LYNCH MOB has completed work on a new EP, titled "Sun Red Sun", for a tentative October release. The effort will contain six songs, including a cover verson of BAD COMPANY's "Burnin' Sky".
According to vocalist Oni Logan, who rejoined LYNCH MOB earlier in the year, the "Sun Red Sun" title is a tribute to late BADLANDS and BLACK SABBATH singer Ray Gillen, who died on December 3, 1993 of AIDS-related complications.
"I was brothers with Ray," Oni explained to "The Double Stop" podcast (hear audio below). "He was a good dude. He was a great guy to me. When I arrived into L.A., he was a beautiful man to me. He was an unbelievable talent. So this 'Sun Red Sun', it's his extension for him. And this song 'Sun Red Sun' is written in the idea of that I'm speaking for him and I'm speaking for me. 'Sun Red Sun'… you know, shine on me forever. That kind of thing. So you'll hear it in the lyrics when you hear the song. So Ray is a dominant and principal meaning in the title of the album."
Logan also spoke about LYNCH MOB's future plans and the band's upcoming full-length album, which is tentatively due in 2015.
"I think the majority of things that are gonna happen [recording- and touring-wise will take place] at the beginning of [next] year.
"On the 20th, I'm going in and start writing with [LYNCH MOB guitarist] George [Lynch] again for a good four days. And we're good, man. George and I are great. We're cool and everything's cool.
"We can never say goodbye forever, between George and I. It's always a dangerous curve to us, but we always come back together at some point or another. That's all."
Asked what it is about his chemistry with Lynch that keeps him coming back to the band after leaving the group several times in the last few years, Logan said: "It's [George's] undeniable riffage — the riffage of the sexiness that he supplies to me that I get from no other. I can never get it from any other.
"We have a special thing going on. It's been like that forever. And if you were to ask him, [he would tell you] the same thing: it's like no other. It's just the way that it works. Somehow, the energy and the synergy of what it about, it works together. He evokes the riffs that just make me wanna fucking write. That's fine and simple. That's it. He's magical, he's a purist, he's a deep thinker, and I think he acknowledges me as the same.
"When he tells me, 'Oh, man, that was a great lyric,' I take that and run home with it. 'Cause we're acknowledging each other.
"I think we just need to let things happen at this stage. And I'm always gonna be there for it."
LYNCH MOB's last release was the "Unplugged: Live From Sugarhill Studios" EP, which came out in March 2013.
The band's "comeback" album, "Smoke And Mirrors", was released in Europe on September 18, 2009 (October 13, 2009 in the U.S.) via Frontiers Records. The recording lineup on the CD included Lynch and Logan alongside bassist Marco Mendoza (WHITESNAKE, THIN LIZZY) and drummer Scot Coogan (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, ACE FREHLEY).