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Whitesnake

Whitesnake live in Thessaloniki, Greece.
Background information
Origin Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Genres Hard Rock
Heavy Metal
Blues-rock
Years active 1977–1991, 1994, 1997–1998, 2002–present
Labels United Artists, EMI, Geffen, SPV, Steamhammer, Mirage, Frontiers
Associated acts Deep Purple, Coverdale and Page, Blue Murder, Manic Eden, Paice, Ashton & Lord, The Snakes, The Company of Snakes
Website Official website
Members
David Coverdale
Doug Aldrich
Reb Beach
Uriah Duffy
Chris Frazier
Timothy Drury
Former members
See: Whitesnake band members
.Whitesnake are an English rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple).^ The members of the band compliment David very well and Doug Aldrich was born to play in Whitesnake.
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^ David Coverdale & Doug Aldrich fit well to be the songwriting team and the new members play in the spirit of the real, today`s Whitesnake at all!!!
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^ I wish more aging rock bands would take a cue from Whitesnake.
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.The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple but by the mid 1980s Whitesnake had moved away from the early blues influenced hard rock to a more commercial heavy metal style.^ Coverdale recaptures part of what made it voice the greatest voice in rock IMHO. He screams less and brought back a healthy amount of blues influences to his music.
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^ I´m the drummer of a rock and blues band, and we are looking for the lyrics of a SRV song: "Tina Nina Nu".

^ Doug's bluesy hard rock injection is a shot in the arm for this band and a perfect match it seems.
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.Whitesnake were named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1.^ He is the greatest guitar player of all times.

^ Doug's bluesy hard rock injection is a shot in the arm for this band and a perfect match it seems.
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^ I wish more aging rock bands would take a cue from Whitesnake.
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Contents

History

Formation (1977)

David Coverdale founded Whitesnake in 1977[2] in North Yorkshire, England. .The core line-up had been working as his backing band The White Snake Band on the White Snake album tour and they retained the title before officially being known as Whitesnake.^ The album ended up being Whitesnake's third platinum recording.
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^ After all, they were magic snakes, uh emladies, which meant they could whip up a dashing outfit whenever they pleased.
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^ In the meantime, Lady White, Green Snake and Fa Hai worked in the shop and entertained the steady stream of visitors.
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.They toured with Coverdale as his support band and for both of the solo albums he released, White Snake and Northwinds, between exiting Deep Purple and founding Whitesnake.^ DC and Mr. Aldrich smartly borrowed elements from all eras of 'Snake (as well as DC's solo album and Coverdale/Page) to make a very well rounded record with minimal filler.
  • MelodicRock.com - Interactive Melodic CD Reviews 25 January 2010 3:24 UTC www.melodicrock.com [Source type: General]

^ In the Heart of the City does a pretty good job of collecting the highlights from the band's first four releases, as well as a few Deep Purple standards (singer David Coverdale , organist Jon Lord , and drummer Ian Paice are all Purple alumni).
  • Whitesnake Album - Ask.com 25 January 2010 3:24 UTC www.ask.com [Source type: General]

^ They were inside mixing the resurrection potion when White Snake heard footsteps above the hole.
  • The Chinese Legend of White Snake 25 January 2010 3:24 UTC www.snakelyone.com [Source type: Original source]

.During the band's early years their music was primarily blues rock (although Coverdale described Whitesnake's early style as "progressive R&B") [3].^ Coverdale recaptures part of what made it voice the greatest voice in rock IMHO. He screams less and brought back a healthy amount of blues influences to his music.
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^ I´m the drummer of a rock and blues band, and we are looking for the lyrics of a SRV song: "Tina Nina Nu".

