George Lynch And Stryper’s Michael Sweet Team Up In New Project
May 3, 2013
Stryper frontman Michael Sweet, Lynch Mob/Dokken guitarist George Lynch, former White Lion bass player James Lomenzo and S.U.N./Whitesnake drummer Brian Tichy are teaming up in a currently unnamed new band project.
The debut album will be recorded in early 2014 with Sweet overseeing production duties, for a release through Frontiers Records pencilled right after the summer of 2014.
Said Sweet in a Facebook post, “I just signed a deal to do a record with the legendary @LynchRocks @BassiusMaximus and @BrianTichy early next year. I’m excited! And you?”
This is the first of a number of new exciting band projects put together personally by Serafino Perugino, president and head of A&R for Frontiers Records, which will see the light of day during 2014.
Sweet and Lynch have also been in talks to hit the road together with the guitarist’s T&N project. Earlier this year Sweet told SleazeRoxx.com that, “They asked me to do it. They were going to go out last year that didn’t work out so they are planning to go out this year. Right now the plan is to begin rehearsals in September and go out in October — things can change but that’s what we’re looking at right now. I did have a conversation with George, and then another with Jeff (Pilson), about it and it’s a ‘go’. I think this is a good fit, they are a melodic hard rock band and those are my roots too, it’s what I cut my teeth on. They are great guys and I hope they feel the same. We have a good relationship and we like each other. It’s an exciting time to represent these songs, not only the Dokken songs but the T&N songs. The way I understand it Jeff will sing all the T&N songs and I will be singing most to all of the Dokken songs.”
Meanwhile Stryper’s latest album ‘Second Coming’ was released in late March. The album features sixteen tracks, including new recordings of fourteen songs from Stryper’s early years as well as two brand new songs. Sweet commented, “We’re really excited about this record. The re-recorded songs are sounding awesome… better than the originals in many ways! One word to describe the record? Heavier. We’ve hooked up with some great people — we’ve got new management, a great album, a great label. We just feel like everything is coming together, and hopefully some big things are to follow.”
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