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Encyclopedia > Whitesnake
Origin Leeds, England
Genre(s) Heavy metal[1]Hard rock, Blues-rock, Glam metal
Years active 1978 - 1982, 1982-1991, 1994, 1997, 1997-1998, 2002-present
Label(s) Worldwide except USA:
United Artists
EMI
USA:
Geffen Records
Website Official website
Members
David Coverdale
Doug Aldrich
Reb Beach
Uriah Duffy
Tommy Aldridge
Timothy Drury
Former members
Jon Lord
Dave Dowle
Ian Paice
Cozy Powell (deceased)
Denny Carmassi
Aynsley Dunbar
Neil Murray
Rudy Sarzo
Bernie Marsden
Mel Galley
Micky Moody
John Sykes
Adrian Vandenberg
Vivian Campbell
Steve Vai
Warren DeMartini
Marco Mendoza

Whitesnake is an English hard rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). They were active primarily in the 1980s, but still tour, albeit with an entirely new line-up (bar Coverdale and Aldridge), to this day. Image File history File links Whitesnake-logo. ... Leeds is a city in the county of West Yorkshire, in the north of England. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Heavy metal redirects here. ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... Blues Rock or Blues-rock is a fusion genre of music which combines elements of the blues with rock and roll. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... United Artists Records was a record label founded by United Artists soon after its own founding in 1919 to distribute soundtracks from its movies. ... For other uses, see EMI (disambiguation). ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Doug Aldrich (born February 19, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina), is a Los Angeles-based hard rock electric guitarist, since 2003 a member of Whitesnake. ... Reb Beach (born Richard Earl Beach, Jr. ... Uriah Duffy is a bassist who is currently playing with Whitesnake. ... Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. ... Timothy Drury is a keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist. ... Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... Dave Dowle is a drummer who has played with the band Whitesnake. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... Prolific English drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England) has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, and Sammy Hagar. ... Neil Murray is a bassist who has played with over 30 bands including Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and Gogmagog. ... Rudy Sarzo, bass guitar player, was born in Cuba in 1950 and subsequently left that country in 1961. ... Bernie Marsden (born Bernard John Marsden, 7 May 1951, in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire) is an English guitarist original member of Paice, Ashton & Lord in 1977 and a former member of the Hard rock band Whitesnake. ... Mel Galley is a guitarist who is most famous for playing in the bands Finders Keepers, Trapeze, and Whitesnake. ... Micky Moody is a guitarist most famous for playing with Whitesnake. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... Ad (Adrian) Vandenberg (Born: January 31, 1954 in the Netherlands) is a rock and roll guitarist, best known for his tenure as lead guitarist in Whitesnake during their successful late 80s period. ... Vivian Patrick Campbell (born in August 25, 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is an Irish rock guitarist, currently playing for Def Leppard. ... Steven Steve Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer, vocalist, and record producer. ... Warren DeMartini posing with his signature cross-swords guitar. ... Marco Mendoza started in the John Sykes band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Hard Rock redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the rock band. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ...


Some of the most famous musicians who have joined the band for a time were: Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Rudy Sarzo, John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Tommy Aldridge and Steve Vai. Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Neil Murray is a bassist who has played with over 30 bands including Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and Gogmagog. ... Bernie Marsden (born Bernard John Marsden, 7 May 1951, in Buckingham, Buckinghamshire) is an English guitarist original member of Paice, Ashton & Lord in 1977 and a former member of the Hard rock band Whitesnake. ... Micky Moody is a guitarist most famous for playing with Whitesnake. ... Rudy Sarzo, bass guitar player, was born in Cuba in 1950 and subsequently left that country in 1961. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... Ad (Adrian) Vandenberg (Born: January 31, 1954 in the Netherlands) is a rock and roll guitarist, best known for his tenure as lead guitarist in Whitesnake during their successful late 80s period. ... Vivian Patrick Campbell (born in August 25, 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is an Irish rock guitarist, currently playing for Def Leppard. ... Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. ... Steven Steve Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer, vocalist, and record producer. ...


