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Friday, July 1, 2011
George Lynch: Talks "Kill All Control" Solo Album In New Interview
Scott IwasakiofGuitarWorld.comrecentlyGeorge Lynch, the former lead guitarist forDokkenand leader of his own rock bandsLynch Mob andSouls of We. A couple of excerpts from the chat follow below. GuitarWorld.com: 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 asSouls of We in Japan, but as George Lyncheverywhere else in the world. It started as a follow-up to the follow-up to the lastSouls of We album,"Let The Truth Be Known". The lineup started off withLondon LeGrand(Brides of Destruction,Souls of We), myself,Adrian Ost(drummer for Powerman 5000) andNic Speck(fromRun 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. GuitarWorld.com: The album features different lead singers. What happened? George: We went into the studio to record, and I ran into that "singer" wall.Londonis 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). GuitarWorld.com: 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 inWill MartinfromEarshotandKeith St. John, who works withMontrose, andMarq Torienfrom the Bulletboys. Read the entire interview fromGuitarWorld.com. "Kill All Control"combines many ofLynch's varied styles and histories, including a reflection back to earlier days which spawned a follow-up to the instrumentalDokkentrack"Mr. Scary", called"Son Of Scary", featuring Fred CouryofCinderellaon drums. Additional guests on the album include a variety of known singers.Will Marten(Earshot),Marq Torien (Bulletboys), andKeith St. John(Montrose) all joined in on the new album in whichGeorgehopes 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 ofAOL'sNoisecreep):