George Lynch is the former, once-again, and then former guitarist of Dokken. Lynch Mob is his attempt at the formation of his own band. Lynch is a well-regarded guitarist with a deserved reputation; hat notwithstanding Lynch Mob shows little inclination for six string acrobatics. Lynch Mob has disappointed some fans by including rapping and saxophones in its music.
Lynch briefly reunited with Dokken in the mid-’90s and with his former Dokken bassist in L/P (Lynch/Pilson) in the mid-‘00s. Lynch Mob band members have included singers Oni Logan and Robert Mason, drummers Mick Brown (of Dokken), Clancy McCarthy and Michael Frowein and bassists Sean McNabb and Anthony Esposito. George has more recently toured under his own name on both sides of the Atlantic. Lynch formed a new band in 2009 called Souls Of We, which featured Johnny Chow of Fireball Ministry and London LeGrand of Brides Of Destruction.
Frontiers Records announced September 18th of 2009 as the release date for Lynch Mob's Smoke And Mirrors album. The record featured Oni Logan on vocals again. Judas Priest, Megadeth, Anthrax, Arch Enemy, Slayer, Napalm Death, Anvil, Dokken, Lynch Mob and others were on the bill for Loud Park festival, on October 17th and 18th of 2009 at Makuhari Messe in Japan. The appearance of Lynch Mob and Dokken, followed by a couple of more California dates at the end of November, on the same stage followed persistent rumours that guitarist George Lynch of Lynch Mob was rejoining Dokken. Lynch Mob had acquired a new rhythm section. Bassist Michael “Denim” Devin and drummer Brian Tichy (Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Foreigner and Velvet Revolver) were part of the band’s touring line-up. Lynch Mob was on a summer tour in 2010 in support of its release Smoke And Mirrors on Frontiers Records. The band’s line-up for the tour comprised of George Lynch, singer Oni Logan, bassist Michael Devin and drummer Brian Tichy. James Lomenzo who was booted out of Megadeth to make way for returning bassist Dave Ellefson joined the touring line-up of Lynch Mob for the remainder of the band's summer 2010 tour. Guitarist George Lynch reunited with former Dokken colleague, drummer "Wild" Mick Brown, for the first time in 15 years in 2011 for a North American Lynch Mob tour. Original Lynch Mob vocalist Oni Logan and Ratt bassist Robbie Crane joined Lynch and Brown. In 2011 Don Dokken announced that a full line-up of the classic Dokken would not be getting together owing to Jeff Pilson being busy with Foreigner. Dokken had apparently been interested in a full reunion including George Lynch. In an interview Lynch called Dokken “lazy” and “a piece of shit.” The reformed Lynch Mob was about to begin a U.S. tour on Friday, July 29th, 2011 in Houston when singer Oni Logan quit two hours before the band’s flight to the first show in Texas. Chaz West of Bonham was replacing Logan on the tour. Logan had returned to the band a year earlier. Mick Brown of Dokken was drumming. Jesse Forte from Vains Of Jenna was the new touring singer for Lynch Mob at the beginning of 2012. Lynch and his former Dokken band-mates formed a project called Tooth And Nail in 2012. Named after the old Dokken album, the band nonetheless had to change names following pressure from a label with the same name! Lynch Mob recruited drummer Brian Tichy of Whitesnake again for upcoming 2012 shows and an EP called Sound Mountain Sessions. Bassist Robbie Crane quit Lynch Mob following the release of the band’s Sound Mountain Sessions EP through Rat Pak Records.
LYNCH MOB - REVOLUTION - DEADLINE
The new Lynch Mob CD is not really a new Lynch Mob CD. It is not a CD at all were one to look at the disc itself, but that is graphics. What is not just graphics is the following quotation from the record company: "Revolution... something fresher & more substantial than a repackaged, remastered, reheated 'Best Of...' device." Odd, Revolution is nearly just that! Having left Dokken, and in the midst of finalizing the debut for his new band L/P, former Dokken guitarist George Lynch has assembled thirteen Lynch Mob and Dokken tunes, rerecorded them complete with new sounds and arrangements and issued them as Revolution. This writer has always been a fan of George Lynch and Dokken. In fact, Dokken has been a personal favourite here at Metallian Towers for no less than eighteen years. So let us be very clear that Revolution clearly signifies the return of George Lynch. He is back and shredding. One will not suffer through any backward and so-called modern leanings, trumpets or bugles; this is Lynch the way the gods meant him to be. Be that as it may, there is no way this band can improve on the original versions of Breaking The Chains or Paris Is Burning - and they have not. In a perfect world George Lynch would be on stage with Dokken right now opening for Whitesnake and Scorpions. Failing that, the master axeman should focus his talent and energy on landing the new Kiss Of Death. - Ali "The Metallian"