George Lynch Bio, Age, Kids, Songs, Albums, Guitars

George Lynch Biography

George Lynch is an American hard rock guitarist and song writer. He is one of the most popular heavy metal guitarists to emerge from the 1980’s era and widely known for his work with heavy metal band, Dokken and Lynch Mob, his post Dokken solo band .

He is ranked 68th on 100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time by Guitar World magazine.

George Lynch Age

He was born on September 28, 1954 in Spokane, Washington, U.S. He is 64 years old as of 2018.

George Lynch Height

He is 1.8m tall.

George Lynch Family

He was born in Spokane, Washington but he was raised in Sacramento, California, U.S.

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George Lynch Wife

Currently, he is married to Danica Lynch. They have been married fro 12 years since May 6, 2006. Previously, he was married to Christy Lynch from 1985 and later divorced in 1995, 10 years later after they were married.

George Lynch Daughter

He has a son,Sean Lynch and a daughter, Mariah Lynch.

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He began learning to play guitar at the age of 10.  He played in a band called The boys , a late 1970s band and work in the Sunset Strip clubs in Hollywood. The boys featured drummer Mick Brown,  singer Don Dokken, bassist Monte Zufelt and vocalist Lisa Furspanker and Greg Stanford. After this he formed Xciter before joining Dokken. His meeting with Don Dokken and Mick Brown led to the formation of the band Dokken by early 1980s.

He came to fame  in the 1980s as a lead guitarist in the band Dokken that he had been a member since 1980.  Dokken had a string of successful platinum albums that prominently featured Lynch’s inventive lead guitar work cementing his reputation as a bonafide guitar hero. In 1990, the band earned a Grammy nomination for Best Metal Performance.He later formed, Lynch Mob, his own band that differed lyrically and guitar complexity, song structure, tuning and subject matter. In 1993, he released his solo album Sacred Groove.

After DonDokken, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown reunited,they decided to bring Lynch back and he agreed to them putting his differences with them aside. The reunited Dokken band was signed to the Colombia/ Sony label. They later released the album Dysfunctional.This album did not sell as planned and  they were dropped from the label. Lynch then decided to reunite with his former Lynch Mob members and later released an EP entitled Syzgy. In the late 2002, he decided to reform the Lynch Mob with original bassist Anthony Esposito and the singer, Robert Mason. In 2003, he put together The George Lynch Group in which he has continued to to record and regularly tour.

In 2009, he recorded lead and rhythm guitar tracks for seven songs that appear on the debut album of Raven Quinn.

Currently, he lives near Los Angeles where he created an institutional guitar website named the Dojo and started producing his own custom hand-built art guitars which he himself makes at the ESP Guitars USA custom shop facility.

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He has his own shop called ESP Guitars Company. Here, he produces his own custom hand built art guitars that are marketed under the Mr. Scary Guitars brand.

Click here to check out his guitars.

George Lynch Songs

Break the Chains
Alone Again
Dream Warriors
In My Dreams
It’s Not Love
Into the Fire
Mr Scary
Just Got Lucky
Kiss of Death
The Hunter
Unchain the Night
Tooth and Nail
Love Power From the Mama Head
Burning Like a Flame
No Bed of Roses
Tierra Del Fuego
Heaven Sent
I Will Remember
Mr Crowley
Cry of the Brave
Walk Away
Memory Jack
Round and Round
Wizards in Winter
Not Necessary Evil
When Heaven Comes Down
He’s A Woman, She’s A Man
Billion Dollar Babies
Tangled in the Web
Paris is Burning

George Lynch Albums | George Lynch Dokken

Solo Albums

Album Name
Sacred Groove
Live in Florida
Will Play for Food
Stone House
The Lynch That Stole Riffness!
Furious George
The Lost Anthology
Guitar Slinger
Scorpion Tales
Orchestral Mayhem
Kill All Control
Legacy EP
Shadow Train

With Dokken Band

Album Name
Breaking the Chains
Tooth and Nail
Under Lock and Key
Back for the Attack
Beast from the East
The Best of Dokken – Japanese release
One Live Night
The Very Best of Dokken
The Definitive Rock Collection
From Conception: Live 1981

With Lynch Band

Album Name
Wicked Sensation
Lynch Mob
Smoke This
REvolution: Live!
Smoke and Mirrors
Sound Mountain Sessions
Unplugged: Live from Sugarhill Studios
Sun Red Sun
The Brotherhood

George Lynch Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

George Lynch Shadow Train

George Lynch Kamikaze

This is his signature model also known as ESP Kamikaze-1 solid body electric guitar’s comfortable contoured maple body gives the Kamikaze-1 a distinct and punchy voice that is perfect for rock and metal.

