T&N, the band consisting of current and former classic-era Dokken members (George Lynch, Jeff Pilson and Mick Brown), will release their first album sometime in September. Lynch told Guitar International: “The record, Slave To The Empire, is being mixed as we speak. We actually did two records. The first one, which will be released in September, and then the band will go out on the road at the beginning of October.
“We’ll do a short West Coast tour, then play Loud Park festival in Japan as well as visit a few other Asian cities before heading to Europe for a couple weeks. Then it’s back to the States and we will finish up before Christmas.”
The band is rounded out by one of the best rock drummers in the biz, Brian Tichy.
In April Pilson was asked by KNAC.com if T&N is Dokken without Don, the bassist replied, “I think I’ve explained that. Don’t think of this as Dokken without Don… that’s misleading. Think of it as a band with great chemistry coming up with new music that excites them, and also paying tribute to Dokken – music which the members all are heavily invested in emotionally.”
Tooth and Nail were forced to change their name to T&N because of legal reasons. The band stated, “We cannot keep [the name] as Tooth And Nail as there is a label that has it trademarked. [Fans] can still call us To$%h And Na$l… We can’t.”