Legendary guitarist George Lynch (DOKKEN, LYNCH MOB) made a guest appearance with the Illinois-based hard rock band MOMENTS OF SANITY on July 20, 2008 at a concert in Chicago. Video footage of the performance can be viewed below. Photos of the gig are available at this location.
According to a review of the show that was posted on the ChicagosRock.com web site, "following their set as MOMENTS OF SANITY, the band proceeded to take the stage with George Lynch and it wasn't long before the familiar riff of 'It's Not Love' tore through the cheering crowd like a hot knife on butter, for an onslaught of DOKKEN classics ranging from the opener to 'In My Dreams', 'Dream Warriors', 'The Hunter', 'Kiss of Death', 'Just Got Lucky' and my favorite, 'Mr. Scary', plus LYNCH MOB's 'Wicked Sensation', among many others. The crowd loved it and rewarded the band with thunderous cheers after every song. Lynch is, as expected, a phenomenal player, so his performance was simply amazing. And it was, I must say, quite a treat to watch him perform those songs with our local friends. I was told [MOMENTS OF SANITY] had spent quite a bit of time learning and rehearsing DOKKEN/LYNCH MOB material in preparing for this and it showed, as I thought they did pretty well. I've known and had seen lead vocalist Angelo perform with his previous band. Although I thought he was a good singer, I was not expecting to hear him sing they way he did at this show. He did a very good job with the DOKKEN material and although they all did well as a band, I was particularly proud of him as it is not an easy task to hit some of those high Don Dokken notes properly and in pitch. The one-hour-and-ten-minute set ended with George autographing his personal signature model guitar that he played that night and presenting it to Walter [Murphy, MOMENTS OF SANITY guitarist, who was celebrating his birthday] as a present. A very cool gesture from a legendary rock guitar icon who was very down-to-earth and gracious to all of us there."