GEORGE LYNCH On DOKKEN Reunion Tour 2016 - "It Was Fun And I Wish We Had More Time To Prepare"
December 3, 2017, 3 months ago
Steve Rosen at Ultimate Guitar recently caught up with guitar icon George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, Sweet & Lynch). Following is an excerpt from the interview.
On the Dokken reunion tour:
"That happened last year or it was earlier this year. I can't remember. One show in South Dakota and six shows in Japan. It was great to get back together with everybody. It was fun and I wish we had more time to prepare, quite honestly. When you throw a band back together and we haven't been a band in I don't know how many years - 20 years or something? - and the first show was a live DVD with no rehearsal. I mean, we had a little bit of rehearsal but no warm-up shows or anything. But it was good and the band was good. It would have been the right thing, I think, to ramp it up a little slower and get our feet under us.
There's gonna be a live record and one of the cool things is it's gonna have a new studio track on there, which is great. A song Jeff (Pilson), Don (Dokken) and I wrote. That Dokken chemistry is there and it sounds like a Dokken song in a more modern era."
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Sweet & Lynch is centred around the talents of guitarist/vocalist Michael Sweet of heavy metal stalwarts Stryper (ex-Boston) and iconic guitarist George Lynch (Lynch Mob, KXM, ex-Dokken) along with bassist James Lomenzo (ex-Megadeth, White Lion, Black Label Society) and drummer Brian Tichy (The Dead Daisies, ex-Whitesnake). In addition to his vocal and guitar work, Michael Sweet handled all of the production duties on Unified.
"George and I couldn't be more excited about this album! We've worked very hard to bring you the best of both worlds - a throw back of the chart topping Stryper/Dokken days yet with a modern production that fits right in with anything out there now in the rock world today. We couldn't be more proud than to be working with Brian Tichy and James LoMenzo again as they are the best rhythm section you'll ever hear. If you liked Sweet & Lynch I, you're going to love Unified," says Michael Sweet of the new album.
The combination of Sweet's powerful, high-octane vocals, Lynch's immediately recognizable guitar work, and Lomenzo and Tichy's propulsive rhythm section make for an amazing musical combination. The album gives both Sweet and Lynch the opportunity to operate outside of the boundaries of their most well known work and really stretch their wings. Pummeling, traditional heavy metal combines with hook-laden melodic rock and traditional hard rock for a recipe that will satisfy the hungriest of rock fans!
Unified is an absolute must hear for fans of all of Michael Sweet and George Lynch's previous work and of course for those who enjoyed the band's excellent debut album.
Pre-order Unified at this location.
“Make Your Mark”
“Tried & True”
“Find Your Way”
“Heart Of Fire”
“Bridge Of Broken Lies”
“Live To Die”
“Bridge Of Broken Lies”:
“Afterlife” lyric video:
Unified “making of” video: