Join Date: Dec 2000
Location: Longmont, Colorado
Re: George Lynch Interview About Yngwie
George is a really nice guy and very approachable after shows. And "stunts" and practical jokes do happen on the road. You gotta remember that bands are basically traveling boys clubs, I have friends on the road and hang out with them when they are in town. YJM was a jerk to Geo on this tour, they barely got time to setup their equipment before the show started and a 5 minute soundcheck, if any, because YJM had to do 3-4 hour soundcheck/rehearsals. My juvenile side actually thinks that stale doughnuts are hilarious. I'm not saying it was the "right" or "professional" thing to do, but I chuckled at the thought.
That said, no, George is not the easiest person to be in a band with, I know some of the guys that have played with him in the past. I think he comes across as a jerk to them sometimes because he just can't make up his own mind what he wants to do (his career and discography should prove that point well). And yeah, the dude is 50, so the doughnut thing was a little juvenile, but, still worth a chuckle in my book, he couldn't have done it to a nicer guy...