Fan-filmed video footage of LYNCH MOB‘s May 12 performance at The Rose in Pasadena, California can be seen below (courtesy of Jim Antera Ross).
LYNCH MOB was rejoined by singer Robert Mason for a number of shows this spring, including appearances on the Monsters Of Rock cruise and at the ’80s In The Park festival. He came back to the band following the departure of Oni Logan.
During an interview with Eddie Trunk, LYNCH MOB guitarist George Lynch declined to get into specifics about Oni‘s decision to exit the band in January, explaining: “We have tremendous respect for each other on the musical level, and I’ll just leave it there and wish him well. I’m sure he’s going to do fine. He’s one of the great ones. Maybe he hasn’t been recognized like I feel he should be. To me, he’s a modern-day Paul Rodgers. We made a lot of fantastic music together, including the latest record, ‘The Brotherhood’ — which didn’t turn out to be such a brotherhood after all [laughs], but it’s a beautiful, beautiful record. I’ll have a soft spot in my heart for these guys and wish it had continued on, but it didn’t, so…”
LYNCH MOB‘s current lineup also includes returning drummer Scot Coogan. “I played with Scot off and on in various projects over the years, and he was in LYNCH MOB a number of variations, most recently up to a few years ago,” the guitarist told Trunk. “Scot‘s wonderful. He brings so much to the table. He’s one of those multitasking guys. He’s a great singer; he’s a great songwriter; and he plays everything a little bit. He’s very tuned in with drum programming and the recording side of it, so that always helps. He’s like a Swiss army knife, plus his drumming, it’s got a great R&B feel. LYNCH MOB has that — LYNCH MOB has this blues-based, R&B-based, heavy rock thing. He really brings a lot to the table. He’s a great fit, and we’re great friends.”
Logan first hooked up with LYNCH MOB in 1990, but exited the group after the release of its first album, only to rejoin the George Lynch-led outfit in the late 2000s.
“The Brotherhood” was released last September via Rat Pak Records.