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Whitesnake


Whitesnake are an English hard rock band, founded in 1978 by vocalist David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple) in North Yorkshire, UK. The current line-up of the band also include Joel Hoekstra (lead guitar), Reb Beach (rhythm guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Brian Ruedy (keyboards) and Tommy Aldridge (drums). While the group's membership has fluctuated, Coverdale remains the heart and soul of the band.

In their early years, Whitesnake played in a hard-edged blues rock and heavy metal influenced style. By the mid-80s, the band had moved towards a more commercially friendly arena rock and pop metal ethos, garnering them major hits such as "Love Ain't No Stranger", "Now You're Gone", "Slide It In", "Still of the Night", and the iconic tune "Here I Go Again" (arguably their 'signature song'). They were named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1.

Whitesnake were active primarily in the 80s, but they still tour, albeit with an entirely new line-up (bar Coverdale), to this day. Some of the most famous musicians who have joined the band for a time include Jon Lord, Ian Paice, Cozy Powell, Neil Murray, Bernie Marsden, Micky Moody, Rudy Sarzo, John Sykes, Adrian Vandenberg, Vivian Campbell, Tommy Aldridge, and Steve Vai.

The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple. This is not only because three past members of the band were once in Deep Purple but also because of their sound and influences. Later, the band took on a sound more in line with the hair metal style popular in the mid to late 80s, but they never truly left their heavy, blues rock roots behind

Formed in 1978 by David Coverdale after leaving Deep Purple, Whitesnake were originally a straightforwards heavy rock group with Jon Lord and Ian Paice from Deep Purple in the band. Despite a few album releases and constant touring, Whitesnake was unable to attain any significant commercial success in America, though becoming popular in the U.K., Europe, and Japan. Their critical reviews as well for their albums were somewhat mixed.

After acquaintance with Chris Cuttler, Fred Frith and most importantly, young guitarist John Sykes, David Coverdale decided to turn to a slicker, more commercially viable sound. Whitesnake made their first major splash in the States in 1984 with the album 'Slide It In', featuring the self-titled single as well as rock tracks "Slow An' Easy" and "Love Ain't No Stranger". All three of them gained major airplay and were eaten up by fans. Sykes was not involved in any of the song writing for 'Slide It In', though re-did some of Micky Moody's guitar work in the American remastering of the U.K. version of the album.

Three years later, thanks to radio-friendly, Zeppelin-ish songwriting and MTV friendly Tawny Kitaen's automobile acrobatics, Whitesnake became superstars with the album 'Whitesnake' (titled '1987' in Europe, and 'Serpens Albus' in Japan). Containing the U.S. smash hits "Here I Go Again", "Is This Love", "Still of the Night" and others, the album eventually sold over 10 million copies. Coverdale replaced the entire band for the subsequent tour, ditching Sykes for guitarists Adrian Vandenberg and Vivian Campbell. Also joining the band at this point were bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Tommy Aldridge.

Campbell left shortly after the tour (going on to replace Steve Clark in Def Leppard. Vandenberg, despite penning most of the material on the follow-up album, was unable to record due to a freak wrist injury. Guitar virtuoso Steve Vai was brought in to record all of the guitar parts for Slip of the Tongue, which was released in the spring of 1989. Despite going platinum, the album did not reach the stratospheric heights of Whitesnake (entitled 1987 in Europe, and Serpens Albus in Japan). With a divorce looming, and the alternative 'grunge' movement threatening to destroy the melodic rock movement, Coverdale dissolved Whitesnake.

In the late 90s, David Coverdale and Adrian Vandenberg finally recorded together again. Initially intended to be a Coverdale solo effort, the Whitesnake name was eventually attached (much like the Tony Iommi/Black Sabbath projects of the late 80s). The resulting products were a new studio album entitled Restless Heart, and the live acoustic set, Starkers In Tokyo.

In the early 2000's Coverdale relaunched Whitesnake fully with an entirely new lineup centred around guitarists Reb Beach and Doug Aldrich (previously of Winger and Lion/Dio). This Whitesnake embarked on tours across the globe, releasing the "Live In the Still of the Night" DVD and "Live... In the Shadow of the Blues" on CD in 2006. A new studio album, "Good to be Bad", was released in 2008 reaching the top 10 in the UK album charts.

Over the last few years Coverdale has been involved in a remastering project which has seen all albums from 1978's Trouble, to 1989's Slip of the Tongue reissued with bonus material.

