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.