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Lightning Strikes Again

Posted on Wednesday, April 25, 2007 at 09:52AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments11 Comments

dokken.jpgDear glam readers, I had several nightmares last night. I won't go into the gory details, but let's just say my job was a common theme.

This, naturally, left me thinking about Dokken's "Dream Warriors" from A Nightmare on Elm Street 3 - Dream Warriors. For some reason, the song is not featured on the movie soundtrack but it was released as a single featuring the B-side "Back for the Attack."

Did you know that Dokken is working on a new album? The disc is tentatively titled Lightning Strikes Again. Frontman Don Dokken says the album is going to "be better than ever." He also acknowledges the struggle glam artists face when trying to garner promotion. Dokken also says the new disc will feature a heavier, more progressive sound with dark songs. In a recent interview, Dokken also addressed the seemingly never-ending feud with guitarist George Lynch. Says Don "I could never play with George. We don't get along and we never did get along. So what is the point? I don't have to tour for money. We have made our careers and our money. Now we do it for fun and if it's not fun then I don't want to do it."

Lightning Strikes Again should be released in September.

Do you know the history of Dokken? Formed back in 1977, the first incarnation of the band featured Don Dokken on vocals, plus guitarist George Lynch, drummer Mick Brown and bassist Juan Croucier.

Of course, Juan left Dokken in 1982 to make his name with RATT. He was replaced with Jeff Pilson. In 1984, Dokken released Tooth and Nail. By 1986, Dokken was touring with the Scorpions and had recorded another album. Of course, things fell apart in 1988 as the fighting between Don and George boiled over. The band officially broke up, but later reformed. Wash, rinse, repeat and now it's been a decade since George Lynch officially left Dokken.

The current incarnation of Dokken features Don on vocals, guitarist Jon Levin, bassist Barry Sparks, and drummer Mick Brown.

Personally, I'm looking forward to the new album. Dokken gets a bad rap and I'm willing to give new material a fair shot. So sue me.

Reader Comments (11)

I am on the fence on this one, but I will probably buy it anway. A Lynch and Pilsonless Dokken just isn't the same. George's guitar is hard to replace, and I am sure Don is missing Jeff's back up vocals.
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterHard Rock Hideout
I am also looking forward to the new Dokken album! I think it should be pretty good! Dokken is one of my favorite bands!
April 25, 2007 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
Can I sue you for liking Dokken? I'll hire a lawyer today!

Seriously though, I agree with Hard Rock Hideout. George Lynch in particular will be tough to replace. Don Dokken's voice may be technically sound, but I also felt it was a weak link since it was so soulless. Lynch was actually a pretty good guitarist unlike so many at the time who were all flash and no substance.
April 29, 2007 | Unregistered Commenterbobvinyl
"Lynch was actually a pretty good guitarist"

LOL... you have NO idea how good. ;)
December 26, 2007 | Unregistered CommenterMe
to all those who say lynch was a pretty good guitar player,you need to get lynchified badly,thats the freakn man,i look forward to jon levin.see ya at the next tour,in the foot steps of scaryman.dk rules
January 10, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterlynchified
vinnie vincent could be a good replacement for lynch on dokken, but vinnie is mad and he never leaves his house xDD

January 11, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterasdasd
I have a copy of the new cd from Don. It's Pretty DAM Good.
March 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJW
So, I hear that Dokken is going to tour with Poison and Sebastian Bach. So, George Lynch isn't going to be with Dokken, or is he doing stuff with Lynch Mob or something? Also, I was RATT with Poison in Pittsburgh last summer. For some reason, when RATT was playing, The music wasn't turned up near as loud as when Poison played. I hope they crank up the volume for when Dokken plays.
April 25, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterUppum
DUDES DOKKEN IS AWESOME...IM SURE DOKKEN WILL TURN OUT FINE THEIR MUSIC IS DA S**T!..I JUST KNOW IT...CUZ THEIR BADASS!!!
AND YES THAT CD IS GREAT!!!

BY THE WAY LYNCH IS THE MUTHA F'IN S**T TOO!!! MAN THAT GUY PLAYS SICK!!!HIS SOLOS DRIVE ME CRAZY AND LEAVE ME CRAVING FOR MORE!!!!!!!!!! =]

DOKKEN ROCKSSSSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 10, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterDASH
all the dokken tracks are good on all albums i been a dokken fan for over 20 years and still rocking out on my ipod i have all the cd keep up the good work don by the way my car plates say 2dokken you my know me keep rocking with dokken your frend tony
November 30, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterrockin with dokken
dokken is a band that we can count on for good music it shouldn't be labeled by who is in the band as long as the sound is there
December 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commenteraw

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