George Lynch fairly certain that singer Oni Logan will join him for next Lynch Mob record due next year
Lynch Mob, KXM, Ultraphonix and occasional Dokken lead guitarist George Lynch was recently interviewed by Rodrigo Altaf for Sonic Perspectives before Lynch Mob‘s show at The Rockpile in Toronto, Ontario, Canada on June 21, 2019.
Lynch was asked about the rumour that a new Lynch Mob album has already been recorded to which he replied:
“No, that’s not true… I wish that it could happen that easily! [laughs]. I do have albums that are due to be released. KXM 3 is coming out next month. We had The End Machine coming out a few months ago, and I’ve got a project called Dirty Shirley, with Dino, the singer of Trans Siberian Orchestra. He’s an incredible singer, and that album is coming out late in the year. We’re starting to work on a new Lynch Mob record next month, I believe that we’ll start pre-production on it. It’s going to be a slow process for us. Oni [Logan, singer] likes to work slow. I’m not sure yet, but fairly certain he’s going to join me on this record, and it’ll come out next year.”
In terms of what would have made Lynch Mob a bigger band or household name, Lynch opined (with slight edit): “I think I would have come out a few years earlier. It took us a while to finish our first record. I mean, that’s why it’s so good, because we took our time writing it. But I think timing, with the way music changed in the early nineties, was a bit of an issue. And I think taking the direction that we took on the second album, rather than sticking with the direction that we had on our first record did not help us. Sticking with Oni would have been the right thing to do. Not to take away from Robert [Mason], because he’s an amazing singer, but on our second album we went more towards what we were doing in the 80’s instead of moving away from it. I think we would have been more successful if we had stuck to the greasier, dirtier, bluesier sound we had on our first record. But you know, hindsight is always 20/20.”
You can read the rest of the interview with George Lynch at Sonic Perspectives‘ website.
Wikipedia indicates that Logan played in Lynch Mob during 1989 to 1991, 1998, 2008 to 2011, 2012 to 2013, and from 2014 to [January] 2018 and played on the following Lynch Mob albums Wicked Sensation (1990), Syzygy EP (1998), Smoke And Mirrors(1999), Unplugged: Live From Sugarhill Studios EP (2013), Sun Red Sun (2014), Rebel (2015) and The Brotherhood (2017).