How To Play Dream Warriors By Dokken – Guitar Lesson Tutorial
Dream Warriors takes us back to the 80’s hair metal days with this lesson. The days when I even had some hair. Classic Dokken and the soundtrack to a movie what’s not to like with this song!!!!!
The lessons breaks down each section note by note making it very easy to learn this great song by Dokken.
“Dream Warriors” written by Dokken members George Lynch & Jeff Pilson for the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors. The song was released as a single in 1987, charting at number 22 on the Hot Mainstream Rock Tracks chart, and was also released on Dokken’s fourth album, Back for the Attack.
The music video used clips from the movie A Nightmare on Elm Street 3: Dream Warriors, and primarily featured actress Patricia Arquette, and Robert Englund in the role of Freddy Krueger. The video featured various scenes from the film, combined with a small amount of original footage of Arquette’s character Kristen being menaced by Freddy Krueger before being rescued by Dokken who drives Freddy off with the power of rock music. At the end of the video Freddy wakes up in bed screaming revealing that the video was his nightmare and exclaims, “What a nightmare! Who were those guys?”
The classic Dokken line-up consisted of founder Don Dokken on vocals, George Lynch on lead guitar, Mick Brown on drums and Jeff Pilson, who replaced the Ratt-bound Juan Croucier in 1983, on bass; this line-up remained stable from 1983 to 1989, and again from 1993 to 1998, and briefly reunited in 2016; only Dokken and Brown now remain. After several personnel changes on guitar, Dokken’s attorney Jon Levin stepped in to fill the role in 2004. In 2001, Barry Sparks replaced Pilson on bass. In 2009, Sean McNabb (formerly with Great White and Quiet Riot) replaced him, and was then replaced by Chris McCarvill in 2015. Guitarist Ira Black filled in for Jon Levin on the latter half of the band’s 2017 tour.