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Jon Levin Discusses Possibility of Project with Michael Schenker & Don Dokken

Jon Levin Discusses Possibility of Project with Michael Schenker & Don Dokken -

In a recently conducted interview with 'The Classic Metal Show', Jon Levin of Dokken revealed some intriguing news regarding a rumoured project fellow Dokken bandmate Don Dokken and Scorpions guitarist Michael Schenker.

The interview went something like this (via BlabberMouth):

The Classic Metal Show:

"We've heard this rumor lately that after [the release of the new DOKKEN] record ["Broken Bones"] and [the touring cycle in support of the CD] that Don might put DOKKEN down and do something different. Would that piss you off if that were to happen?"

Jon Levin:

"That's a really good question. We were in Bulgaria three weeks ago or so - maybe a month at this point now - and I was really, really jetlagged. At six in the morning, I was sitting at a breakfast table with Herman Rarebell [former SCORPIONS drummer, who recently toured with Michael Schenker], and there was nobody else around. We were just talking. And then Michael [Schenker] came in. And, of course, I'm a huge, huge fan of Michael - he's actually an influence of mine; I think some of those influences are apparent on [the new DOKKEN album, 'Broken Bones'], too. He came up to me, and he said to me, 'We play an acoustical guitar tour together, you and me.' And I'm looking around like, 'Who are you talking to? Me?' He goes, 'Yeah, you and me playing the acoustic guitar together.' I was like, 'OK.' And, actually, Don was there, too, and [Michael] goes, 'And you [Don] will sing.' I actually didn't know that he was serious. I don't know if Don thought [Michael] was serious. But sure enough, I got a letter from [Michael's] lawyer a few days after I got home, saying, 'Michael is really excited about this. And 'Can you have Don start working on some music with him?' and so on and so forth. So we will see."

The Classic Metal Show:

"Is that something that you would want to do?"

Jon Levin:

"Oh, yeah, man. I mean, it's Don singing and myself and Michael playing guitar. That would be a dream for me, because he's one of my favorite players."

The Classic Metal Show:

"Would that not reduce what you do to being more of a rhythm player behind Michael?

Jon Levin:

"None of that's been discussed, but I'm sure there will be some room for me to play as well."

The Classic Metal Show can be heard live on Saturday nights from 9 p.m. to 3 a.m. EST at


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