George Lynch is one of the most dynamic and influential guitarists in music today. During the rush of the 1980’s rock scene, his catchy riffs, soaring guitar solos, and impassioned songwriting, elevated Dokken well above most other bands in the glam, Hair Metal, era. Over a dozen hit singles and a string of successful platinum albums, including “Under Lock and Key” and “Back for the Attack”, have stood the test of time, and become part of the very fabric of musical culture. Desiring a move, Lynch switched gears with his new band, Lynch Mob, adding a blues, smoky approach complemented by soulful, heartfelt vocals.
Mr. Scary, as he is known to his fans, went solo in 1993 with the incredible “Sacred Groove”, experimenting with many sounds, singers and songwriters – a formula now copied by so many guitar greats. Other projects, such as Souls of We and Lynch/Pilsen, allowed Lynch to explore and expand into even more styles and themes. Always pushing ahead, he still took time to appreciate his past. Seeking to reconnect with the magic that defined his earlier career, George reformed Lynch Mob, to his fan’s delight, and released “Smoke and Mirrors”. The album was seen as brilliant display of heart and soul, and has ushered in an extended tour, as well as the reunion of the original Lynch Mob line-up. While the band continues to create new material for their upcoming 2011 album, George Lynch is proud to release “Kill All Control”, a solo record that will undoubtedly excite long time fans with the vast fl avours of his career and welcome in many new listeners.
“Kill All Control” began as a follow up to “Let the Truth Be Known”, Lynch’s fi rst Souls of We release. As he began writing with London Le Grand (Brides Of Destruction; Soul Of We), the project took on a whole new direction, solidifying this original course with the addition of Powerman 5000 drummer Adrian Ost and bass player Nic Spec (Run, Run, Run).
“The creative juices flowed and we wrote most of the CD in ten days. As writing and recording progressed at Slate Studios, I experimented with additional singers, including Will Marten (Earshot), Marc Torien (Bullet Boys), and Keith St. John (Montrose), hoping to create a collective listening experience”. (George Lynch)
“Kill All Control” combines many of Lynch’s varied styles and histories, including a refl ection back to earlier days which spawned a follow up to the instrumental Dokken track, ‘Mr.Scary’, called ‘Son Of Scary’ featuring Fred Coury of Cinderella on Drums. Additional guests on the album include Will Marten (Earshot), Marc Torien (Bullet Boys), and Keith St. John (Montrose). They all joined in on the new album that Lynch hopes to be able to “create an eclectic listening experience” for his fans