Whitesnake - "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (Official Music Video - Jaguar Edit)

Fresh off celebrating their 40th anniversary, rock legends Whitesnake return with their latest studio album, “Flesh & Blood”. This album follows the 2011 critically acclaimed studio album “Forevermore” and 2015’s “The Purple Album”, a reimagining of Deep Purple classics from Whitesnake mastermind’s David Coverdale’s time in that band. The 13 original, visceral tracks on “Flesh & Blood”, the band’s 13th studio album, are, luckily for you dear reader, “all killer, no filler”, as the saying goes.
But would you expect anything less from the ’Snakes?
David Coverdale, the mastermind behind Whitesnake & co-composer of 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' with guitarist Reb Beach, commenting on the forthcoming release said "that after the intense darkness of our last video BURN If anything, it’s ‘light’ snake, you know? We’ve got some really dark energy going on in the world right now, so we’re gonna write & record a fun, knees up, song about falling in love with a fabulous babe. You’re over-talking, over-compensating & she just looks at you, takes the reins  & says, 'Shut Up and Kiss Me!' and that’s it!! My video director and creative partner Tyler Bourns and I discussed a great storyline for the video, which involves a surprise guest: my fabulous old white Jaguar. We ended up cleaning and detailing it, as it has been in storage since I moved to Lake Tahoe, then we dusted off my old turquoise silk jacket from the original ‘Here I Go Again’ video and I was thinking, "man, this is going to be fun!" It’s a respectful acknowledgment and positive nod to the past, just fun stuff.”
Joining Coverdale on Flesh & Blood is the powerhouse band comprised of Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitar, Michael Devin on bass, Tommy Aldridge on drums, and Michele Luppi on keyboards.
The current incarnation of the band carries on the long and unwavering tradition of main man David Coverdale being surrounded by cream of the crop players who go all in to bring fans the best hard rock humanly possible. 40+ years into their existence, the ‘Snakes fangs have only grown sharper and are ready to inject fans with more of that rock ‘n roll venom they crave.
“Flesh & Blood” will be released via Frontiers Music Srl in multiple formats. See below for full details.
+CD (Jewel Case)
+CD+DVD Deluxe Edition (Digipak) - Includes two studio bonus tracks on CD. DVD includes "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (classic jag version) (VIDEOCLIP), "Shut Up & Kiss Me" (club mix version) (VIDEOCLIP), Behind the Scenes of 'Flesh & Blood' VIDEO + 3 DVD Audio Tracks (Remixes of album tracks)
+Super Luxury Boxset - Includes CD+DVD Deluxe Edition, 2xLP Standard Color LP, Poster, Numbered Lithograph, Box Set
+2xLP - Black, 180g, Gatefold (Worldwide)
+2xLP - Silver, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers' U.S. Store Exclusive) - Limited to 300 Copies
+2xLP - Gold, 180g, Gatefold (Whitesnake UK Store Exclusive) - Limited to 500 Copies
+2xLP - Red, 180g, Gatefold (Frontiers' EU Store Exclusive)
Tracklist CD / 2xLP:
1. Good To See You Again
2. Gonna Be Alright
3. Shut Up & Kiss Me
4. Hey You (You Make Me Rock)
5. Always & Forever
6. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue)
7. Trouble Is Your Middle Name
8. Flesh & Blood
9. Well I Never
10. Heart Of Stone
11. Get Up
12. After All
13. Sands Of Time
Bonus Tracks Appearing on CD+DVD Deluxe Edition and Digital Version:
14. Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong (Bonus Track - New Studio Song)
15. If I Can’t Have You (Bonus Track - New Studio Song)
16. Gonna Be Alright (X-Tendo Mix) - DVD Audio Track
17. Sands Of Time (Radio Mix) - DVD Audio Track
18. Shut Up And Kiss Me (Video Mix) - DVD Audio Track
Mixed by Christopher Collier
Produced by Beach, Hoekstra & McIntyre
Executive Producer: David Coverdale



WHITESNAKE 'Flesh And Blood' Out May 10; Track List & First Audio Available

Friday, May 10, 2019
WHITESNAKE's delayed new studio album 'Flesh & Blood' arrives May 10. It features the first single 'Shut Up & Kiss Me' and the following track list:
01. Good To See You Again 3.42
02. Gonna Be Alright 3.51
03. Shut Up & Kiss Me 3.37
04. Hey You (You Make Me Rock) 5.29
05. Always & Forever 3.53
06. When I Think Of You (Color Me Blue) 3.52
07. Trouble Is Your Middle Name 4.17
08. Flesh & Blood 5.18
09. Well I Never 4.01
10. Heart Of Stone 6.42
11. Get Up 4.45
12. After All 3.47
13. Sands Of Time 6.08
14. Can’t Do Right For Doing Wrong (Bonus Track) 4.58
15. If I Can’t Have You (Bonus Track) 4.23
16. Gonna Be Alright (X-Tendo Mix – Bonus Track) 4.12
17. Sands Of Time (Radio Mix – Bonus Track) 6.20
18. Shut Up & Kiss Me (Video Mix – Bonus Track) 3.43
The single can be downloaded now and samples of every track on the album can be heard already via iTunes - https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/flesh-blood/1452311485


WHITESNAKE Announce Dates For 2019 'Flesh & Blood' Tour

Whitesnake are proud to announce our first shows of the 2019 “FLESH & BLOOD” World Tour, which will feature songs from the new studio record to be released on Frontiers in May 2019 entitled “FLESH & BLOOD” alongside their biggest hits & songs from one of the greatest back catalogues in rock ‘n’ roll history spanning over 40 years.
The first single & video from the new record entitled “SHUT UP & KISS ME” will be released worldwide in 2019 prior to the “Flesh & Blood” World Tour.
Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish Whitesnake as the perennial platinum favourite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2019.  The world-renowned group featuring DAVID COVERDALE (vocals), REB BEACH (guitar), JOEL HOEKSTRA (guitar), MICHAEL DEVIN (bass), TOMMY ALDRIDGE (drums) and MICHELE LUPPI (Keys) have just finished recording their 13th Studio record.
We are truly excited & looking forward to playing across the globe in 2019 on what will be a continued celebration of the 40th Anniversary of Whitesnake.
I am so honoured & grateful to have toured this incredible world we share, for over 40 years, celebrating & enjoying unforgettable moments with millions of people…All of whom have joined me on this amazing journey… I truly love the shared experience & simply love my job & always will… Over 4 Decades of REPTILIAN FUN!! Thank YOU!!
~ David Coverdale…Whitesnake Lead Singer
Announced Dates:
April 12, 2019    Newkirk, OK **
April 13, 2019     Durant, OK
April 15, 2019     Dallas, TX **
April 17, 2019     San Antonio, TX
April 19, 2019     Biloxi, MS
April 20, 2019     Atlanta, GA **
April 22, 2019     Orlando, FL
April 23, 2019     Clearwater, FL
April 25, 2019     Hollywood, FL **
April 26, 2019     Melbourne, FL
April 28, 2019     Charlotte, NC
April 29, 2019     Huber Heights, OH
May 1, 2019    Richmond, VA
May 2, 2019    Bensalem, PA
May 5, 2019    Jim Thorpe, PA
May 7, 2019    Sayreville, NJ
May 8, 2019    Huntington, NY
May 10, 2019    Hampton Beach, NH
May 11, 2019    Lincoln, RI **
May 14, 2019   Greensburg, PA
May 15, 2019    Cleveland, OH
May 17, 2019    Niagara Falls, NY **
May 18, 2019    Verona, NY **
Previously Announced:
June 14, 2019   Donington Park, UK
June 17, 2019   Prague, Czech Republic
June 19, 2019   Milan, Italy
June 20, 2019   ZURICH, Switzerland
June 23, 2019   Dessel, Belgium
June 25, 2019   Budapest, Hungary
June 29, 2019   Plovdiv, Bulgaria
July 5, 2019   Sered, Slovakia
More dates to follow.  Patience please.  All known/confirmed dates are shown.

