August 10, 2020 – In a recent interview with Audio Ink Radio, former Dokken guitarist George Lynch said he has retired the name of the band he has fronted off and on for the past thirty years. Lynch started Lynch Mob soon after leaving Dokken. Over the past three decades the band released several albums and most recently released their newly re-recorded debut album – “Wicked Sensation.” Now Lynch says there will be no more Lynch Mob – at least not using that name.
In the interview, Lynch stated: “The name itself, of course, has always been problematic, and now it’s inexcusable to keep the name. So, things have just sort of all conspired. A lot of different events triangulated to this point where it just makes sense on every single level to just let it go and wrap it up with and nice neat bow with this record and move on.” He went on to say that there will be no more live performances or recordings under the Lynch Mob name:
“I’m not gonna tour anymore with that name or put out any more records with that name,” he said. “I’ll probably still play with some of the same people; we’ll just call it something else. I’m just finishing up my fourth album for this year, so I’ve got plenty of projects that I can do. And I’m starting a fourth KXM record later this summer. And I’ve got an instrumental record coming out, and another project I did with Jeff Pilson called ‘Heavy Hitters‘, which is really interesting. It’s two songs from [each of] the last five decades that we re-interpreted and reimagined, again, and had a lot of fun with. So we have everything on there from Little Richard to Madonna to Timbaland to DURAN DURAN — just all kinds of different music that we had fun with. And so there may be a series of those records. We just finished the first volume, and we may be doing a series of those. So, I’ve got a lot of other projects that keep me busy.”
Last year Lynch released an album under the name The End Machine with former Dokken bassist Jeff Pilson and most recently with another band project – “Dirty Shirley”, featuring Lynch and Trans Siberian Orchestra vocalist Dino Jelusick.
A series of tour dates with Lynch Mob supporting Dokken scheduled this year were postponed until 2021. No word has been given as to when or if the renamed Lynch Mob will support Dokken when the tour resumes next year. Check back here for updates.
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