T & N

T & N is the name of an American hard rock band, founded in 2011 by three prominent (former) members of the glam metal band Dokken. The group called itself on the basis of the first commercially successful album of their common origin band Dokken first " Tooth and Nail " had, however, not to use that name later. Their debut album was released in October 2012.


In 2010 there was the part of the musicians involved to try to the band Dokken reunite in their most commercially successful formation consisting of George Lynch ( guitar), Jeff Pilson ( bass), Mick Brown ( drums) and singer Don Dokken, in order to build on previous successes. Ultimately the project failed in December 2010; Don Dokken decided to continue working with the then current lineup of his band.

In the course of 2011, George Lynch collaborated with Pilson, Brown and Brian Tichy on new songs for his band Lynch Mob, Oni Logan, however, their singer was not of the opinion that this new material would suit the band. Lynch, Pilson and Brown, who had already played with Dokken together, then took a number of programs they write Dokken songs with the participation of various guest singers such as Sebastian Bach, Doug Pinnick ( King's X ), Tim "Ripper" Owens and Geoff Tate ( Queensrÿche ), partially with altered arrangements, new to. They also adopted in the cast Lynch, Pilson and Tichy on another, newly written pieces in which Pilson took over the vocals.

A publication of the material thus produced was originally scheduled for March 2011, postponed, however, until October 2012. Meanwhile, the band changed its name for legal reasons, because the record company Tooth & Nail Records owns the trademark rights to the name " Tooth and Nail ". Since then the group "T & N " is the name

The original plan to release a double album, gave the band in favor of the opportunity to bring out two albums within a short time. The release of their debut album, which was awarded the title Slave to the Empire, followed by a short tour on the west coast of the USA, a performance at the Loud Park Festival in Japan and various Asian cities, as well as a small tour in Europe.


  • Slave to the Empire (2012 )