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Jun

WHITESNAKE - The Purple Album (Review)

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Burn
Lady Double Dealer
Mistreated
Holy Man
Soldier Of Fortune
You Fool No One
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David Coverdale, Michael McIntyre, Reb Beach
Running Time: 
66
Release Date: 
2015
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Melodic Hard Rock
Score: 
89
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Frontiers
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Whitesnake return with their latest lineup (adding the fresh blood of Joel Hoekstra on guitar and the return of old ‘Snake Tommy Aldridge on drums) for this new album of classic Deep Purple material.
But not any old Purple tunes – the classic songs of the David Coverdale, Glenn Hughes, Richie Blackmore, Jon Lord and Ian Paice lineup, known infamously as the Mk. III and IV lineups. Mk IV was the one album Come Taste The Band featuring Tommy Bolin in place of Blackmore.
 
Fans seem split into two very distinct camps on this one. There’s the older fans who grew up with Deep Purple who are calling for Sir Coverdale’s head for committing the sacrilege of taking on these tunes; then there are the newer, generally younger fans that are not as familiar with the legacy of the Purple ones and don’t have the same reverent ownership or knowledge of these 70s classics.
Me? At the risk of getting splinters in my ass, I’ve got one foot in both camps. I love Deep Purple. There’s simply no band like them and they remain one of the founding artists of this whole genre.
If one loves the history of rock music, you can’t help but to have discovered Deep Purple somewhere along the path. And I also love Whitesnake. Even more so. I’m of the age that I grew up with the 80s Snake. Slide It In, the monumental 1987 and those records that followed.
 
So with my fanboy credentials for both aspects of this release established and my admiration of current guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, it’s onto the music at hand.
First of all – the production is huge. Loud, big, rocked up into a more obvious Whitesnake guitar driven feel over the more guitar groove/Hammond organ sound of the originals.
Hoekstra and Beach play all over this record, adding new solos in a couple of parts and their own take on the dynamics of what Deep Purple would sound like under a duel guitar attack.
 
The biggest issue and perhaps the one that many are tiptoeing around is the vocal capacity of Mr. David Coverdale – Lord of the Snake and truly one of the finest vocalists in rock history.
His dulcet tones are still unrivalled. That deep, sultry voice is every bit as enticing as ever.
The same can’t be said of his higher range and the trademark Coverdale scream. Both have weakened considerably over the years, but fair play to David for doing a still commendable job at the grand age of 63. Yes, 60-bloomin-3!!! I can’t envision half the people of this world doing what David does at age 30, let alone 63.
So the vocals are hit and miss on occasion, but that’s not getting in my way of enjoying this album.
 
Burn simply rips your ears to shreds. As it should. Heavier than the original (as are all tracks on the album), the Snake version covers the same ground as recent rocked up versions by Glenn Hughes. It remains one of the greatest hard rock songs ever.
You Fool No One and Sail Away are silky smooth; while The Gypsy keeps one foot on the brake before Lady Double Dealer sees the pedal to the metal.
A seven minute Mistreated is as epic as is required while the fabulous Holy Man retains much of the original’s spirit.
On the downside, Might Just Take Your Life drags a little while You Keep On Moving fails in comparison to the Glenn Hughes versions.
The Joel Hoekstra constructed acoustic guitar delight of Soldier Of Fortune is much better as is the authentic 70s groove of Lay Down Stay Down.
 
The controversial Stormbringer closes the album with a raucous flurry of guitars and rhythm, but the vocals are so far back in the mix, they are almost washed out. I can see why purists were up in arms over this one and there’s far better within the album.

The Purple Album is a long record. It took me a few listens to better appreciate it and some songs were more instant than others, but if you are going to do a tribute album, you may as well do it well.
Not everyone is going to appreciate this album, but it is by no means as bad as some have made it out to be. I’m sure we’d all prefer an all-new studio album, but this will keep many fans happy while we wait.
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2015
 
Fri
08
May

WHITESNAKE Release Fourth Track From The Upcoming Release 'The Purple Album'

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Video For “Soldier Of Fortune”
 

