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Mastering the Strings: The Evolving Artistry of George Lynch


Born on September 28, 1954, in Spokane, Washington, George Lynch rose to fame in the 1980s as the guitarist for the rock band Dokken and later for his own group, Lynch Mob. Celebrated for his unique blend of classical scales and heavy metal, Lynch's intricate solos have made him a pivotal figure in 1980s metal.


His innovative style has consistently earned him accolades, including placements on numerous "greatest guitarists" lists.


Dokken, established in the late 1970s, gained mainstream recognition with hits like "Alone Again," "In My Dreams," and "Breaking the Chains," with Lynch's guitar work a standout feature. Despite internal conflicts, particularly between Lynch and vocalist Don Dokken, the band made a significant impact on the glam metal scene before dissolving at the decade's end.

Post-Dokken, Lynch founded Lynch Mob, a band with a fluid lineup that continues to perform and record in the realms of hard rock and heavy metal. The band has received substantial critical praise over the years.


In addition to his band projects, Lynch has also engaged in multiple collaborations and released instructional guitar content. His recent album, "Guitars at The End of the World," was released on September 23 and includes drumming legend Curt "Kirkee B." Bisquera and bassist Tony Franklin.


Also featuring is Lynch Mob drummer Jimmy D'Anda on the track "The Crucible." Lynch aims for his instrumental albums to be challenging yet accessible, showcasing compositions that stand on their own merit.



Tracks like "Psycho Beta" and "The Crucible" showcase Lynch's enduring creativity, making it clear that "Guitars at The End of the World" is destined to become a fan favorite. His stated goal is to pay homage to the guitar legends who came before him, while delivering compositions that are more than mere vehicles for solos—a testament to a career that shows no signs of slowing down.

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