George Lynch and Lynch Mob return with new vocalist and West coast tour

George Lynch and Lynch Mob return with new vocalist and West coast tour

Feb 18, 2014

Lynch Mob will rock the west coast in February, delivering classic favorites and tracks from the latest record while introducing a new vocalist for the diversely-pedigreed band.

For twelve years with Dokken, George Lynch was able to develop a groundbreaking brand of guitar virtuoso that would also earn a Grammy nomination. In the early 1990s, Lynch launched his own project, Lynch Mob, which harnessed the talent of rock’s best players and released several well-received records, from 1990s WICKED SENSATION to the most recent UNPLUGGED. Tracks like “Wicked Sensation,” “River of Love” and “Tangled in the Web” have solidified George Lynch’s position on Guitar World’s list of Greatest Guitarists Of All Time. Live, Lynch Mob is described as desert- infused blues-based rock with a penchant for extended improvising, harkening back to the glorious jam days of the late 60's and early 70's.

“…a guitar hero by anyone’s standards.” Legendary Rock Interviews

“…one of the most gifted musicians on the planet…” Rock Music Star

Lynch’s current work also includes the film “Shadow Nation,” which explores a hybrid way of life, merging modern society with the ancient practices of people who have lived in harmony with the land for thousands of years; native American Indians. The film reveals its message through the journey of a group of renowned musical artists as they share their rock music on a road trip through Indian reservations of the southwest. http://shadowtrainmovie.com/synopsis/ . He has also teamed with Arcane Inc. to create a new signature series of Mr. Scary guitar pickups http://mrscaryguitars.com/pickups/.

The current iteration of Lynch Mob is an unusual combination of rock backgrounds. Bassist Kevin Baldes is an original member of the Orange County alternative rock band Lit. Lit’s platinum album A PLACE IN THE SUN spawned three top ten hits including “My Own Worst Enemy.” He’s also played with Sugarcult, MEST and Good Man Down. Jimmy D’Anda is on drums. With L.A. based rock band BulletBoys and its hit “Smooth Up In Ya,” he earned a Gold album and toured the world with rock’s biggest acts.

Being introduced on this tour is new vocalist Thadeus Gonzalez. With Oakland-based Electric Sister, Tad enjoyed critical acclaim from not only the release of THE LOST ART OF ROCK & ROLL, but also supporting gigs with KISS/Motley Crue, Slash, Black Label Society, and Danko Jones. He’s been called “a frontman to watch” and “a definitive rock ‘n’ roll voice.” The current iteration of Lynch Mob is an unusual combination of rock backgrounds. Bassist Kevin Baldes is an original member of the Orange County alternative rock band Lit. Lit’s platinum album A PLACE IN THE SUN spawned three top ten hits including “My Own Worst Enemy.” He’s also played with Sugarcult, MEST and Good Man Down. Jimmy D’Anda is on drums. With L.A. based rock band BulletBoys and its hit “Smooth Up In Ya,” he earned a Gold album and toured the world with rock’s biggest acts.

Being introduced on this tour is new vocalist Thadeus Gonzalez. With Oakland-based Electric Sister, Tad enjoyed critical acclaim from not only the release of THE LOST ART OF ROCK & ROLL, but also supporting gigs with KISS/Motley Crue, Slash, Black Label Society, and Danko Jones. He’s been called “a frontman to watch” and “a definitive rock ‘n’ roll voice.”

Feb. 13 - Vamp’d - Las Vegas, NV
Feb. 14 - Whisky A Go Go - Hollywood CA
Feb. 15 - Brick By Brick - San Diego CA
Feb. 19 - El Corazon - Seattle WA
Feb. 20 - Tonic Lounge - Portland OR
Feb. 21 - The Boardwalk - Orangevale CA
Feb. 22 - M15 Concert Bar - Corona CA
Feb. 23 - 910 Live - Tempe AZ

Lynch Mob 2014 tour

Marshall of Rock interview: Chatchi Riot of Pop Evil

Marshall of Rock interview: Chatchi Riot of Pop Evil

Aug 27, 2012

Grand Rapid Michigan's own Pop Evil have shown that they are really road warriors that truly care about their fans. They are seemingly always on the road or working to further the reach of the great American Rock N' Roll that they deliver. The band is currently on the Trespass America tour in support of their latest album 'War Of Angels' with Five Finger Death Punch, Killswitch Engine, Trivium and more. I had a chance to chat with Pop Evil drummer Chatchi Riot earlier this week while on the way to Oklahoma City.

 

Pop Evil are wrapping up the Trespass America Tour this week with the final show on the trek in Los Angeles, before heading out on headlining dates that will take them through September, followed by a Canadian tour through October with Zakk Wylde and Black Label Society that wraps up On Nov. 1st. Their busy touring year then wraps up on the Shiprocked Cruise on Nov. 27th with Godsmack, Korn, Five Finger Death Punch, Black Stone Cherry, P.O.D., Dead Sara, Sevendust, Filter, Lit, Gilby Clarke, In This Moment and more.

