Electric Freedom is the new name set by guitarist George Lynch as the new name for touring after the guitarist decided to retire the Lynch Mob name last year.
Time ago, Lynch spoke to Metal Express Radio where he spoke about Lynch Mob and the reason he called it quit after three decades:
“When we first formed the band in ’89, the name had sort of already been around. While I was in Dokken, it’s what I called our little group of guitar fans — I had picks made; it was kind of a little subculture within Dokken. When we started working on developing and building the band after Dokken broke up, that was just the name that we always thought we’d use, ’cause it was a perfect fit — it’s my name, and it describes it pretty well. And, of course, the negative connotations were always there, and I was aware of ’em, but not as aware as I probably should have been.
“I had made numerous attempts over the decades to kind of let that name go and had walked that back for multiple reasons — usually because of business considerations. For instance, if you try to go out on a tour and not use the name, promoters aren’t gonna be happy with you changing it. People aren’t gonna know who you are. They’re not gonna show up, because what’s The George Lynch Esperience, or whatever you call it. Or record labels are not interested, because it’s a brand that they can count on and sell a certain many albums or whatever.
“For instance, the LM record ‘Smoke This’ that came out, I think, in ’99 or 2000, that was not supposed to be a LM record; that really wasn’t anything to do with LM. At the end of the day, after the record was done and we were delivering it to the label, they insisted on using that name as insurance. And if I hadn’t agreed to that, we wouldn’t have had a record. That’s the kind of pressure I’m talking about.”