DON DOKKEN And GEORGE LYNCH Don't Rule Out More DOKKEN Reunion Shows: 'It's Based On Opportunity'

July 31, 2019

During an appearance on yesterday's (Tuesday, July 30) edition of "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on SiriusXM, George Lynch and Don Dokken spoke about the possibility of further shows featuring the renuted classic lineup of DOKKEN.

"It's based on opportunity that anybody would take, because it's a good opportunity," George said (hear audio below). "If somebody comes to us and says, 'We'll throw X amount of money at you…'"

Added Don: "Jeff [Pilson, bass] is the biggest stick right now, because Jeff has been in FOREIGNER 20 years and that crazy guy does, like, 200 shows a year. So it was only an act of God that he said, 'Oh, I've got this one month off with FOREIGNER, and we can go to Japan.' But I could do a DOKKEN reunion. There's gonna come a time soon I can't even play guitar anymore. I've got some physical shit going on. I can't even play guitar hardly anymore, 'cause I've got atrophy in my hands."

Continued George: "You know what, right now? The four of us are alive. Despite atrophy and despite whatever problems we all individually [have]."

DOKKEN's classic lineup — Dokken, Lynch, Pilson and drummer "Wild" Mick Brown — reunited for a short Japanese tour in the fall of 2016. The trek marked the first time in 21 years the four musicians had hit the road together.

Since completing the Japanese reunion dates, DOKKEN has continued to perform with the group's current lineup — including bassist Chris McCarvill and guitarist Jon Levin — save for a handful of recent shows that saw drummer BJ Zampa (HOUSE OF LORDS) fill in for Brown.

A DOKKEN concert DVD focusing on the band's reunion tour, "Return To The East Live (2016)", was made available last year.

DOKKEN is currently working on material on a new studio album, tentatively due in 2020 via Silver Lining Music, the label owned by Thomas Jensen, one of the founders of Germany's Wacken Open Air festival. It will mark the group's first disc since 2012's "Broken Bones".

You can hear "Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill" on on demand. "Trunk Nation" airs daily on SiriusXM's Volume channel 106.

Photo credit: Jason Schaltz / SiriusXM

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