Throughout its career, the band has been compared by critics to Deep Purple, not only because three past members of the band were once in Deep Purple, but also because of their sound and influences. This article is about the rock band. ...

Contents

History

Pre-history/formation: David Coverdale's backing band (1976-1978)

David Coverdale officially founded Whitesnake in 1978; However the core lineup had been working as his backing band (he called them 'The White Snake Band' on the White Snake album tour, and they retained the title) on tour prior to Whitesnake's official founding. They toured with him in support for both of the solo albums he released between exiting Deep Purple and founding Whitesnake - White Snake (1977) and Northwinds (1978) White Snake is the title of the first solo album by David Coverdale, released in 1977. ... Northwinds is the name of an album by David Coverdale. ...


First Era (1978-1982)

During the band's early years, its music was primarily blues rock (although, Coverdale himself described Whitesnake's early style as, "progressive R&B") [2]. At this time, the band was made up of Coverdale, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody and Neil Murray. The drummer and keyboard slot changed a few times. Blues-rock is a hybrid musical genre combining elements of the blues with rock and roll, with an emphasis on the electric guitar. ... Rhythm and blues (or R & B) is a musical marketing term introduced in the United States in the late 1940s by Billboard magazine. ...


Their first 7" EP, Snakebite (1978), includes the well known track, "Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City", a re-arrangement of Bobby "Blue" Bland's song, which was the first hit from the band and a classic from their gigs, even today. Subsequent reissues of this EP included four bonus tracks from Coverdale's second solo album Northwinds produced by Roger Glover. All four tracks from the original EP have been included in a 2006 reissue of Trouble. The album had varied success throughout the UK. Track Listing 1 Come On 2 Bloody Mary 3 Aint No Love In The Heart Of The City 4 Steal Away 5 Keep On Giving Me Love 6 Queen Of Hearts 7 Only My Soul 8 Breakdown Categories: Music stubs ... Aint No Love In the Heart of the City is a 1974 R&B song written by Michael Price and Dan Walsh and first recorded by Bobby Blue Bland for the MCA album Dreamer. ... Bobby Blue Bland was born Robert Calvin Bland, January 27, 1930,[1] in Rosemark, Tennessee) and is an influencial African-American singer, and an original member of The Beale Streeters. ... Northwinds is the name of an album by David Coverdale. ... Roger David Glover (b. ...


In August 1978, some months after the release of the EP, Jon Lord joined the group, and helped to record, Trouble. After Trouble was recorded, Whitesnake toured Europe to promote it. Their first live album, Live at Hammersmith (1979) was the result of this tour. Also in 1979, Ian Paice joined the band, helping to record Ready an' Willing. Jon Douglas Lord (born Leicester 9 June 1941) is an English composer, Hammond organ and piano player. ... Alternate cover Trouble (Reissue UK sleeve) Trouble is the second album from British rock band Whitesnake, led by former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale. ... Live at Hammersmith is a Whitesnake live album. ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... Ready An Willing was Whitesnakes 1980 album and featured two of the bands UK single-hits from that year: Fool For Your Loving, which reached No. ...


As a result, the early recordings of the band were very successful in Europe, with singles "Fool for Your Loving" and "Don't Break My Heart Again" (B/W "Child of Babylon") entering the UK charts. Although popular with European fans, Whitesnake had yet to find commercial success in the US. Fool For Your Loving is a song recorded by British hard rock band Whitesnake. ...


During 1982 Coverdale took time off to look after his sick daughter. He decided to break up the band, temporarily.


When David Coverdale returned to music he reformed Whitesnake a slightly changed man, with different musical preferences.. The first major change in the band's line-up occurred right after the recording of 1982's Saints & Sinners album, when most of the band (including lead guitarist, Bernie Marsden, drummer, Ian Paice, and bass player Neil Murray) were fired (or "quit" depending on who you ask). Marsden was replaced by Mel Galley (of Trapeze fame), Murray was replaced with Colin Hodgkinson while Cozy Powell became the new drummer. This line-up recorded and released the original European and Canadian release of the Slide It In album (released January 1984). Saints & Sinners is a 1982 album by the hard rock band Whitesnake. ... Lead guitar refers to a role within a popular music band, especially a rock band, that provides melody or melodic material, as opposed to the rhythm of the rhythm guitar, bass, and drums. ... For the comic book character, see Drummer (comics). ... Ian Paice Ian Anderson Paice (born June 29, 1948; Nottingham, England) made his name as drummer with seminal heavy rock band Deep Purple. ... Neil Murray is a bassist who has played with over 30 bands including Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and Gogmagog. ... Mel Galley is a guitarist who is most famous for playing in the bands Finders Keepers, Trapeze, and Whitesnake. ... Trapeze were an English rock band formed in March 1969, by vocalist John Jones and guitarist/keyboardist Terry Rowley (who named the band), with guitarist Mel Galley, singer/bassist Glenn Hughes, and drummer Dave Holland. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Slide It In is an album released in 1984 by British band Whitesnake. ...


Reformation: Transformation to Glam metal (1982-1991)

Shift from blues to rock music

After another major personnel shift (including the firing of Moody and hiring of John Sykes and firing of Hodgkinson and re-hiring of Neil Murray) and a major recording deal with the Geffen Records label, Whitesnake released a partially re-recorded and fully remixed version of Slide It In (guitar parts redone by Sykes and bass parts by Murray) for the U.S. market in 1984 (released April 1984). Coverdale initially hated the new Geffen re-recording of Slide It In, as he had found nothing wrong with the original, famously declaring that it had "lost its British bollocks". Despite his misgivings, however, the album did manage to give Whitesnake some much-needed US exposure, and David soon altered his opinion. Slide It In later went double platinum in the US on the back of 1987. The Slide It In album spawned the American album-oriented rock hits, "Slow an' Easy", "Love Ain't No Stranger" as well as the album's title track – although in Europe the band had a run with other songs, "Guilty of Love" and "Give Me More Time". While touring the first few months in support of the album, Mel Galley was forced to leave in the spring of 1984 due to an accident involving a broken arm, leaving John Sykes solely handling the guitars for the rest of the dates. A few weeks after Galley's departure, the next to leave was Jon Lord, who left to reform Deep Purple MKII. Keyboard duty was then handled by an off-stage keyboardist, Richard Bailey. John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... Geffen Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... Slide It In is an album released in 1984 by British band Whitesnake. ... Slide It In is an album released in 1984 by British band Whitesnake. ... The description Gold Album is applied to recorded music albums that have sold a minimum number of copies (in the US, currently 500,000 sales). ... Album-oriented rock (sometimes referred to as Adult-oriented rock or as West Coast Rock), abbreviated AOR and originally called album-oriented radio, was originally an American FM radio format focusing on album tracks by rock artists. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ...


From rock to glam

At the end of the tour, after their last gig in Rio, Cozy Powell left to join Emerson, Lake & Powell. Veteran drummer Aynsley Dunbar (of Journey & Jefferson Starship fame) was brought in for the rehearsals and recordings of the 1987 Whitesnake album. This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Emerson, Lake & Powell, pictured in that order, left to right, on the cover of Live in Concert (2003) Emerson, Lake & Powell, sometimes abbreviated as ELPowell, were an English rock band, an offshoot or variant lineup of Emerson, Lake & Palmer that released one official studio album in 1986. ... Prolific English drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England) has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, and Sammy Hagar. ... Journey is an American rock band formed in 1973 in San Francisco, California. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Their next album, Whitesnake (entitled 1987 in Europe and Serpens Albus in Japan) marked the band's first mainstream success in the U.S. Thanks to the guidance of A&R guru John Kalodner, the album sold over eight million copies in the U.S. and also pushed sales of Slide It In from its RIAA certified gold status to over two million copies. The band's style was now quite different from that of their earlier years and was now more similar to glam metal. Whitesnake, 1987 album by the British rock band of the same name (Whitesnake) was a major crossover hit and one of the top-selling albums in the hair metal genre, eventually selling over eight million copies (and thus going eight times platinum). ... In the music industry, Artists and Repertoire (A&R) is the division of a record label company that is responsible for scouting and artist development. ... John Kalodner is a legendary A&R man, whose merits include signing Foreigner, AC/DC, Peter Gabriel and Phil Collins to Atlantic Records in the seventies. ... The RIAA Logo. ... Glam metal is a sub-genre of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s - early 1980s in the United States. ...


The album's biggest hits were the power ballad, "Is This Love" and the #1 hit single, "Here I Go Again" (a re-recording of a song on Saints & Sinners in 1982). Other hit singles from the album were "Still of the Night" and "Give Me All Your Love". To emphasize the emotional aspect of a power ballad, crowds customarily hold up lit lighters. ... Is This Love is a power ballad by Whitesnake, from their album Whitesnake 1987, released, as the album title says in 1987. ... Here I Go Again is a song recorded by Whitesnake. ... Saints & Sinners is a 1982 album by the hard rock band Whitesnake. ...


The album's exposure was boosted by heavy airplay of its videos on MTV, which featured actress Tawny Kitaen, whom Coverdale later married. None of the band members who played on the album appeared in these videos, as Coverdale had fired all of the band members (John Sykes, Neil Murray and Aynsley Dunbar) prior to the album's release, except session musician Adrian Vandenberg, who had been hired to complete the album after the others were dismissed. 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. This article is about the original U.S. music television channel. ... Julie Tawny Kitaen (born August 5, 1961, in San Diego, California) is an American actress, and media personality in Southern California. ... John Sykes, born July 29, 1959 in Reading, England, is a Heavy Metal/Hard Rock guitarist in the United Kingdom who has played in bands Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake, Tygers Of Pan Tang, Blue Murder and his solo project John Sykes. ... Neil Murray is a bassist who has played with over 30 bands including Whitesnake, Black Sabbath, and Gogmagog. ... Prolific English drummer Aynsley Dunbar (born on January 10, 1946, in Liverpool, England) has worked with some of the top names in rock and roll, including John Mayall, Frank Zappa, Jeff Beck, David Bowie, and Sammy Hagar. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Sideman. ... Ad (Adrian) Vandenberg (Born: January 31, 1954 in the Netherlands) is a rock and roll guitarist, best known for his tenure as lead guitarist in Whitesnake during their successful late 80s period. ...


The resulting music videos from Whitesnake featured new band members Rudy Sarzo, Tommy Aldridge, and Vivian Campbell. Rudy Sarzo, bass guitar player, was born in Cuba in 1950 and subsequently left that country in 1961. ... Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. ... Vivian Patrick Campbell (born in August 25, 1962 in Belfast, County Antrim, Northern Ireland) is an Irish rock guitarist, currently playing for Def Leppard. ...


The band's line-up changed yet again for the 1989 album Slip of the Tongue, when Vivian Campbell left in late 1988 (he later joined Def Leppard). While preparing for the recording of the album, Adrian Vandenberg suffered a debilitating hand injury related to isometric exercises and was unable to participate in the sessions. With all of the foundation tracks completed, guitarist Steve Vai was called in to record all the guitar parts. The resulting album sold in three million copies. album of Steve Vai. ... Def Leppard are an English hard rock band from Sheffield who formed in 1977 as part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal. ... Steven Steve Siro Vai (born June 6, 1960 in Carle Place, New York) is a Grammy Award winning guitarist, composer, vocalist, and record producer. ...


Hiatus (1991-2003)

After a period of inactivity, Whitesnake officially went on hiatus in 1991. Coverdale decided to try working with Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page on their Coverdale-Page project in 1992. His voice and style had in the past been compared to Robert Plant (also of Led Zeppelin), which may have inspired this. The album became a #5 platinum record upon release in 1993. For the bands 1969 self-titled debut album, see Led Zeppelin (album). ... James Patrick Jimmy Page, OBE (born 9 January 1944) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer. ... Coverdale Page is an album by Jimmy Page and Whitesnake singer David Coverdale, released by Geffen Records on March 27, 1993. ...


Despite the album's success, the Coverdale-Page tour failed to attract ticket sales outside of Japan. Due to the collapse of Coverdale-Page, Page decided to tour as Page and Plant with Robert Plant, Coverdale revived Whitesnake. The initial success of Page and Plant made Coverdale very conscious of his own lack of success, and just as Page brought back his best known musical partner (Robert Plant), Coverdale brought back the name that brought him to his greatest fame: Whitesnake. Page and Plant is the name that Jimmy Page and Robert Plant, both formerly of Led Zeppelin, recorded and toured under in the mid-1990s. ...


First revival - Greatest Hits tour (1994)

In 1994, "Whitesnake: Greatest Hits" was released. As well as the release of the compilation, a new incarnation of the band went on a short tour in Europe (to help support poor sales), with former Ratt guitarist Warren DeMartini playing lead guitar and Denny Carmassi on drums. Adrian Vandenberg, one of Whitesnake's guitarists during the 1987-1991 period, also returned to the fold. Following this the band returned to hiatus upon losing their recording contract. Ratt is an American sleaze metal and semi glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success during the 1980s. ... Warren DeMartini posing with his signature cross-swords guitar. ... This does not cite any references or sources. ...


Second revival - 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-style show recorded in Japan entitled Starkers in Tokyo. This reunion inspired them to then work together on a new album - Restless Heart. This was originally to be a solo album for Coverdale, but record company pressures made him release it under the Whitesnake name (similar to the case of Seventh Star by Black Sabbath, originally a Tony Iommi solo project). However, despite a release in both Japan and Europe, it was never available officially in the United States. The album marked a return to the band's earlier R&B stylings. Unplugged refers to musicians performing live using only acoustic instruments; that is, without plugging in amplified instruments (e. ... This page meets Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Track listing Dont Fade Away – 5:02 All In The Name Of Love – 4:43 Restless Heart – 4:51 Too Many Tears – 5:45 Crying – 5:35 Stay With Me – 4:10 Cant Go On – 4:28 Youre So Fine – 5:11 Your Precious Love – 4:35... Seventh Star is the twelfth studio album by the rock band Black Sabbath. ...


25th Anniversary Reformation (2002-present)

In December 2002, Coverdale reunited Whitesnake for a 25 year anniversary tour. By the time of the anniversary in 2003, the band was ready. Joining Coverdale was; Doug Aldrich (guitar), Reb Beach (guitar), Marco Mendoza (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums), and Timothy Drury (keyboards). That same year, they headlined the "Rock Never Stops Tour", with other popular 1980s rock bands. This line-up remained stable until early 2005, when Mendoza left to pursue the Soul SirkUS project and was replaced by Uriah Duffy. Doug Aldrich (born February 19, 1964 in Raleigh, North Carolina), is a Los Angeles-based hard rock electric guitarist, since 2003 a member of Whitesnake. ... Reb Beach (born Richard Earl Beach, Jr. ... Marco Mendoza started in the John Sykes band Blue Murder, from 1991 until 1993. ... Tommy Aldridge (born on August 15, 1950, in Jackson, Mississippi), is a veteran heavy metal and hard rock drummer who has pioneered double bass drumming. ... Timothy Drury is a keyboardist, guitarist and vocalist. ... Rock Never Stops is a US rock tour aiming to bring back the rock of the 80s, bringing together some of the best bands that surfaced in that decade. ... Soul Sirkus is a band that initially featured singer Jeff Scott Soto, guitarist Neal Schon, bassist Marco Mendoza, and drummer Deen Castronovo. ... Uriah Duffy is a bassist who is currently playing with Whitesnake. ...


In February 2006, Whitesnake released a live DVD titled, Live... In The Still of the Night, and announced a Spring/Summer tour taking in Japan and Europe.


In June 2006, it was announced Coverdale had signed Whitesnake to a new record deal, with Steamhammer/SPV records, to release a double live album entitled, Live: In The Shadow Of The Blues, on November 27, 2006 (November 24th in Germany, Switzerland and Austria). It was made up of recordings from tours since the reformation in 2003. It also included four new studio tracks (the first new studio recordings since 1997's Restless Heart): "Ready to Rock", "If You Want Me (I'll Come Running)", "All I Want Is You" and "Dog". These songs have been described by Coverdale as "three balls-to-the-walls rockers and a ballad". [3] Restless Heart is a country pop band originally formed as a studio band to record demos. ...

David Coverdale in 2006
David Coverdale in 2006

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Recent events

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 album was remastered along with a host of bonus material like four live tracks from the recent Shadow Of The Blues Live set. It also includes the four promo videos for the album on the DVD.[4]


The band is reportedly working on a new studio album, to be called Good to Be Bad. [5][6]


In popular culture

In the Venture Bros episode Fallen Arches, Dr Venture tries to teach his son Dean Venture about relationships and sex in an awkward montage that ends with Dr Venture making pelvic thrusts in the air and semi-hysterically asking Dean, "And there she was, writhing on top of the car! What was David Coverdale to do?" The scene was a reference to Whitesnake's Here I Go Again video. The Venture Bros. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this section may require cleanup. ...


They are the favorite band of Family Guy character Lois Griffin. Family Guy is an Emmy Award-winning American animated television series about a dysfunctional family in the fictional town of Quahog, Rhode Island. ... Lois Griffin (née Pewterschmidt) is a cartoon character on the TV show Family Guy by Seth MacFarlane. ...


In Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby Susan imitates how Tawny Kitaen climbs on the table in a Whitesnake video when making out with Ricky Bobby. Julie Tawny Kitaen (born August 5, 1961, in San Diego, California) is an American actress, and media personality in Southern California. ...


They are mentioned in the lyrics of "1985" by the Texan pop-punk band Bowling for Soup. 1985 is a song best known for its performance in 2004 by the pop punk band Bowling for Soup. ... Bowling for Soup is an American Grammy nominated, comedy influenced pop punk band who originally formed in Wichita Falls, Texas in 1994. ...


When Lois Lane's character joined the Smallville ensemble references were made early on to her extensive Whitesnake music collection. In the episode "Crimson" (Season 6) Lois gives Clark a mix CD of Whitesnake power ballads while temporarily under the influence of a "love lipstick" - When she comes out of the love spell Clark gives her back the CD and she remarks that if she had given him a Whitesnake love collection she must have really liked him.


Discography

A discography for the hard rock band Whitesnake. ...

Band members

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References

  1. ^ http://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:wifqxqr5ldfe
  2. ^ KNAC article
  3. ^ SPV website
  4. ^ DeepPurple.net news - 26.03.07
  5. ^ DeepPurple.net news - Posted Dec. 6, 2006
  6. ^ Whitesnake BBS - March 16, 2007 posting by David Coverdale

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After a major personnel shift, Whitesnake released 1984's Slide It In, a platinum album.
The following album, Whitesnake 1987, was another huge success, driven by the power ballad "Is This Love" and the hit single, "Here I Go Again".
Since then Whitesnake has only released an unplugged Japan show Starkers In Tokyo.
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