 
U.S. Tour Kicks Off On May 28
 
Rock icons Whitesnake have just released another music video from their 12th studio album. The video for “Soldier Of Fortune” premiered on CraveOnline.com (http://www.craveonline.com/music/articles/853381-video-premiere-whitesnake-return-stoic-soldier-fortune), is now live, and can be seen here: https://youtu.be/z69sxDq3Ybc. The song comes from The Purple Album, a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums and will be released on May 15 in Europe and May 18 in North America via Frontiers Music SRL. The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format (http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes feature on the recording of the album. A standard edition is also available and can be ordered here:  http://radi.al/WSPurpleREGamaz and digitally via iTunes at: http://radi.al/WSPurpleiTunes. Fans who pre-order the album via iTunes will receive instant downloads of "Burn", "Stormbringer", "Lay Down Stay Down" and "Soldier Of Fortune.”
 
Whitesnake is also planning to release a limited edition box set of The Purple Album on June 30. The box set includes the deluxe edition of the CD alongside a 180-gram, 2 LP vinyl version, a poster and sticker as well as a limited edition lithograph. The 180-gram vinyl, also available as a stand-alone piece On June 30, can be ordered here: http://radi.al/WSPurpleLPamaz.
 
Whitesnake will also be hitting the road this month in support of The Purple Album. The upcoming world tour kicks off in the U.S. on May 28 in Airway Heights, WA. The 42-city trek runs through the summer wrapping up on August 16 in St. Charles, MO. The tour will be making stops in Las Vegas, NV; Beverly Hills, CA; Atlantic City, NJ; and Orlando, FL among others. The band will be performing songs from The Purple Album as well countless hit songs from their catalog including “Here I Go Again,” “Is This Love,” and “Fool For Your Loving.” Tickets for all shows are on sale now and more information and purchase links can be found at: http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index_dates.php.
 
From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums. A video for the first single “Stormbringer” can be seen here: http://youtu.be/Xk9wWj8Wh30. The track “ Burn” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/q7UxOrBb0Is and “Lay Down Stay Down” can be heard at: https://youtu.be/I7_j7Qn2FSs.
 
Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as “Slide It In,” “Here I Go Again,” “Still Of The Night” and “Is This Love.”
 
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Tue
21
Apr

One On One With Mitch Lafon - WHITESNAKE

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In episode 105 of One On One With Mitch Lafon, Mitch is joined by the Voice of Rock and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale as well as Art Alexakis Of Everclear.

In my exclusive 47 minute interview with David Coverdale, he talks about the different guitarists he's worked with over the years including Jimmy Page, Doug Aldrich, Joel Hoekstra, Ritchie Blackmore, Glenn Hughes and more. His plans for a Deep Purple reunion. The planning, making and execution of their brilliant new The Purple album. Doing the rounds with Madonna. The Rock 'N Roll Hall Of Fame. Remembering Jon Lord. What is next for him and Whitesnake and much much more.

DAVID COVERDALE quotes:

1. On the Future of Whitesnake: "This might be my fond farewell to the big arena rock stuff."
2. On his time with DEEP PURPLE: "I did the best I could for the three years I was involved."
3. On a Deep Purple Reunion: "It would be a lot of fun and I certainly would be down for that."
4. On the 1987 Whitesnake album: "I thought it was a bomb. And not a bomb in a positive sense. I thought my career was over."
5. On his various guitarists: "I didn't want to go into guitar-hero land." And "Whitesnake is a great guitar gig."
6. Comparing Doug Aldrich to Adrian Vandenberg: "Adrian is a much better chef."
7. Is he interested in doing new music? "I have a feeling that my career has come full circle. I'm not competing with the young David Coverdale, but I do have a feeling that I don't want to challenge myself anymore. It really is exhausting."

In the episode's second interview, Mitch is joined by Art Alexakis who discusses EVERCLEAR's new album Black Is The New Black and much more.

This episode is co-hosted by FIREHOUSE guitarist, Bill Leverty.