WHITESNAKE Unzip and Go Starkers October 19

Friday, October 19, 2018
5CD/DVD Set Highlights Rare And Unreleased Acoustic Performances Recorded Over The Past 20 Years, And Includes The North American-Debut Of Starkers In Tokyo
Single-CD, Double-CD, And Double-LP Versions Also Available On October 19
LOS ANGELES – It was the hard rocking sound of hits like “Still Of The Night” and “Give Me All Your Love Tonight” that brought Whitesnake worldwide, multi-platinum success. Even so, the band’s founder and lead singer, David Coverdale has never been a stranger to the occasional ballad, going back to his early days with Deep Purple on “Soldier Of Fortune” and, most famously, with Whitesnake on the 1987 #1 smash hit, “Here I Go Again.”
With the current summer tour with Foreigner behind them, the band will revisit some of its best acoustic performances with UNZIPPED: SUPER DELUXE EDITION. This 5 CD/DVD collection brings together unplugged and acoustic-based performances recorded over the past 20+years, including rare and unreleased studio and live recordings, acoustic demos, concert videos, interviews and more. The extensive set will be available on October 19. On the same day, Rhino will also release UNZIPPED in three other formats: single-CD, double-CD, and double-LP. All of the music will be available digitally and via streaming services.
The first disc from UNZIPPED: SUPER DELUXE EDITION mixes rare and unreleased versions of songs like “Summer Rain” and “Forevermore” from the band’s recent studio albums – Good To Be Bad (2008) and Forevermore(2011). Also included are songs like “Love Is Blind” from Coverdale’s solo album, Into The Light (2000); and a previously unreleased song, “All The Time In The World.” All 11 tracks are available on the single-CD, double-CD and double-LP versions of UNZIPPED.
Track Listing:
Disc One: Unzipped… In The Studio: The Love Songs
“Love Is Blind”
“One of These Days” *
“All The Time In The World” *
“Wherever You May Go”
“Easier Said than Done” *
“Fare Thee Well” *
“Summer Rain”
“’Till The End Of Time”
Bonus Tracks
“Wherever You May Go” (Instrumental) Strings only *
“Love Is Blind” (Instrumental) Strings only *
Disc Two: Starkers In Tokyo
“Sailing Ships”
“Too Many Tears”
“The Deeper The Love”
“Love Ain’t No Stranger”
“Can’t Go On”
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Don’t Fade Away”
“Is This Love”
“Here I Go Again”
“Soldier Of Fortune”
Bonus Tracks
“Only My Soul” (Acapella) *
“Fool For Your Loving” (Excerpt) *
Disc Three: Snakeskin Boots: Starkers In Europe
Starkers In Warsaw (Poland, April 18, 1997)
“Sailing Ships”
“Too Many Tears”
“Here I Go Again”
Starkers In Stockholm (Sweden, December 2, 2006)
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“Only My Soul” (Acapella)
“All I Want Is You”
“Here I Go Again”
Starkers In Cologne (Germany, November 24, 2006)
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“All I Want Is You”
“Slow & Easy”
Starkers In Paris (France, November 30, 2006)
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“Northwinds” (Acapella)
“All I Want Is You”
“Blindman” (Acapella)
“Here I Go Again”
Disc Four: More Starkers
Promo Tour Rehearsals (2005)
“If You Want Me” *
“Give Me All Your Love” *
“Slow & Easy” *
“All I Want Is You” *
“Judgement Day” *
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More” *
“Dog” *
Starkers In New York (New York City, April 10, 2008)
“Give Me All Of Your Love”
“Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
“All I Want All I Need”
“Lay Down Your Love”
“Fool For Your Loving”
“The Deeper The Love”
“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”
“Here I Go Again”
“WSTV Jams” Excerpts (2012)
“Easier Said Than Done” (1:34)
“Fare Thee Well”
“Love Will Set You Free”
“Slide It In”
“’Till the End of Time
“Shake My Tree”
“Made In Japan” Soundcheck Versions (2011)
“Good To Be Bad”
“Tell Me How”
Disc Five: Up Close & Personal
“Wherever You May Go” (Demo Version) *
“Surrender” *
“Ain’t No Doubt About My Girl” *
“Scat Man Blues” *
“Love’s A Crazy Game” *
“I Will Love You” *
“Oh Baby You’re The One” *
“So Long” (Acapella) *
“So Long” *
“It Would Be Nice” *
“Slide Thingy Blues” *
“Down To The River” *
“Feel Your Love Grow Stronger” *
“Blues Jam Riff” *
“Fun Lick Blues” *
“Don’t Wanna Change The World” *
“It’s So Hard” *
“River Song” (Early Version) *
“Let’s Have A Drink Before I Go” *
“Can You Ever Forgive Me” *
“So Much To Live For” *
“Another Lick While The Missus Is Busy In The Kitchen” *
“Just The Two Of Us (Together You And I)” *
“Oh S___ Blues” (featuring Jessica) *
“Seasons” *
Starkers In Tokyo (1997)
Sailing Ships
Too Many Tears
The Deeper The Love
Can’t Go On
Is This Love
Give Me All Your Love
Here I Go Again
Soldier Of Fortune
Love Ain’t No Stranger
Don’t Fade Away
Only My Soul (Acapella)
12: Fool For Your Loving (excerpt)
Starkers In New York (2008)
“Give Me All Of Your Love”
“Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
“All I Want All I Need”
“Lay Down Your Love”
“Fool For Your Loving”
“The Deeper The Love”
“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City”
“Here I Go Again”
Starkers In Warsaw (Poland, April 18, 1997)
“Sailing Ships”
“Too Many Tears”
“Here I Go Again”
Starkers In Stockholm (Sweden, December 2, 2006)
“Give Me All Your Love
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“Only My Soul” (Acapella)
“All I Want Is You”
“Here I Go Again”
Starkers In Cologne (Germany, November 24, 2006)
“Give Me All Your Love”
“Ain’t Gonna Cry No More”
“All I Want Is You”
Starkers In Sofia (Bulgaria, November 24, 2015)
“Soldier Of Fortune”
Starkers In Paris 2 (France, June 4, 2009)
Starkers In Wolverhampton (England, June 16, 2011)
“Fare Thee Well”
Starkers In Glasgow (Scotland, June 15, 2011)*
“One Of These Days”
Bonus Features
One-on-One with David Coverdale and Adrian Vandenberg discussing “Starkers”
Poor Albert’s Last: Photographic Slideshow (featuring audio from “Sailing Ships”)
Purplesnake’s “Forevermore” Video
“Love Is Blind” Music Video
* previously unreleased



