Don Dokken has commented on George Lynch's decision to retire the LYNCH MOB band name.
Earlier in the week, Lynch announced that he was ending LYNCH MOB, apparently due to the racial insensitivity of the band name, saying he will no longer record or perform under that moniker.
George told Audio Ink Radio: "The [band] name itself, of course, has always been problematic, and now it's inexcusable to keep the name. So, things have just sort of all conspired. A lot of different events triangulated to this point where it just makes sense on every single level to let it go and wrap it up with a nice neat bow and move on."
Lynch clarified that he will continue to make music and perform, but won't do so under the LYNCH MOB name. "I'm not going to tour anymore with that name or put out any more records with that name," he said. "I'll probably still play with some of the same people. We'll just call it something else."
Asked in a new interview with Marci Wiser of the 95.5 KLOS radio station about his former DOKKEN bandmate George's decision to put LYNCH MOB to rest, Don said (hear audio below): "Yeah, they're gonna drop [the name] because the whole planet has to be socially correct now… The flag's gone, the rebel flag's gone now and all that, and I guess they think that LYNCH MOB means hanging blacks. So they're gonna drop it."
"Wicked Sensation Reimagined", a reworking of LYNCH MOB's 1990 debut album, will arrive on August 28 via Rat Pak Records. The LP features Lynch and original singer Oni Logan, backed by the rhythm section of bassist Robbie Crane and drummer Brian Tichy.
"Wicked Sensation Reimagined" was produced by LYNCH MOB and Brian Tichy and mixed/mastered by Chris "The Wizard" Collier.
Logan first hooked up with LYNCH MOB in 1990, but exited the group after the release of its first album, only to rejoin the outfit in the late 2000s.
Logan is featured on five of LYNCH MOB's eight albums, including "Wicked Sensation", as well as 2009's "Smoke And Mirrors", 2014's "Sun Red Sun", 2015's "Rebel" and 2017's "The Brotherhood".