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Friday, July 1, 2011

George Lynch: Talks "Kill All Control" Solo Album In New Interview

Scott Iwasaki of recently George Lynch, the former lead guitarist for Dokken and leader of his own rock bands Lynch Mob and Souls of We. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. The big news for you is the release of your new solo album, "Kill All Control", on July 19.

George: The album is actually released as Souls of We in Japan, but as George Lynch everywhere else in the world. It started as a follow-up to the follow-up to the last Souls of We album, "Let The Truth Be Known". The lineup started off with London LeGrand (Brides of Destruction, Souls of We), myself, Adrian Ost (drummer for Powerman 5000) and Nic Speck (from Run Run Run) on bass. We went in as a band and our intention was to write and record a record in a month. We went in and wrote furiously and wrote the record in 10 days. The album features different lead singers. What happened?

George: We went into the studio to record, and I ran into that "singer" wall. London is my friend and I love him, but a voice is not like a guitar. It's not a mechanical instrument, and singers are a different animal. Things just didn't work out and I had to look elsewhere for someone to complete the record, which took almost two years to finish. Had I known that retrospectively, I would have taken more time writing the music. (Laughs). Did the different lead singers dictate how the music was presented?

George: I have an idea in my head of what melodies I would put in there if I could sing. I've hardly ever written with a singer and let them guide the ship. It's always been getting the song's instrumentals done first and then adding the vocals. We brought in Will Martin from Earshot and Keith St. John, who works with Montrose, and Marq Torien from the Bulletboys.

Read the entire interview from

"Kill All Control" combines many of Lynch's varied styles and histories, including a reflection 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 a variety of known singers. Will Marten (Earshot), Marq Torien (Bulletboys), and Keith St. John (Montrose) all joined in on the new album in which George hopes he was able "to create an eclectic listening experience for my fans."

"Kill All Control" track listing: 

01. Kill All Control
02. Brank New Day
03. Done
04. Flys Wall
05. Wicked Witch
06. Man on Fire
07. Voices In My Head
08. Resurrect
09. Here Comes The Sun
10. My Enemy
11. Son Of Scary

"Son Of Scary" audio stream (courtesy of AOL's Noisecreep):

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