^ IT ROCKS! It takes from every snake-era, so the music is fine, but added is a little aldrich-twist, so it sounds more hard-rock than blues-rock.
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.At this time, the band was made up of David Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Neil Murray and drummer David "Duck" Dowle with keyboardist Brian Johnston.^ We have grown accustom of Coverdale and his hired mercenaries...always changing the band line-up is nothing new.
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^ Ok, so the songs may not quite have that magic originality or chorus strength that the tracks of 1987 had, but this has to be the band and David Coverdale's best effort since that album.
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^ Till The End Of Time - An acoustic track with a blues feel this songs shows what a great vocalist David Coverdale is.
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Johnston would soon be replaced by Procol Harum organ player and keyboardist Pete Solley. Because of Solley's producing commitments he was replaced by the former Deep Purple keyboard player Jon Lord, during sessions for the first LP.

Early releases and commercial success (1978–1980)

.Whitesnake recorded the EP Snakebite which was released in 1978 and included a cover of a Bobby "Blue" Bland song "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City," which became the first hit from the band.^ Although i would have loved to hear Tommy Aldridge on this record Frazier is no slouch.
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^ The first film clip/single is this particular track A Fool In Love - A bluesbased track that encompassed the rythym and blues element 12 bar blues indeed a great song.
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^ Last song on the record, "'Til The End Of Time", and if it turns out to be the last Whitesnake song ever, then its a fantastic way to bring things to a close.
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.The EP had some success in the UK and subsequent reissues of this EP included four bonus tracks from Coverdale's second solo album Northwinds produced by Roger Glover.^ [The Japanese version included bonus tracks.
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^ [The 2007 two-disc reissue included bonus cuts.
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^ [The 2007 EMI reissue includes three bonus tracks.
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.A blues rock/R&B debut album Trouble, was released in the autumn of 1978 and peaked at #50 in the UK album charts.^ Blues -> Blues -> Contemporary Blues -> Blues -> Electric Blues Guitar -> Blues -> Modern Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Texas Blues -> Classic Rock -> Classic Rock -> Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) -> Rock -> Rock -> Blues Rock -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Guitar Heroes mp3 .
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.Whitesnake toured Europe to promote the album and their first live album Live at Hammersmith was recorded on this tour and released in Japan in 1979. Whitesnake released Lovehunter in 1979, which courted controversy due to its risqué album cover by artist Chris Achilleos, which featured an illustration of a naked woman straddling a coiled snake.^ This is a live 'Snake record that kicks it.
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^ Back to the top Lovehunter (Japan Bonus Tracks) Review by Eduardo Rivadavia, All Music Guide Released: 1979 Label: Universal Distribution Rating: Styles: Pop-Metal Blues-Rock Hard Rock Heavy Metal Hair Metal British Metal For all of its musical merits, Whitesnake's second full-length album, Lovehunter, is probably best remembered for its lurid cover painting (featuring a very naked female and a very large snake) rather than the band's ever-improving recipe for blues-infected hard rock.
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^ In fact, David Coverdale and company were growing increasingly more consistent and self-assured with each record, and this album's first half shows great progress over the previous year's hit-and-miss Lovehunter .
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.The album made the UK Top 30 and contained the minor hit Long Way From Home which reached #55 in the single charts.^ Stevie Ray Vaughan-SRV Box Set-312-Long Way From Home .
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^ Long Way from Home .
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.Tracks from the EP Snakebite were included in a reissue of the album Trouble in 2006. Shortly after that Ian Paice replaced David Dowle giving Whitesnake three ex-Deep Purple members.^ The members of the band compliment David very well and Doug Aldrich was born to play in Whitesnake.
  • MelodicRock.com - Interactive Melodic CD Reviews 25 January 2010 3:24 UTC www.melodicrock.com [Source type: General]

