GEORGE LYNCH Shreds the NAMM Show Floor

Posted by Michael Mueller on January 23, 2009 at 10:45 AM

While cruising the aisles of the NAMM show floor in Anaheim, CA, last week, we caught up with one of our favorite guitar instructors, George Lynch. The Lynch Mob guitarist was well-represented at the show, with signature guitars at the ESP booth, his signature Lynch Box amp at the Randall booth, and a brand-new signature Morley Dragon 2 wah pedal, among other cool toys. We asked about his upcoming Guitar Generation tour with Paul Gilbert and Richie Kotzen.

"I'm really looking forward to playing with these guys," says Lynch. "Once upon a time, I thought about having Richie sing in Lynch Mob, but then I thought, what would I do? He's such a great guitar player, they wouldn't need me anymore!

"I'll probably do some covers, like "Mr. Scary" and "Tooth and Nail," he continues. "But mostly, I want to jam. That's what I like to do best. It's a bit of a high-wire act, in that improvised jams not always great, but when they are, they're awesome."

Each guitarist will play a 45-minute set with his own band, followed by an encore jam with all three guitarists onstage. The first three shows have just been announced:

February 25 – House of Blues – San Diego, CA
February 28 – House of Blues – Los Angeles, CA
March 02 –    House of Blues – Anaheim, CA

For more on the Guitar Generation tour, including a complete list of tour dates, visit www.georgelynch.com. Meanwhile, here's footage of Lynch jamming at NAMM, courtesy of BayAreaBackstage.com.

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