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Ax Facts & Stats with legendary Guitarist George Lynch.

By Dave B. Roberts - Be sure to check out this interview in its entirety featured in the forthcoming Ax Facts & Stats Volume 2 book, featuring Q&As not featured in the online interviews!

Name:
George Lynch.

My current job:
Guitarist, Songwriter, guitar builder, filmmaker.

My hometown:
Spokane, Wash.

My current album or project:
T&N, Lynch Mob, KXM, The Infidels and Shadowtrain.

Former bands:
Tungus Grump, the boyz , Xciter, Dokken, Lynch Mob.

My guitar influences growing up:
Hendrix, Beck, Page, Clapton.

The guitars I use are:
ESP.

The strings and tunings I use are:
D'addario 9.5 set. Half step down.

My current rig setup consists of:
Randall Lynch Box LB103.

The greatest invention for guitars is:
The magnetic pickup.

My normal songwriting process consists of:
Not thinking.

My favorite guitar solo from our band:
haven't played it yet.

My favorite all-time guitar solo (from another guitarist):
Too many too mention; Page's "Stairway", Eagles "Hotel California", Hendrix SSB.

Favorite all-time song (any artist) is:
That's an impossible choice. Like asking "which is your favorite child"? Although that new Justin Bieber song "baby,baby, baby" is pretty cool.

Favorite song by our band:
I'm not familiar with your band.

Favorite song to perform in front of a live audience:
My favorite thing to play in front of audience is an improvised jam.. Provided it goes well.

My Career highlight thus far is:
Highlights for me are those moments when your writing, recording and performing music with your friends and sharing the journey.

My most embarrassing moment on stage:
When the crotch of my over tight stretchy pants exploded in front of 16,000 people.

Other than my guitar and amps, the one piece of my gear that I cannot live without is:
My bong!

The first song I ever mastered on guitar:
"Pipeline / Malaguena"... which I'm still working on. Lol!

My first guitar was:
a Tiesco Del Rey.

The first time I ever heard our band on the radio was (when and where):
again, I'm not sure who your band is??? Are u famous?

If I am only sure of one thing in life, It's:
The inevitability that nothing will ever remain the same... And that whitey will fuck you!

The one ritual I always perform prior to going on stage is:
Vocal Guitar & warmup with band and 2 Jager shots.

The exact moment I knew I would pursue a career in music was:
While tripping on acid in the early 70's a friend of mine suggested considering the concept of playing guitar for a living.

The one thing most fans don't know about me is:
I'm an activist for social and economic justice.

The best advice I could give beginning guitarists:
find your own voice/style and learn everything (engineering, gear, publishing, booking, managing, artwork, marketing...and human psychology.

Favorite junk food:
Organic free range natural sugar free fat free no l0w sodium baked tofu chips.

My biggest pet peeve:
Intentional lack of work ethic or character.

The word or catch phrase I say too much is:
"Until there is justice there will be no peace." I say that all the time.

The hardest part of my job:
Putting up with assholes... which is pretty much everyone but me.

What I like to do in my "off" time:
I collect elephant statuary.

The first thing I do when I come home from touring is:
Count the money.

Previous or first day job:
sharpening pinking shears door to door.

Right after this interview I'm going to:
Start a fire in the dumpster behind my neighbors house. I hate my neighbor.

I couldn't imagine being on the road without:
Pants.

If I wasn't doing the musician thing, I could really see myself working as:
Assistant Night Shift Manager at Taco Bell.

Favorite movie:
Searching for Pomegranates.

My mission in life:
To torture interviewers!

My guilty pleasure:
Absynth and mescaline in a turkey baster.

My next goal is:
Finish all 16 projects I'm currently working on and learn how to build a spaceship.

The greatest contribution guitars/music have brought into my life is:
Made my brain work better, allowed me to support my family with music for almost 40 years.

Check out our Website at:
www.georgelynch.com & Shadowtrainmovie.com

The one musician I would love to work with that I have not yet had the chance would be:
Miles Davis.

If I could have three wishes, they would be:
... Wwhat is this,a miss America pageant?!

When it's all said and done, I want the world to remember me for:
Environmental and social activism.

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