George Lynch Sacred Groove

Sacred Groove is his first solo album that he released on September 10, 1993.

George Lynch Nba | George Lynch Basketball

George Lynch DeWitt III is a retired basket ball player who played in the NBA from 1993 to 2005. He is not the same as George Lynch the musician.

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George Lynch Interview


Source: – Entering the Rock-n-Roll world nearly four decades ago you have built a name as a leading guitar force with Dokken and Lynch Mob, among other projects. First tell us, what has this incredible ride been like for you?

George Lynch – Well, it’s been somewhat volatile, challenging, but when looking back on it, in hindsight, things seem smoother than they probably actually were. (Laughs) It was an adventure and it continues to be; it’s really an adventure in the truest sense because the bottom can fall out any minute. Tastes can change, who knows what can happen. It just requires you – and I am not just saying myself, I am speaking for everybody – musicians of this era, to be very nimble and flexible; to be able to dodge this or that way and react. I think that’s what makes life interesting, I like the challenge.

In hindsight, I really wouldn’t want things that just had gone smooth. In other words: get into Dokken, getting a big record deal, and be famous for the rest of your life like Bon Jovi and that’s it. Just keep playing the same song, you’re super rich, and maybe your biggest challenge is you couldn’t get into that five-star hotel and have to check into the other five-star hotel. (Laughs).  I’m very grateful for the fact that I’ve been able to sustain myself and my family, like you said, four to five decades playing music! – It definitely is an adventure like anything in life. You were a key force in Dokken for many years and your guitar sound helped launch the band into superstardom. How would you describe your time in Dokken?

George Lynch – Well, it had challenges which were very well known, personality challenges. Which is very unfortunate because when I look at my situation in the past in Dokken, and there other situations where there were personality conflicts, that ruined an otherwise wonderful situation. I look at some of these newer bands that are having the same problems, these people with phenomenal success, and yet, there’s no difference from the ’80s or ’70s bands with too much fame and too much money too quickly. All of a sudden you start believing your own hype, then there are personality conflicts and you just destroy this wonderful thing you’ve built.

The same with Dokken: we had tremendous amount of wind at our back and we could’ve been set for life; we were given this incredible gift of having notoriety and record sales, all the things we worked and dreamed of. We essentially threw it away over an ego fit and greed; greed is usually a big part of it too. We’re not expressing our better angels and I think it’s just endemic of the human condition; the worst and the best of us kind of live together at the same time. It’s fascinating to look at from a distance but when you’re in the middle of it, it can be wonderful and terrible at the same time. I had my best times in my life in Dokken and my worst. – As you said, it is the age old problem with humanity, personal conflict. In 1990, you had initially left Dokken and soon formed Lynch Mob. Lynch Mob would go onto great success as well. The band has had breaks through, but has been very active for almost ten years now. What inspired you to bring Lynch Mob back for good?

George Lynch – Well, when I put Lynch Mob together in 1989, I wanted to put my dream band together. I had my pick of the litter: I had people beating down my door, just about anybody in the band. The idea was – there was not going to be any excuses with this band. With Dokken, if I made my perfect band, I wouldn’t have picked Don for my lead singer. He came from Blues, Roots and R&B music. I come from Hard Rock and ’60s Rock, which is all derivative of Blues and R&B obviously. Don wasn’t really the singer for the music I was hearing in my head. I’m not saying it isn’t good music, it’s just not my cup of tea.

I think what happened actually, with Dokken, is because of that; we had a very strange but successful chemistry. I brought what I described to you to the table, and Don brought what he did to the table, which is the antithesis of what I did. That’s what created this chemistry, which people recognized and appreciated. With Lynch Mob, there wasn’t any of that. With Lynch Mob, I did what I went with, what I felt I wanted with no apologies. We get a very bluesy, kind of Paul Rodgers’ style singer who comes from an Aretha Franklin Blues/R&B/Gospel camp. That’s what I wanted to hear.  So, we created this little greasier, dirtier, harder-edged thing. That’s always what I wanted: that’s my core musical impulse, it is where gravity draws me; that’s my foundation and I’ve always tried to keep that solid as a foundational core band. When I do other projects, those are all in addition to it. They are sort of outside the periphery of, those are guesthouses and tool sheds. – Yes and Lynch Mob is really a mirror of your style as well as influence. Lynch Mob have toured consistently for some time now and dished out a lot of new music in recent years. You recently released The Brotherhood. What was the writing and recording process behind this new record?

