Dokken

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Eligible since: 2007 (The 2008 Induction Ceremony)

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Will Dokken be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame?
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What! I can't beleive that they are mostly no. they are awesome and deserve in!

Posted by Larry on Wednesday, 04.25.07 @ 16:09pm


One of several bands that might have had more impact in the world of music if they had stayed away from the Aqua-Net at Wal-Marts. George Lynch had some serious musical chops.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 05.2.08 @ 12:12pm


so so band......but George Lynch can flat-out play. He was one of the better 80's "metal" players out there.

Posted by bquest on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 11:05am


Forget about the 80's; George Lynch could play in any decade. He is an amazing musician.

Did anyone ever notice that Argent is not on this site. I figure Hold Your Head Up and God Gave RnR To You are somewhat noteworthy.

Oh Great Oz - if you please. Thnx!

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 16:12pm


I never realized that either. Are you going to write in regarding Argent? Hold Your Head Up is still a favorite of mine. A great tail-end psychedelic act that gets lost in the shuffle.

I imagine you'd have to go through the official channels w/the Site Admin. If you don't want to send them a note, I will. Let me know.

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 16:48pm


I will send Oz a note requesting Argent.

Have you noticed the power of the Great and powerful one? A certain bands latest comments do not appear here.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 17:10pm


Have you noticed the power of the Great and powerful one? A certain bands latest comments do not appear here.
Posted by Dameon

Hi Daemon, Gary here YES! i noticed,and imo it will improve the quality of perusing the site.
I'm new btw, was rather putoff by the constant mention of said band.
I hope to be part of the community and otherwise that i think this is a cool place for people to talk about many different genres,bands,share trivia and so on.

Posted by Gary James CA on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 17:53pm


Argent! wow i can think of three name bands off the top of my head (while holding it up mind you) that covered their songs.

Steppenwolf-Hold Your Head Up
Uriah Heep-Hold Your Head Up
(both 80's versions of these groups,both don't touch the original version)
Kiss- God Gave Rock and Roll To You


Posted by Gary James CA on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 18:04pm


Dameon...did our "pal" get a little too, let's say...uppity??? Oh, well...

Wasn't Rod Argent also an original member of the Zombies? I saw him recently (a couple of years, maybe) on a Mike Smith benefit. They did Zombies songs and DC5 songs...good show!!!

Gary James CA...welcome to the site. Most people who frequent this site do enjoy sane and rational discussions not only on the HOF, but Rock & Roll in general. The "group that shall not be named" thing just started about a week or so ago, and was quite frankly the weirdest thing I've witnessed on here. For the most part it's good fun. People like Dameon, Cheesecrop, Philip, Blah, etc...(sorry if I left anyone out) are actually pretty decent rock "historians"...really know their stuff. Have fun!!!

Oh, and mrxyz...he's out there at times but great fun (knowledgeable, too).

Posted by Gitarzan on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 18:46pm



If you want to here Lnch wail, check out his other projects: Lynch Mob and Lynch/Pilson. That boy can play.

I know a lot of the Hair Bands were a bit cheesey, but their were some excellent musicianship; Lynch, Warren DiMartini of Ratt, Rob Beech of Winger, Jake E. Lee of Ozzy and Badlands, Traci Guns of LA Guns, Collen and Clark of Def Lep, John Sykes of Whitesnake, Vito Brata of White Lion. All these guys could play and you know where they all come from, Jeff Beck!

And Liam through Link Wray out there. The family tree has to have the big branches everywhere.

Posted by Dameon on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 18:48pm


If you want to here Lnch wail, check out his other projects: Lynch Mob and Lynch/Pilson. That boy can play.Posted by Dameon

Yes! He isn't as bulked up anymore either.
He had been a competetive bodybuilder,and there were rumors floating around he was using steroids.
At any rate he's now buff,but more normal looking then before.
He also claimed it was affeting his playing.
I really wanted too check out The Lynch Mob with one of my fave drummers on board,Tommy Aldrige.
But he wasn't able to tour with him as of now,although he's been playing with him.

Love Link Wray,If you wannna hear a great cd by him checkout his "Shadowman" release.
It even has him covering CCR's Run Through The Jungle.

Posted by Gary James CA on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 19:10pm


Gary James CA...welcome to the site. Most people who frequent this site do enjoy sane and rational discussions not only on the HOF, but Rock & Roll in general.

Wasn't Rod Argent also an original member of the Zombies?
Posted by Gitarzan

Thanks mate!
Very cool,I thought at first i stumbled upon some kids blog devoted to said band.

Yes he was and the Zombies have reformed and have been touring,actually sound really good.
They have a secret weapon in guitarist Keith Airey who is veteran keyboardist Don Airey's brother.
Keith replaced Gary Moore in Colosseum 2 so those are some big shoes to fill imo.
Very tasty player Keith Airey

Posted by Gary James CA on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 19:23pm


One of the members of Argent, Russ Ballard became a very successful songwriter, penning such songs as "Liar" (Three Dog Night) "Winning" (Santana). "Since You've Been Gone" (Rainbow) "You Can Do Magic" (America) and "New York Groove" (Ace Frehley) among others. Russ collaborated with Roger Daltrey on the "McVicar" soundtrack, which yielded the Top 40 hit "Without Your Love" in December 1980.

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Friday, 09.26.08 @ 23:32pm


Russ Ballard became a very successful songwriter
Posted by Aaron

Yes, many have covered Ballards songs.
I have Savoy Brown's mid eighties comback album Make Me Sweat and the covered his song Just For Kicks.

