Lynch Mob will rock the west coast in February, delivering classic favorites and tracks from the latest record while introducing a new vocalist for the diversely-pedigreed band.
For twelve years with Dokken, George Lynch was able to develop a groundbreaking brand of guitar virtuoso that would also earn a Grammy nomination. In the early 1990s, Lynch launched his own project, Lynch Mob, which harnessed the talent of rock’s best players and released several well-received records, from 1990s WICKED SENSATION to the most recent UNPLUGGED. Tracks like “Wicked Sensation,” “River of Love” and “Tangled in the Web” have solidified George Lynch’s position on Guitar World’s list of Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Live, Lynch Mob is described as desert- infused blues-based rock with a penchant for extended improvising, harkening back to the glorious jam days of the late 60’s and early 70’s.
“…a guitar hero by anyone’s standards.” Legendary Rock Interviews
“…one of the most gifted musicians on the planet…” Rock Music Star
Lynch’s current work also includes the film “Shadow Nation,” which explores a hybrid way of life, merging modern society with the ancient practices of people who have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years; native American Indians. The film reveals its message through the journey of a group of renowned musical artists as they share their rock music on a road trip through Indian reservations of the southwest. http://shadowtrainmovie.com/synopsis/ He has also teamed with Arcane Inc. to create a new signature series of Mr. Scary guitar pickups http://mrscaryguitars.com/pickups/.
The current iteration of Lynch Mob is an unusual combination of rock backgrounds. Bassist Kevin Baldes is an original member of the Orange County alternative rock band Lit. Lit’s platinum album A PLACE IN THE SUN spawned three top ten hits including “My Own Worst Enemy.” He’s also played with Sugarcult, MEST and Good Man Down. Jimmy D’Anda is on drums. With L.A. based rock band BulletBoys and its hit “Smooth Up In Ya,” he earned a Gold album and toured the world with rock’s biggest acts.
Being introduced on this tour is new vocalist Thadeus Gonzalez. With Oakland-based Electric Sister, Tad enjoyed critical acclaim from not only the release of THE LOST ART OF ROCK & ROLL, but also supporting gigs with KISS/Motley Crue, Slash, Black Label Society, and Danko Jones. He’s been called “a frontman to watch” and “a definitive rock ‘n’ roll voice.”
Confirmed dates for the Lynch Mob Wynter 2014 tour include:
2/13 Vamp’d Las Vegas, NV
2/14 Whisky A Go Go Hollywood CA
2/15 Brick By Brick San Diego CA
2/19 El Corazon Seattle WA
2/20 Tonic Lounge Portland OR
2/21 The Boardwalk Orangevale CA
2/22 M15 Concert Bar Corona CA
2/23 910 Live Tempe AZ
FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH AXEMAN JASON HOOK
TO APPEAR ON INAUGURAL EPISODE OF SEASON 13
OF VH1 CLASSICS’ “THAT METAL SHOW” THIS
SATURDAY, JANUARY 18TH
HOOK SOLO ALBUM DUE OUT SPRING, 2014 AS FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH CONTINUES TO TOUR WORLD
Heavy metal and hard rock fans worldwide can tune in to the inaugural episode of season 13 of VH1 Classics’ “That Metal Show” this Saturday, January 18th at 11:00PM, EST/8:00PM, PST to catch Five Finger Death Punch axeman Jason Hook as the featured guitarist. Hook will appear throughout the entire episode, bringing his signature showmanship and blistering riffs to the show that caters to all things hard rock and heavy metal.
As lead guitarist for the wildly successful Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Hook is currently touring the globe in support of the band’s latest series of releases, THE WRONG SIDE OF HEAVEN AND THE RIGHTEOUS SIDE OF HELL, VOLUMES 1 AND 2. Released late last year, both albums debuted at #2 on the Billboard Top 200 Album chart, respectively. In between the band’s extensive touring schedule, Jason Hook is writing and recording his second solo album, which is set for release this Spring.
As a member of the multi-platinum hard rock/metal outfit Five Finger Death Punch, Jason Hook has established himself as a highly respected guitarist, garnering coverage in all hard rock, metal and player publications. Although he may be best known for his role in Five Finger Death Punch, Hook is also an exceptionally skilled studio and touring musician who has played with the likes of such diverse artists as Alice Cooper, Vince Neil and more. Jason Hook‘s forthcoming second solo release, is highly-anticipated by both fans and critics and will offer a more diverse look at his talents. Jason’s first solo record, SAFETY DUNCE, won an L.A. Music Award for “Best Instrumental Record.”