^ Tell me after listening to the final track - Till The End Of Time that you aren't reminded of such classic Snake albums like Love Hunter or Trouble.
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^ David Coverdale & Doug Aldrich fit well to be the songwriting team and the new members play in the spirit of the real, today`s Whitesnake at all!!!
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.The new line-up recorded the 1980 release Ready an' Willing which became a breakthrough hit for the band reaching the UK Top 10 and the U.S. Billboard 200 album charts.^ This is a new start for Whitesnake, and hope to hell, we got another one from this line-up.
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^ Coverdale will never re-create the the feel of the band that recorded 'Ready And Willing' and 'Come And Get It' but why should I, or anyone else, expect him to do that?
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^ The album has a selection of tracks that vary in style to please fans who appreciate the different incarnations of previous albums and line-ups.
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.The single Fool For Your Loving, which the band originally wrote for B.B. King, made #13 in the UK single charts and #53 in the US, and the title track also hit #43 in the UK charts.^ They include "Need Your Love So Bad," the B-side of "Give Me More Time," and U.K. mixes of all but two of the original album tracks; only "Hungry for Love" is left off.
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^ Lay Down Your Love is the most obvious of all the Zeppelinesque tracks, but when it is done so well, who is to argue?
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^ These include "Sweet Lady Luck," the B-side of "Fool for Your Loving," and a couple of remixes, including the American remix of "Now You're Gone."
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.The Ready an' Willing tour included a headline appearance at the 1980 Reading Festival, highlights of which were broadcast by BBC Radio One in UK.^ I rate "Ready An Willing" as one of my personal favourite WS albums but this has taken over as my favourite.
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.The band released Live...In The Heart Of The City, which contained recordings made in 1978 and 1980 and achieved a #5 ranking in the UK album charts.^ This isn't a weak album like the mid 90's release, Restless Heart.
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^ Its no surprise that "Good To Be Bad" has turned into more than a terrific album, but is without doubt one the best releases in this band's long history.
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^ The sound of the album isn't quite as flashy as the 1987 self titled album, but it's not quite as dry as the band's late 70's releases either.
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Continued success (1981–1983)

.In 1981 the band recorded the album Come an' Get It which climbed to #2 in the UK album charts and produced the Top 20 hit "Don't Break My Heart Again" and the Top 40 hit "Would I Lie To You". The album flopped in the US. During 1982 Coverdale took time off to look after his sick daughter and decided to put Whitesnake on hold.^ I thought I would only see you in my dreams for the rest of my life.
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^ Tell me after listening to the final track - Till The End Of Time that you aren't reminded of such classic Snake albums like Love Hunter or Trouble.
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^ The melodic track is easy going and a fitting way to complete the album In conclusion this album is a feast for any rock music loving fan where you will hear one of the greats in David Coverdale sing his heart out with his range and diversity.
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.When David Coverdale returned to music he reformed the band and after the recording of the album Saints & Sinners replaced Bernie Marsden, Ian Paice and bass player Neil Murray with Mel Galley from Trapeze, bassist Colin Hodgkinson, and Cozy Powell as the new drummer.^ The melodic track is easy going and a fitting way to complete the album In conclusion this album is a feast for any rock music loving fan where you will hear one of the greats in David Coverdale sing his heart out with his range and diversity.
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^ Ian - ij001h3345@blueyonder.co.uk Rating: 90 The Snake return with an album of songs that rock , ok Coverdale hasn't the power of old in his voice but Aldrich more than makes up for this with his guitarwork.
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^ Coverdale will never re-create the the feel of the band that recorded 'Ready And Willing' and 'Come And Get It' but why should I, or anyone else, expect him to do that?
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."Saints An' Sinners" was another Top 10 UK album and contained the hit "Here I Go Again". The new lineup toured in 1982–83, headlined the Monsters of Rock Festival at Castle Donnington UK in August 1983 and the single "Victim Of Love" reached #31 in the UK singles chart.^ Ross S. - restorey2001@yahoo.com Rating: 60 I cannot believe the love for this album here.
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^ David Coverdale also reaches new heights with the astounding heavy blues of "Crying in the Rain" (a lyrical relative to Elmore James ' "The Sun Is Shining" if there ever was one) and the timeless power ballad "Here I Go Again."
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^ The DVD contains promo videos for "Guilty of Love," "Slow & Easy," and "Love Ain't No Stranger," as well as performances from Castle Donington in 1983, a television appearance of "Give Me More Time," from Top of the Pops in 1984, and other sundry concert videos.
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Shift from blues-rock to hard rock (1983–1986)

