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Don Dokken talks about fans who complain about his voice


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Don Dokken talks about fans who complain about his voice

Don Dokken, the founder of the American Hard Rock band Dokken talked in an interview with Laughing Monkey Music (Transcribed by Ultimate Classic Rock) about fans who complain about the current state of his voice.


The musician told the fans who complain about his voice to just no go to the show then, because it’s something natural that the voice of a person is not the same anymore after decades.

Don Dokken talks about fans who complain about his voice

“I’ve had people say, ‘Don needs to give it up. He can’t hit the high notes. I’m, like, ‘Dude, I’ve done, like, 3,000 concerts. It’s like a motor car. It’s getting worn out. … I’m husky today just from talking to everybody. And that’s just the way it is. And you get older. I’m 70.”

“A guy called Acorn, who didn’t even use his real name, made a comment where he goes, ‘I went to five Dokken shows this summer and Don sucked.’ And I went, ‘Then why’d you come to five shows?'”

He said that he will tour “until it’s not fun anymore. If I can’t sing the way they remember me, then just don’t come to the show. I’ve got no problem with that,” Don Dokken said.

The band already released a few singles from their upcoming album 13th studio album “Heaven Comes Down”.  The complete record will be out next October 27.

Besides Don Dokken, the band is formed by Jon Levin (Guitar – Since 2003), Chris McCarvill (Bass – Since 2015) and Bill “BJ” Zampa (Drums – Since 2019). Formed in Los Angeles, California back in 1978, Dokken achieved fame in the 80s as part of the Glam Hard Rock and Heavy Metal scene.

“Heaven Comes Down” tracklist

  1. Fugitive
  2. Gypsy
  3. Is It Me Or You?
  4. Just Like A Rose
  5.  I’ll Never Give Up
  6. Saving Grace
  7. Over The Mountain
  8. I Remember
  9. Lost In You
  10. Santa Fe

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