George Lynch is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter best known for his work with the bands Dokken, Lynch Mob, and Souls of We. Lynch was born in Spokane, Washington and raised in Auburn, California. Numerous sources claim George started two hand tapping before Eddie Van Halen did.
Lynch came to fame in the 1980s through his work as the lead guitarist in the band Dokken, which had a string of successful platinum albums that featured Lynch’s inventive lead guitar work. The instrumental track “Mr. Scary” on Back For The Attack contributed to his popularity among guitar players. The band earned a Grammy nomination for the Best Metal Performance in 1990.
Lynch formed his own hard rock band, Lynch Mob, which differed from Dokken in lyrical and guitar complexity, subject matter, song structure, and tuning. Lynch then took time off and his wife had a baby girl, Mariah Lynch. After spending a few years with his family he got back to work. In 1993, Lynch released his first solo album, Sacred Groove.