Lynch, Pilson and Brown considered Michael Sweet as singer for Dokken type group minus Don Dokken
Lynch Mob, KXM, Sweet & Lynch and Super Stroke guitarist George Lynch was recently interviewed by Ultimate Guitar and spoke about working with Stryper frontman Michael Sweet.
In terms of whether Dokken and Stryper were contemporaries back in the ’80s, Lynch advised: “We were aware of each other and I was aware of Stryper through the ’80s and ’90s. I think the first time I saw them was on a local cable show called the Wally George Show. Honestly, I was never a Stryper fan but I realized Michael was really good at what he did as far as being a great melodic power singer.”
With respect to Sweet, Lynch stated: “He was a great melodic power singer. In later years when I was out of Dokken and had an occasional opportunity to think about writing and recording some music in the ‘Dokken vein’ quote unquote, I would think about Michael sometimes as a potential partner because of his style being in the same universe as the Dokken genre and melodic hard rock.” Lynch continued by stating: “We’ve tip-toed around working together a couple times. One of them was an opportunity for us to work together on a project with Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown, which would essentially be Dokken with Michael replacing Don.”
When asked whether that happened, Lynch advised: “The reason we didn’t follow through with that was because Michael and I did the first Sweet & Lynch record [‘Only to Rise‘] so we thought, ‘Well, what’s the point of that now? We kind of already did that.’ We’d just be changing rhythm sections. We ended up using Robert Mason.”
Current Foreigner bassist Jeff Pilson recently announced in an interview with Glide Magazine that he, Lynch and drummer “Wild” Mick Brown had started a new project called Super Stroke with former Lynch Mob and current Warrant frontman Robert Mason as singer.
You can read the rest of the interview with Lynch at Ultimate Guitar.