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"Dokken" is an American metal band which was formed in 1977. The group became one of the classic metal bands from that era, joining contemporaries like Ratt, Judas Priest, Quiet Riot, Warlock and Def Leppard. Dokken's music consists of traditional metal characterized by extravagant use of lead guitars and soaring melodic vocals backed by a heavy thumping bass. Although their image was somewhat "glam," their music was traditionally heavy with technical expertise.

Dokken was comprised of founder Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on lead guitars, Jeff Pilson on bass, and Mick Brown on drums. Currently the band consists of Don Dokken on vocals, Jon Levin on guitar, Barry Sparks on bass, and Mick Brown on drums.

Their early albums like ''Tooth and Nail'', ''Under Lock and Key'', ''Back for the Attack'' and ''Beast from the East'' were highly successful, but after that, intra-band rifts and spats ensured that the band would eventually break up. Don Dokken went on to a successful solo career, while George Lynch formed the Lynch Mob and recorded several albums. Jeff Pilson too released his acclaimed ''War And Peace'' album. The band released a few albums in the late 90s an...

origin New York, USA
music genre Heavy metal music
years active 1977-1988, 1993-Present
status Active
current members Don Dokken
Jon Levin
Barry Sparks
Mick Brown
past members George Lynch (musician)
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source: Wikipedia