George Lynch: guitar player interview

George Lynch By Matt Blackett:
THE LATE ’70S IN LOS ANGELES WERE A PRETTY INCREDIBLE time for kick-ass rock guitar. Walk into any bar on the Sunset Strip and you could hear Eddie Van Halen, Randy Rhoads, and many others absolutely killing, with amazing tone, chops, and attitude. And right there with them was George Lynch. The Dokken and Lynch Mob guitarist made an instant impact with his razor-sharp guitar sounds (for many would-be rockers, Lynch defined humbucker-into- Marshall tone as much as Van Halen), squealing harmonics, and blazing runs. The L.A. metal scene would ultimately collapse under its own weight, but not before Lynch would line his walls with platinum records and become a bona fide rock god in the process. Rather than sit home and count his money, pathetically work the nostalgia circuit, or descend into bitter madness like so many of his contemporaries, Lynch has worked pretty much constantly, cranking out records with Lynch Mob, as a solo artist, and with his current incarnation, George Lynch’s Souls of We. Let the Truth Be Known [Shrapnel] is full of his trademark heavy tones, ballsy riffs, and inventive soloing. This interview happened as Lynch was juggling promo for Souls of We, gigs with Lynch Mob, teaching at his online Guitar Dojo, and preparing for the Guitar Generations tour with Paul Gilbert and Ritchie Kotzen.
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