Iconic guitarist George Lynch was a recent guest on Aftershocks TV, where he discussed retiring the Lynch Mob band name and what he use as his new moniker.

Lynch said, per, “”I’ll always have my touring entity. It won’t be Lynch Mob. I’m thinking of calling it George Lynch And The New West. The New West is a name I’ve had kicking around since freakin’ the ’80s, and I told some of my friends about it. And recently I [have been] kind of searching for a new name for a touring entity, and one friend brought that up. He goes, ‘What about The New West? That was a cool-ass name.’ And I’m, like, ‘You know what? Yeah. I do like that. George Lynch And The New West. Why not?’ So I think that might be what I’ll use. That’s what I’ve been putting out there with my agent. And that way, it’ll give me the freedom to play a wider variety of stuff. It’s not just gonna be Lynch Mob-centric. I mean, I’ll probably play some of that, and Dokken, but also all kinds of other stuff. I can play anything. I can change it up every night.”

Last August, Lynch Mob celebrated the 30th anniversary of Wicked Sensation with a special limited print/deluxe edition of the albumWicked Sensation Reimagined features re-worked and re-recorded versions of the LP’s classic songs, and was made available via Rat Pak Records. 

18 Responses

  1. George, stick with Lynch Mob. It’s a clever “play” on your name that, IMO, has nothing to do with race, but rather vigilante justice on outlaws of the Old West.

    Besides, you’ve already used up all other available band names for the myriad of other musical projects you’re involved with…. :O)

  2. I have mixed feelings… At this point, Lynch Mob had their moment, when their first album was released. Their popularity has passed and I don’t really know why George would change his band name.

    Honestly, as good as he is, not many people really care anymore. If Lynch Mob was a huge band and popular, I could see the sense in a name change. Today, I don’t think Lynch Mob, the band, even registers with the BLM movement or any organization that could bring pressure. But maybe I’m wrong here…

  3. I am saddened by this for one reason really…Lynch is your name…its not what you are doing…it sounds like you are ashamed of your name to me…I dont think one person would be offended by your last name….

  4. Dana,
    I completely agree about cancel culture, the world has gone crazy , the name of my old high school was forced to change its name from the rebels to the racers , absolutely ridiculous, sports teams as well – just crazy…

  5. I am in 100% agreement on cancel culture discussion here – keep the Lynch Mob

    But, if George were to change the name – why not go with “Lynchpin”

    According to the dictionary, one meaning of the word is:
    “One that serves to hold together parts or elements that exist or function as a unit”
    Perfect, no?

    And you all thought I was just another pretty face…I mean wig 🙂

    1. Dana – have George’s people call my people…..will be more fair than Sharon Osbourne 🙂

    2. Lynchpin is fantastic !
      I would not be surprised
      If he uses it , better copyright it quick ! Before simmons beats you and lynch to it….

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