George Lynch Talks Super Stroke Project With Fellow Dokken Vets
George Lynch's recent onstage reunion with Don Dokken isn't the only way he's spent time reaching into his past lately: The guitarist has also been at work on the debut LP by Super Stroke, a new band reuniting Lynch with several of his former bandmates in Dokken.
Speaking with Eddie Trunk (via Blabbermouth), Lynch shared his enthusiasm for the new project, which reunites him with fellow Dokken vets Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown behind singer Robert Mason (Warrant, ex-Lynch Mob). Yet while he described the music they've been working on together as "just insane," he did admit to a certain level of reluctance regarding one specific aspect of the band.
"I've got to tell you, I'm probably in the bands with the worst names in the history of rock 'n' roll," quipped Lynch. "You know, Sweet & Lynch, T&N, LP, Super Stroke, KXM — I mean, absolutely no imagination. I'm sorry. I have to apologize up and down. But I don't know about the idea of, like, 50- and 60-year-old dinosaur rockers being in a band called the Super Strokers, but they insisted on it. I lost the vote, so that's what it's called, I guess, at this point."
Lynch, who said he was calling in from Pilson's home studio, reflected on his recent work with the bassist — which includes the new song recorded for Dokken's brief reunion tour — and suggested that, after decades of playing and writing together, he feels like they're closer than ever to the songs and sounds they've been after since the beginning.
"It just seems to be a culmination of all our decades of experience of what we've been trying to do forever, and we finally seem to be getting it together," said Lynch. "This stuff is just coming out so beautifully, and it's just so fun to play on and so fun to listen to. I just can't wait to get it out there in front of people."