George Lynch

Born: September 28, 1954
Spokane, WA, USA

As a small child, George Lynch would run around his parent's home with a broomstick, pretending to play the guitar. Eventually, by the age of 10, his parents would buy an acoustic guitar for him, and he began to learn. After working the garage and basement band circuit and paying his dues, George met drummer Mick Brown through Sargeant Rocks, a glam band that he had been invited to join. The pair complimented each other so well that they have continued to play together, until recently. Together, they played in several L.A. bands, such as Xciter and The Boyz, and George quickly gained a cult-like following that was comparable to that of Eddie Van Halen and Randy Rhoads. In fact, when Randy left to join Ozzy Osbourne's band, he chose George to take his place as music teacher at his mother's music shop. It wasn't long after that, however, that Lynch and Brown were invited to join Don Dokken's band, Dokken. Dokken had already secured a record deal with a European label, and both Lynch and Brown gladly accepted the deal. This band produced such 80's monster metal hits as Breaking the Chains and In My Dreams. In 1988, Dokken disintegrated, and Lynch formed his own band, Lynch Mob. Lynch Mob broke up, and Dokken reformed for a short period in 1995, and Lynch has been solo ever since. Recently, Lynch has began moving in a new direction, experimenting with mixing his awesome guitar playing with rap.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter

Eighties Metal Guitar Masters Rapcore

Bands That George Lynch Has Played For:
Dokken Lynch Mob

George Lynch Has Worked With:
Don Dokken Mick Brown Jeff Pilson Anthony Esposito Robert Mason Kirk Harper Gabe Rosales Clancy Mcarthy Oni Logan Ray Gillen Tony MacAlpine Paul Nelson Juan Croucier Gary Holland

George Lynch Was Influenced By:
Jimi Hendrix Pete Townshend Robin Trower

Artists That Were Influenced By George Lynch:
Jennifer Batten
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