DON AIREY New Album 'One Of A Kind' Out May 25

Friday, May 25, 2018
In these days where everybody seems to want to show off at every given occasion, Don Airey is without a doubt One of a Kind.
It is hard to find a name amongst all those that over the last 30 years have left their mark in the history of rock that has not utilised Don's keyboard skills at some point. Amongst them Ozzy Osbourne, Rainbow, Whitesnake, Judas Priest, Gary Moore, Brian May, Jethro Tull, Black Sabbath and, obviously, Deep Purple, the band of which Don Airey has been a full time member for over 15 years.
But Don Airey has never been a session player. Bands and artists work with him for his unique musical vision, for the twist he gives to songs. It is with the same passion, the same energy, the same talent that Don Airey approaches his very own songwriting.
One of a Kind is a true classic hard rock gem with melodies, great riffs and solos and a unique band unity. To top it all, his new solo album has been written and recorded using the spirit of a band featuring the following talented musicians: Carl Sentance (from the current lineup of British legends Nazareth) is a singer that all fans of metal voices like those of Rob Halford and Graham Bonnet will love; Bassist Laurence Cottle, who has played with everyone from Black Sabbath, to Gary Moore, to Chick Corea, forges a great rhythm section with the thunderous talent of Jon Finnigan, apparently as loud on stage as he is at the after show parties. Last but definitely not least, there is the incredible talent of Simon McBride, who has no fear of being compared to the many incredible guitar players Don has worked with before.
One of a Kind is one song after the other for the delight of every hard rock fan, who would be making a big mistake were they to overlook this album.

It will be released on May 25, 2018 on earMUSIC as 2CD including a bonus live CD as well as via vinyl and digitally.

It is not difficult to see Don Airey playing one day with Deep Purple in front of 15,000 people, and the next day, playing the organ in the church of his beloved local village with the same concentration and respect for the music and the audience.

It is with the same spirit that Don shows no discernible effort moving from the glories of the last two Deep Purple albums (NOW What?! and inFinite both having benefitted from his ever present talent) to playing in clubs with his own band. And always with a big smile on his face as soon as the guitar roars in, waiting to reply with his Hammond.
1. "Respect"
2. All Out of Line"
3. One of a Kind"
4. "Everytime I See Your Face"
5. "Victim of Pain"
6. "Running Free"
7. "Lost Boys"
8. "Need You So Bad"
9. "Children of the Sun"
10. "Remember to Call"
11. "Stay the Night"
Recorded live at Fabrik, Hamburg on March 14, 2017
1. "Pictures of Home" (originally by Deep Purple)
2. "Since You've Been Gone" (originally by Rainbow)
3. "I Surrender" (originally by Rainbow)
4. "Still Got the Blues" (originally by Gary Moore)



[VIDEO]: Watch Kelly Hansen spread some very special FOREIGNER-themed holiday cheer with his new caroler friends here: https://youtu.be/edaddXh9C00
Los Angeles, CA (December 4, 2017) FOREIGNER, WHITESNAKE and JASON BONHAM’S LED ZEPPELIN EVENING, are getting into the holiday gift-giving spirit early with the announcement of their 2018 29-city summer “Juke Box Heroes Tour,” produced by Live Nation. Nothing warms up the chilly holiday season like the promise of a hot summer tour, and concert tickets make the perfect gift.
The legendary artists will cross the U.S. starting Friday, June 15, 2018 in Bangor, ME at Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion.  All three bands are led by Englishmen Mick Jones, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham who are part of the fabric of British rock, and will bring a summer of great music across the country. Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary tour was one of last summer’s best selling runs. 
Tickets for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour” go on sale to the general public beginning Friday, December 8th at 10am local time at LiveNation.com. Tickets for Foreigner VIP packages including Meet & Greets with the band will be available at ForeignerVIP.com.
Citi® is the official presale credit card for the “Juke Box Heroes Tour.” As such, Citi® cardmembers will have access to purchase  presale tickets beginning Tuesday, December 5th at 10am local time until Thursday, December 7th at 10pm local time through Citi’s Private Pass® program. For complete presale details visit www.citiprivatepass.com
“I’m excited to join forces with my fellow U.K. countrymen, David Coverdale and Jason Bonham, for what’s sure to be a rockin’ summer tour in the States,” says FOREIGNER founding member and lead guitarist Mick Jones. 
As Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale says, “We are truly excited and looking forward to playing in 2018 with our friends, Foreigner and Jason Bonham, on their North American tour.”

