George Lynch states there’s no relationship between him and Don Dokken
The excitement is definitely building for one of the most anticipated reunions being Dokken‘s classic line-up of singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer “Wild” Mick Brown, which will be reuniting for seven shows starting in less than ten days.
Team Rock recently interviewed Lynch and asked him how is relationship with Don Dokken is nowadays. Lynch replied: Well, you know, I’m trying to stay positive with all this so I don’t really want to get into what could go wrong with things. I would just say that we pretty much don’t have a relationship at this point. The only time we see each other is when we’re on the road and maybe Lynch Mob is playing the same bill with Dokken. Otherwise, there was an hour-long meeting at a management office and a few emails. But beyond that there really hasn’t been any communication. So there is no relationship.”
Lynch also spoke about the progress of a new Dokken song that is in the works when he stated: “…actually today we’re getting together to work on a song that Jeff and I wrote. We put it together about three weeks ago, over a period of a few hours. I went over there for half a day and we started from scratch and we built this thing and it ended up feeling like we were working together back in the 80s. Except we didn’t have cocaine this time. [laughs] Other than it was like a time machine. It was really fun. So we came up with this thing and sent it Don, and he dug it. We sent it to Mick, he dug it. And Don, Jeff and I are getting together today to come up with some ideas for vocals….
Well, the people I’ve played it for all love it and think it’s what they imagine or hope that a new Dokken song would be. And that’s that it’s still true to the old style and sound while also being a little more contemporary. So instead of copying something we did 25, 30 years ago verbatim, it’s obvious that it comes from the same people that wrote those songs, but at a different time. And it’ll be included on the live album.”
Lynch was asked whether there would be more activity from Dokken‘s classic line-up to which he replied: “If I were betting I’d say there’s probably a 50/50 chance. And I’d be advocating for that, too. But it gets more complicated when you’re talking about more shows because of all our other commitments. Jeff is locked in very seriously with Foreigner. It’s not easy for him to take a couple weeks off. That’s probably our biggest restriction. But it definitely would be something that promoters and the fans would like to see. On a business level I’m sure it could be done very easily. So, you know, never say never.”
You can read the rest of the interview at Team Rock.