George Lynch Talks Dokken Reunion

Co-host Red and intern Jim Bob of the "Rockin Metal Revival" show recently conducted an interview with former Dokken lead guitarist George Lynch.

0
Co-host Red and intern Jim Bob of the "Rockin Metal Revival" show recently conducted an interview with former Dokken lead guitarist George Lynch. When asked about the possibility of a Dokken reunion with him on guitar, Lynch said, "I did an interview yesterday with Metal Hammer [magazine] in Europe and the guy had just spoken to Don [Dokken]. And Don's response to that same question was the interviewer told me was that this is all coming from George, nobody else has any interest. Now that is absolutely not true. The actual truth is that, yes, my management company has been instrumental in encouraging this to happen, and I'm all for it. But everybody else has agreed in principle at three different occasions over the past few years at looking into doing this to try to put it together and have it make sense. And for various reasons it has not happened. But to characterize this as I'm the one that is pounding the table, and everyone else is reluctant astronauts is completely false. My management company would get a hold of Don and he'd say, 'Yeah, I'm down. Let's see what we can put together.' We've tried to put various tours together and recording sessions together and different reformations and all that, we've had VH1 on board, our own show, record deals, reasonably good tours and other things. For one reason or another, it doesn't happen in the 11th hour. And that's OK, but he mischaracterized it and was being untruthful about that. Just to set the record straight, I'm always down. Of course, this is a business, and I'd love to see some closure of the Dokken thing for myself, the fans, and the band before I hang my guitar up." To hear the entire interview go to rmrshow.com (the interview is in hour #3 of the latest show). Thanks for the report to Blabbermouth.net.

30 comments sorted by best / new / date

comments policy
    ed_the_head
    George Lynch gave Heavy Metal dimension to Dokken... Dokken without Lynch is like Van Halen without eddie.
    [travis]
    How awesome would it be if they did reunite. That be so freaking awesome. Hopefully Lynch does do it, because the other sit ins they have now aren't even close to sounding like Lynch. Basically nobody can sound like him.
    edbert
    Balls...why can't this happen sooner? I'm seeing Dokken this weekend!
    WhyteChocl8
    ^lol, Juan Croucier needs to get back in Ratt cause as of now they are kicking ass more than Dokken is right now although ''Lightning Strikes Again'' is great. I saw Dokken a week ago they were good just boring. Ratt still is pretty entertaining.
    _3Lm0_
    Awesome. I wonder how the music will be these days... things have changed.
    StraightHate
    George Lynch is a guitar god and one of my main influences. I would love to see him back with Dokken. Compare Kiss of Death with George versus say the Reb Beach version...
    WhyteChocl8
    George is awesome. I met him and he is really a down to eart guy which is cool. Don I hear can be a real dick at times. Jeff Pilson will be back to and he is another great part of the original Dokken.
    ShakeMe90
    Im seeing them with Poison on Saturday, it just won't be the same w/out Lynch, lets hope for a reunion!
    Les Paul Ell
    This would be SO COOL if it were to happen. I've got Back For The Attack and it's amazzzing.
    BriGuy7727
    I thought that Lightning Strikes Again was a great album even w/o George Lynch. However, Lynch is a beast on guitar.
    SuicidalFreak
    Detonation wrote: Omg! This would be amazing if this actually happened!! George Lynch alone is amazing but if he gets back with dokken?! and They do an actual tour togehter?! Whats with him talking about hanging up his guitar?
    I agree. Dokken to me is never the same without George Lynch. His band's classic albums, including Breaking the Chains , Tooth and Nail , Under Lock and Key and Back for the Attack , have influenced and inspired a large number of hard rock or heavy metal musicians throughout Dokken's career.
    Polystant
    Detonation, I think he just means that he would like to do it before it happens, That doesnt neccesarily mean in the near future.
    Dragon Master
    Dude, Dokken's original guitarist was Lynch. If Dokken got back together, they would truly begin again. For now, it's just Don Dokken's band.
    Havenspear
    HavokStrife wrote: I don't get it... Dokken is on tour, right this very second, my best friend just saw them on friday... Real old news..?
    They're touring without their original lineup. Lynch is the amazing guitar player that made the band.
    HavokStrife
    I don't get it... Dokken is on tour, right this very second, my best friend just saw them on friday... Real old news..?
    stevezy
    Dokken is touring right now with Poison and Sebastian Bach. So it must be a Lynch-less incarnation.
    Detonation
    Omg! This would be amazing if this actually happened!! George Lynch alone is amazing but if he gets back with dokken?! and They do an actual tour togehter?! Whats with him talking about hanging up his guitar?