Hard rock titans collide for The End Machine, a brand-new project that features classic era Dokken
members George Lynch, Jeff Pilson, and Mick Brown, plus current Warrant singer Robert Mason.
The band will be releasing a self-titled debut album on 22nd March 2019 via Frontiers Music.
Some fans may surely be wondering to themselves, isn’t this just Dokken without Don Dokken?
“Musically, there’s bound to be moments that will be reminiscent of Dokken. That’s only logical,”
says bassist Jeff Pilson. “But, there will be less of that than people would expect. Some people who
have heard it say they think it’s closer to [George Lynch’s] Lynch Mob than Dokken, but really it is
pretty much its own thing. We allowed ourselves to get a little deeper than either of those projects
have, while still staying extremely melodic and not being afraid of good old-fashioned guitar rock.
Maybe Lynch Mob, a bit of Dokken, but then some 70’s guitar rock added in. George is playing
fantastic on this…very inspired. Everyone is really, but George covers some new territory here and
it’s very cool. Plus, the songs as compositions took on their own life, especially adding Robert to
the writing. That’s what I’m most proud of, the way this stands on its own. It doesn’t step on our
legacy together one bit, but it has its own personality and I think that’s important.”
“This is decidedly not me ‘stapled’ onto a Dokken record,” adds Mason. “I wouldn’t have been
involved if that was the intent. Fans will hear bits of our styles in this collection of songs, and
while reminiscent signatures are undeniable, The End Machine was purposely built to stand
apart and on its own merit.”