Dokken, Lynch Mob and current ‘Souls of WE’ guitarist, George Lynch has joined ’80’s Metal Pioneer Willie Basse in his Burbank, CA studio to record a new single, “Break Away” for Basse’s upcoming new studio album. The track and album is being recorded by Basse and Led Zeppelin engineer, Andy Johns and is expected to surface in late 2010 through Basse’s own New Empire Media, Inc.
“Working with George Lynch again is amazing and we’re enjoying lots of creative fun! We can actually do anything and go anywhere without limits,” commented Willie Basse. “His contribution to my project, along with unmatched professional musicianship enlightens me, and inspires me to new heights.”
“Ok. First you have Andy Johns… Hello Andy Johns?! He’s done a few records… Led Zeppelin, Rolling Stones…” added George Lynch. “Then you’ve got Willie, who I played with back in the 80s, so we’ve got some history. Willie is so passionate about the music that he lives and breathes. Working on these tracks is liking going back in time, in a good way! It’s very reminiscent of Priest and other hard rock bands of that era. And everything starts out analog. You just can’t beat tape. I felt like I was back in 1987 recording a classic Dokken record!”
Basse is currently recording the follow-up to his critically acclaimed album ‘The Money Grind’. Basse, best known for his role as bassist/frontman for the LA based legendary metalheads Black Sheep, who were mainstays on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip during the ‘80s metal explosion. The band, best known for their technical prowess and precision, has boasted members that include Slash, Paul Gilbert, James Kottak, and Randy Castillo.
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