Goerge Lynch, the former member of the 80s metal group Dokken, who now performs with Lynch Mob during the band’s hiatus in 1989, announced in an interview that he will no longer record or perform under that name.
“The name itself, of course, has always been problematic,” Lynch said. “And now it’s inexcusable to keep the name.”
The decision to retire the group’s name was due to social awareness. Even though the name was moniker created after his last name, Lynch wants to avoid any social overtone associated with the band’s name.
“With everything going on right now in the world, it was really sort of an epiphany moment,” he explained. “I just kind of woke up and said, I think with this record, this is our swan song. I think this would be a good place to exit the stage, that we’ve created this bookend — an answer to the first record.”
“I’m not going to tour anymore with that name or put out any more records with that name,” Lynch noted. “I’ll probably still play with some of the same people. We’ll just call it something else.”
You can listen to the entire interview on Spotify here.