George Lynch – It was a concerted band effort, two year project. It wasn’t intended to be a two year project initially.  These days, we try to get in and get out to work economically, work smarter, and work more efficiently. The Brotherhood record kind of had a mind of its own. The bottom line, we cannot really progress if we don’t feel something is part of the evolutionary process of our vision as musicians.  About a year into the record, we were all on tour and listening to the record where it was at. Our heads were sort of cast down, thinking we were gonna be celebrating and patting ourselves on the back of how great we were, and it was not that.

We were all kind of bummed listening to it, thinking “This isn’t cutting it; we can’t do this, we can’t release this.” We had to make the decision to rededicate ourselves to making, to rework on the record. It took time to do but it was worth it, we made the right decision. We could’ve just thrown it out there and said, “Take the money, it’s just a Lynch Mob record; nobody cares, nobody wants to hear anything but Wicked Sensation anyway.” (Laughs) I never want to resign ourselves to that: we wanted to make a record that matters, somewhat historically significant, and I think we’ve accomplished that with maybe eighty-five percent of it. – It is a solid collection of tracks. The vocals and your guitar work really blend quite well together. What is like with this Lynch Mob lineup?

George Lynch – This is like family. My band’s always been my second family; they’ve always been my friends. I value that relationship a lot, so it goes much deeper than just some guys you’re playing with this year. It’s not like that.  I just try to keep it together, like being what it is which is pretty hard too. Against all odds, we’ve been able to keep it together for a few years now. Also, Jimmy and Sean have been in previous incarnations of the band, in the ’90s through the 2000s. Actually, Oni, Sean, Jimmy, and myself were in previous incarnations of this band. We’ve been around a while.

Honestly, this is the most long-lived version of the band since 1989. Once we passed that mark, I thought, “Well, you know what, let’s work hard to set this one in stone and hope for the best. Let’s work hard and hope this stays together.” You never know, some huge band comes along and wants to snatch someone out of your band, which can happen. The weird thing about Lynch Mob is, I think we’re an underappreciated act and I’m not just saying it because it’s objectively true. We believe in ourselves and we think we need to get out to more people to play live so they can hear the music that we make and the performances we bring.

Having said that, we’re fairly recognized by other bands as a contender. Just on a professional level, between ourselves, we all know each other. As individuals, we’re ripe for picking because the band is not on the level of the bigger bands; we’re not Metallica, we’re not Van Halen, we’re not an attractable, hugely successful monolithic Rock machine. We are down the rungs on the ladder, so it’s easy to steal members out of our band is what I’m trying to get at; these guys are all high caliber and people want them. That’s one of our biggest challenges: to keep the band intact from these other bigger groups that would like to pick us off. – You have done a good job keeping it together. The Brotherhood is a solid record and it will be exciting to see what people think once they discover it. You are quite a busy guy, in fact, you seem to release new material regularly. You have collaborated with a variety of people over the years, including Michael Sweet and KXM. In 2017 alone, you have Lynch Mob’s The Brotherhood as well as Sweet & Lynch’s Unified. How do you manage to find the time for all this work?

George Lynch – Well, I feel like in the couple or a few years, I’m in a race with time. I’m going to be 63 and my chops are there, my writing skills and compositional skills are evolving; they are changing in a good way. With Dokken, I still had the world’s greatest solo rattling around in my head, the same one that has been rattling around since my teens. I’ve still never hit that mark and I’m still striving to hit it. Each record I do – I like the record, the songs are great, the solos are cool – but it’s not that insane thing I hear in my head; I have never been able to capture that. Until I do, I’m going to keep trying: it’ll be great to finally memorialize that.

George Lynch News



“Alive Today”, the first video from THE END MACHINE, the new band featuring three members of the classic DOKKEN lineup — George Lynch (guitar), Jeff Pilson (bass) and Mick Brown (drums) — along with former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason, can be seen below. The song is taken from THE END MACHINE‘s debut album, which will be released on March 22 via Frontiers Music Srl.

