It was sometime in the mid '80s that guitar hero George Lynch was on tour in Japan and happened across a little-known manufacturer of custom guitars. That company was ESP, a company that now boasts guitar titans like James Hetfield, Jeff Hanneman, Alexi Laiho -- and yes, still George Lynch -- among its roster of users.
This year will go down as a banner year for Killinger, who released a hard-rocking debut album and shared stages with the likes of Lynch Mob and Stryper. The Canadian foursome have brought their '80s-infused rock/metal sound to audiences in the US and plan to go abroad next year. Killinger singer David Williams and guitarist Kevin Morin recently told Guitar World about their band that could ... and did.
George Lynch, the man who wielded the axe for Dokken and now fronts his own bands Lynch Mob and Souls of We, likes to tinker. At age 10, he remodeled his first electric guitar with a hack saw and “swapped the terrible pickups with new crappy pickups.” When he wanted a wall of amplifiers, he took the speakers out of his old amps and built new cabinets and put the speakers in those.
The re-formed Lynch Mob, featuring guitarist George Lynch, was set to begin their summer U.S. tour on Friday, July 29, in Houston, Texas. However, the band showed up without singer Oni Logan, who suddenly quit the tour.
I've had the honor to have worked with some of the most phenomenal musicians and producers on the planet, including George Lynch, Mike Mangini, Michael Angelo Batio, Chris Poland and Glen Drover. It's all the result of a dedicated work ethic and a positive attitude.