Don Dokken Says New Dokken Album May Happen
In an interview with Classic Metal Show, the veteran rocker said his treatment for throat problems played into his feeling that Dokken was finished.
“With chemo and radiation and my age I thought, ‘I've had a great run. God bless everybody,’” he explained. “You know, 30 years is a great run, a lot of bands had one hit and then 'adios'. But I don't know, I kind of fell in love. I think it's my dog. I have a new dog, a little golden doodle, and he's kind of inspired me. I want to stay home, and he goes, ‘grrr grrr grrr grrr,’ and that means ‘get your ass back on the road.’ I've got to feed him, so I'm writing a new Dokken record."
Dokken muddied the waters a bit by also saying he wasn’t sure his current writing sessions would turn into a new Dokken record. “I'm just writing songs," he said. "I have five done, very up-tempo, kind of like ‘Hot for Teacher’ Van Halen. Very up, happy kind of arena rock.”