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Don Dokken

Mon
05
Mar

Rock Talk with Mitch Lafon - DOKKEN - Don Dokken & Jeff Pilson

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Listen to Dokken's Don Dokken and Foreigner's Jeff Pilson on this episode of Westwood One's Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon. Plus a secret previously unreleased 1980's recording from one that era's most popular bands.
 
 
In our first interview, singer Don Dokken discusses his band's new live package Return To The East (2016) featuring the 'classic lineup' featuring George Lynch, 'Wild' Mick Brown and Jeff Pilson. Plus, Don offers an update on the current lineup's upcoming studio album, talks early days including Great White & Guns N' Roses, his approach to songwriting, future work with the 'classic lineup', The Beatles, Up From The Ashes, and being 'probably retired' in five years.
 
In our second interview, bassist Jeff Pilson discusses Foreigner's upcoming tour plans (including Whitesnake & Jason Bonham), the band's upcoming orchestral album, reuniting with Dokken & the Return To The East (2016) CD/DVD, Canadian band Chilliwack, thoughts on retirement, Lou Gramm, new music with Dokken, his new band Super Stroke, Warrant's Robert Mason, the upcoming Last In Line album, Motlley Crue, and more. 
 
Former Guns N' Roses/Great White manager Alan Niven co-hosts.
 
And stick around to the very end of the show for the exclusive world premier of our mystery song (a previously unreleased original 1980's) recording from a well-established band from that glorious era. 
 
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Fri
23
Feb

DOKKEN 'Return To The East' On New Live Release

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Friday, April 20, 2018
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Formats:
• CD/DVD
• Blu-Ray
• Collector's Box (CD/DVD + T-Shirt) [Comes with XL tee in the U.S., L tee in EU]
• 2xLP Standard 180g Black Vinyl
• 2xLP Limited Edition 180g Green Vinyl (Exclusive to Frontiers' U.S. Store - Limited to 150 WORLDWIDE)
• 2xLP Limited Edition 180g Red Vinyl (Exclusive to Frontiers' EU Store - Limited to 150 WORLDWIDE)
• MP3 (audio only)
 
"Return To The East Live (2016)" Available April 20, 2018!
 
At this point, Dokken simply needs no introduction. The band cemented their status as one of the legendary hard rock/heavy metal archetypes of the ‘80s rock scene with numerous successful albums and tours, evergreen songs and music videos and a lore that will live on forever.
 
In 2016, the classic original line-up Dokken featuring: Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown reunited to play the world famous Loud Park Festival in Japan. Fortunately for fans outside of Japan, cameras were there to capture the performance and now Frontiers is set to issue “Return To The East Live (2016)” on April 20th! In addition to the Japanese performance, this set also features footage from the classic lineup’s only US reunion show of 2016 in Sioux Falls, SD at Badlands.
 
If the release wasn’t amazing enough, the package includes a brand-new studio track, “It’s Just Another Day” and two acoustic re-workings of classic tracks, from the original members!
 
Don Dokken says, “[a]fter 25 years, it was great to reunite with George and Jeff and Mick and do a couple shows for the fans. We hope you like this album and video. There’s a lot of great bonus footage of us having fun, so enjoy it!”
 
Bassist Jeff Pilson on the forthcoming release, “I’m so thrilled this piece of the Dokken story is hitting the streets! What a magical experience it has been and this CD/DVD captures a lot of that wonderful manic energy that has always made Dokken so vital! I remain extremely grateful to have been a part of such a vibrant voice in the world of heavy rock. Thanx to the fans and to George, Don and Mick for being the musicians, writers and friends that you are!”
 
LINEUP:
Don Dokken – Vocals
George Lynch – Guitars
Jeff Pilson – Bass
Mick Brown - Drums
 
TRACKLISTING:
 
CD
01. It’s Another Day (New Studio Track)
02. Kiss Of Death
03. The Hunter
04. Unchain The Night
05. When Heaven Comes Down
06. Breakin’ The Chains
07. Into The Fire
08. Dream Warriors
09. Tooth And Nail
10. Alone Again (Intro)
11. Alone Again
12. It’s Not Love
13. In My Dreams
14. Heaven Sent (Acoustic Studio Bonus Track)
15. Will The Sun Rise (Acoustic Studio Bonus Track)
 
DVD
01. Tooth And Nail
02. Unchain The Night
03. When Heaven Comes Down
04. Breakin’ The Chains
05. Into The Fire
06. Alone Again
07. It’s Not Love
08. Paris Is Burning
09. Kiss Of Death
10. The Hunter
11. Dream Warriors
12. In My Dreams
13. Behind the Scenes

 
Mon
23
May

DOKKEN Classic Line-up Reunion All Set

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2015
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DOKKEN will reunite (again) for dates in Japan and elsewhere in 2017. Mitch Lafon discussed with Mick Brown on One On One:
 
LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-223-wild-mick-brown-dok

Legendary drummer 'Wild' Mick Brown of Dokken joins Mitch for episode 223 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

In the show's only interview, drummer 'Wild' Mick Brown discusses the upcoming classic line-up DOKKEN reunion & the confirmed Japanese tour dates as well as his new band 'Wild' Mick Brown And The Bourbon Ballet.

Quote from the interview:

About Dokken reunion (time - 23.37) : 'In spite of ourselves, we always seem to do well."

(time 24.15): "You have to decide - I'm in or I'm out. Let it go and play ball... Somehow, it seems to work out. It's never very easy and I'm sure it's not going to be this time either."

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Tue
26
May

One On One With Mitch Lafon - DOKKEN

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2015
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http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/one-on-one-110-dokken

In episode 110 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by The Voice of DOKKEN, Don Dokken.

In this episode Don discusses the making of a new Dokken album, talks about George Lynch and Jeff Pilson, chooses Dokken's BEST album, talks about his voice, newest member Mark Boals, Heavy Montreal, and much more.

Quotes from the interview: "Fans expect you to sound exactly like you did on the record that you did 30 years ago and they expect you to sound amazing every night."

"I didn't know George very well and we had friction from day one. We just have totally different personalities."

"Jeff (Pilson) was the most multi-talented of anybody in the band. He plays bass well. He plays guitar well and he plays piano. He's multi-faceted and was always good at recording."

"For me, the masterpiece is Dysfunctional."

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

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For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter: @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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