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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.