Another personnel change saw Moody replaced with former Thin Lizzy guitarist John Sykes, the return of Neil Murray in place of Hodgkinson, and Jon Lord from Deep Purple recruited to play the keys. This revamped lineup secured a major record deal with the Geffen label. .A remixed version of Slide It In using guitar and bass by Sykes and Murray, was released in US in April 1984. Despite Coverdale's misgivings regarding the lack of edge in these new tracks, Slide It In went double platinum in the US on the back of 1987.^ These terms and conditions regarding your use of the Site constitute a legally binding agreement between you and the Site and the Parent Companies.
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.The Slide It In album led to the album-oriented rock hits in the US: Slow an' Easy, "Love Ain't No Stranger" as well as the album's title track.^ Blues -> Blues -> Contemporary Blues -> Blues -> Electric Blues Guitar -> Blues -> Modern Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Texas Blues -> Classic Rock -> Classic Rock -> Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) -> Rock -> Rock -> Blues Rock -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Guitar Heroes mp3 .
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.In Europe the band had success with other songs, Guilty of Love and Give Me More Time.^ Give Me More Time (12") .
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.While touring in spring 1984 Mel Galley suffered a broken arm in an accident, leaving John Sykes as the sole guitarist for the remaining dates.^ For that purpose, Geffen Records even released a re-recorded version of Slide It In with flashy soloing from new guitarist John Sykes , sparking an ongoing debate as to which version is better.
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^ Perhaps it was the arrival of new guitarist Mel Galley (replacing founding member Bernie Marsden ) that re-energized the band.
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.A few weeks later, Jon Lord left to reform Deep Purple MkII and keyboard player Richard Bailey was brought in.^ A few weeks later, I bought a compilation CD of guitar greats.

.The tour ended with a performance in front of a crowd of over 100,000 people, at the Rock in Rio festival held in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.^ I think that performance has gone into the deep end as far as what a musician must do to hold people's attention these days.

Galley remained a member -- "he's still getting paid," said Coverdale in an interview -- until he rashly discussed plans to reform Trapeze in an interview, and Coverdale then fired him.

The self-titled album and success in the US (1986–1988)

Cozy Powell left to join Emerson, Lake & Powell. .Drummer Aynsley Dunbar, formerly of Journey, and keyboardist Don Airey, from the Ozzy Osbourne band and Rainbow, were brought in for the recording of the Whitesnake album in 1987. The album was entitled 1987 in Europe and Serpens Albus in Japan and marked the band's first mainstream success in the US and, with the guidance of A&R guru John Kalodner, sold over eight million copies in the US. The success of Whitesnake also pushed sales of Slide It In from its RIAA certified gold status to platinum status.^ The album ended up being Whitesnake's third platinum recording.
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^ Double live album recorded on the band's 2005-06 world tour plus four ne...
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^ Price: $29.98      5 Reviews Slide It In is a quadruple-platinum (4,000,000) selling album.
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The album continued to sell throughout 1987 and 1988 and peaked at #2 in the US album charts. .The album's biggest hits were the power ballad #2 "Is This Love" and the #1 hit single "Here I Go Again", a re-recording of the song originally on Saints & Sinners released in 1982. Other hit singles from the album were "Still of the Night" (#79) and "Give Me All Your Love" (#48 in 1988).^ Price: $24.98      1 Review Each Essential Limited Edition 3.0 expanded 3-CD set features the biggest hits and best-loved songs from superstar artists, including material not previously available in an Essent...
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^ I can remember all the nights I stayed up hours and hours and hours just trying to play Little Wing, and I still dont have it all down, but other great songs, not only was he a passionate guitar player, but listen to Life Without You, just in his singing theres alot of soul...

^ They include "Need Your Love So Bad," the B-side of "Give Me More Time," and U.K. mixes of all but two of the original album tracks; only "Hungry for Love" is left off.
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.The album's exposure was boosted by heavy airplay of its videos on MTV, which featured actress Tawny Kitaen, whom Coverdale later married.^ Posted: January 24, 2008 Description: Frontman David Coverdale watches in awe as hottie ex-wife Tawny Kitaen...
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^ Description: Frontman David Coverdale watches in awe as hottie ex-wife Tawny Kitaen gets nasty on the hood of his Jaguar.
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^ The DVD features three promo videos of album tracks (all made infamous by MTV), and five live tracks taken from various festivals and concerts.
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.None of the band members who played on the album appeared in these videos with the exception of Adrian Vandenberg, who had been hired to complete the album after the others had been fired by Coverdale.^ The studio cuts first: it's no secret that Coverdale is not the most profound lyricist, and these songs are no exception.
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^ On a quirky historical note, Coverdale fired most of the band soon after the album's release, replacing them with younger, prettier faces with which to better conquer America.
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^ Frazier is the band's newest member; the others appeared on 2006's Live...In the Shadow of the Blues .
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.Vandenberg's only work on the album was the solo on Here I Go Again though he became a full time member of the band shortly afterwards.^ The guys of my band and me like blues a lot, and other friends that sometimes come to my house also became big fans of SRV, after listening sessions here.

^ My name is Danny, I'm not only a fan of Stevie, infact I play drum and sing, until 1988, in a Blues Band (Bourbon Street Blues Band)here in Italy dedicaed to SRV and his fantastic songs and guitar solos.

.The resulting music videos from Whitesnake also featured new band members Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Aldridge, and Vivian Campbell, (who also re-recorded the solo for "Give Me All Your Love" remix).^ Love your music.

^ They include "Need Your Love So Bad," the B-side of "Give Me More Time," and U.K. mixes of all but two of the original album tracks; only "Hungry for Love" is left off.
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^ Thanks for giving credit to all the blues guys who came before you.

Slip of the Tongue and more success (1988–1991)

Adrian Vandenberg and David Coverdale, Donnington, 1990.
.Vivian Campbell left Whitesnake in late 1988 due to creative differences, and so the band's line-up changed yet again for the 1989 album Slip of the Tongue.^ Needless to say, that's exactly what David Coverdale and Whitesnake were faced with when it came time to record 1989's Slip of the Tongue , the follow-up to their 1987 smash self-titled LP. To complicate matters, Coverdale lost Irish guitarist Vivian Campbell during pre-recording sessions due to artistic differences, and his songwriting partner and lead guitarist, Adrian Vandenberg , injured himself to the degree that he couldn't play; he did some early work that made it on to the final album.
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^ Fans ate it up at the time, but Slip of the Tongue is, unfortunately, still an album very much of its time and the curious, as well as fans, may want to check out their earlier work before picking this up.
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^ After releasing the thoroughly disappointing Come an' Get It, Whitesnake made up for it in spades with 1982's excellent Saints & Sinners , their best record yet.
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.While preparing for the recording of the album, guitarist Adrian Vandenberg reportedly suffered a debilitating hand injury and Steve Vai was called in to record all the guitar parts.^ Coverdale , faced with a quickly approaching deadline and pressure from management and the label finally recruited former Frank Zappa guitarist Steve Vai to fill the chair.
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^ Blues -> Blues -> Contemporary Blues -> Blues -> Electric Blues Guitar -> Blues -> Modern Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Texas Blues -> Classic Rock -> Classic Rock -> Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) -> Rock -> Rock -> Blues Rock -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Guitar Heroes mp3 .
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.Slip of the Tongue sold three million copies and hit #10 in US and UK album charts.^ Slip Of The Tongue (LP, Album) .
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^ Slip Of The Tongue (Cass, Album, Unofficial) .
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^ Price: $29.98      6 Reviews Slip Of The Tongue is a quadruple-platinum (4,000,000) selling album.
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.Successful singles included a re-working of "Fool For Your Loving" (#37 US and #43 UK), the melodic "The Deeper The Love" (#28 US and #35 UK) and "Now You're Gone" (#96 US and #31 UK).^ These include "Sweet Lady Luck," the B-side of "Fool for Your Loving," and a couple of remixes, including the American remix of "Now You're Gone."
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^ Now You're Gone (Promo Video) .
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^ Now You're Gone .
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Coverdale and Page (1991–1993)

