George Lynch on His Ozzy Audition: “Warren DeMartini offered to help…” – full in bloom Interview
This is a full in bloom interview with Dokken/Lynch Mob guitarist George Lynch.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW VIA THE EMBEDDED YOUTUBE CLIP BELOW. You can also access the video directly on YouTube.
George talks about Ozzy Osbourne, RATT guitarist Warren DeMartini, Mark Kendall, Don Costa, & more.
On losing the Ozzy gig to Jake E. Lee:
They were very, very image-conscious at that time, which we all were. So, I get that. But that’s all they kept harping on, Ozzy & his wife. They were sort of perplexed, like, “Why did you cut your hair?” It was really all about that. Really, I don’t think it was the playing. I think I was ok with that.
I was having some difficulties learning all the material because I had never been in a cover band. I’m not really good at picking up other people’s stuff. So, Warren DeMartini offered to help me. He would come over to my apartment for multiple days and just sit with me and help me pick it apart. Very helpful. Got me to the point where I could play the songs pretty confidently.
full in bloom: Wow, I didn’t know that. So, you actually worked with Warren on learning the Randy Rhoads’ stuff?
Yes. As a friend, he helped me out. Great to watch how he did it. Sitting there and picking it apart and figuring it out, where I couldn’t do that. “I have no idea what this guy’s doing,” and he would find out how to do it and then he would show me.
YOU CAN LISTEN TO THE ENTIRE INTERVIEW VIA THE EMBEDDED YOUTUBE CLIP BELOW.