GUITARIST GEORGE LYNCH SAYS HE WILL BE RETIRING THE LYNCH MOB NAME, SAYS “[IT] HAS ALWAYS BEEN PROBLEMATIC, AND NOW IT’S INEXCUSABLE…WE’LL JUST CALL IT SOMETHING ELSE”

Guitarist George Lynch recently spoke with Anne Erickson of Audio Ink Radio and stated that he will no longer be creating music under the moniker of Lynch.

When asked if he will be making new music with the band, following on the heels of their 30th anniversary re-imagined version of their debut album, Wicked Sensation. Lynch replied (via blabbermouth.net), “No, we are not, actually. We had an opportunity to, but… With everything going on right now in the world, it was really sort of an epiphany moment. I just kind of woke up and said, ‘You know, I think with this record, this is our swan song. I think this would be a good place to exit the stage.’ We’ve created this bookend — answer to the first record.”

He continued, “The name itself, of course, has always been problematic, and now it’s inexcusable to keep the name. So, things have just sort of all conspired. A lot of different events triangulated to this point where it just makes sense on every single level to just let it go and wrap it up with and nice neat bow with this record and move on.”

Lynch also added that there will will not be any more live performances or recordings under the band name, either.

“I’m not gonna tour anymore with that name or put out any more records with that name,” he said. “I’ll probably still play with some of the same people; we’ll just call it something else. I’m just finishing up my fourth album for this year, so I’ve got plenty of projects that I can do. And I’m starting a fourth KXM record later this summer. And I’ve got an instrumental record coming out, and another project I did with Jeff Pilson called Heavy Hitters, which is really interesting. It’s two songs from [each of] the last five decades that we re-interpreted and reimagined, again, and had a lot of fun with. So we have everything on there from Little Richard to Madonna to Timbaland to Duran Duran — just all kinds of different music that we had fun with. And so there may be a series of those records. We just finished the first volume, and we may be doing a series of those. So, I’ve got a lot of other projects that keep me busy.”

Wicked Sensation Reimagined is being released as a special limited print/deluxe anniversary edition of the album available through Rat Pak Records on August 28th (also available in Japan via Marquee/Avalon). The twelve-track album features re-worked and re-recorded versions of their 1990 classic. The album is available in multiple bundle configurations including: a limited print Yellow and Black splatter vinyl (Limited to 500), hand autographed CD bundles and cassettes and more. The various album bundles are now available for pre-order at: www.ratpakrecords.com/lynchmob. The album can also be ordered digitally via iTunes at https://smarturl.it/LynchMobws30. Fans that order the album digitally via iTunes will receive an instant download of Wicked Sensation (Reimagined).

To view a track list, and to read more about this special release, please click here.

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  • frankd on

    I’m begging George Lynch and ALL other artists. STOP giving in to political correctness. There is nothing wrong with the name Lynch Mob. It is obviously a play on his last name. That’s it. If someone wants to attach negative connotations, that is their problem. It is well established and well respected. Enough already.


  • brad dawson on

    I had to quit sitting Indian style…….


    • Dana on

      It seems the term “grandfathered” is now being abolished in Massachusetts for its negative connotations, I kid you not.


    • Doug R. on

      Be careful if you say “God bless you” now when someone sneezes, you might offend them…


    • Doug R. on

      First, David “Lee” Roth, who’s next? Jake E. “Lee?” Geddy “Lee?” Tommy “Lee?” Well knowing Tommy, he’s probably already in the process of changing his name to…


    • Rattlehead on

      …and the term “master bedroom” will no longer be used And in the game of chess, the white color will no longer get the first move of the game.


    • Doug R. on

      I’m surprised they haven’t gone after White Castle hamburgers yet, or have they?


  • earthdog70 on

    Did George have people protesting outside his house? Why now and not in 1990? He should also tell his son-in-law Richie Faulkner than “Judas Priest” is now offensive to Christians so they need to change their name too:)


  • robert davenport on

    Dana,
    Again I dont disagree with anything you have said,
    It seems to me moving forward in this country is going to be a balancing act , especially with mainstream media fueling the fire of outrage , this cultural shift is starting to effect the music industry , I’m curious if george felt pressure to drop the name , or if he decided on his own ? I guess it doesn’t really matter , these ” movements ” always end up going way too far , they start with a real tragedy Weinstein , floyd – light gets shone on a real problem , then mainstream media scares the shit out of people and idiocy ensues for awhile until the next thing pops up …..bob lazar , New York times article ,Pentagon……… 🙂


  • Nathan Denney on

    My eyes about bugged out of my head when I saw this. The comments about sports is spot on–I just hope they don’t mess up NCAA too (you know it’s coming). That’s why I’m glad I can listen to EDDIE TRUNK daily and not have to hear this nonsense. Love how he keeps it neutral.


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