Three members of the classic DOKKEN lineup have reunited in a new project called SUPER STROKE. The band, which is rounded out by former LYNCH MOB and current WARRANT singer Robert Mason, is working on material for its debut album, to be released in late 2018.
In a brand new interview with Glide Magazine, former DOKKEN bassist Jeff Pilson, who has been a member of FOREIGNER for the past 13 years, said: "I have a project that we'll be announcing soon that is George Lynch, Mick Brown and I, from DOKKEN. We have a project with Robert Mason called SUPER STROKE. It won't be coming out until well into next year but we've already written a lot of songs for that and it's absolutely stupendous. I am really proud of that and real excited."
Asked what the SUPER STROKE music sounds like, Pilson said: "There's definitely some DOKKEN in there. There is a little bit of the straight-ahead LYNCH MOB-ness in certain aspects but then another aspect we get quite musical. It's not progressive but very musical. Some of the songs are pretty epic in their musicality. George is playing his ass off. I mean, the whole band is playing great, I got to say. And Robert is just an amazing singer and it's so much fun. Robert is in WARRANT right now, and he was the second singer for LYNCH MOB. There's a lot of connections in there. So I'm doing that."
DOKKEN's classic lineup reunited for a short Japanese tour in the fall of 2016. The trek marked the first time in twenty-one years DOKKEN's classic lineup had hit the road.
A CD and DVD of DOKKEN's Japanese tour will tentatively arrive in March 2018. It will feature footage from two of the Japanese shows — including Tokyo — plus a brand new song, for which DOKKEN plans to film a video in December.
Singer Don Dokken told "The Classic Metal Show" that the main reason he doesn't want to continue with the classic DOKKEN lineup is that he "loves" the band he has now — which features Brown, alongside guitarist Jon Levin and bassist Chris McCarvill.