For a few years, guitarist George Lynch rejoined Dokken on stage, who was performing Dokken’s classic songs “Kiss Of Death”, “When Heaven Comes Down” and “Tooth And Nail”.
Don Dokken discussed his relationship with guitarist Geroge Lynch, in a recent interview with 80’s Glam Metalcast:
“George is George… We talked about it. He first came out and did a couple of songs at the end of the show. Then he put Lynch Mob back together, so they’ve been opening, his whole band, and then he comes on stage for his couple of songs. But as George and I said, we’re too old to argue anymore.
”Can’t take the stress. But George is very eccentric, I’m eccentric, and it’s no secret we didn’t get along since day one and it ran its course. But all these years later, it’s like, we’re not BFFs. We don’t hang out, even though he moved to New Mexico. I live in New Mexico.
”He moved to New Mexico. That’s kind of funny. Very strange. But George is George. I’m me. But it ran its course. We did the reunion with George playing a couple songs, but I just said, ‘Okay, we’re done with that.'”
”Jon Levin’s my guitar player. He’s been in Dokken longer than George. I mean, Jon will tell you openly, he grew up, he’s the youngest in the band, he grew up listening to Dokken and his favorite guitar player was George.
”So he’s got that George Lynch style. As George said once to the press, ‘Jon Levin plays me better than me.’ The sound of the guitar, his scales. But I tell Jon, ‘Do what you want, man. You can spread your wings on other songs and just be Jon.’ But that’s just the way he plays.”