Pilson, Lynch and Brown take aim at Don Dokken with new band
Gibson reports that the planned classic-era Dokken reunion now may be off the table, but three quarters of the line-up have formed a new band to record some tracks, both old and new (and name of the record takes aim at their missing bandmate).
George Lynch has told Classic Rock Revisited that he has formed a new band with Dokken alumni Jeff Pilson (bass) and "Wild" Mick Brown (drums) called Tooth and Nail, named after a Dokken album. "That's Dokken without Don," Lynch explained. "The record is called Dump the Chump."
Pilson, who now plays in Foreigner, is a very capable vocalist, taking the mic for the brilliant Lynch/Pilson album Wicked Underground in 2005. "When the Dokken reunion was not going to happen we just said, 'Why don't we just do this? This is way cooler,'" Lynch told Classic Rock Revisited. "Many years later, we are doing it and it is just for fun. It is half new material and it is half old Dokken material."
Lynch says Tooth and Nail have already started recording, and will finish work on Dump the Chump towards the end of the year, after his and Pilson's schedules have cleared.