For more about DAVID COVERDALE & WHITESNAKE visit: http://www.whitesnake.com and on Twitter: @davidcoverdale
For more about ART ALEXAKIS and EVERCLEAR visit: http:// www.everclearmusic.com, on TWITTER: @artalexakis & @EverclearBand
For more about BILL LEVERTY visit: http://www.facebook.com/LevertyMusic and on Twitter:   @Leverty

This Episode of One On One With Mitch Lafon is brought to you by the Heavy Montreal Festival taking place on August 7th, 8th and 9th at Parc Jean Drapeau in Montreal. This year featuring Lamb Of God, Slipknot, Korn, Faith No More as well as '80s artists Dokken, Lita Ford and Warrant. Visit: http://www.heavymontreal.com

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Fri
17
Apr

WHITESNAKE Confirm MICHELE LUPPI On Keyboards

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As expected WHITESNAKE confirmed Michele Luppi as the band's newkeyboardist/backing vocalist.
 
The simple statement reads: "Ladies & Gentlemen...Boys & Girls...Please Raise Thy Glasses...( wine glasses, that is!! )...& Say Hello To Our Dynamic Italian Stallion...Mr MICHELE LUPPI...Our Fabulous New Keyboardist & Singer..."
 
 
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Wed
08
Apr

WHITESNAKE Debut New Song / Static Video 'Laydown Staydown'

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Available Today Along With first single "Burn" and "Stormbringer" when You Pre Order 'THE PURPLE ALBUM'

'The Purple Album' release dates: Europe: May 15  // North America: May 19

Order "The Purple Album" NOW from iTunes and get "Lay Down Stay Down", "Burn" & "Stormbringer" instantly: http://geni.us/WSPurpleDlxiTunes (Deluxe)
 
Physical formats (CD, CD/DVD, 2xLP) available from Amazon:
Deluxe - http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz
Standard - http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz
LP - http://geni.us/WSPurpleLPAMZ
 
WHITESNAKE RETURN WITH THE PURPLE ALBUM
 
First New Studio Album In Four Years Set For Release in May Via Frontiers Music SRL.

 

Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale's time as the lead singer for Deep Purple's Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon: a standard edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz), a deluxe edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album and in a double LP vinyl format. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

 
'It's a tribute. A homage. It's a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,' states Coverdale. 'As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn't have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can't wait to play these songs in concert!'
 
From the opening notes of the classic track 'Burn,' to album closer 'Stormbringer,' Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like 'Lady Double Dealer,' 'Soldier of Fortune' and 'Sail Away' are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.
 
The tracklisting for The Purple Album is:
1)Burn
2)You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
3)Love Child
4)Sail Away
5)The Gypsy
6)Lady Double Dealer
7)Mistreated
8)Holy Man
9)Might Just Take Your Life
10)You Keep On Moving
11)Soldier Of Fortune
12)Lay Down Stay Down
13)Stormbringer
 
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
14) Lady Luck
15) Comin' Home
 
DVD Content:
Lady Double Dealer - Music Video
Sail Away - Music Video
Stormbringer - Music Video
Soldier Of Fortune - Music Video
Purple Album Behind The Scenes
Purple Album EPK
 
Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as 'Slide It In,' 'Here I Go Again,' 'Still Of The Night' and 'Is This Love.' Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.
 
Stay up to date with Whitesnake & David Coverdale:
Official Site - http://www.whitesnake.com/
Facebook - https://www.facebook.com/Whitesnake.official?fref=ts
Twitter - https://twitter.com/davidcoverdale
 
"The PURPLE Tour" Ticket Link - http://bit.ly/17PUWWB
 
Editor & Visual Effects: Tyler Bourns
 
Video Production Company: Bourns Productions Inc.
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Wed
25
Mar

WHITESNAKE Debut New Track 'Burn' From 'The Purple Album'

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Here is the premiere of "Burn" from the upcoming WHITESNAKE  album, THE PURPLE ALBUM

If you pre-order from iTunes, then both "Burn" and "Stormbringer" will download automatically! http://geni.us/WSPurpleDlxiTunes

'The Purple Album' release dates: Europe: May 15 // North America: May 19

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Thu
19
Mar

WHITESNAKE Launch The Purple Album EPK

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Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.
 
The band has now launched an EPK for the album, which can be viewed here:
 

 
 
The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz), Deluxe Edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format.  Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise.  All details will be announced soon.
 

 
"It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago," says Coverdale. "As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert."
 

Photo Credit: © Ash Newell
 
From the opening notes of the classic track "Burn" to album closer "Stormbringer", Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like "Lady Double Dealer", "Soldier of Fortune" and "Sail Away" are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.
 
 
Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as "Slide It In," "Here I Go Again", "Still Of The Night" and "Is This Love". Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.
 
 
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Thu
26
Feb

WHITESNAKE'S Purple Surprise Due May 15

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Rock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in Europe on May 15th, the UK on May 18th and in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.
 

Photo Credit: © Ash Newell
 
The album is currently available for pre-order in various configurations on Amazon – Standard Edition (http://geni.us/WSPurpleREGamz), Deluxe Edition (http://amzn.to/17Xxc2P) featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a behind the scenes featurette on the recording of the album, and in a double LP vinyl format.  Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise.  All details will be announced soon.
 

 
"It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago," says Coverdale. "As I said to Richie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The university of Deep Purple is an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert."
 

Photo Credit: © Ash Newell
 
From the opening notes of the classic track "Burn" to album closer "Stormbringer", Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like "Lady Double Dealer", "Soldier of Fortune" and "Sail Away" are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake line-up featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.
 
 
Whitesnake was formed in England in 1978 by Coverdale. The band has released multi-platinum selling albums throughout the years and have been known for hits such as "Slide It In," "Here I Go Again", "Still Of The Night" and "Is This Love". Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour.
May 28th
Airway Heights, WA
Northern Quest Casino
May 29th
Tacoma, WA
Emerald Queen Casino
June 4th
Las Vegas, NV
The Joint
Juen 5th
Scottsdale, AZ
Talking Stick Pool Amp
June 6th
Pala, CA
Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
June 9th
Beverly Hills, CA
Saban Theatre
June 11th
San Francisco, CA
Regency Ballroom
June 17th
Shawnee, OK
Grand Events Center
June 19th
Biloxi, MS
Hard Rock
June 22nd
Grand Prairie, TX
Verizon Theater
June 23rd
San Antonio, TX
Majestic Theater
June 25th
El Paso, TX
Socorro Event Center
June 27th
Greeley, CO
Greeley Independence Stampede
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Summerfest
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Rama, ON
Casino Rama
July 3rd
Sterling Heights, MI
Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
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Northfield, OH
Hard Rock
July 10th
Mahnomen, MN
Shoot Star Casino
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Oshkosk, WI
Rock USA
July 18th
Merrillville, IN
Star Plaza
 
MORE DATES TO BE ANNOUNCED INCLUDING UK, EUROPE
AND THE REST OF THE WORLD. STAY TUNED!
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Fri
21
Nov

WHITESNAKE - Live In '84 - Back To The Bone (Review)

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Produced By: 
David Coverdale & Michael McIntyre
Running Time: 
70
Release Date: 
2014
Released: 
Worldwide
Musical Style: 
Hard Rock
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68
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Frontiers
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The world does not need another Whitesnake live album. I love the band and I don’t need one either. But if we HAVE to have one, then I guess, this is a pretty cool addition to the collections of diehard Snake fans.
 
 
The 1984 recorded show is featured on CD as well as DVD. The visual aspect of this release for me is far more appealing as you get to witness a tight 4-piece band in prime form, with the legendary Cozy Powell, John Sykes and Neil Murray delivering a hits-packed set including the classics Crying In the Rain, Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City, Slow & Easy, Soldier Of Fortune and Guilty Of Love.
 
Then you can add a 4 track addendum featuring Jon Lord’s last performance with the band and the songs Gambler, Guilty of Love, Love Ain't No Stranger and ​Ready an' Willing.
 

Audio wise the sound is a bit dated and really not the kind of quality you’d normally like to put out as an official live album. It is too muddy for a crisp HD release in the year 2014, but like I said, the visual aspect of the package make up a little.
 
Still, this is an archival diehards only release.
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Wed
12
Nov

WHITESNAKE 'Live In 84 - Back To The Bone' Making Waves

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WHITESNAKE’s LIVE IN 84 - BACK TO THE BONE, 
New CD/DVD With Classic And Rare
Performances Available For The First Time!
Already Number 1 On The Japanese Charts and creating a truly unexpected buzz beyond anything anticipated prior to the release!
 
Classic WHITESNAKE Fans Worldwide Have Something To Be Truly Excited About!!!
 
To celebrate and commemorate the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s multi-platinum ‘SLIDE IT IN’ album, Frontiers Music Srl has released “LIVE IN ‘84 - BACK TO THE BONE”, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring touring lineup during what many feel was the beginning of what COVERDALE called his desire to make WHITESNAKE more ‘electrifying’ on record and on stage.
  
Released on Deluxe CD/DVD and stand-alone DVD editions, fans can order the release from Amazon.com here: http://geni.us/B2TBAMZCDVD (CD/DVD) and here: http://geni.us/B2TBAMZDVD (DVD)
 
The ‘LIVE IN 84’ CD and DVD release features audio and video recordings, unheard demos and unseen photos from the private collection of WHITESNAKE leader and vocalist, DAVID COVERDALE. This release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed 83-84 line-ups. Featured on the record are the awesome COZY POWELL on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others), unique virtuoso guitarist JOHN SYKES, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the WHITESNAKE ’87’ album, and Bassist Extraordinaire NEIL MURRAY. 
 
Also includes heart-stopping bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist JON LORD (Deep Purple) performing his very last show with WHITESNAKE on video and also on the bonus CD.
 
“It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half of the incredible band who originally recorded the ‘SLIDE IT IN’ album with me have passed away,” says COVERDALE. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: COZY POWELL...MEL GALLEY...JON LORD…All amazing people and exceptional musicians performing at their best. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see and hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted JOHN SYKES, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of NEIL MURRAY...”
 
To put this together, COVERDALE and Co-Producer MICHAEL McINTYRE launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of JON LORD’s final appearance with WHITESNAKE recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says COVERDALE, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.
 
Concludes COVERDALE, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th ANNIVERSARY of WHITESNAKE’s  multi-platinum album ‘SLIDE IT IN.”
 
Purchase LIVE IN ’84 – BACK TO THE BONE via Amazon:
 
Track listing:
 
CD (only available in combo edition):
1.    Gambler
2.    Guilty Of Love
3.    Love Ain’t No Stranger
4.    Slow An’ Easy
5.    Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
6.    Ready An’ Willing
7.    Guitar Solo
8.    Crying In The Rain
9.    Soldier Of Fortune
10.  Love Ain’t No Stranger
11.  Ready An’ Willing
12.  Slow An’ Easy
 
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
13.  Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
14.  Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
15.  Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
16.  Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)
 
DVD:
1.    Gambler
2.    Guilty of Love
3.    Love Ain't No Stranger
4.    Ready an' Willing
5.    Slow an' Easy
6.    Crying in the Rain
7.    Guitar Solo
8.    Soldier of Fortune
9.    Drum Solo
10.  Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
11.  Don't Break My Heart Again
 
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
12.  Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
13.  Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
14.  Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
15.  Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)
 
DVD Bonus Gallery - “Slide It In Slide Show” with Rare Unseen Photos - The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.
 
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Thu
06
Nov

WHITESNAKE - 'Live In 84 - Back To The Bone' (Showcase)

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Back To The Bone - Live In 84
Produced By: 
Whitesnake
Running Time: 
71
Release Date: 
November 7
Released: 
Worldwide
Genre: 
Hard Rock
2014 is the 30th Anniversary of the Whitesnake album ‘SLIDE IT IN’. The first multi-platinum album Whitesnake achieved. It features songs we still play all over the World...‘Love Ain’t No Stranger’ ( Cozy Powell’s favorite )...‘Guilty Of Love’...‘Slow & Easy’...& of course ‘Slide It In’.
 
This ‘LIVE IN 84...Back To The Bone’ DVD-CD package features video footage & selected bootleg audio tracks, all taken from performances from our world tour 30 years ago in 1984.
 
It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who recorded the ‘SLIDE IT IN’ album with me have passed away. 
 
Incredibly difficult to articulate... Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord...Amazing people...amazing musicians...Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words…
 
Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can & add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes...plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray… 
 
Watching the videos & listening to the live performances takes me right back to the time I was on stage with this super group...
 
For this is a time capsule to indulge in, even if you missed the action the first time around & if you did catch any of the shows back in the day, you can relive it now in all it’s sonic glory.
 
A truly great chapter of the band... One of my all time favorite chapters of Whitesnake.
 
