JOHN NORUM: "I Don't Know If I Will Return To DOKKEN"

July 12, 2002

Former EUROPE/DOKKEN guitarist John Norum has broken his silence over his recent departure from the latter group's European tour and his future plans, which may or may not include a EUROPE reunion. In an update posted at his official web site, Norum stated that "my hand [which was injured during the aforementioned tour] has healed up nicely, and I am just working on some new material at the moment. I don't know if I will return to DOKKEN, there has really been musical differences from day one, but they are like family to me, and either way, I wish them all the best. I'm sure we will find a way to work together very soon. I have gotten a lot of questions about a EUROPE reunion. We have no plans [to get back together] at the moment but I do hope it will happen in the future, because we do have that magical chemistry, which you can't buy, it's very special. Right now I am working on my next solo album (or DOKKEN album) which is gonna be a real BONE CRUSHER! The music is kinda like 'Sunless Days', 'You' (that title sucks),and 'Under The Gun', that's the kind of style I write, but I will take it to the next level."

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