Singer Don Dokken, and guitar icon George Lynch, were guests on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation LA Invasion: Live From The Rainbow Bar & Grill , yesterday (July 30th). They discussed the possibility of the original Dokken lineup ever reuniting again for future live performances (read below as transcribed by

On the possibility of the original Dokken lineup reuniting for other shows:

“It’s based on opportunity that anybody would take, because it’s a good opportunity,” Lynch said . “If somebody comes to us and says, ‘We’ll throw X amount of money at you…'”

Added Dokken, “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 s–t 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.

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

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

5 Responses

  1. Would Mick come out of retirement ? Last time I saw George a couple of years ago he was saying on stage how hard it was then to play an hour straight. He still played exceptional(the whole show with a les paul, weird) but you could tell he was in pain. Our guys are getting old these days, and so am I. 🙁 lol

    1. The fact that these guys can still play on the level they do, after DECADES of abusing their bodies, is a miracle.

  2. I saw Dokken a month ago in ft. Myers, don was drunk on stage and sounded terrible. He was also an asshole at the hotel running around naked at 4 am.

  3. Yeah, they are coming out my way in about a month, with Queensryche, and a buddy of mine is like we should go. Still pondering. While I loved Dokken back in the day, IMO, Don relies heavily on the talented musicians around him to carry him, not good! He seems to take fans for granted. Just my two cents….

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