Whitesnake released Forevermore, on March 25, 2011 in Europe, and on the 29th in North America. They have released a number of scheduled 2011 tour dates on their website, with six scheduled UK tour dates and other European dates. In February 2011, Whitesnake was announced as one of the headliners to play the annual Rocklahoma festival in Pryor, Oklahoma, on Memorial Day weekend. A digital single for the song 'Love Will Set You Free' was released, along with a video for the song, on February 21.
The album Forevermore was released as a special edition 'Snakepack' through Classic Rock magazine on 25 March, a full 3 weeks before its commercial release. The fan pack includes the full, official new album Forevermore, a 132-page magazine, poster and pin badge. On 20 March 2011, Whitesnake announced that Brian Ruedy would play keyboards on the Forevermore World Tour.
The album did not chart highly upon its official release in the UK (number 33, possibly due to the copies released as part of the aforementioned Classic Rock Snakepack, which are not eligible for the charts). It did, however, show signs of Whitesnake's slow rebuild of support in the US with the album charting at number 49 - the band's highest charting album since the 80s.

Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach are Whitesnake longest standing guitar players, both being in the band 10 years by 2012.

Website: http://www.whitesnake.com/



Song lyric Here I Go Again HERE I GO AGAIN Whitesnake
Song lyric Is This Love IS THIS LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Still Of The Night STILL OF THE NIGHT Whitesnake
Song lyric Fool For Your Loving FOOL FOR YOUR LOVING Whitesnake
Song lyric Love Ain't No Stranger LOVE AIN'T NO STRANGER Whitesnake
Song lyric Crying In The Rain CRYING IN THE RAIN Whitesnake
Song lyric The Deeper The Love THE DEEPER THE LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Slide It In SLIDE IT IN Whitesnake
Song lyric Now You're Gone NOW YOU'RE GONE Whitesnake
Song lyric Give Me All Your Love GIVE ME ALL YOUR LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Looking For Love LOOKING FOR LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Slow An' Easy SLOW AN' EASY Whitesnake
Song lyric Judgement Day JUDGEMENT DAY Whitesnake
Song lyric Bad Boys BAD BOYS Whitesnake
Song lyric Don't Break My Heart Again DON'T BREAK MY HEART AGAIN Whitesnake
Song lyric Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City AIN'T NO LOVE IN THE HEART OF THE CITY Whitesnake
Song lyric You're Gonna Break My Heart Again YOU'RE GONNA BREAK MY HEART AGAIN Whitesnake
Song lyric Guilty Of Love GUILTY OF LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Children Of The Night CHILDREN OF THE NIGHT Whitesnake
Song lyric Straight For The Heart STRAIGHT FOR THE HEART Whitesnake
Song lyric Sailing Ships SAILING SHIPS Whitesnake
Song lyric Too Many Tears TOO MANY TEARS Whitesnake
Song lyric Ready An' Willing READY AN' WILLING Whitesnake
Song lyric Would I Lie To You WOULD I LIE TO YOU Whitesnake
Song lyric Don't Turn Away DON'T TURN AWAY Whitesnake
Song lyric Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues WALKING IN THE SHADOW OF THE BLUES Whitesnake
Song lyric Give Me More Time GIVE ME MORE TIME Whitesnake
Song lyric Standing In The Shadow STANDING IN THE SHADOW Whitesnake
Song lyric Here I Go Again '87 HERE I GO AGAIN '87 Whitesnake
Song lyric We Wish You Well WE WISH YOU WELL Whitesnake
Song lyric Gambler GAMBLER Whitesnake
Song lyric Slip Of The Tongue SLIP OF THE TONGUE Whitesnake
Song lyric Sweet Talker SWEET TALKER Whitesnake
Song lyric Long Way From Home LONG WAY FROM HOME Whitesnake
Song lyric Blindman BLINDMAN Whitesnake
Song lyric Don't Fade Away DON'T FADE AWAY Whitesnake
