When George Lynch started digging into the writing process for his latest solo album Kill All Control, the intent was to write a new Souls of We album however, what would follow is a solo album with contributions from four different lead vocalists and a bevy of guest appearances. On vocals the album offers up tracks with London LeGrand (Souls of We), Will Marten (Earshot), Marc Torien ( Bulletboys), and Keith St. John ( Montrose) – why pick one lead singer when you can showcase four of the best!
Kill All Control also features “Son of Scary”, a song that follows up one of Lynch’s most beloved instrumental tracks written during his time in Dokken, “Mr. Scary”. “Son of Scary” also has a guest appearance on it, Cinderella drummer Fred Coury offers up his skin-bashing for the recording.
With a new solo album, a new Lynch Mob album in the works and a Lynch Mob tour on tap, you’d think that George would be short on free time, but somehow he’s managed to launch his own custom guitar company called ” Mr. Scary Guitars” selling custom, hand carved, guitars he creates – each one like a piece of art.
We recently had the opportunity to catch up with George to talk about the new solo album, Lynch Mob, his career and his new guitar company.
Interviewed by: Roger Scales
The shredder George Lynch is back! He’s announced plans to release his eleventh solo album in nearly twenty years. Kill All Control is set for release on June 21st through Rocket Science, Inc. Fans can check out the track “Wicked Witch” here.
What began as a follow-up to the Souls of We debut, Let The Truth Be Known, George quickly realized the project was taking on a new direction with the addition of Powerman 5000 drummer, Adrian Ost. While writing with Souls of We singer, London LeGrand (Brides of Destruction), George noted, “The creative juices flowed and we wrote most of the CD in 10 days.”
Kill All Control combines many of Lynch’s varied styles and histories, including a reflection back to earlier days which spawned a follow up to the instrumental Dokken track, “Mr.Scary”, called “Son Of Scary” featuring Fred Coury of Cinderella on Drums. Additional guests on the album include a variety of known singers. Will Marten (Earshot), Marc Torien ( Bullet Boys), and Keith St. John ( Montrose) all joined in on the new album in which George hopes he was able “to create an eclectic listening experience for my fans.”
In 2009, George re-formed Lynch Mob and released Smoke and Mirrors, which resulted in an extended tour and the reuniting of the original Lynch Mob Line-up, to the delight of many fans. Lynch Mob are currently also working on a new album, due out later this year.
The track listing for Kill All Control is:
1. Kill All Control 7. Voices In My Head
2. Brank New Day 8. Resurrect
3. Done 9. Here Comes The Sun
4. Flys on the Wall 10. My Enemy
5. Wicked Witch 11. Son of Scary
6. Man on Fire
Last week Travis Barker gave fans a behind the scenes look at the creation of the “Carry It” music video off of his debut album, Give The Drummer Some. Now the hip-hop punk rock drummer has premiered the official music video and he does not fail to deliver. “Carry It” features high energy performances from Wu-Tang Clan members, RZA and Raekwon, along with Rage Against the Machine guitarist, Tom Morello. Check it out below:
Give The Drummer Some, is slated for for a Feburary 2011 release and will feature a star studded line-up including Rick Ross, Ludacris, E-40, The Cool Kids, Yelawolf, Snoop Dogg, Lupe Fiasco, Pharrell, Clipse, Game, Bun B, Lil Wayne, and more.
On September 14th Godsmack frontman Sully Erna debuts his new solo album Avalon. The album – years in the making – is Erna’s personal masterpiece. The songs, written throughout the years, were brought to life by Erna’s collaboration with an eclectic vagabond group of exceptional musicians that span from percussionist Niall Gregory (Dead Can Dance) to vocalist Lisa Guyer who fans may remember from her work on past Godsmack albums.
The collection of songs, best described as tribal and hypnotic have several layers and each time you listen to them you hear something new from strings to piano to hand drumming. Not exactly what one would expect from the tattooed frontman but Erna encourages fans to listen to Avalon with an open mind. The album, rich in melodies and composition offers up a diverse range of sounds and evokes an array of emotions but overall it’s a true musical journey for the senses.
