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Dokken
Dokken is an American heavy metal /hard rock band. The group accumulated numerous charting singles and has sold more than 10 million albums worldwide.The band was nominated for a Grammy in 1989. Dokken was composed of founder Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on lead guitar, Juan Croucier on bass and Mick Brown on drums. In 1983 Croucier left Dokken in order to join Ratt and was replaced by Jeff Pilson.

Currently only Dokken and Brown remain from the original line-up. After several personnel changes on guitar Dokken's attorney Jon Levin stepped in to fill the role in 2004. In 2001 Barry Sparks replaced Jeff Pilson on bass. In 2009, Sean McNabb (formerly of Great White and Quiet Riot fame) replaced Barry Sparks on bass guitar.On November 29, 2009 during an encore at a Dokken show at The House Of Blues in Anaheim, George Lynch and Jeff Pilson joined Mick Brown and Don Dokken for two songs, the first time they were on stage together in 12 years. In June 2010, both Don Dokken and George Lynch appeared together in an episode of That Metal Show. In the episode they claimed that the main cause of their rift was a publicity stunt that they both eventually started to believe. George also stated that Don also wanted to "take all the money and all the credit" did not help, with Don nodding during the statement. They both also mentioned that they would love to have a reunion with Don, George, Jeff, and Mick, but that they are all too busy with other projects in 2010 (between Dokken's current lineup, Lynch Mob, Jeff's involvement with Foreigner, etc.). They did not rule out a 2011 reunion - but it did not come to pass.

Current Members
Don Dokken – Lead vocals
Jon Levin – Guitar, acoustic guitar
Mick Brown – Drums, Backing Vocals
Sean McNabb – Bass guitar

Former Members
Juan Croucier - Bass
George Lynch – Lead Guitar, occasional backing vocals
Jeff Pilson – Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
Reb Beach - Guitar
Steve Barry - Guitar
Greg Pecka - Drums
Peter Baltes - Bass
Greg Leon - Guitar
Gary Holland - Drums
Jeff Tappen - Bass
Gary Link - Bass
John Norum - Guitar
Alex De Rosso - Guitar
Barry Sparks - Bass

Discography
Breaking the Chains (1981)
Tooth and Nail (1984)
Under Lock and Key (1985)
Back for the Attack (1987)
Dysfunctional (1995)
Shadowlife (1997)
Erase the Slate (1999)
Long Way Home (2002)
Hell to Pay (2004)
Lightning Strikes Again (2008)
Broken Bones (2012)
 
Dokken
Dokken es una de las bandas estadounidenses de hard rock y heavy metal más exitosas de la década de los años 1980, que combinando la voz característica de Don Dokken y la energética y virtuosa guitarra de George Lynch, supieron crear canciones con intensos riffs y baladas como "Alone Again", que posicionaron a los discos del grupo entre los más vendidos del genero.
 Albumes como "Tooth and Nail" y "Under Lock and Key" aún son considerados clásicos y aparecieron en el momento preciso; el auge del Heavy era enorme y sus primeros videos promocionales contaron con todo el apoyo de MTV. En noviembre de 2009 y durante la presentación en vivo en el House of Blues en Anaheim California, los integrantes clásicos George Lynch, Mick Brown, Jeff Pilson y Don Dokken se unieron para interpretar algunas canciones, siendo la primera reunión en más de doce años. Esto supuso para la prensa y fanáticos una eventual gira juntos, sin embargo Lynch descartó esa opción a través de su página web.Sin embargo en mayo de 2010 Lynch y Don se reunieron nuevamente para participar en el episodio siete de la quinta temporada del programa The Metal Show. En diciembre de 2010 Lynch confirmó en diversas entrevistas que había conversado con Jeff Pilson sobre reunirse nuevamente con Don y Mick, sin embargo no ocurrió por el poco entusiasmo de Don. En el mismo anuncio además pidió las disculpar a Vh1 y a Eddie Trunk quienes participaron en la eventual reunión, como también a sus fanáticos.

Integrantes Actuales
Don Dokken - Voz principal, guitarra ocasionalmente
Jon Levin - Guitarra
Sean McNabb - Bajo
Mick Brown - Batería y coros

Ex Integrantes
Juan Croucier - Bajo
George Lynch - Guitarra
Jeff Pilson - Bajo, coros
Reb Beach - Guitarra
Steve Barry - Guitarra
Greg Pecka - Batería
Peter Baltes - Bajo
Greg Leon - Guitarra
Gary Holland - Batería
Jeff Tappen - Bajo
Gary Link - Bajo
John Norum - Guitarra
Alex De Rosso - Guitarra
Barry Sparks - Bajo, coros

Discografia
Breaking the Chains (1981)
Tooth and Nail (1984)
Under Lock and Key (1985)
Back for the Attack (1987)
Dysfunctional (1995)
Shadowlife (1997)
Erase the Slate (1999)
Long Way Home (2002)
Hell to Pay (2004)
Lightning Strikes Again (2008)
Broken Bones (2012)

References: Wikipedia
Referencias: Wikipedia