Says Jason Bonham, "Being part of Foreigner’s 40th Anniversary Tour last summer was wonderful. Opening a show like that was very special to me, so when Mick asked if I’d do it again in 2018, I said yes without hesitation. I’m excited that Whitesnake will be filling out the middle slot this time as I’ve known David since I was 14 years old. It’s going to be a WHOLE LOTTA FUN!"
Since the 1977 release of their first hit “Feels Like The First Time” and their self-titled debut album on Atlantic Records, FOREIGNER has been universally hailed as one of the world’s most popular rock acts with 10 multi-Platinum albums, 16 Top 30 hits, and worldwide album sales exceeding 75 million.  Responsible for some of rock and roll’s most enduring anthems including “Juke Box Hero,” “Cold as Ice,” “Feels Like The First Time,” “Urgent,” “Head Games,” “Say You Will,” and the worldwide #1 hit, “I Want To Know What Love Is,” FOREIGNER continues to rock the charts forty years into the game with massive airplay and continued Billboard “Top 200 Albums” chart success.  FOREIGNER also features strongly in every category in Billboard’s “Greatest of All Time” listing.  Catalog sales often eclipse those of Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, The Rolling Stones, The Who, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Aerosmith, and most of their Classic Rock peers.  (Source: Nielsen SoundScan week ending 8/3/17). FOREIGNER’s catalog sales were recently celebrated in Business Insider as hitting the Top 40 among the Best Selling Music Artists of All Time ahead of Britney Spears, Bob Dylan, Phil Collins, Prince, Queen, and Bon Jovi. 
Throughout this tour, FOREIGNER will continue their long-standing partnership with The GRAMMY Museum, by which local school choirs are invited to join the band on stage in almost every market they play. Through this program over the past several years, the band has raised well into the six figures for music in school programs, and given thousands of students 
a life-changing experience to rock on stage with one of the most well known bands of all time.
The band recently released a celebratory 40th anniversary album that features 40 tracks tracing their distinguished career. Entitled 40, the album is a comprehensive compilation of original hits and several tracks from the current lineup, with Kelly Hansen on vocals. All tracks were recorded between 1977 and 2017. The current line-up  is Mick Jones (lead guitar), Kelly Hansen (lead vocals), Jeff Pilson (bass, vocals), Tom Gimbel (rhythm guitar, saxophone, vocals), Michael Bluestein (keyboards), Bruce Watson (guitar), and Chris Frazier (drums).
Founded in 1978 by former Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, WHITESNAKE has earned multi-Platinum status for numerous albums, including TROUBLELOVEHUNTERREADY AND WILLING and COME AN’ GET IT, as well as the album that introduced the explosive hard rock revamped WHITESNAKE sound with SLIDE IT IN. The band is currently celebrating the 30th anniversary of their 1987’s self-titled multi-Platinum smash hit album, WHITESNAKE.  From these albums came multiple Top 10 hits worldwide, including two #1 singles with “Here I Go Again” and “Is This Love,” as well as the unforgettable hammer of “Still Of The Night,” all leading to virtual 24-hour domination of MTV around the globe. Bombast, bravado, talent and passion have helped establish WHITESNAKE as the perennial platinum favorite they have become and they’re back with a vengeance in 2018.  The world-renowned group featuring David Coverdale (vocals), Reb Beach (guitar), Joel Hoekstra (guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Tommy Aldridge (drums) and Michele Luppi (keyboards) are currently in the studio recording their tentatively titled new studio album FLESH & BLOOD.  
Following his participation in the monumental reunion of Led Zeppelin at London’s O2 arena in 2007, drummer Jason Bonham decided to take the music his father was such a huge part of out on the road. The result became Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening. Best described as a band that perfectly recreates the music of Robert Plant, Jimmy Page, John Paul Jones and John Bonham, Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening not only celebrates one of music’s most iconic bands but also the life of Bonham's late father, who died in 1980.

When asked why he decided to start the project, Jason said, "It was medicine to relieve myself from the amount of Led Zeppelin that I had studied and rehearsed prior to the O2 show and then dealing with the realization that it wasn’t going to go anywhere beyond that one concert. It originally began as me just wanting to put together a show, but once I realized I could make it more than just the music it became something more. It gave me the opportunity to give a little nod to what everyone knows about my dad’s wild side but also show his sensitive side as well. For me, he was always dad at home and this was an idea to show a deeper side of that."

Check out the tour at any of the following stops, with more dates to be announced in the coming weeks and posted on FOREIGNER‘s official website. Fans can also check out livenation.com for updates on tour dates and news. 
Bangor, ME
Darling’s Waterfront Pavilion 
Saratoga Springs, NY
Saratoga Performing Arts Center
Syracuse, NY
Lakeview Amphitheater 
Boston, MA
Blue Hills Bank Pavilion 
Wantagh, NY
Northwell Health at Jones Beach 
Camden, NJ
Cincinnati, OH
BB&T Pavilion 
Riverbend Music Center 
Burgettstown, PA
KeyBank Pavilion 
Bristow, VA
Jiffy Lube Live 
Holmdel, NJ
PNC Bank Arts Center
Raleigh, NC
Charlotte, NC
Coastal Credit Union Music Park at Walnut Creek 
PNC Music Pavilion  
Nashville, TN
Ascend Amphitheater
Alpharetta, GA
Verizon Amphitheatre
Simpsonville, SC
Heritage Park Amphitheatre 
Cuyahoga Falls, OH
Blossom Music Center 
Chicago, IL
Huntington Bank Pavilion at Northerly Island 
Noblesville, IN
Ruoff Home Mortgage Music Center
Clarkston, MI
DTE Energy Music Theatre
Kansas City, MO
Starlight Theatre
St. Louis, MO
Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre
The Woodlands, TX
Cynthia Woods Mitchell Pavilion 
Irving, TX
Denver, CO
West Valley City, UT
Auburn, WA
Ridgefield, WA
Chula Vista, CA
Irvine, CA
The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory  
Pepsi Center
Usana Amphitheater 
White River Amphitheatre 
Sunlight Supply Amphitheatre 
Mattress Firm Amphitheatre 
Five Point Amphitheater

SNAKECHARMER - Second Skin (Review)

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Classic Rock
Friday, May 12, 2017
Well it’s a lot better than the one-paced and rather bland debut, that’s for certain. Tighter production, clearer mix and much better songs. And the band has moved away from the Whitesnake heritage, swinging into a more straight up classic rock vibe. Maybe because Neil Murray is the only snake left after Mickey Moody departed.
Chris Ousey as usual sings his heart out, belting out his best on tunes such as the rocking opening Sounds Like A Plan and the sweeter feel good That Kind Of Love and the fast moving Follow Me Under, which continues a more varied tempo than the debut.
The blues kick in with some hard edged riffing on Hell Of A Way To Live, continuing into the slow burning ballad Fade Away.
The acoustic driven pop/rock ballad Punching Above My Weight is a tail end highlight amongst a few songs that don’t carry their weight.
I’d still much prefer Chris Ousey fronting The Distance, or teaming again with Mike Slamer like he did for his debut solo album. Still, it’s always good to hear his voice.
Snakecharmer have lost a little of their ‘snake’ and gained a little more ‘charm’, but they are still a ways off a classic album. More work on hooks and choruses next time – everything else seems to be in place.



