DOKKEN bassist Barry Sparks has posted the following message on his web site:
"The European DOKKEN tour was a lot of fun! Having KINGDOM COME with us was great as well. They are a really great band and we had some really good gigs. A few highlights that come to mind are Barcelona, Madrid and Milan. Spain and Italy always have some of the best fans. I have been spending a lot of time in Italy as well… drum roll please... because I got married there on September 3rd!! To my beautiful girl Alessandra!! Which makes me half Italian now! Here is a picture of me and my wife! Ciao Amore! Io sono musicista!! Grazie arrivederci!"
DOKKEN recently spent time in the studio putting the finishing touches on its upcoming release, "Lightning Strikes Again".
"Lightning Strikes Again" will be released in March/April 2008 via Rhino Records in the U.S. and Frontiers Records in Europe. The follow-up to 2004's "Hell to Pay" will feature the lineup of Don Dokken (vocals), Jon Levin (guitar, ex-WARLOCK), Barry Sparks (bass, TED NUGENT, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN, MSG) and Mick Brown (drums).
Rhino Records in March revisited DOKKEN's early days with a pair of releases packed with previously unissued material. The first release, a CD entitled "From Conception: Live 1981", captures DOKKEN in an early, previously unseen concert recorded before the band signed with Elektra. The second release is the DVD debut of the band's first home video, the platinum-certified "Unchain the Night", which is expanded with unreleased videos and new extended interviews with the band.
DOKKEN performing "Just Got Lucky" on October 11, 2007 in Barcelona, Spain: