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The classic line-up (L-R): Jeff Pilson, Don Dokken, George Lynch, Mick Brown

Dokken is a Heavy Metal band from Los Angeles formed in 1978. They were primarily successful from 1983-87 for their albums Breaking the Chains, Tooth and Nail, Under Lock and Key and Back for the Attack. Some of their more popular songs include "Breaking the Chains," "Into the Fire," "Just Got Lucky," "In My Dreams," "The Hunter," "It's Not Love," "Burning Like a Flame," "Dream Warriors" and "Alone Again".

"Mr. Scary" appears on Brutal Legend, former bass-player Jeff Pilson (1983-2001) voices Johnny Cage in Mortal Kombat 9 and the band provides the name of one of Vice from King of Fighters' unique/command-special attacks.

Dokken provides examples of the following tropes:

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Members (current):

  • Don Dokken - lead vocals, guitar occasionally (founding member)
  • "Wild" Mick Brown - drums, backing vocals (founding member)
  • Jon Levin – lead guitar (2003–present)
  • Sean McNabb - bass guitar (2006 touring, 2009–present as full member)


  • Back in the Streets (EP) (1979)
  • Breaking the Chains (1983)
  • Tooth and Nail (1984)
  • Under Lock and Key (1985)
  • Back for the Attack (1987)
  • Beast from the East (live) (1988)
  • Dysfunctional (1995, May)
  • One Live Night (1995, Nov)
  • Shadowlife (1997)
  • Erase the Slate (1999)
  • Live from the Sun (2000)
  • Long Way Home (2002)
  • Hell to Pay (2004)
  • From Conception: Live 1981 (2007)
  • Lightning Strikes Again (2008)

Freddy:What a nightmare! Who were those guys!?