According to vocalist Oni Logan, Lynch Mob has completed work on a new EP, entitled Sun Red Sun, which includes a cover verson of Bad Company’s Burnin’ Sky.” It is tentatively scheduled for release in October.
According to Logan, the “Sun Red Sun” title is a tribute to late Badlands and Black Sabbath singer Ray Gillen, who died on December 3rd, 1993 of AIDS-related complications.
“I was brothers with Ray,” Oni explained to The Double Stop podcast (as transcribed by blabbermouth.net).
“He was a good dude. He was a great guy to me. When I arrived into L.A., he was a beautiful man to me. He was an unbelievable talent. So this Sun Red Sun, it’s his extension for him. And this song Sun Red Sun is written in the idea of that I’m speaking for him and I’m speaking for me. Sun Red Sun… you know, shine on me forever. That kind of thing. So you’ll hear it in the lyrics when you hear the song. So Ray is a dominant and principal meaning in the title of the album.”
Logan also discussed Lynch Mob’s future plans.
“I think the majority of things that are gonna happen [recording- and touring-wise will take place] at the beginning of [next] year. On the 20th, I’m going in and start writing with [guitarist] George [Lynch] again for a good four days. And we’re good, man. George and I are great. We’re cool and everything’s cool. We can never say goodbye forever, between George and I. It’s always a dangerous curve to us, but we always come back together at some point or another. That’s all.”
When asked what it is about his chemistry with Lynch that keeps him coming back, Logan said: “It’s [George's] undeniable riffage — the riffage of the sexiness that he supplies to me that I get from no other. I can never get it from any other. We have a special thing going on. It’s been like that forever. And if you were to ask him, [he would tell you] the same thing: it’s like no other. It’s just the way that it works. Somehow, the energy and the synergy of what it about, it works together. He evokes the riffs that just make me wanna f-king write. That’s fine and simple. That’s it. He’s magical, he’s a purist, he’s a deep thinker, and I think he acknowledges me as the same. When he tells me, ‘Oh, man, that was a great lyric,’ I take that and run home with it. ‘Cause we’re acknowledging each other. I think we just need to let things happen at this stage. And I’m always gonna be there for it.”
The band’s last release was Unplugged: Live From Sugarhill Studios EP, which came out in March 2013.