The “Alive Today” clip was filmed with director Jamie Brown, who has previously worked with DOKKENLYNCH MOBLAST IN LINE and KXM.

Pilson said: “We think that, notwithstanding the obvious nod to our past experiences together, THE END MACHINE sound has a unique identity. Sonically, this is not just ex-DOKKENmembers with a different singer or a rebooted incarnation of LYNCH MOB. This is a new sound. Everyone has been doing great on the album and there is a lot of energy and a lot of focus.”

Asked if the songs for THE END: MACHINE‘s upcoming debut album were written for the recent reunion of DOKKEN‘s classic lineup, Pilson told “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”: “I will say that the very early songwriting sessions, with George and I writing the music, we were thinking, ‘Well, this could be DOKKEN. Who knows?’ We just got together and started writing. But the thought in the back of our mind was, ‘Well, maybe there is…’ There was a lot of talk, and there was business talk about a possible DOKKEN record. So we wanted to just start writing. We wanted to write and that was kind of probably foremost on our mind. But we also realized very quickly, ‘Well, this is kind of becoming its own animal.’ And then when Robert got involved, it totally became its own animal. So, I would say it’s kind of branched out of the writing that we did for the [recent DOKKEN CD, DVD and Blu-ray, ‘Return To The East Live (2016)’], but not very much — only a slight degree.”

Pilson also talked about the musical and songwriting chemistry between him, LynchBrownand Dokken, saying: “What’s so funny about the bonus track [‘It’s Just Another Day’] on the DOKKEN record [‘Return To The East Live (2016)’] is that was one of the least painful recordings DOKKEN has ever made. [Laughs] It was so comfortable and natural — Don‘s vocals happened very quickly. It’s ironic, really, because the band supposedly has so much strife within it or whatever. But on a musical level, chemistry-wise, we kind of can’t help but do what we do. Don has a very distinctive voice, and very distinctive melodic sense, George has such a distinctive way of playing, and I think when Mick and Don and I sing, it’s very unique. I mean, that is the chemistry — but that was the beauty of DOKKEN, and we appreciate that; we all do. And the thing is, [fans] have to realize is we’re still kids at heart, so when George and I get together and start writing, we wanna keep writing. So if the DOKKEN thing doesn’t happen for whatever reason, we wanna keep writing. And that’s kind of where [THE END: MACHINE] sort of came into being, and that’s a good thing — that’s music happening organically. And I love that. And that’s how I feel about this whole record — it just organically became what it is. It goes from very simple, straight-ahead groove-oriented rock to some kind of musical little adventures that are very, very cool. And, like I said, I’m just really, really proud of it.”

According to Jeff, who has been a member of FOREIGNER since 2004, the plan is to develop THE END MACHINE into a full-fledged band, with more albums and touring activity to follow. “I look at it in a very long-term way, ’cause I love playing with these guys — I just do,” he said. “And yes, for the time being, the amount of live shows we could do will be limited — there’s no question. I mean, FOREIGNER has no signs of slowing down yet. But I love playing with these guys and I love making music with these guys. So, yeah, I’m looking at it in the long term; I’m not just thinking of us as a side project for one record. We’re looking at it as a band — a band that has contraints because of everyone’s schedules, but that doesn’t mean we don’t have plans and hope in the future to nurture this into something more. There’s only one challenge, but it is by far the biggest, and it’s very overwhelming, and that’s scheduling. The amount I tour with FOREIGNER, which, as I said, will not slow down, at least for the next couple of years. That’s a very daunting challenge — it’s very hard to work things out.”

“The End Machine” track listing:

01. Leap Of Faith
02. Hold Me Down
03. No Game
04. Bulletproof
05. Ride It
06. Burn The Truth
07. Hard Road
08. Alive Today
09. Line Of Division
10. Sleeping Voices
11. Life Is Love Is Music

THE END MACHINE will play its first set of shows in April. Brown will be unable to make the dates and will be temporarily replaced by EVANESCENCE‘s Will Hunt.

The details are as follows:

April 04 – Whisky A Go Go – Los Angeles, CA
April 05 – Count’s Vamp’d – Las Vegas, NV
April 06 – Encore – Tucson, AZ



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