His solo albums are decent too.

Posted by Gary James CA on Saturday, 09.27.08 @ 09:06am


One of my favorite bands! TOns of awesome songs! Definately should be in, even if averyone in those stupid commities are dumbasses

Posted by Ronnie J. Malmsteen on Monday, 12.15.08 @ 02:50am


Love them! Yes!

Posted by Child in Time 27 on Saturday, 12.20.08 @ 19:17pm


One of my favorite 80s bands along with Motley, Ratt and Great White. Not Hall worthy, but a straight ahead kick ass band. Obvious early on that Lynch was a hugely talented guitarist. They had an intensity at times, listen to Heaven Sent. Very good band. Typical 80s, if you were driving down the interstate and a Dokken song came on, before you knew it you were doing 85. Better than that 90s crap where you would just want to pull over and shoot yourself.

Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Thursday, 12.29.11 @ 22:16pm


Don't know about you but when i listen to 90's music I don't instantly feel like killing myself, just sayin'

wait, does that apply to ALL 90's music? Because How the hell can you find any hints of depression in a song like, for example, Gin And Juice - Snoop Dogg?

Posted by GFW on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 07:25am


Better than that 90s crap where you would just want to pull over and shoot yourself.

Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Thursday, 12.29.11 @ 22:16pm
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Clearly this does not apply to all 90's music. In fact, there are numerous songs from the decade by popular artists that do not deal w/death. Amongst others:

Weezer - Buddy Holly

Pearl Jam - Go (allegedly deals w/a truck not starting up)

Collective Soul - Shine & December

Gin Blossoms - Found Out About You (which deals w/discovering a girl is cheating on you - this could easily be a Winger song) :o

Although it wasn't a commercial success, one of my favorites is Gruntruck's "Tribe". Here, the singer literally implores you to "come and join our tribe". Now if you don't get a nice, warm feeling upon listening to this ode to togetherness... :)

I take it that you must hate the whole of Black Sabbath's very downer of a career, since you are against allegedly depressing music. You must also hate songs like the Beatles "Yer Blues", especially w/a lyric like "I feel so suicidal, I can't even play my rock & roll" (the Beatles! gasp!). I imagine the Doors are a bummer for you as well (all that nasty talk about "this is the end"... Who Needs It!).

btw - how'd you end up being a fan of Alice In Chains? After all, they've got a fair portion of the "downer" market cornered themselves...

Posted by Cheesecrop on Friday, 12.30.11 @ 19:03pm


Just viewed Heaven Sent on youtube. My God, what a simmering intense song with Lynch playing wicked. Clearly not written for radio. Forgot Don could hit those high notes like that. This was a great American rock band that actually got better along the way. Back for the Attack is such a great album if you like high energy, good songs, a singer with range and of course a world class guitarist. Underated.

Posted by Bronson on Friday, 01.20.12 @ 20:12pm


Overlooked and dismissed because of genre, not lack of talent, influence, commercial success or longevity.

Should be in by now (2012)

Posted by Neckbeard on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 11:02am


Why don't you just start a metal hall of fame, it's blood yobvious you don't want to have anything else.

Posted by GFW on Sunday, 10.7.12 @ 11:39am


Dokken is one of my sister's favorite bands of all time. They really were a fantastic band.Dokken could hit several octaves & George Lynch was a Guitar Legend.

They had a nice string of 80's hits: Dream Warriors,In My Dreams,Tooth & Nail,Alone Again,Burning Like A Flame, etc. Now its 2014,I can't believe Dokken weren't superstars. They were a nice looking band & Dokken had the vocal greatness to match Lynch's brilliant guitar work. Just a mystery.

Beast From The East is one of my FAV all time albums. I just love KISS OF DEATH dealing with the AIDS epidemic of the time. A simple one night affair can cause destruction for a lifetime. Really powerful stuff.

I really would put Dokken in the RRHOF. They had a profound effect on the many metal listeners of the 80's. Can't think of many bands who were better. KING

Posted by KING on Wednesday, 01.29.14 @ 23:58pm


Dokken were Led Zeppelin great as far as I'm concerned. Musically,they could do anything. Back For The Attack easily one of the most underrated CD's of the late 80's.

I think if Dokken arrived in the scene 2014 they would be superstars. Unfortunately,the 80's was saturated with heavy metal bands. Motley Crue,Bon Jovi,Cinderella,Poison,Def Leppard,Stryper,Keel,WASP,KISS,Iron Maiden etc. Dokken never received their proper due for some reason.

U listen to Dokken & shake your head.This stuff is really brilliant. I like the Burning Like A Flame song & video with Dokken riding on a fire truck. These Great Dokken members should be riding into the RRHOF. Time to right the wrong. Dokken Hall of Fame 2015. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 13:46pm


Dokken were Led Zeppelin great as far as I'm concerned. Musically,they could do anything. Back For The Attack easily one of the most underrated CD's of the late 80's.

I think if Dokken arrived in the scene 2014 they would be superstars. Unfortunately,the 80's was saturated with heavy metal bands. Motley Crue,Bon Jovi,Cinderella,Poison,Def Leppard,Stryper,Keel,WASP,KISS,Iron Maiden etc. Dokken never received their proper due for some reason.

U listen to Dokken & shake your head.This stuff is really brilliant. I like the Burning Like A Flame song & video with Dokken riding on a fire truck. These Great Dokken members should be riding into the RRHOF. Time to right the wrong. Dokken Hall of Fame 2015. KING

Posted by KING on Saturday, 02.15.14 @ 13:46pm


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