New Lynch Mob line-up — Robert Mason singing on selected dates and drummer Scot Coogan back in
Lynch Mob, KXM and Super Stroke guitarist George Lynch was recently interviewed by Eddie Trunk on January 29, 2018 for the occasion of the release of the M3 Rock Festival‘s 10th year anniversary line-up. Lynch Mob is scheduled to play Day Two of the M3 Rock Festival in Columbia, Maryland, USA on May 5, 2018.
Trunk asked whether he heard correctly that Warrant and Super Stroke frontman Robert Mason would be handling lead vocals for Lynch Mob. Lynch replied (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx): “Well, he will be for selected dates. He’s doing the Monsters of Rock Cruise with us and there’s an ’80s In The Park Festival that we are doing in a couple of weeks along with a few others but we’re not sure how deeply he’s going to be involved with Lynch Mob, if anything is going to stick. I mean his primary band obviously is Warrant and we recognize that, respect that. I’m not trying to steal him from Warrant or anything like that. That’s his home but we have history and it’s a wonderful fit… I mean you know, he’s just you know, he’s kind of in that Myles Kennedy or in that world. There just… You know, I mean where do you go from there when you sing like that [laughs] you know? I mean, it’s just incredible. It’s fascinating to me to work with a guy like that, that has those kinds of pipes, that kind of consistency, that basically can do anything that it seems he wants vocally…”
Trunk asked whether drummer Jimmy D’Anda was now out of Lynch Mob to which Lynch advised (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx): “Scot Coogan came back. Scot is drumming for Lynch Mob now. Scot was in Lynch Mob… You know, I’ve played with Scot off and on in various projects over the years and he was in Lynch Mob you know [inaudible] most recently up to a few years ago. Scot is wonderful you know. He brings so much to the table. He’s one of those multi-tasking guys. He’s a great singer. He’s a great songwriter. He plays everything a little bit. You know, he can play some keyboards. He’s just, he’s really tuned in you know with drum programming, the recording side of it, so that always helps. He’s like a Swiss Army knife. Plus his drumming, he’s got this great R&B feel. Lynch Mob has that. Lynch Mob has that blues based, R&B based, heavy rock thing so he really brings a lot to the table. He’s a great fit and a great friend…”
You can listen to the interview by Eddie Trunk with George Lynch below:
Lynch gives updates on Dokken’s dvd, new band with Robert Mason and Jeff Pilson, KXM, and Lynch Mob band member updates.