JEFF PILSON: fuori dai DOKKEN e progetto con GEORGE LYNCH

Pubblicato il 02/11/2001

Il bassista Jeff Pilson (ex Dokken) si unirà con il chitarrista George Lynch (anch’egli ex Dokken) per dare alla luce un progetto ancora misterioso, che probabilmente uscirà nei primi mesi del 2002. Pilson così commenta:
“Several days ago, I received a phone call from someone representing George Lynch, saying he wanted to discuss the possibility of recording together. Within hours George and I were talking by phone, for the first time in over four years. And by the next day George, who happened to be in LA, came over and we spent the day together—mostly laughing, but starting serious talks about making the record we’ve wanted to make together for the last 18 years. We listened to each other’s stuff, then came up with a game plan to begin recording in the next few weeks. So, this is official—George and I will be doing a new record, which I anticipate will be released in the spring of 2002. And let me tell you, it’s going to completely blow your mind—George is BACK!!! I was so excited when I heard his ideas, I felt like I was sitting on his couch in Orange County in the spring of 1984, preparing to write Tooth and Nail! This will have a definite vintage LYNCH MOB feel, still very melodic [my voice tends to be pretty melodic], but with a heavy groove that is so ‘Lynch’—people will freak! I’m dying to play this for everyone. It was also just real nice to see George, to get beyond all the crap from the past, and catch up. He seems real happy. His family is doing quite well, and he really has the hunger to make some powerful music. When George is inspired, watch out—no one has more fire or soul. So I’ll keep everyone updated with details, but we start working together in a few weeks, and I’m really excited and happy about this. It puts all the other issues in a much better perspective.”

Sullo split dai Dokken:
“it looks like I’ve been replaced in DOKKEN, though it still isn’t official [as in not being directly told]. I still only have my information regarding that from what I have read at, but it appears another player will play on the new record, and tour as well. As I’ve stated before, I really don’t want this to turn into a war of words, but I do want to clear a few things up. Though my schedule was at its all-time heaviest, I made a strong, concerted effort to work out a reasonable schedule in which I’d be able to participate in the new record. At one point, when my movie commitments were at their most hectic, I was even willing to not be involved in the writing and do what I could to just play and sing on the record. This would ordinarily not be what I’d choose because the writing is so important, but if the band wanted to get going, I wasn’t going to get in the way. I had also been told that a great deal of material was already written. Then I requested to get that material so I could do my own homework and be prepared to record. I never got a response, nor any material. Then when my movie stuff was over, I started writing for the band, still waiting to hear a response. At that point certain issues appeared on the business level which, though I can’t discuss, I will say are very serious and involved. At that point is where the stalemate occurred, and the decision was made to move on. But I don’t want to dwell on all this. The truth is I’ve had several wonderful years in DOKKEN, and more amazing experiences than I could’ve ever asked for. I’m truly grateful to the band, for a great career together, and for the honor of making some seriously strong music, which still means something to many people today. And isn’t that the goal of any songwriter, to be timelessly relevant, and meaningful? We achieved that on a certain level, and for that I’m truly appreciative and thankful. We entertained together, from small clubs to football stadiums, and grew up together in this very unorthodox world of music and the music business. Some of the worst times, and many of the best times in my life were spent in this group. But that’s just it, there were so many times. And at the end of the day, we’ve all survived. So to all DOKKEN members, past and present, thanx for everything, and best of luck on your new path.”

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