dondokken640 Don Dokken was a guest on the September 28th broadcast of Eddie’s Sirius/XM show, Eddie Trunk Live. Portions of the interview appear below as transcribed by

Dokken confirmed to Eddie that there have been talks about a reunion with Lynch, bassist Jeff Pilson and drummer Mick Brown, but claimed that scheduling conflicts with Pilson’s main band, Foreigner, have derailed those pland

“I talked to George about the Dokken reunion,” Don said. “It’s been going on for two years. We were all up for it. But Jeff is busy with Foreigner until 2018. And he said, ‘Well, let’s do it in 2018.’ By then, ISIS might be running this country. So it’s off the books. It’s not happening.”

In an August 2015 interview with Glide Magazine, guitarist George Lynch said the possibility of a Dokken reunion, “comes and goes every couple of years [laughs], so who knows. But we’re talking again about that.”


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  • Tyger of Pan Tang on

    T&N’s reworkings of the classic Dokken made mincemeat out of Don’s renditions. I want those guys to make money, and so I guess a reunion is the only way to do it, but musically, I’d rather hear more from T&N.

    • Kevin G on

      Isis might be running the country by 2018? Seriously? I understand sarcasm but is this really the right thing to say? Especially concerning your fans. I have the utmost faith in our country and Military and believe they will keep me and my family and everyone in this country safe. I think you couldn’t chosen your words a little better Mr. Dokken.

    • Michael B on

      Do you mean that he can’t have an opinion that’s different than what the media and military industrial complex wants to tell you? That doesn’t sound very American to me.

      If you have the utmost faith in your country, you faith is probably misplaced.

      Rock on.

    • Kevin G on

      He can have an opinion as can I. My opinion is that was a dumb thing to say. Giving any credit to a group that brutally kills innocent people to me is just wrong.

      If that is Dokken’s opinion than so be it, I just don’t think it was the right thing to say, even though I’m sure it was just sarcasm. And thank you very much but I have formed my opinion on my own and my faith in my country is not misplaced . I feel very well protected by the best military in the world and I thank them for all that they do.

    • MetalMania on

      I fully agree with you Tyger. While I think Don’s voice has weakened considerably, the last couple of Dokken albums have actually been pretty strong. John Levin’s guitar playing arguably sounds more like classic George Lynch than George himself actually does today (that’s not a knock on George, he’s still great but I think his sound and style has changed). But the re-recorded “Best of” that Don did a few years back was basically a note for note copy (though the two new tracks were very good), while T&N’s versions breathed some new life into the tracks that they did – and not just because there were different singers – the songs were re-crafted. The new songs with Jeff on vocals were really good too. While I wouldn’t dismiss a reunion, I just think the time for it to happen and be as good as we’d want it to be has passed. If I had to choose, I’d rather get another T&N record than an original Dokken reunion.

  • Harry Taint on

    Oh dear, this sounds serious.

    • Michael B on

      As serious as a Dokken reunion that will never happen could be, and who is asking for one to begin with?

  • Medved on

    Pilson’s scheduling conflicts have derailed what?!?

  • Frank Paslay on

    Really Don?? Foreigner is that busy??? I’m sick of all this BS,,, Having three different versions of classic bands… Lets get it together boys….

  • Robert Byrnes on

    You want Foreigner, go see Lou Gramm live. No disrespect to Jeff or Kelly.

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