After a period of inactivity Whitesnake officially went on hiatus in 1991. Coverdale recorded the album Coverdale-Page, with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page in 1992, which was released by EMI in UK and Geffen in USA during March 1993 and immediately became a platinum seller. The Coverdale-Page tour which followed failed to attract ticket sales outside of Japan and was canceled. Immediately Robert Plant's management announced a solo USA tour utilizing the existing Coverdale and Page dates already booked but this plan was scrapped. Page eventually toured as Page and Plant with Robert Plant and Coverdale revived Whitesnake.

Greatest Hits tour (1994)

.A new line-up of the band was assembled and Whitesnake's Greatest Hits was released by Geffen in 1994. They embarked on a short tour in Europe, with former Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini playing lead guitar, drummer Denny Carmassi, bassist Rudy Sarzo guitarist Adrian Vandenberg and keyboard player Paul Mirkovich before their recording contract with Geffen expired.^ Thank you Stevie Ray for inspiring me to play blues guitar, and being such a soulful player.

^ U were the resson why i picked up the guitar and started playing.

^ Later, when Stevie pulled up and was playing stadiums instead of borrowing a band in a juke joint, the skill and love of his art was fulfilled.

Following this Whitesnake was in hiatus for three years and spent time in Bolivia.

Starkers in Tokyo and Restless Heart (1997–1998)

.In 1997, to commemorate the 10th anniversary of Whitesnake's popular self-titled album, Coverdale and Vandenberg released an unplugged show recorded in Japan entitled Starkers in Tokyo.^ Absolutely star rating performance by SRV & Double Trouble recorded live in Tokyo, Japan in januari 1985.

.This reunion inspired them to then work together on a new Whitesnake album Restless Heart.^ Restless Heart (CD, Album) .
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This was originally to be a solo album for Coverdale but the record company pressures released it under the Whitesnake name. .However, despite a release in both Japan and Europe it was never available officially in the US. The album marked a return to the band's earlier R&B music.^ Is there any music that he never released that would be available in any shape or form any where???

The album reached the UK Top 40 album chart and produced the blues ballad "Too Many Tears" which reached #46 UK singles chart. The album featured Coverdale, Carmassi, Vandenberg, Pink Floyd touring bassist Guy Pratt with keyboardist Brett Tuggle who had played with Coverdale and Page. The touring lineup featured Coverdale, Vandenberg, Carmassi, Mr Mister guitarist Steve Farris, keyboardist Derek Hilland and The Firm bassist Tony Franklin. Coverdale folded the band at the end of the tour.

25th anniversary reunion (2002–2005)

