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.
Jeff Pilson is a busy man. In addition to his regular role as Foreigner's bassist, he's also been dividing his time with a host of other projects. He's working with other former Dokken members George Lynch and Mick Brown on the next T&N album, and he's just finished producing the upcoming Kill Devil Hill album and Loveless Fascination, the first new Starship album featuring Mickey Thomas in almost 25 years.
Guitar legend George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob) is offering fans a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to partake in a one-on-one guitar lesson via Skype. Lynch has taken to Indiegogo to raise money for his new documentary, Shadowtrain: Under a Crooked Sky. The film, which addresses the plight of Native Americans, is set to be released in 2014.
After tracking songs for what was once to become a new Lynch Mob album, drummer Brian Tichy proposed the idea of bringing together George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown (the “Big Three" of Dokken) for a project similar to what Heaven & Hell was to Black Sabbath. The result is T&N, and a new album, Slave to the Empire.
Broken Bones is the 11th studio album from Dokken and one that features a refreshing return to the signature sound reminiscent of such albums as Under Lock and Key and Back For The Attack. With songs like “Empire," the title-track and “Burning Tears," Don Dokken’s vocals are stronger than ever and guitarist Jon Levin, now entering his second decade with the band, continues to unleash guitar fury solidifying his place as one of the true metal greats.
"We tried to take a chance with this EP and record in a very non-traditional way, away from how we typically record, away from a larger studio in Hollywood. I think we have better results when we just practice. I thought, "Let’s record that way.'" I knew someone who had a studio up in the mountains north of LA called Sound Mountain. Basically it’s a vacant two-story house equipped with a studio. We went in without any preconceived ideas. We just wanted to see what happened."
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.
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.