My Co-Producer Michael McIntyre & I searched the world for decent video footage & audio from any of the 1984 shows & came up with ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo & a precious, invaluable video of Maestro Jon Lord’s final appearance with Whitesnake.
 
All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality. 
 
In other words, it should look & sound f’ing great!!
 
Some of the Special Features include never before seen or heard tracks, demos, photos...
 
These are memories I treasure & delight in sharing with you as we continue our Celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE  ‘SLIDE IT IN’...
 
 
David Coverdale
Hook City, Reno, Nevada
August 2014
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Mon
13
Oct

Double Stop Podcast - JOEL HOEKSTRA (Night Ranger, Whitesnake)

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This week Joel Hoekstra shares his story - from early instruments and teenage bands to joining Night Ranger and now nabbing one of the most sought after gigs for a guitar player - the mighty Whitesnake. He fills in the blanks from how he got the gig in Night Ranger and managed to juggle it with Rock of Ages on Broadway, and the Trans-Siberian Orchestra - all at the same time. Plus, he goes into detail on how he got the gig in Whitesnake and his part of the recording process on the new cd.

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Thu
25
Sep

WHITESNAKE’s 'Live In '84 - Back To The Bone' New DVD/CD Out via Frontiers

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FRONTIERS MUSIC Srl Set To Release
WHITESNAKE’s LIVE IN ‘84 - BACK TO THE BONE,
New DVD/CD With Classic And Rare
Performances Available For The First Time
 
 
WHITESNAKE fans worldwide now have something to be excited about! To celebrate the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s multi-platinum ‘Slide It In’ album, Frontiers Music Srl, the Italian-based label, will release “Live In ‘84 - Back To The Bone”, a complete celebration of the group’s awe inspiring lineup during what many feel was the incredible beginning of what Coverdale called his desire to make WHITESNAKE more ‘electrifying’ on record & on stage.
 
Set for release in the EU on November 7th and in North America on November 11th, this release will be available in DVD and a Deluxe CD/DVD edition.
 
Culled from audio and video recordings & unheard demos from the private collection of WHITESNAKE leader and vocalist, David Coverdale, the release offers an ultra-rare collection of material, performed by the band’s acclaimed 83-84 line-ups. Featured on the record & driven by the awesome Cozy Powell on drums (ex- Jeff Beck Group, Rainbow, MSG and later on Gary Moore and Black Sabbath, among others); unique guitarist John Sykes, whom Coverdale credits with inspiring a whole generation of six stringers after his breathtaking work on the WHITESNAKE ’87’ album & Bassist Exceptionale Neil Murray.
 
There is also an extraordinary emotional bonus content featuring legendary keyboardist Jon Lord performing his last show ever with WHITESNAKE on video & also the bonus CD.
“It’s still hard for me to find the words when remembering that half the incredible band who originally recorded the ‘Slide It In’ album with me have passed away,” says Coverdale. “It’s incredibly difficult to articulate: Cozy Powell...Mel Galley...Jon Lord…All amazing people and amazing musicians. Their memories live on in our hearts & in the music they made. I miss them beyond words… Wait until you see & hear them playing as only they can and add in the fiery guitar assault of the incredibly gifted John Sykes, plus the relentless melodic bass pounding of Neil Murray.”
 
Coverdale and co-producer Michael McIntyre launched a worldwide search for the best quality video footage and audio tracks from the 1984 tour. Among the gems found was a set from: ‘Super-Rock’, recorded at the first Japanese rock festival at Seibu Stadium in Tokyo and an invaluable video of Jon Lord’s final appearance with WHITESNAKE recorded live in Sweden. “All of the features on this package have been treated lovingly & respectfully, with no expense spared, utilizing technology to improve sound & picture quality,” says Coverdale, who personally oversaw all elements of this release.
 
Concludes Coverdale, “These are memories I treasure and delight in sharing with you as we continue our celebration of the 30th Anniversary of WHITESNAKE’s ‘Slide It In.”
 