WHITESNAKE Sign With Rhino For Catalog Shakeup & 1987 Anniversary Set

Friday, October 6, 2017
4CD/DVD Collection Includes A Newly Remastered Version Of The Original Album, Plus Unreleased Live and Studio Recordings, Music Videos, And Documentary; Several Versions Will Be Available On October 6 From Parlophone
New Whitesnake Deal With Rhino Entertainment Puts Significant Catalogue
With Warner Music Group Worldwide For The First Time
Whitesnake had already released a string of Top 10 albums in the UK, Europe & Japan before the band conquered the entire world with its “1987” record, which was certified multi-platinum and featured the smash single “Here I Go Again.” The classic album turns 30 this year and Parlophone is celebrating with four new versions, including an expansive boxed set.
WHITESNAKE “1987”: SUPER DELUXE EDITION will be available on October 6. The 4-CD/DVD collection includes the original album with newly remastered sound, unreleased live and studio recordings, classic music videos, concert footage, a 30 minute documentary, featuring a new interview with David Coverdale, Whitesnake’s founder and lead singer. The music comes in a 60-page hardbound book that’s filled with rare and unseen photos from the era, an extended essay based on new interviews with Coverdale, plus a booklet of the album’s lyrics, handwritten by Coverdale. The audio will also be available via digital download and streaming services.
Three other versions of WHITESNAKE “1987” will also be available the same day. A Deluxe Edition will be available in both 2-CD and 2-LP versions, each including the newly remastered album expanded with a selection of unreleased bonus recordings. A single-disc version of the newly remastered album will also be available.
This also marks the first release under a newly signed catalogue deal with Whitesnake and Rhino Entertainment, the catalogue division of Warner Music Group. This new deal includes both the North American and Japanese rights, marking the first time a substantial amount of the Whitesnake catalogue will reside under Warner Music Group worldwide.
“It gives me great joy to finally have so much of my Whitesnake catalogue all under the same roof with the Warner family and I’m thrilled to be now working with this tremendous team on a worldwide basis,” says Coverdale. “I have great memories of being with Warner back in my days with Deep Purple, then when I was with Geffen, when they were distributed by Warner, so it feels like coming home to now have Whitesnake there. This elaborate reissue is the perfect project to kick off the new relationship.”
“Whitesnake is one of the all-time great rock ‘n’ roll bands, with David being an absolute icon as a vocalist and front man,” says Rhino President Mark Pinkus. “We are absolutely thrilled to now have so much of the Whitesnake catalogue with Warner on a global basis and are excited for the fans to see what great releases we have planned for the coming years.”
Soon after its release in April 1987, WHITESNAKE “1987” became a huge success around the world, selling more than multi million copies. It peaked at #2 on the Billboard album chart and spawned four popular singles: “Still Of The Night,” “Give Me All Your Love,” “Is This Love” (which reached #2) and the #1 hit “Here I Go Again.”
WHITESNAKE “1987”: SUPER DELUXE EDITION comes with an entire disc of unreleased live performances featuring Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell & Tommy Aldridge recorded during the band’s 1987-88 tour. The music includes live versions of several tracks from “1987”, plus Whitesnake classics “Slide It In,” “Love Ain’t No Stranger,” and “Slow An’ Easy.”
An additional disc spotlights the creative process behind WHITESNAKE “1987” with a selection of 11 unreleased demo and rehearsal recordings, including early versions of nearly every song on the album called 87 Evolutions. The final disc introduces newly remixed versions the album’s four singles, and includes rare radio mixes, as well as songs from 87 Versions, an EP released exclusively in Japan.
The DVD from WHITESNAKE “1987”: SUPER DELUXE EDITION includes music videos for the four singles, all of which have been carefully restored and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound for the first time ever. In addition, the DVD also features a new 30 minute documentary about the making of WHITESNAKE “1987”, a new promo video made especially for this set of the 1988 version of “Here I Go Again” and unreleased live footage from the 1987-88 tour.
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4CD/DVD Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster
1.“Still Of The Night”
2.“Give Me All Your Love”
3.“Bad Boys”
4.“Is This Love”
5.“Here I Go Again 87”
6.“Straight For The Heart”
7.“Looking For Love”
8.“Children Of The Night”
9.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”
10.“Crying In The Rain”
11.“Don’t Turn Away”
Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]
1.“Bad Boys/Children Of The Night” *
2.“Slide It In” *
3.“Slow An’ Easy” *
4.“Here I Go Again” *
5.“Guilty Of Love” *
6.“Is This Love” *
7.“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
8.Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian *
9.“Crying In The Rain” *
10.“Still Of The Night” *
11.“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” *
12.“Give Me All Your Love” *
Disc Three: 87 Evolutions [Demos and Rehearsals]
1.“Still Of The Night” *
2.“Give Me All Your Love” *
3.“Bad Boys” *
4.“Is This Love” *
5.“Straight For the Heart” *
6.“Looking For Love” *
7.“Children Of The Night” *
8.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” *
9.“Crying In The Rain” *
10.“Don’t Turn Away” *
11.“Crying In The Rain” (Lil’ Mountain Alternate Take Ruff Mix) *
Disc Four: 87 Versions [2017 Remixes]
1.“Still Of The Night” – Remix *
2.“Is This Love” – Remix *
3.“Give Me All Your Love” – Remix *
4.“Here I Go Again 87” – Remix *
5.“Standing In The Shadows” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
6.“Looking For Love” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
7.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
8.“Need Your Love So Bad” – 1987 Versions, Japanese Mini-Album
9.“Here I Go Again” – Radio Mix
10.“Give Me All Your Love” – Single Version
1.“Still Of The Night” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
2.“Here I Go Again 87” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
3.“Is This Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
4.“Give Me All Your Love” – Music Video, Restored and Remixed in 5.1
5.Documentary about the making of 1987 Album *
6.“Here I Go Again” – Purplesnake Video Jam *
7.“Crying In The Rain” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg *
8.Band Intros – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg *
9.“Still Of The Night” – 1987 Tour Video Bootleg *
2LP Track Listing
Side One
1.“Still Of The Night”
2.“Bad Boys”
3.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”
4.“Straight For The Heart”
5.“Here I Go Again 87”
Side Two
1.“Give Me All Your Love”
2.“Is This Love”
3.“Children Of The Night”
4.“Crying In The Rain”
5.“Don’t Turn Away”
Side Three
1.“Still Of The Night” – 2017 Remix *
2.“Is This Love” – 2017 Remix *
3.“Give Me All Your Love” – 2017 Remix *
4.“Here I Go Again 87” – 2017 Remix *
5.“Looking For Love”
Side Four
1.“Bad Boys/Children of the Night” – Live *
2.“Here I Go Again” – Live *
3.“Is This Love “ – Live *
4.“Give Me All Your Love” – Live *
5.“Still of the Night” – Live *
2CD Track Listing
Disc One: Original Album 2017 Remaster
1.“Still Of The Night”
2.“Give Me All Your Love”
3.“Bad Boys”
4.“Is This Love”
5.“Here I Go Again 87”
6.“Straight For The Heart”
7.“Looking For Love”
8.“Children Of The Night”
9.“You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”
10.“Crying In The Rain”
11.“Don’t Turn Away”
Disc Two: Snakeskin Boots [Live On Tour 1987-88]
1.“Bad Boys/Children Of The Night” *
2.“Slide It In” *
3.“Slow An’ Easy” *
4.“Here I Go Again” *
5.“Guilty Of Love” *
6.“Is This Love” *
7.“Love Ain’t No Stranger” *
8.Guitar Solo – Adrian and Vivian *
9.“Crying In The Rain” *
10.“Still Of The Night” *
11.“Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” *
12.“Give Me All Your Love” *
* Previously unreleased
After a quiet couple of years, Whitesnake's David Coverdale is "feeling like a fireman surrounded by little wildfires, just really, really busy" with upcoming releases both new and archival thanks to a new deal with the Warner Music Group Worldwide and Rhino Entertainment.
First up in the deal -- which puts a large chunk of Whitesnake's catalog under one roof for the first time ever -- is 30th anniversary editions of 1987's eight-times-platinum Whitesnake album on Oct. 6, with different configurations featuring unreleased studio, live and video material. (Check out a previously unreleased concert version of "Still Of The Night," from the Live On Tour 1987-88 disc of the reissue, premiering exclusively below.) Record Store Black Friday on Nov. 24 will see a home video as well as a coffee table book chronicling The Purple Album cycle from 2015, while the new year will bring a new Whitesnake studio album and world tour.
"The next three to five years is spoken for with some really exciting projects," Coverdale tells Billboard. He's also pleased to be back with what he calls "corporate music" after a decade with independents -- and particularly back with Warner, where he began his recording career with Deep Purple during the mid-70s and where Whitesnake made its most successful albums for Geffen Records.
"The cool expression was they wanted new Coverdale as well as the old, which means new product," Coverdale notes. He was won over by Rhino President Mark Pinkus coming to visit the singer at his home in Lake Tahoe during the winter, braving massive snowdrifts and a three-hour drive from the airport to have lunch and seal the deal. "We discussed all the projects that were going on and he said, 'Well, I'm totally in if you are,' and then drove back to the airport and flew back (to Los Angeles)," Coverdale remembers. "It was the most heroic record company executive scenario I've ever experienced. So it was relatively effortless to work together."
"It's really thrilling for Warner to now have the Whitesnake catalog for the entire world and to be able to work closely with David on some amazing projects that will continue the legacy of one of the all-time-great rock n’ roll bands," Pinkus says. "Our vision on how to approach the catalog for the future were incredibly aligned. While I can't go into too much detail, we plan to give the 'Rhino treatment' to the Whitesnake catalog with a wide variety of offerings for all types of consumers, from boxed sets to vinyl to download to streaming."
The Whitesnake album, which turned 30 in April, is the appropriate debut project under the new deal. The set launched the hit singles (and accompanying videos) "Here I Go Again" (Billboard Hot 100 No. 1), "Is This Love" (No. 2), "Give Me All Your Love" (No. 48) and "Still Of the Night" (No. 79) and the new editions -- a four-CD/DVD Super Deluxe Edition and a two-disc Deluxe Edition -- will feature plenty of bonuses, including some of Coverdale's demos with guitarist John Sykes.
"It was a lot of fun to do," Coverdale says of the reissue, "because I don't go back a lot. I kind of learn from the past to apply those lessons to the future and the present. But my gratitude for (the album) is beyond words. I've only ever gone into a studio to try to improve on the last record...There was no, 'Right, I'm gonna sell 30-odd million fucking records!' It was amazing, just amazing, so it's great to revisit all of this."
More archival reissues are planned for the future, while Coverdale and his main Whitesnake mates, guitarists Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra, have been convening for regular writing sessions towards an anticipated late spring of 2018 release -- Whitesnake's first set of original material since 2011's Forevermore. "I'm actually very excited about it because it's the first opportunity both Reb and Joel and I have actually had to sit down and write together," Coverdale says. "There's a lot of what one would refer to as arena rock; Reb and I were talking the other night over dinner and he said, 'Man, there's so many songs here that no matter where we play -- Portugal or Brazil or Tokyo -- they're gonna get this hook. They're gonna be punching the fuckin' air and have a great night.' And I went, 'Oh, absolutely  -- and more than usual,' which is great. I can't do throwaway shit. The only reason I'm doing this record are the songs are gonna be a great Whitesnake album for Whitesnake fans -- and the band. It's very exciting."

