With the recent departure of longtime Lynch Mob singer Oni Logan, the band has pressed their efforts forward. Since the departure of Logan, Lynch Mob have recruited the likes of Blonz singer Nathan Utz into the band.
Utz made his Lynch Mob debut during a performance the band held on March 9th in Medina, Minnesota. While the temperatures outside the venue were surely ice cold, things quickly heated up inside with Utz on the microphone. During the bands nearly hour long set, Utz, along with guitarist George Lynch, bassist Sean McNabb, and drummer Scot Coogan, the band had gone between playing a line of songs between both Lynch Mob and Dokken classics.
“We have tremendous respect for each other on the musical level, and I’ll just leave it there and wish him well. I’m sure he’s going to do fine,” said George Lynch on Oni Logan. “He’s one of the great ones. Maybe he hasn’t been recognized like I feel he should be. To me, he’s a modern-day Paul Rodgers. We made a lot of fantastic music together, including the latest record, ‘The Brotherhood’ — which didn’t turn out to be such a brotherhood after all [laughs], but it’s a beautiful, beautiful record. I’ll have a soft spot in my heart for these guys and wish it had continued on, but it didn’t, so…”
“I played with Scot off and on in various projects over the years, and he was in Lynch Mob a number of variations, most recently up to a few years ago,” Lynch said on the return of Scot Coogan. “Scot’s wonderful. He brings so much to the table. He’s one of those multitasking guys. He’s a great singer; he’s a great songwriter; and he plays everything a little bit. He’s very tuned in with drum programming and the recording side of it, so that always helps. He’s like a Swiss army knife, plus his drumming, it’s got a great R&B feel. Lynch Mob has that — Lynch Mob has this blues-based, R&B-based, heavy rock thing. He really brings a lot to the table. He’s a great fit, and we’re great friends.”
JT “Doc” Berry \m/