In December 2002 Coverdale reformed Whitesnake for Whitesnake's 25 year anniversary. .Joining Coverdale for the 2003 tour were guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, bass player Marco Mendoza, drummer Tommy Aldridge and keyboard player Timothy Drury.^ Real Name: David Coverdale (vocals), Doug Aldrich (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Uriah Duffy (bass), Timothy Drury (keyboards), Chris Frazier (drums) Profile: Formed : 1977 // London, United Kingdom Sites: whitesnake.com Members: Adrian Vandenberg , Aynsley Dunbar , Bernie Marsden , Chris Frazier , Colin Hodgkinson , Cozy Powell , Dave Dowle , David Coverdale , Denny Carmassi , Doug Aldrich , Ian Paice , John Sykes , Jon Lord , Marco Mendoza , Mel Galley , Micky Moody , Neil Murray , Reb Beach , Rudy Sarzo , Steve Vai , Timothy Drury , Tommy Aldridge , Uriah Duffy , Vivian Campbell Variations: All .
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.During 2003 they headlined the Rock Never Stops Tour with other popular rock bands.^ Yet, all the while, they never stopped planning and plotting about how they could combine their talents and create something truly inspirational out of their union.
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SPV/Steam Hammer Records (2005–2007)

The anniversary tour line up remained stable until early 2005, when Mendoza left to pursue the Soul SirkUS project and was replaced by Uriah Duffy. In February 2006, Whitesnake released a live DVD titled, Live... In The Still of the Night and announced a Spring and Summer tour of Japan and Europe. .In June 2006 it was announced Coverdale had signed Whitesnake to a new record deal with Steamhammer/SPV Records who released a double live album entitled, Live: In The Shadow Of The Blues during November 2006 in UK, Germany, Switzerland and Austria.^ Absolutely star rating performance by SRV & Double Trouble recorded live in Tokyo, Japan in januari 1985.

^ Live In The Shadow Of The Blues (2xCD, Album, Ltd, Dig) .
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.The album had tracks recorded since 2003, and also included four new studio tracks: "Ready to Rock", "If You Want Me", "All I Want Is You" and "Dog."^ That's all I wish you all good luck and if someone wants to know my band please enter this site: www.funeratus.com.br Thanks!

^ The No.1 All Time Rock Album (2xCD, Comp) .
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.These songs have been described by Coverdale as "three balls-to-the-walls rockers and a ballad".[4] In June 2007 the band released a dual CD/DVD titled 1987 20th Anniversary Collector's Edition to mark the 20th anniversary of the mega-selling album 1987.^ The Hoff takes the stage to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall as only...
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^ Slide It In (CD, Album, RM + DVD-V, NTSC + , 25t) .
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^ Slip Of The Tongue (CD, Album, RM, RE + DVD-V, NTSC + , Ltd, 20t) .
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.This was the re-mastered album along with a host of bonus material of four live tracks from the Shadow Of The Blues Live set.^ [Early editions of the CD come with a bonus disc containing seven live tracks and an enhanced video documentary called Ready to Rock.
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^ Frazier is the band's newest member; the others appeared on 2006's Live...In the Shadow of the Blues .
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It also includes the four promo videos for the album on the DVD.[5] In December 2007 the band drummer Chris Frazier joined the band, replacing Tommy Aldridge.[6]

Good to Be Bad and back on the road (2008–present)

In March 2008 Whitesnake played at the Rock2Wgtn two day festival, which also featured Ozzy Osbourne, Kiss, Poison, Alice Cooper and Lordi, with special effects by the Academy Award winning WETA Workshop. .In April 2008 the band released their tenth studio album, Good to Be Bad, which reached #5 in the UK album chart.^ Good To Be Bad (CD, Album) .
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[7] During the summer of 2008 Whitesnake headlined a UK tour along with Def Leppard[8], with Black Stone Cherry opening the UK arena shows in June and Thunder opening the July shows.
.In early November 2008, Whitesnake received the Classic Rock Best Album award for Good To Be Bad.^ There are a lot of people that listen to his albums and think he's just pretty good, but with him it is best to watch watch him play.

^ Blues -> Blues -> Contemporary Blues -> Blues -> Electric Blues Guitar -> Blues -> Modern Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Blues -> Regional Blues -> Texas Blues -> Classic Rock -> Classic Rock -> Album-Oriented Rock (AOR) -> Rock -> Rock -> Blues Rock -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Rock -> Rock Guitarists -> Guitar Heroes mp3 .
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^ The album sounds dated, full of overblown sounds and effects that have little to do with the act's trademark heavy guitar-and-bass approach to hard rock and early Brit metal.
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.On February 11, 2009, Whitesnake announced they would be playing a festival slot at Download Festival, UK on June 14 via their official website.^ Jeff Parsons Ilminster, Somerset UK - Tuesday, May 17, 2005 at 14:58:11 (EDT) .

