In a new interview on Full in Bloom, Dokken frontman Don Dokken talked about his relationship with former guitarist George Lynch.
When the interviewer asked:
You and George seem to be on-demand, is that a fair assessment?
Don: “Yeah, I’m too old to argue.”
That’s what I was going to ask. Is that just kind of age and wisdom that…?
Don: “A bit of everything nobody is doing drugs anymore, nobody drinks. [Bassist] Juan Croucier was a heavy drinker back in the ’80s.
“He started going to AA 27 years ago, and he’s been clean forever, he’s been for over 20 years. So everybody has found their way.”
Any chance of a Dokken/Lynch album?
Don: “No. They approached me a while back and they offered to make a Dokken record.
“And I said, ‘Look, I have Dokken, I’ve got [guitarist] Jon Levin, who has been in the band for 20 years. I’ve got Chris [McCarvill, bass] and BJ [Zampa, drums], I have my lineup.
“We all get along, we have all been friends. No bickering, no-hassle, easy-breezy. I’m at peace with this band, and I am going to stay this way.”