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Watch George Lynch Play “Mr. Scary” at Dokken’s Only U.S. Reunion Show

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Dokken’s classic lineup of Don Dokken, George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown took the stage together for the first time in 20 years on September 30. The four musicians performed in Sioux Falls, South Dakota, as a one-off prelude to their six-show tour of Japan.

The videos below show footage from the group’s performance and include Lynch performing his signature tune, “Mr. Scary.” Clips of “Breaking the Chains,” “Into the Fire” and Dream Warriors” are shown as well.

Dokken previously acknowledged that many of the group’s U.S. fans would like the band to launch a full tour but says he likes working with his current lineup and fears old wounds might reopen if the original group stays together for long.

“My manager is getting hit up every day for pretty large sums of money to play festivals next summer, all over the world,” Dokken says. “But I had to say no. I love the band I have now; We’ve been together for 13 years, and I don’t want to hurt that franchise. Plus if we were to continue with [the original] lineup, old wounds might be opened, and I don’t want to revisit that. I don’t think any of us wants to.”

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Christopher Scapelliti is editor-in-chief of Guitar Player (opens in new tab) magazine, the world’s longest-running guitar magazine, founded in 1967. In his extensive career, he has authored in-depth interviews with such guitarists as Pete Townshend, Slash, Billy Corgan, Jack White, Elvis Costello and Todd Rundgren, and audio professionals including Beatles engineers Geoff Emerick and Ken Scott. He is the co-author of Guitar Aficionado: The Collections: The Most Famous, Rare, and Valuable Guitars in the World (opens in new tab), a founding editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine, and a former editor with Guitar WorldGuitar for the Practicing Musician and Maximum Guitar. Apart from guitars, he maintains a collection of more than 30 vintage analog synthesizers.