Wild Souls - Looking For Love (Whitesnake Cover / 2017)

Wild Souls feel proud to release Whitesnake's cover "Looking For Love"!

Whitensnake's "Looking For Love" was included in the European version of their album "1987" which was written by David Coverdale, John Sykes. Published by Whitesnake Music Overseas Ltd. / WB Music Corp.

Kostis Tsiligiris said: It's no secret that Whitesnake is our favorite band and a true Inspiration for us. We had to do a homage to this legendary band.

George Nikolaou said: Looking for Love is a song that has been accompanying Wild Souls since the very beginning and we wanted to have our own take on this masterpiece.

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DAVID COVERDALE Reveals Health Scare, Mounting Debt Leading To WHITESNAKE '87 Global Smash

Wednesday, November 26, 2014
IN THE STUDIO with Redbeard: The Stories Behind History’s Greatest Rock Bands celebrates the 30th anniversary of one of the best-selling hard rock albums in history, Whitesnake ’87.

After eight studio albums in 10 years Whitesnake had managed to keep hard rock relevant, in an ever-changing ‘80s rock market in the UK, while America had yet to fully embrace the band. Bandleader, singer, songwriter  David Coverdale was sidelined with a potentially career-ending chronic sinus infection midway through this project.  Coverdale reveals to IN THE STUDIO  producer and host Redbeard just how serious his health scare was.
“He (the doctor) put a small flashlight into my mouth... and said, ‘This is the worst sinus infection I’ve ever seen, I’m surprised you could even talk’.  I came back and prepared for surgery and a 50% chance I would never be able to perform again.” - David Coverdale
Three million dollars in debt and having just recovered from throat surgery, Coverdale put it all on the line.
“We shot three videos in two weeks, “Still of the Night”, “Here I Go Again”, “Is This Love” and things just went nuts.” - David Coverdale
WHITESNAKE @ 30/ IN THE STUDIO interview program is available now to STREAM at: "http://www.inthestudio.net/online-on-demand/whitesnake-87-david-coverdale/"