We recently had a chance to chat with local boy Sully about the making of the album, how it all came together, and what he hopes fans will take away from it.
Interviewed by: Mary Ouellette
Godsmack frontman has a solo album coming out on September 14th called Avalon. Different from anything you’ve ever heard from Godsmack Erna is giving fans a chance to preview the album. Check out the video below. Also, tune in next week to read our exclusive interview with Sully about the album.
Be sure to check out www.SullyErna.com as well as Sully’s Myspace and Facebook pages for all the latest news and updates on what Sully is up to and make sure to pick up a copy of Avalon available everywhere September 14th!
Neil Young has announced September 28th as the release date of his latest solo album titled Le Noise.
Young collaborated with producer Daniel Lanois on the album. Le Noise features Young on acoustic and electric guitars with Lanois adding his trademark sonic textures, creating one of the most sonically arresting albums Young has ever recorded. No band, no overdubs, just “a man on a stool and me doing a nice job on the recording,” as Lanois puts it.
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Brandon Boyd, lead singer of Incubus, recently announced that he would be releasing a solo album titled The Wild Trapeze on July 6. You can check out the video for the first single, “Runaway Train“, below.
Ours Frontman Jimmy Gnecco To Release Solo Album “The Heart” On July 20th, Tracklisting & Tour Dates
Ours frontman, Jimmy Gnecco will release his self-produced first solo effort, The Heart, on July 20, 2010. The first single, “Bring You Home” will go to radio June 22, 2010.
Track Listing For The Heart:
1. Rest Your Soul
2. Light on the Grave
4. The Heart
5. Bring You Home
6. These Are My Hands
8. I Heard Your Singing
9. Take a Chanc
11. Patiently Waiting
12. It’s Only Love
13. Talk to Me
Catch Gnecco on the road with Greg Laswell this spring/summer. Tour dates below.
05/06/10 Mississippi Studios Portland, OR
05/07/10 WOW Hall Eugene, OR
05/08/10 The Tractor Seattle, WA
05/11/10 Walnut Room Denver, CO
05/12/10 McPherson Opera House McPherson, KS
05/14/10 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
05/15/10 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
05/17/10 The Legendary Horseshoe Tavern Toronto, ONT Canada
05/19/10 Blind Pig Ann Arbor, MI
05/20/10 Cambridge Room at House of Blues Cleveland, OH
05/21/10 Rumba Café Columbus, OH
05/22/10 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
05/24/10 The Rock and Roll Hotel Washington, DC
05/25/10 Bowery Ballroom New York, NY
05/26/10 Tin Angel Philadelphia, PA
05/27/10 Paradise Rock Club Boston, MA
05/30/10 The Evening Muse Charlotte, NC
06/01/10 Vinyl Atlanta, GA
06/02/10 Work Play Theatre Birmingham, AL
06/04/10 The Prophet Bar Dallas, TX
06/05/10 Stubbs Bar-B-Q (Indoors) Austin, TX
06/08/10 Rhythm Room Phoenix, AZ
06/09/10 Anthology San Diego, CA
06/10/10 Cafe Du Nord San Francisco, CA
Jarrod Gorbel of The Honorary Title has broken out on his own to release his debut solo EP “Ten Years Older” (available now)
Check out Jarrod performing the title track ”Ten Years Older” below:
A handful of tour dates have also been announced in support, here’s hoping some additional dates are added:
Mar 1 2010 Mississippi Studios Portland, Oregon
Mar 2 2010 Vera Project Seattle, Washington
Mar 5 2010 Swedish American Hall San Francisco, Ca, California
Mar 6 2010 Bootleg Theater- ALL AGES Los Angeles, California
Mar 8 2010 UCSD The Loft La Jolla, California
Mar 10 2010 World Cafe Live Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Mar 11 2010 Jammin Java Vienna, Virginia
Mar 12 2010 The Saint Asbury Park, New Jersey
Mar 13 2010 Le Poisson Rouge – ALL AGES New York, New York
Mar 27 2010 Eddie’s Attic- ALL AGES Atlanta, Georgia