 

Track listing:
 
CD (only available in combo edition):
 
1.​Gambler
2.​Guilty Of Love
3.​Love Ain’t No Stranger
4.​Slow An’ Easy
5.​Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues
6.​Ready An’ Willing
7.​Guitar Solo
8.​Crying In The Rain
9.​Soldier Of Fortune
10.​Love Ain’t No Stranger
11.​Ready An’ Willing
12.​Slow An’ Easy 
 
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
 
13.​Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
14.​Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
15.​Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
16.​Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)
 
DVD:
 
1.​Gambler
2.​Guilty of Love
3.​Love Ain't No Stranger
4.​Ready an' Willing
5.​Slow an' Easy
6.​Crying in the Rain
7.​Guitar Solo
8.​Soldier of Fortune
9.​Drum Solo
10.​Ain't No Love in the Heart of the City
11.​Don't Break My Heart Again
 
Bonus Tracks - Jon Lord’s Final Performance with Whitesnake (Medley)
 
12.​Gambler (featuring Jon Lord)
13.​Guilty of Love (featuring Jon Lord)
14.​Love Ain't No Stranger (featuring Jon Lord)
15.​Ready an' Willing (featuring Jon Lord)
 
DVD Bonus Gallery - “Slide It In Slide Show” with Rare Unseen Photos - The music bed contains snippets of private demos from David’s personal archives.
For all things WHITESNAKE, please visit: www.whitesnake.com / www.facebook.com/Whitesnake.official
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Fri
22
Aug

NIGHT RANGER Guitarist Joel Hoekstra Departs To Join WHITESNAKE

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NIGHT RANGER guitarist Joel Hoekstra is leaving the band to join WHITESNAKE.
 
Night Ranger will be playing one of their last shows with Joel tonight as they take the stage in Boston with 38 Special.
The band released this brief statement:
Joel Hoekstra has just announced he will be departing the band to pursue other creative opportunities. We couldn't be happier for Joel. The last 8+ years have been a blast and we wish him nothing but the best.
Night Ranger will be announcing Joel's replacement shortly. We are looking forward to the next chapter of Night Ranger, and traveling to Japan, Hawaii and venues across the United States, Europe and the UK in support of our new album HIGH ROAD.”
 
David Coverdale likewise released a statement:
 
"Ladies & Gentlemen...Boys & Girls...Your Attention, Please...:)
One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band, was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in Arizona.
Everyone was very impressed by him, not only for his ability to play amazing guitar, but, also, his very agreeable personality & he was definitely foremost in our minds when we began to search for Doug’s replacement in Whitesnake.
We jammed together & were mutually impressed enough to ask him to join Whitesnake on the spot. This was May 30th. 2014.
Joel is currently fulfilling his remaining tour dates with Night Ranger.
We sincerely thank you all for your patience & understanding...& so, without further ado, we ask you to welcome, as we have done, our exceptionally gifted new Snake Brother...
JOEL HOEKSTRA...Guitarist Extraordinaire"
 
So Night Ranger has started talks with potential candidates to replace Joel. A decision is expected to be made in the next couple of weeks.
 
Whitesnake are in the process of writing and recording a new studio album for release in 2015 - the band will undertake a worldtour throughout 2015.
 
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Fri
13
Jun

DAVID COVERDALE ASKS FOR PATIENCE

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From whitesnake.com ~ David Coverdale 2014-05-29 

Good Morning, All...I see there's all kinds of interesting posts & some 'demands' about whom I should work with...As always, I sincerely thank you All for your generosity, but, with all due respect, I'll be making the decision who the band & I are going to work with...It's a very simple process...I guarantee it will be a very gifted guitarist who plays great & sings great, works well in a team, someone who appreciates Whitesnake music & a player whom we feel will help us take Whitesnake to the next level in as many ways as possible...without unnecessary distractions.

I hope you can appreciate this fact. We've had an amazing array of exceptionally gifted musicians who have applied for the gig. Once again, we are in such awe that so many talented people want to play Whitesnake music with us. We're very close to making our decision & we'll let you ALL know when the time is right & hopefully, whomever it is, you will give them the same chance, the same support as you've given our new musicians before. I wish You & Yours all the best, & I offer my sincere gratitude for all the support you give us through rain & shine...Love & LIGHT to You & Yours...DC

Ohh...I almost forgot...we're deep into the pre production of the new WS project, which is so exciting to me, it's beyond words...:)

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