Michael Sweet And George Lynch Debut “Dying Rose” Video
January 21, 2015
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet and Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch have teamed up to deliver the first Sweet & Lynch album, ‘Only To Rise’, on January 27th. The duo, along with former White Lion bassist James LoMenzo and ex-Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy, have now released a music video for the song “Dying Rose”.
“Dying Rose… has a country-esque, Nashville element to it,” George Lynch recently told Guitar World. “I could hear a modern country outfit do it as well as a rock band. It’s a beautiful melody and chorus with a nice hook. There’s also some showing off and old-school metal kind of stuff on this album as well.”
“I called up George one day and said, “Hey man, give me something that has a Dokken ‘The Hunter’ vibe to it,” Michael Sweet revealed to AXS. “Next thing I know, George sends me the riff for “Dying Rose”. It was perfect! It’s a positive lyric that says don’t count me out. I’m not fading away and I’m not a dying rose. It’s really a thought for anyone. Don’t let people tell you that you’re nothing and that you’re over and done and washed up. There’s a lot more in you as long as you continue to believe.”
“It’s a throwback to the late ’70s and early ’80s era and was purposely done that way,” continued Sweet regarding the album itself. “It was something we intentionally had set out to do. There was no stress involved in the process and I couldn’t be more pleased with how it turned out. Brian Tichy and James Lomenzo just killed it. Everyone really delivered. I’m excited to be a part of a band that is powerfully reminding people about some of the best music ever. That era of music (late ’70s / early ’80s) is what I grew up on. It was a time when musicianship was at an all-time high. We really wanted to get back to that period of time and we’ve accomplished that. Ten years ago it might not have been acceptable, but people are coming full circle and realizing how incredibly cool that music was — and still is.”
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