George Lynch Gives His Side Of The Dokken Reunion


August 4, 2008

On the latest edition of “Rockin Metal Revival” ( show co-host Red and intern Jim Bob interview former DOKKEN lead guitarist George Lynch. The interview was to introduce everyone to the new Lynch project SOULS OF WE, and the reunited LYNCH MOB. When the discussion of a Dokken Reunion came up George stated:

“I did an interview yesterday with METAL HAMMER in Europe and the guy had just spoken to Don. And Don’s response to that same question was, the interviewer told me, that this is all coming from George, nobody else has any interest. Now that is absolutely not true, the actual truth is that yes, my management company has been instrumental in encouraging this to happen, and I’m all for it. But everybody else has agreed in principle at three different occasions over the past how many years few years at looking into doing this to try to make it togeTher and have it make sense. And for various reasons it has not happened. But to characterize this as I’m the one that is pounding the table, and everyone else are reluctant astronauts is completely false.”

“My management company would get ahold of Don and he’d say, yeah I’m down let’s see what we can put together. We’ve tried to put various tours together and recording sessions together and different reformations and all that, we’ve had VH1 on board, our own show, record deals, reasonably good tours and other things. For one reason or another it doesn’t happen in the 11th hour. And that’s OK, but he mischaracterized it and was being untruthfull about that. Just to set the record straight I’m always down, of course this is a business and I’d love to see some closure of the DOKKEN thing for myself, the fans, and the band before I hang my guitar up.”

To hear the entire interview go to The interview is in Hour #3 of the latest show.

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