DOKKEN chief Don Dokken, who’s presently working together with his bandmates on the follow-up to 2012’s “Damaged Bones” album, has told “The Classic Metal Show” that he’s “attempting to remain away” from topics like COVID-19 and “the federal government” whereas writing lyrics for DOKKEN‘s new songs.
“I’ve by no means been a political particular person,” he defined in an interview which aired on December 19. “I by no means received concerned. I do not suppose I voted — disgrace on me — till I used to be pushing 50. I simply wasn’t a political particular person.
“I will be comfortable in 31 days when [Trump] is out of workplace,” he continued. “I believe our nation has gone within the shitter, and I am embarrassed. And I really feel like [when] I am going on tour once more, if somebody says, ‘The place are you from?’, I am gonna say, ‘Canada.’ [Laughs] We’re not actual well-liked proper now.
“Once you’ve received a president — let’s be trustworthy — whose favourite two individuals [are] [North Korean chairman] Kim Jong-un and [Russian president] Vladimir Putin, two mass murderers, and people are his buddies, that tells me one thing. I imply, c’mon, man. Putin was KGB, threw tens of 1000’s of individuals in jail, took all their cash, grabbed all of the billionaires’ cash, took it for himself, after which we discover out, what, two days in the past that the KGB has hacked into all our personal protection. And Trump mentioned nothing, as a result of Putin‘s his buddy.
“I am unable to change the world,” Dokken added. “However I am simply attempting to do the most effective I can. I sort of attempt to avoid information and CNN, ‘trigger I do not wanna write songs about simply what is going on on, ‘trigger I’ve at all times performed that earlier than, about what is going on on in my life. However the world’s a multitude.”
Don went on to repeat the debunked claim that Pfizer withheld optimistic information about its coronavirus vaccine till after Joe Biden secured sufficient electoral votes to grow to be president-elect on November 7.
“I do discover it ironic that I mentioned one thing per week earlier than the election, I mentioned, ‘Do not be stunned if — whoever wins, Trump or Biden — do not be stunned if, per week after the election, magically they’ve the vaccine. One week. You do not suppose they’d that vaccine already on the backburner for months? As a result of they did not need Trump to take the credit score. They had been, like, ‘Oh, we out the vaccine out,’ Trump is a braggadocio, and that is the way in which it goes. They did not need Trump to get the credit score for doing [White House’s Operation] Warp Velocity [initiative], so they simply held all of it again, after which, as quickly because the election is over, ‘Hey, we have a vaccine — two of them.’ That was a complete political transfer. You realize rattling effectively Pfizer mentioned, whoever you’re, Republican or Democrat, they did not need Trump to get the credit score, although he began Warp Velocity. He mainly opened up the checkbook and mentioned, ‘Any scientist on this planet that desires to work on this, get on — everyone.'”
Trump has repeatedly credited Operation Warp Velocity initiative with offering the cash and assets the federal government and personal corporations must carry a vaccine to the inhabitants rapidly. However Pfizer, the corporate behind the vaccine which obtained FDA approval two weeks in the past, has distanced itself from Operation Warp Velocity. In early November, Kathrin Jansen, a Pfizer government, advised The New York Instances Pfizer was “by no means half” of Operation Warp Velocity, and that the corporate had “by no means taken any cash from the U.S. authorities.” Nevertheless, Pfizer did conform to a $1.95 billion buy order with the federal authorities, offering the corporate an enormous assured market if the vaccine proved to be protected and efficient.
Tentatively due in 2021, DOKKEN‘s new album shall be launched by way of Silver Lining Music, the label owned by Thomas Jensen, one of many founders of Germany’s Wacken Open Air competition.
DOKKEN launched an album known as “The Misplaced Songs: 1978-1981” in August by way of Silver Lining Music. That includes sleeve artwork by famend U.S. artist Tokyo Hiro (MOTÖRHEAD, MOTLEY CRÜE), the hassle comprises materials written and recorded 40 years in the past as Don embarked upon a journey which began in Southern California and Northern Germany.