They also announced Def Leppard would be playing on the same day. It has also been announced that Whitesnake, Def Leppard and Journey will play The O2 in Dublin on June 12, 2009.
On March 17, 2009, it was announced that Whitesnake will be supporting Judas Priest on the 2009 North American Summer tour.
.On August 11, 2009 Whitesnake was playing a show at Red Rocks in Morrison, Colorado when front man David Coverdale suffered a vocal injury.^ I must say David Coverdale is one hot man!!
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^ David Coverdales Whitesnake history / edit Artist .
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^ David Coverdale's Whitesnake .
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After seeing a specialist, it was announced on August 12, 2009 that Coverdale is suffering from severe vocal fold edema and a left vocal fold vascular lesion. The remainder of their tour with Judas Priest has been cancelled. Early February 2010 - David Coverdale has announced his voice seems to have fully recovered from the trauma, that sidelined him and the band on the Priest tour. He states he's been recording new demos, aiming for a new Whitesnake album, and on tape his voice is sounding full and strong.

Discography

Band members

Current members

Selected references to Whitesnake

In films

On TV

In songs

Here I Go Again (as soundtrack)

Notes

  1. ^ The Greatest - "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock" VH1
  2. ^ Whitesnake atAllmusic
  3. ^ KNAC David Coverdale Interview at KNAC
  4. ^ SPV website
  5. ^ DeepPurple.net news - 26.03.07
  6. ^ Chris Frazier interview New drummer at Whitesnake.com
  7. ^ Deep Purple Appreciation Society. Will Coverdale Top The Charts?
  8. ^ Whitesnake Publicity, 10th April 2008 at The Publicity Connection
  9. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0302886/soundtrack

References and further reading

  • Whitesnake. Simon Robinson. Omnibus Press (1989) ISBN 0-7119-1550-4
  • Record Collector magazine No 56. Peter Doggett. .Diamond Publishing Group (1984) ASIN: B0018KXRB0
  • Purple Rainbows: A Definitive Rock History Featuring the Best of Deep Purple, Rainbow, Whitesnake.^ Whitesnake Songs Whitesnake Song Lyrics Tawny Kitaen Gallery Deep Purple .
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    Graham Bonnett. Stave House (1994) ISBN 1-85909-148-2
  • Whitesnake. Tom Hibbert. Omnibus Press (1981) ISBN 0-86001-964-0
  • The Best of Whitesnake.Aaron Stang. Warner Bros Publications Inc (1989) ISBN 0-7692-1352-9

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Simple English

Whitesnake
Origin Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal, blues-rock
Years active 1977–1991, 1994, 1997–1998, 2002–present
Labels United Artists, EMI, Geffen, SPV, Steamhammer, Mirage, Frontierson
Website www.whitesnake.com
Members
David Coverdale
Doug Aldrich
Reb Beach
Timothy Drury
Brian Tichy

Whitesnake is a English Hard rock band. The members of the group are David Coverdale, the singer, Doug Aldrich, who plays the guitar, Reb Beach, who plays the guitar, Timothy Drury, who plays the keyboard and Brian Tichy, who plays the drums.

=Studio albums

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  • Snakebite (1978)
  • Trouble (1978)
  • Lovehunter (1979)
  • Ready an' Willing (1980)
  • Come an' Get It (1981)
  • Saints & Sinners (1982)
  • Slide It In (1984)
  • Whitesnake (1987)
  • Slip of the Tongue (1989)
  • Restless Heart (1997)
  • Good to Be Bad (2008)

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