I first thanked Chatchi for the band bringing it back to how Rock N' Roll videos are supposed be made with their last single 'Boss's Daughter,' written with and featuring Mick Mars of Motley Crue and A LOT of eye candy, before getting the story on the lastest single (and 4th from 'War Of Angels') 'Purple.' We also touched on the band's past legal issues with their former label, who he can't believe he's met, the next album, their home state of Michigan and some football talk. Look out world, Pop Evil isn't going to stop until everybody know their name!

After our conversation, Chatchi (aka Josh Marunde) shared with me that he's a big 80's hair metal fan and let me know that a couple of videos from the band and the music of Slaughter were an important influence on him, as was the band's drummer Blas Elias. Blas is still drumming for Slaughter and is also playing in the Las Vegas production of Blue Man Group.

Special thanks to Bill Meis and Chris Iteen from eOne. Check out everything Pop Evil at: www.facebook.com/popevil and www.popevil.com

Pop Evil Tour Dates:
Aug. 31 - Impalla Ballroom - Marshalltown, IA
Sep. 1 - Taste of Madison - Madison, WI
Sep. 5 - Power Plan Live - Baltimore, MD
Sep. 7 - Rock Island Brewing Company - Rock Island, IL
Sep. 8 - Oktoberfest Grounds - La Crosse, WI (w/ Royal Bliss)
Sep. 13 - Station 7 - Laurel, DE
Sep. 14 - Fishbone Gill and Grille - Vienna, WV
Sep. 15 - Gold Crown - Harrisonburg, VA
Sep. 16 - Montgomery County Fairgrounds - Dayton, OH
Sep. 19 - Outland Ballroom - Springfield, MO
Sep. 20 - State Fair Of Oklahoma - Oklahoma City, OK
Sep. 22 - Buffalo Run Casino - Miami, OK
Sep. 28 - Dekalb County Free Fall Fair - Auburn, IN
Sep. 29 - The Machine Shop - Flint, MI
Oct. 14 - Monirae's - Pennellville, NY
Oct. 18 - Halifax Forum - Halifax, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 21 - Rapids Theater - Niagara Falls, NY (w/ Black Label Society)
Oct. 23 - Guelph Concert Theatre - Guelph, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 24 - Toronto, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 26 - The Community Auditorium - Thunder Bay, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 27 - Burton Cummings - Winnipeg, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 28 - Odeon - Saskatoon, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 30 - MacEwan Hall - Calgary, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Oct. 31 - Edmonton Event Centre - Edmonton, Canada (w/Black Label Society)
Nov. 3 - The Vogue Theatre - Vancouver, Canada (w/ Black Label Society)
Nov. 27 - Shiprocked - Ft. Lauderdale, FL


 

Rock On the Talks Recap: Linkin Park, the Offspring, Shinedown, Pat Benatar, Tenacious D, Charlie Watts and the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Everclear, Joe Walsh

Rock On the Talks Recap: Linkin Park, the Offspring, Shinedown, Pat Benatar, Tenacious D, Charlie Watts and the A, B, C & D of Boogie Woogie, Neil Young, Ringo Starr, Everclear, Joe Walsh

Jul 6, 2012

Linkin Park rocked Jimmy Kimmel Live last Wednesday and Thursday nights (June 27 & 28) to perform 'Burn it Down' and 'Faint' on Wednesday, and returning to rock Jimmy Kimmel’s outdoor stage on Thursday with the new tune 'Lies Greed Misery' and 'New Divide,' the theme from the 'Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen’ movie.' Linkin Park are projected to debut atop the charts next week with 'Living Things,' with Billboard .com projecting sales of about 220,000 copies.




2012 Honda Civic Tour Dates:
Aug. 11 — Bristow, VA — Jiffy Lube Live*
Aug. 12 — Uncasville, CT — Mohegan Sun Arena*
Aug. 14 — Boston, MA — Comcast Center
Aug. 17 — Camden, NJ — Susquehanna Bank Center
Aug. 19 — Atlanta, GA — Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
Aug. 21 — Detroit, MI — The Palace of Auburn Hills
Aug. 22 — Cincinnati, OH — Riverbend Music Center
Aug. 24 — Chicago, IL — First Midwest Bank Ampitheatre
Aug. 25 — Indianapolis, IN — Klipsch Music Center
Aug. 27 — Dallas, TX — Gexa Energy Pavilion
Aug. 28 — Houston, TX — Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion
Aug. 30 — Denver, CO — Comfort Dental Amphitheatre
Sep. 4 — Vancouver — Rogers Arena
Sep. 5 — Tacoma, WA — Tacoma Dome
Sep. 7 — Mountain View, CA — Shoreline Amphitheatre
Sep. 10 — San Diego, CA — Cricket Wireless Amphitheatre
*Linkin Park and Mutemath only

The Offspring rocked 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on June 25th, the day before the official release of their new 'Days Go By' album. Check out their performances of the title track and new single, as well as their classic 'Self Esteem'

Shinedown performed an acoustic version of their latest single 'Unity' from their album 'Amaryllis' on 'Conan' (June 20). Great performance from a great band:

Pat Benatar and Neil Geraldo brought 'Love Is A Battlefield' live to CBS' 'The Talk' a couple of weeks ago:

Pat, Neil and their band also performed on 'Fox & Friends' (June 29) Check out the clips below:




Tenacious D's Jack Black and Kyle Gass explained on 'The Daily Show With Jon Stewart' what it feels like to rock so hard, and performed 'Deth Star' and 'Throw Down,' off their album, 'Rize of the Fenix.'

Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts and his side project The A,B,C & D of Boogie Woogie stoped by 'Late Night With Jimmy Fallon last Friday night, as they were in New York to kick off a four-night stand at the New York City jazz club The Iridium. Check out the performance in the last segment of this full episode:

 

Neil Young and director Jonathan Demme stopped by 'CBS This Morning' last week to promote 'Neil Young Journeys.' Young and Demme have filmed three concert films together. In this one, Young returns to his hometown of Omemee, Ontario to rediscover his roots before taking the stage at Toronto's Massey Hall last year.

Ringo Starr made a stop June 22nd on The Today Show and reveals why he continues to tour into his 70s and discusses the long-lasting legacy of the Beatles.

Everclear rocked 'The Tonight Show With Jay Leno' on July 22nd to perform and promote their 'Summerland' summer tour with Gin Blossoms, Sugar Ray, Lit and Marcy Playground. Check it out in the last segment of this full episode:

Joe Walsh made a stop on MSNBC's 'Morning Joe' to discuss his new album 'Analog Man' and talk about what he's been doing in the past 20 years since his last solo album, including touring with the Eagles four times.

Lit returning with new album ‘The View From the Bottom’ on June 19, check out new video for ‘Same Shit, Different Drink’

Lit returning with new album ‘The View From the Bottom’ on June 19, check out new video for ‘Same Shit, Different Drink’

May 25, 2012

Orange County, Calif. rockers Lit are set to invade stores again after eight years away from the studio, with 'The View From the Bottom' via Megaforce Records. It's the band's fifth studio album. Lit first went Platinum with their 1999 album 'A Place in the Sun' album which spawned the huge radio tracks "My Own Worst Enemy," "Miserable" and "Zip-Lock."

Vocalist A. Jay Popoff told Noisecreep that 'Same Shit, Different Drink' unapologetically sounds like their classic singles: "We worked with Butch Walker in the past and had a lot of fun together, so we decided to hook up with him again for this new album. One day we headed out to Santa Monica and had lunch with him and we talked about the kind of Lit record we wanted to make since we had been away for a while. Then we said, "Let's not overthink this and just go in there and write a song today that talks about the things we're experts in." So we did.

"We've always been a party band that likes to drink, fuck shit up and then repair the damage [laughs]. I think "Same Shit, Different Drink" is sort of like part two of "My Own Worst Enemy." It's a drinking song and it's signature Lit."

Lit just completed headlining gigs during April and May and will hook up for the Summerland Tour with Everclear, Sugar Ray, Gin Blossoms and Marcy Playground starting June 28th in Saratago, California.

Upcoming tour dates:

Jun. 28 - Saratoga, CA - The Mountain Winery
Jun. 29 - Los Angeles, CA - The Greek Theatre
Jun. 30 - Las Vegas, NV - The Beach at Mandalay Bay Resort & Casino
Jul. 2 - Del Mar, CA - Del Mar Fairgrounds (Free w/ admission to fair)
Jul. 3 - Phoenix, AZ - Comica Theatre
Jul. 4 - El Paso, TX - Socorro Entertainment Center
Jul. 6 - Austin, TX - ACL Live at The Moody Theater
Jul. 7 - Fort Worth, TX - Billy Bob's Texas
Jul. 8 - Tulsa, OK - SpiritBank Events Center
Jul. 10 - Columbus, OH - LC Outdoor Amphitheater
Jul. 11 - Cincinnati, OH - PNC Pavilion at Riverbend
Jul. 13 - Atlanta, GA - Chastain Park Amphitheater
Jul. 14 - Raleigh, NC - Raleigh Amphitheater
Jul. 15 - Charlotte, NC - Time Warner Cable Uptown Amphitheatre
Jul. 18 - New York, NY - Roseland Ballroom
Jul. 20 - Bethel, NY - Bethel Woods Center for the Arts
Jul. 21 - Holmdel, NJ - PNC Bank Arts Center
Jul. 22 - Gilford, NH - Meadowbrook U.S. Cellular Pavilion
Jul. 24 - Bethlehem, PA - Sands Bethlehem Event Center
Jul. 25 - Vienna, VA - Wolf Trap
Jul. 27 - Atlantic City, NJ - Ovation Hall
Jul. 28 - Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion
Jul. 29 - Uncasville, CT - Mohegan Sun
Aug. 2 - Detroit, MI - MotorCity Casino Hotel
Aug. 3 - Rosemont, IL - Allstate Arena
Aug. 4 - Duluth, MN - Bayfront Festival Park