|Don apparently is appropriating the Brett Michaels bandanna look|
Seriously, someone needs to inform Don that the only reason we're even talking about Dokken in 2012 is because of Mr. Lynch's six string prowess, and even that fact is questionable as George recently admitted to getting spray tans on a recent episode of That Metal Show and he still doesn't know how to button a fucking shirt.
Thank goodness Don does!
I've got a few Dokken stories up my sleeve, but I'll be damned if I am going to bore you to tears with them right now.
Instead, I'll let the official press release announcing the band's 11th studio record give you all the details of what the genius behind "Dream Warriors" is up to these days. Apparently, not much since one of the record's selling points was how Don Dokken was once provided the Key to the City in Los Angeles back in 1988. How this promotes excitement for a record nearly a quarter-century later is beyond me, but feel free to read about it and other tidbits of the band, including who mastered the new release.
(New York, NY) - Frontiers Records is proud to announce the return of melodic hard rockers, Dokken; the band's 11th studio album (and their first in North America for the Frontiers Records label), Broken Bones, has been confirmed for a September 25th North American street date. The album will be released in two configurations: standard CD and limited edition CD in digipak with a bonus DVD, which features a comprehensive "Making Of The Album" documentary. Broken Bones is produced by Dokken frontman and namesake, Don Dokken, and is mixed Bob St. John (Extreme, Duran Duran, Collective Soul) and Wyn Davis (Black Sabbath, Dio, Whitesnake) and mastered by famed engineer Maor Appelbaum (Halford, Yngwie Malmsteen, Sepultura). The new set features a return to the band's signature sound of catchy melodies, hot riffs and monster production. Don Dokken commented, "We've never had a #1 hit; we've just kept touring winning fans over one by one." The first single from the album will be "Empire"; click here to check out a sample of the song. Please see below for the track listing for Broken Bones.
Dokken exploded out of the hotbed that was the hard rock and heavy metal scene in Los Angeles in the early '80s. Such classic albums as Tooth And Nail, Under Lock And Key and Back For The Attack were all certified multi-platinum, with songs like "Alone Again," "Just Got Lucky," "Into the Fire," "It's Not Love" and "Dream Warriors" still being regarded as amongst the genre's finest. Dokken was one of the first groups to sell a million copies of their DVD Unchain The Night The group continues to tour the world extensively and has shared the stage with AC/DC, Metallica, Aerosmith, Judas Priest, Van Halen, Kiss, Scorpions, Bon Jovi and many more. To date, the band has sold upwards of 10 million albums worldwide. The group has been nominated for a Grammy as well as an American Music Award. In 1988, Don was awarded the keys to the city of Los Angeles by Mayor Tom Bradley declaring January 27th as "Dokken Day" for his charity contributions to the Los Angeles Children's Hospital. Dokken is: Don Dokken (vocals), Mick Brown (drums), Jon Levin (guitar) and Sean McNabb (bass).
BROKEN BONES track listing:
2. Broken Bones
3. Best Of Me
6. Victim Of The Crime
7. Burning Tears
9. For The Last Time
10. Fade Away