BUDA, TX, March 22, 2009 – George Lynch is a Hard rock guitarist best known as a member of the band Dokken and Lynch Mob.
Lynch came to fame in the 1980s through his work as the lead guitarist in the band Dokken (of which he had been a member since 1980). Dokken had a string of successful platinum albums such as “Under Lock And Key” and “Back For The Attack”, that prominently featured Lynch’s inventive lead guitar work and cemented his reputation as a bonafide guitar hero. The instrumental track “Mr. Scary” on Back For The Attack contributed to his popularity among guitar players. The band earned a grammy nomination for the “best rock instrumental” in 1989.
Lynch Mob and Post-Dokken
In spite of the band’s popularity, the group parted ways in March 1989 due to internal tensions with lead vocalist Don Dokken. Lynch formed his own hard rock band Lynch Mob which differed from Dokken in lyrical complexity, subject matter, song structure, guitar complexity and tuning, and a notably different approach to vocal harmony than Dokken’s soaring harmonies. Lynch then took time off and his wife had a baby girl named Mariah Lynch. After spending a few years with his family he got back to work. In 1993, Lynch released his first solo album, Sacred Groove.