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. 

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  • Doug R. on

    Cancel Culture wins again.

  • shannon mehaffey on

    The New West is cool but he should put it out with that name and Jan Michael Vincent’s face on the cover….no band pics …

  • Myk on

    Has anyone come foward and admitted to being offended by the band’s name or is this a preemptive decision? I would imagine it’ll appear better if he voluntarily did it before anyone makes a stink over it but I honestly think nobody cares one way or another. Then again I may just be ignorant.

    • Dana on


      I think George has implied that people have made comments to him in the past, and he has said, he also feels uncomfortable with the name. However, the word lynch unto itself can conjure a negative connotation, if one wants to go there, so should he just change his last name, too??

    • Doug R. on

      – The Artist Formally Known As George Lynch.

      I guess Uncle Kracker is ok though with everybody?

  • Myk on

    I wonder if it would be more front-page news if anyone outside those who visit this site knows who Lynch Mob is.

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