SNAKECHARMER Deliver 'Second Skin' May 12

Friday, May 12, 2017
Frontiers Music Srl is pleased to announce the release of Snakecharmer’s sophomore album, “Second Skin” on May 12.
The British hard rock supergroup Snakecharmer was originally founded in 2011 by former Whitesnake/David Coverdale members Micky Moody and Neil Murray along with the perfect mix of high calibre musicians including Laurie Wisefield (Wishbone Ash), Harry James (Thunder, Magnum), Adam Wakeman (Ozzy Osbourne), and Chris Ousey (Heartland).
The band’s debut self-titled album was released in 2013 and musically the record showed a finely crafted hard rock style mixed with blues and melodic overtones, akin to Micky and Neil's former band and Bad Company, with hints of early Foreigner as well.
Snakecharmer played live shows regularly in support of the album’s release and built a solid fanbase in the UK and Europe. In 2016, Moody left the band and was replaced by the Irish-born Simon McBride on lead guitar. Simon was hailed “among the best blues-rock players anywhere in the world” by Guitarist Magazine and has built up an impressive resume playing with outstanding rock, soul, and blues artists.
“Second Skin” is the hotly anticipated second effort from Snakecharmer and brings the listener straight back to the good old days of real rock n' roll played with heart and soul. Slightly harder edged compared to the debut, but with roots still firmly planted in the classic hard rock vibe with a hint of late '70s AOR, this new record sounds fresh and crisp.
Bassist Neil Murray says “It’s been a rather long journey, but finally I’m very pleased to announce that Snakecharmer are soon to release our new album, Second Skin. The band has now found its own unique musical identity and in particular Laurie Wisefield and Chris Ousey have contributed some very powerful and melodic songs, which still have the Snakecharmer blues-rock distinctive trademarks. The band works in a very democratic and collaborative way, which means that sometimes there is a lot of discussion before decisions are finally made, and it was great to have a more objective viewpoint from producer Gary Stevenson, who also fired the band up with his ideas, enthusiasm and sonic skills. We can’t wait to get out on tour and play some of the new songs, together with the best of our established classics, both Snakecharmer and Whitesnake, and showcase our new virtuoso guitarist, the brilliant Simon McBride.”
Strong, passionate, rocking, and blues-laden, “Second Skin” is quality British hard rock at its very best!
1. Sounds Like A Plan
2. That Kind Of Love
3. Are You Ready To Fly
4. Follow Me Under
5. I'll Take You As You Are
6. Hell Of A Way To Live
7. Fade Away
8. Dress It Up
9. Punching Above My Weight
10. Forgive & Forget
11. Where Do We Go From Here
Chris Ousey - vocals
Laurie Wisefield - guitar
Simon McBride - guitar
Adam Wakeman - keyboards
Neil Murray - bass
Harry James - drums
May 05 Cardiff, The Globe
May 07 Bingley, Bingley Arts Centre
May 10 Hull, Fruit
May 12 Sheffield, The Plug
May 13 Tavistock, The Wharf
May 14 London, O2 Academy Islington
May 18 Glasgow, 02 ABC2
May 19 Newcastle upon Tyne, 02 Academy
May 20 Alva, Scotland
May 24 Preston, Guildhall
May 25 Milton Keynes, The Stables
May 26 Frome, Cheese And Grain
May 27 Holmfirth, Picturedrome



One On One With Mitch Lafon - DOUG ALDRICH

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THE DEAD DAISIES' Doug Aldrich guests on Ep. 238 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO THE EPISODE: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-238-doug-aldrich-the-de

In the show's only interview, guitarist Doug Aldrich discusses The Dead Daisies brand new album Make Some Noise, the upcoming tour dates (including opening for KISS), Raiding The Rock Vault, Whitesnake, Glenn Hughes and much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Did he write for the new album (time 2.08): "We did it all together - old school."

The new album: (time 7.16) - "The record has a real flow. It's a get in your car and hit the throttle kind of record."

Regrets of quitting Whitesnake? (time 14.46): "I could have stayed, but I really needed to spend time with my family. My son needed a dad full-time."

Would he ever consider playing with Whitesnake again? (time 16.08): "I'm there for David if he ever needed anything.I'm part of the family."

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - TESLA & REB BEACH

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WHITESNAKE guitarist REB BEACH and Mötley Crüe The End director CHRISTIAN LAMB join Mitch on episode 229 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-229-reb-beach-christian

In the episode's first interview WHITESNAKE guitarist REB BEACH discusses the band's current Greatest Hits tour, making The Purple album, getting the Whitesnake gig, his time with ALICE COOPER, WINGER, DOKKEN and making the Erase The Slate album. Plus, much much more.

Quotes from the REB BEACH interview:

New solo album (time 2.03): "I've been working on my solo album that is instrumental forever and I'm like sick of it already, but it's really really good. It's done, but I just need the drummer to come play on it."

Getting into Whitesnake (time 4.31): "I wanted the gig badly and called everyone I knew and said, 'Do you know someone in the Whitesnake camp.?'"

The Whitesnake Greatest Hits tour (time 10.22): "People want to hear familiar songs. When you start playing an unfamiliar song, be it a new song or a really old song (that they don't know), a lot of people just start texting or the take a bathroom break."

Dokken's Erase The Slate (time 21.04): "They were going to release a Beatles' album basically and I'm like, 'No, you're DOKKEN. I love Dokken. It's got to be ROKKEN WITH DOKKEN."

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In this episode's second interview director Christian Lamb discusses the making of the Mötley Crüe final concert film The End.

The Interview starts at the XX.XX minute mark.

Quotes from the CHRISTIAN LAMB interview:

The interviews interspersed in The End movie (39.26): "There's this finality to it and we absolutely had to get into that story. Those points all had to be made. We had to hear the guys. We had to hear their perspectives and what was going on in their heads approaching this. In the end, it was always going to be more of a narrative."

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TESLA drummer TROY LUCKETTA joins Mitch for episode 230 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.

LINK TO THE INTERVIEW: http://www.spreaker.com/user/talkingmetal/1on1-mitch-lafon-230-tesla-troy-lucketta

In the show's only interview, drummer Troy Lucketta discusses the band's current tour with Def Leppard & REO Speedwagon, the upcoming 30th anniversary Mechanical Resonance LIVE album, working with Def Leppard's Phil Collen on new music, Whitford/St.Holmes, Keith Emerson and so much more.

Quotes from the interview:

Joining Tesla (time 2.30): "Back in 1985, when I hooked up with the band and I heard Jeff's voice. I always knew there was something really special about the band."

The upcoming MECHANICAL RESONANCE Live album (time 6.02): "We knew our anniversary was coming up. Phil Collen of Def Leppard really spearheaded this thing. So, what we did... We would open the show with a couple Mechanical Resonance songs, change it every night and we did that over a couple of weeks and we managed to get the record. Phil Collen wrote a song called 'Goodness' (it's a beautiful awesome song). It's a bonus track for the record."

Are you locked in to the 'Tesla sound' (time 13.13)...

Def Leppard (22.11): "The band all of us (speaking for all of us not just myself) we all love that band and respect that band so much. We've been blessed over thirty years to do different things and dates... We spent fifteen months on Hysteria. Every time we've crossed paths, it's always felt like family."

Keith Emerson (27.47)...

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JOEL HOEKSTRA Flags Project with MICHAEL SWEET (Stryper)


WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra is to record an album with Stryper singer Michael Sweet.
Hoekstra announced the project on the current episode of the White Line Fever podcast, explaining he had built a strong relationship with Sweet while contributing to his solo album.

“I just got done laying down some solos for Michael Sweet’s solo album and actually he and I are also going to record a project album together that I’m going to write with him,” Hoekstra said.
“I’m doing some writing for that now and also three other things in total so I’m writing for four things total right now.
“A lot of my days are that.”

Hoekstra said he was a massive admirer of Sweet, 52, who is also an accomplished guitarist and producer.
“A lot of the guys from the scene are jaded, tired,” said Hoekstra, formerly of Night Ranger and Trans-Siberian Orchestra. “Michael’s just a guy who’s got his life together and I think a lot of that is via how he goes about living his life on a daily basis.

