GEORGE LYNCH To Release Tribute To His Influences

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch will be issuing a new solo album, entitled "Furious George", in April through Shrapnel Records. "It is a compilation of sometimes-obscure songs that were inspirational to me growing up playing guitar," George said. Songs set to appear on the CD are:

01. Blood of the Sun (MOUNTAIN)
02. Precious and Grace (ZZ TOP)
03. Bridge of Sighs (ROBIN TROWER)
04. Space Station #5 (MONTROSE)
05. Dancing Madly Backwards (CAPTAIN BEYOND)
06. StormBringer (DEEP PURPLE)
07. Superstitious (JEFF BECK)
08. All Along the Watchtower (JIMI HENDRIX)
09. She's So Heavy (THE BEATLES)
10. TBA (GRAND FUNK RAILROAD)

In other news, George has posted the following message regarding his current U.S. tour as the support act for YNGWIE MALMSTEEN:

"We're having a blast out on the road with Yngwie. We're playing almost every night and tearing it up, (except for the first night where we sucked). I spent all day yesterday playing through what had to be some of the world’s greatest sounding amps and pedals with my friend Harris Pollockof from Dallas. We tweaked and toyed around for ABOUT 8 HOURS. It was defiantly an adventure in tone land. I'm taking a lot of strange choice little pieces out with me and changing gear up every night, experimenting with different configurations when we have the luxury of time or sound checks.

"The Yngwie opening slot is not without its political difficulties but in the end we take what they give us and do the best we can. Yngwie is phenomenal and we respect his abilities and try and get along with everyone as best we can.

"There is a little friendly mutual tension there which makes for a great show for the fans."

George Lynch's vocalist, Kelly Keeling (BATON ROUGE, BLUE MURDER, MSG, JOHN NORUM) added on his web site, "I'm surprised at how well the shows are going and how much I'm enjoying this band.

"Lynch pushes the envelope every night. I don't think he has ever played this well. He said so himself. The second show in San Antonio was so amazing. We did a four-song jam out of the air. I have my Les Paul out here as well. What a band!

"Jeff Martin sings so well, as well as driving the band with his drumming. Marten Andersson is great as well, never a wrong note, always there to rely on. Our soundcheck has not been the best due to circumstantial, technical and other situations so I punched my voice too hard at a few shows but . . .

"I'm enjoying seeing the country again. Our bus driver, Charlie is the best. I have never slept so well on a tour bus."

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