Vintage Rock‘s Junkman conducted an interview with legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB, SOULS OF WE, TOOTH AND NAIL) at the 2012 NAMM show on January 21 at the Anaheim Convention Center in Anaheim, California. You can now watch the chat below.
Regarding the current status of LYNCH MOB, George said, “We’ve got a new singer, Jesse Forte from VAINS OF JENNA. So it’s Scot Coogan on drums from ACE FREHLEY, we’ve got Robbie Crane from RATT and myself and Jesse Forte, and that’s the new LYNCH MOB. We’re gonna be doing a lot of touring this year. And we’re trying to get back in the studio in the late winter/early spring to finish up the record that we were doing with Oni [Logan, former LYNCH MOB singer] before we lost Oni last year. So a revamped LYNCH MOB with fresh blood in it, with Jesse — a young guy, great chops, great look.”
LYNCH MOB‘s comeback album, “Smoke And Mirrors”, was released in Europe on September 18, 2009 (October 13, 2009 in the U.S.) via Frontiers Records. The recording lineup on the CD included Lynch and Logan alongside bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) and Coogan.
Lynch has joined forces with fellow former/current DOKKEN members Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) in a new project called TOOTH AND NAIL. The band’s debut album is tentatively due in March. The CD will feature new original material as well as reworked versions of around five or six DOKKEN classics.
Lynch‘s eleventh solo album in nearly twenty years, “Kill All Control”, was released last July via Rocket Science, Inc.
What began as a follow-up to the SOULS OF WE debut, “Let The Truth Be Known”, George quickly realized the project was taking on a new direction with the addition of POWERMAN 5000 drummer Adrian Ost. While writing with SOULS OF WE singer London LeGrand (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION), George noted, “The creative juices flowed and we wrote most of the CD in 10 days.”