GEORGE LYNCH: I'm Not In Any Hurry To Work With DON DOKKEN Again

Former DOKKEN guitarist George Lynch is "not in any hurry to get back in bed with" singer Don Dokken despite Don's claims to the contrary, Lynch has revealed in a brand-new interview. Speaking to the web site, Lynch was asked if there was any truth to Don's assertion during a recent interview that "[George] always says the same thing [when we speak to each other] — that he wants to get back in DOKKEN."

"The way Don represented what we spoke about is completely self-serving of him and taken out of context," Lynch replied. "I have no problem with the idea of one day that the original four members of DOKKEN get back together, if we all got an equal share. But what happened was I ran into him at a drug store. I was civil, because what are you going to do? Beat him up in a drug store and really let him have it?! (laughs) Don came over to me, I didn’t even recognize him. He looked weird, he had a coat, bread, sunglasses and baseball cap. He came up and said hi, and I looked at him like, 'Who the hell are you? He said 'It's Don.' And, I then said, 'Yeah, OK.' We had about a five-minute conversation. He showed me the drugs he was buying and we looked at the walkers for a while. (Laughs) We talked about growing older, it was pretty funny. I said to him, 'If there ever a time to do it again, call me.' It was just a general statement. Then he called me up sometime later and said that he was doing a record and wanted me to come out and record a song called 'It's Alive', which is a song that I wrote in a group called EXCITER, that's the group I was in before DOKKEN. A lot of the EXCITER songs turned into DOKKEN songs on the first couple records. But anyways, it's a real good song and I said, 'Let's talk in a couple of days because right now, I don't know.' So anyways, I found out what he wanted, and it was for me to come in and give him my song so he could use it on his record, pay me a small, little amount and advertise it as 'DOKKEN featuring George Lynch.' 'Not interested' is what I ended up saying to him. Sometime in the future where it makes more equitable sense and there's a demand for it, fine, I would be interested in listening, but at this point, no, I'm not interested. That's how it ended and then he turned it around and made it seem like I was knocking on his door begging to be let back into the band. Yeah, I'm not in any hurry to get back in bed with this guy."


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