Don Dokken recalled the time he got into a fight in order to save Poison’s C.C. Deville’s guitar.
During an interview with Artists On Record Starring Adika Live, Don Dokken recalled the incident at Deville’s house, in which Dokken also mentioned that at that time, Deville was on the loose:
“I went (to C.C.’s house) one time, and there were all these people partying. I didn’t see C.C. I don’t know where he was, but I know where he was, he was in the back room with an ounce of c*caine. I’m sure he’d admit it. […]
“I was walking in the door, and some guy was walking out the door holding a 1959 Les Paul. I was like, ‘Holy sh*t, that’s a $200,000 guitar,’ because C.C. had 50 guitars. I was like, ‘Hey, hey, what are you doing, dude?’ ‘Oh, C.C. told me I could have it.’ I said, ‘No, you can’t, and he was like, ‘What?’
”I said, ‘No, give me the guitar!’ ‘No, C.C. said I could have it!’ I said, ‘Dude, that’s a ’59 Les Paul, it’s worth over $100,000, now it’s worth probably $800,000. You’re not taking that guitar!’ We got into it, like, ‘I’m going to kick your *ss!’ ‘I’m a black belt, everybody knows that.’”