George Lynch (born September 28, 1954) is an American hard rock guitarist and songwriter. Lynch is best known for his work with 80’s "hair metal" band, Dokken, and his post-Dokken solo band, Lynch Mob. Lynch is considered to be one of the most influential and famous 1980s metal guitarists. He is known for his unique playing style and sound. He is ranked #68 on "100 Greatest Guitarists Of All Time" by Guitar World magazine and is also ranked #10 on "Top 10 Metal Guitarists Of All Time" by Gibson.