BASSIST JEFF PILSON TELLS EDDIE TRUNK THAT THE JAPANESE DOKKEN TOUR WAS “DRAMA FREE,” AND ADDED, HE IS “UP FOR MORE” SHOWS
Bassist/vocalist Jeff Pilson was a recent guest on Eddie’s Trunk Nation SiriusXM show on the Volume channel.
When asked how reunited Dokken Japanese tour went, Plison replied (via blabbermouth.net), “You know what? It was very, very drama-free; I was kind of surprised — very pleasantly so. It was a great time. We actually had a lot of fun. We connected on a friendship level that I wasn’t really expecting, to be honest with you, and it was great. I mean, it was really, really fun — much more so than I was expecting.”
On the possibility of the classic lineup playing more shows, the bassist said, “I don’t know for sure whether that’s it. We kind of talked about it a bit and it seems like it’s still pretty much at, ‘No, let’s leave it where it was.’ That’s the current plan anyways. If it changes, it changes, and that would be great. I mean, I’m up for more, if it works out, although scheduling-wise, for me, it’s real tough. But no, I think for the time being, that’s it, and if that’s the case, that’s great. I’d rather end it on a positive note anyway. We’ll see. Again, it was a positive experience. Yes, we got along, but that doesn’t mean we’re gonna open the floodgates and do a whole big tour. That’s probably not gonna happen.”
The classic lineup of Dokken (singer Don Dokken, guitarist George Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer Mick Brown) reunited for a special Japanese mini tour that began on October 5th in Osaka and ended in Tokyo on October 12th.
Foreigner played a local fair this summer, and I was all set to rush the stage and yell, “DOKKEN REUNION! YEEEEEEAAAHH!”
But alas, I got called in to work at the last minute, and it was not to be … .