Iconic guitarist George Lynch (Dokken, Lynch Mob, KXM) was a guest on Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Trunk Nation where he revealed that there is a possibility that Dokken will reunite again for additional live appearances.

He tells Eddie, (via, “Well, it’s never completely out of the question. We are talking about doing something in 2018. I would love for it to happen.”‘

He added that the band’s brief 2016 reunion “went well”, but admitted that “it wasn’t without its challenges.” He explained, “It’s an interesting band. And I say ‘interesting’ in a… My wife’s not a great cook. I mean, her food’s interesting. I don’t wanna insult her. I love her. She’s trying hard. But the band definitely has an undeniable thing that people love, and we created some good music, and to see the fans’ reaction was really great, and we did good business.”

He continued, “I thought it worked on most levels. So I would like to continue to do more shows with the original Dokken.”

When pressed about the possible future dates, Lynch said, “Well, I can’t talk about it, but there is a little bit of something going on.”

A new Dokken concert DVD focusing on the band’s reunion tour is tentatively due before the end of the year. It will feature footage from two of the Japanese shows — including Tokyo — as well as the band’s very first comeback gig, which was held on September 30th, 2016 at Badlands Pawn Guns Gold And Rock ‘N’ Roll in Sioux Falls, South Dakota.

In the interim, Lynch can be heard on the forthcoming KMX album, Scatterbrain, due March 17th through Rat Pak records. Listen to the title track here and Breakout here.

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    • Doug R. on

      Me too, D, me too! 😉

  • T on

    A double bill with RATT maybe? Dokken was one of the best at melodic hard rock/metal imho. They have solid songs, with great vocals and solos.

    • Dana on


      I think a lot of people are unaware of the backing vocals from Pilson and Brown. I know I sound like a broken record, but their One Live Night DVD/CD, really showcases their talent.

      I also think that Ratt is underrated for their songwriting talent as well. Their tunes were always melodic with killer guitar playing from DiMar. Actually, having DiMar, and Lynch on the same bill, would be incredible, especially for guitar aficionados. 🙂

      D 🙂

  • Ray Gillen on

    Man I would too.I`m sure the biggest challenge is working with Dons voice and ego. He has a very limited range these days and I`m sure that Jeff is the one that has to pick up that slack. I wonder how that new song is coming along that was supposed to be ready for the reunion. I heard it was written in too high of a key for Don and that it became a work of progress that never made it to the gigs. Maybe he should have wrote the melody and lyrics himself instead of passing it off on wild mick. The guy is such an ass which sucks because they were the best of the melodic rock bands(besides Badlands) 🙂 in my opinion.

    • Loadout on

      Greg Chaisson of Badlands lives just a few minutes from me. Super nice guy.

  • J J on

    We all would like to see a reunion and do hope it happens. Then, reality sets it, the chemistry and drive the band hand in the peek years is long gone. We all want to experience what was, but then get let down with what is. Take KISS for example, say the all reunite, we all know that at least one of the members couldn’t physically pull it off as time takes it toll on everyone. I get a lil excited to hear these 70’s – 80’s bands get together again, then pull up a live YouTube video and some like a bar band at best. If most of these bands reunite and PRACTICE, and not just get on stage for a money grab, maybe people would respect what they once did. Some of these bands are almost an embarrassment to see on stage. If Dokken does reunite for American fans, please have some class and respect for the fans.

  • Ray Gillen on

    One night live was a great album and so was Dysfunctional in my opinion. Another example of Don being an ass was on one night live where Mick finishes singing tooth and nail and don says not bad for a drummer amd mick responds with ya i`m not a musician i`m just a drummer sarcasticly back. Mick shoulda ripped his bruce dickinson wig off right there. I think that bit of hostility brought out the best in them though, similar to badlands as well. Loadout thats cool. Greg is a cool down to earth guy met him in vegas when he did some shows with Jakes red dragon cartel.

    • Dana on

      Funny Ray,

      I never paid attention to that comment, but it was not nice. I thought Mick’s gravely voice sounded great.

      D 🙂

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