“But yeah I think he is a really talented guy and a nice guy and him and I have always gotten on and wanted to work together.
“The timing didn’t work out for his last solo album so I ended up just kind of miming in a couple of the videos “I’m Not Your Suicide” and his duet with Electra Mustaine, the “Heart of Gold” cover.
“This time I got to play a little bit on the solo album and would have been happy to do much more but I think it would have been weird because we are going to do a whole album together.”

Whitesnake principle David Coverdale revealed in the wake of Deep Purple's Rock Hall induction he may retire in 2017

Rich Davenport's Rock Show - SAXON, AXEL RUDI PELL, SANGUINE

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The show opens with Biff Byford discussing Saxon's 'Eagles and Dragons' 9 vinyl LP Box set, featuring all of their studio albums between 1991 ' 2009. Biff talks about the development of the band's sound as they returned to their Metal roots during this era, and chooses four songs from 'Eagles and Dragons', with one song selected as a tribute to his old friend Lemmy.

German guitar maestro Axel Rudi Pell, due to begin a European tour in April, talks about the writing and recording of his new album 'Game of Sins', which has hit the charts throughout Europe. Axel gives an insight into his songwriting method, and his relationships with band members Johnny Gioelli (vocals) and Bobby Rondinelli (drums), along with 3 songs from the new record.

In the second hour, Sensational Alex Harvey Band guitarist Zal Cleminson kicks off the first in a series of interviews celebrating the music of Alex Harvey, to coincide with the new career-spanning Alex Harvey box set 'The Last of the Teenage Idols', a 14-disk collection featuring all 8 SAHB albums and Alex's pre-SAHB solo albums, along with a wealth of unreleased material. Zal shares his recollections of The Sensational Alex Harvey Band's career from beginning to end, and also reveals that he's putting together a new project with former Only Ones bassist Alan Mair.

The show concludes with an interview with innovative young metal band Sanguine, whose new album 'Black Sheep' blends melody and crushing heaviness to impressive effect

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One On One With Mitch Lafon - STEVE VAI

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STEVE VAI and MARTIN TURNER (former Wishbone Ash) guest on episode 167 of One On One With Mitch Lafon.
In the episode's first interview guitarist Steve Vai discusses the upcoming Tony MacAlpine benefit show, his time with David Lee Roth & Whitesnake, the upcoming 30th anniversary of the Eat 'Em And Smile album, bee keeping, working with Ozzy Osbourne, his guilty pleasure desire to join the Alice Cooper band and much more. Our second interview is with former Wishbone Ash member, Martin Turner, who talks about his new album Written In The Stars, classic Wishbone Ash albums, twin guitars and much more.

Quotes from the Steve Vai interview:

"I started getting full of myself and to David Coverdale's credit he tolerated it all."

On almost joining Ozzy Osbourne's band: "I love Ozzy, but can you picture me touring with him? I can't see myself playing Paranoid every night."

"When it came to the Ozzy thing, saying that it would be step backwards is too strong, but I'd done it. I'd been with the big rock stars doing that kind of thing. My instincts said, 'no no no'."

On wanting to play with Alice Cooper: "I would have to say yeah... I could do this for a while (like a tour). How cool would that be?"

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Quotes from the Martin Turner interview:

"I'm still very much a studio man and always have been... Very very into recording and the process of recording."

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JOEL HOEKSTRA's 13 - Dying To Live (Review)

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Melodic Hard Rock
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Friday, October 16, 2015
Guitarist, songwriter and all-round good guy Joel Hoekstra is a man on the rise. From Rock Of Ages, to Night Ranger, the occasional Foreigner fill-in role and now in Whitesnake, Joel Hoekstra is become a name guitarist in an era where few new guitar heroes have emerged.
His debut solo album is where he’s allowed to shine – from the impeccable guitar soloing and master class in memorable riff writing – to the challenging job of taking control of production – Joel nails it.
And in a nice added bonus, Joel has written every track on this album. Himself! (there’s one co-write with Russell Allen).
It’s nice to hear such an accomplished album from the pen of the star rather than hired gun writers.
This is a diverse album that ranges from melodic metal to commercial melodic rock, without losing the common thread and consistency an album needs.
Interestingly, with the two vocalists involved it is often a reversal of the expected, with metal man Russell Allen delivering a couple of fine melodic numbers and the voice of melodic rock Jeff Scott Soto handing in a couple of aggressive in your face numbers.
Of course both singers do what they do best on the other tracks, giving the album a clear balance of styles, despite the sometimes distracting tactic of alternating vocalists.
Say Goodbye to the Sun is a fierce tour de force with Russell bellowing at full volume. A Dio-esque metal intensity with this fine song.
Anymore sees Russell delivering a really catchy hard rock track with a fast beat and a free flowing high energy chorus.
Until I Left You is nothing short of a classic JSS sung melodic rock anthem. Great tune for fans of Night Ranger and Jeff as Joel turns ultra-commercial here.
Long For the Days is an epic sounding classic rock ballad. There’s some 70s and 80s influences there and more Dio, but ultra-melodic. Classy slow guitar solo too.
Scream is Jeff’s turn to go metal, with a tough but melodic sounding stadium metal track.
Never Say Never is Russell getting to sing at his most commercial. This is an instantly memorable melodic rocker with a stand out chorus.
Changes is Russell again, signing a moody hard rock track with a good heart.
The Only Way to Go is a uptempo hard rock song with a swagger and JSS in his darker heavier tone and Joel slashing his way through the song.
Dying to Live is a fast and fabulous melodic metal track which suits Russell to a tee.
Start Again is another JSS delivered monster melodic rock anthem. Huge chorus.
What We Believe is a bit of an epic mid-tempo album closer – the perfect tempo and tone to end one epic album.

Two thumbs up for Joel. Another very strong album – even more so give that it’s his debut solo album. A must for anyone that’s enjoyed his output in Night Ranger, Whitesnake and elsewhere.
And a cracking good set of songs for fans of JSS and Russell Allen to enjoy. The two singers really deliver here.
Melodic hard rock at its best!


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Two guitar heroes drop in on this week's programme, in the shape of former Genesis / GTR maestro Steve Hackett and Whitesnake axemaster Joel Hoekstra (ex-Night Ranger). The show is now available for streaming at this link


Steve Hackett opens the show, discussing his new box set 'Premonitions-The Charisma Recordings 1975-1983', the writing and recording of his latest solo album 'Wolflight', his current 'Acolyte to Wolflight' tour, and the recently reissued debut album from GTR. Steve also picks tracks from each of these releases.

Room Experience's Gianluca Firmo introduces a song from the band's debut album, as part of an ongoing showcase of exciting new releases from Melodic Rock Records (www.melodicrockrecords.com)

And finally, Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra drops in to discusses his new solo project Joel Hoekstra's 13, and discusses the possibility of kidnapping the all-star line-up of musicians that played on the album (Jeff Scott Soto, Russell Alan, Tony Franklin and Vinny Appice) so that they can tour! Joel also chooses 2 songs from the 13 album 'Dying to Live'.

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