarist Michael Sweet of Stryper and guitarist George Lynch of Lynch Mob/Dokken have teamed up to form Sweet & Lynch. Joining them are bassist James Lomenzo and drummer Brian Tichy. The band will release their debut album, Only to Rise, in North America January 27 via Frontiers Music SRL.
I’m talking about the unmistakable signature graphics on the guitars of “Mr. Scary," A.K.A. George Lynch. But the graphics are not nearly as recognizable as Lynch’s frighteningly unique phrasing, tone and vibrato. Since the early 1980s, soulful shred Sensei George Lynch has challenged the boundaries of his abilities, constantly evolved with the times and kept his playing fresh.
Musician, producer, music publisher and impresario Mike Varney has been instrumental in launching the careers of some of the finest rock guitarists of the last 30 years. Varney, who founded Shrapnel Records in 1980, was responsible for the success for some of the biggest names in shred, including Paul Gilbert, Marty Friedman and Jason Becker — to name just a few.