Song lyric Wings Of The Storm WINGS OF THE STORM Whitesnake
Song lyric Love Hunter LOVE HUNTER Whitesnake
Song lyric Ain't Gonna Cry No More AIN'T GONNA CRY NO MORE Whitesnake
Song lyric Sweet Lady Luck SWEET LADY LUCK Whitesnake
Song lyric All I Want All I Need ALL I WANT ALL I NEED Whitesnake
Song lyric All I Want Is You ALL I WANT IS YOU Whitesnake
Song lyric All In The Name Of Love ALL IN THE NAME OF LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric All Or Nothing ALL OR NOTHING Whitesnake
Song lyric Anything You Want ANYTHING YOU WANT Whitesnake
Song lyric Black and Blue BLACK AND BLUE Whitesnake
Song lyric Bloody Luxury BLOODY LUXURY Whitesnake
Song lyric Bloody Mary BLOODY MARY Whitesnake
Song lyric Breakdown BREAKDOWN Whitesnake
Song lyric Burn BURN Whitesnake
Song lyric Can't Do Right For Doing Wrong CAN'T DO RIGHT FOR DOING WRONG Whitesnake
Song lyric Can't Go On CAN'T GO ON Whitesnake
Song lyric Can't Stop Now CAN'T STOP NOW Whitesnake
Song lyric Carry Your Load CARRY YOUR LOAD Whitesnake
Song lyric Cheap An' Nasty CHEAP AN' NASTY Whitesnake
Song lyric Child of Babylon CHILD OF BABYLON Whitesnake
Song lyric Come An' Get It COME AN' GET IT Whitesnake
Song lyric Come On COME ON Whitesnake
Song lyric Crying CRYING Whitesnake
Song lyric Dancing Girls DANCING GIRLS Whitesnake
Song lyric Day Tripper DAY TRIPPER Whitesnake
Song lyric Dog DOG Whitesnake
Song lyric Dogs in the Street DOGS IN THE STREET Whitesnake
Song lyric Don't Mess With Me DON'T MESS WITH ME Whitesnake
Song lyric Evil Ways EVIL WAYS Whitesnake
Song lyric Eye of the Tiger EYE OF THE TIGER Whitesnake
Song lyric Fare Thee Well FARE THEE WELL Whitesnake
Song lyric Fool For Your Love 
FOOL FOR YOUR LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Forevermore FOREVERMORE Whitesnake
Song lyric Free Flight FREE FLIGHT Whitesnake
Song lyric Girl GIRL Whitesnake
Song lyric Good To See You Again GOOD TO SEE YOU AGAIN Whitesnake
Song lyric Heart Of Stone HEART OF STONE Whitesnake
Song lyric Help Me Thro' The Day HELP ME THRO' THE DAY Whitesnake
Song lyric Hit An' Run HIT AN' RUN Whitesnake
Song lyric Hot Stuff HOT STUFF Whitesnake
Song lyric Hungry For Love HUNGRY FOR LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric If You Want Me IF YOU WANT ME Whitesnake
Song lyric Is This Love 
IS THIS LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Is This Love? IS THIS LOVE? Whitesnake
Song lyric Judgment Day JUDGMENT DAY Whitesnake
Song lyric Keep On Giving Me Love KEEP ON GIVING ME LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Kittens Got Claws KITTENS GOT CLAWS Whitesnake
Song lyric Lie Down (A Modern Love Song) LIE DOWN (A MODERN LOVE SONG) Whitesnake
Song lyric Lonely Days, Lonely Nights LONELY DAYS, LONELY NIGHTS Whitesnake
Song lyric Love An' Affection LOVE AN' AFFECTION Whitesnake
Song lyric Love Man LOVE MAN Whitesnake
Song lyric Love To Keep You Warm LOVE TO KEEP YOU WARM Whitesnake
Song lyric Lovehunter LOVEHUNTER Whitesnake
Song lyric Mean Business MEAN BUSINESS Whitesnake
Song lyric Medicine Man MEDICINE MAN Whitesnake
Song lyric Might Just Take Your Life MIGHT JUST TAKE YOUR LIFE Whitesnake
Song lyric Mistreated MISTREATED Whitesnake
Song lyric Nighthawk (vampire Blues) NIGHTHAWK (VAMPIRE BLUES) Whitesnake
Song lyric Only My Soul ONLY MY SOUL Whitesnake
Song lyric Outlaw OUTLAW Whitesnake
Song lyric Queen Of Hearts QUEEN OF HEARTS Whitesnake
Song lyric Restless Heart RESTLESS HEART Whitesnake
Song lyric Rock 'n' Roll Angels ROCK 'N' ROLL ANGELS Whitesnake
Song lyric Rock 'n' Roll Women ROCK 'N' ROLL WOMEN Whitesnake
Song lyric Rock An' Roll Angels ROCK AN' ROLL ANGELS Whitesnake
Song lyric Rough An' Ready ROUGH AN' READY Whitesnake
Song lyric Saints An' Sinners SAINTS AN' SINNERS Whitesnake
Song lyric Shake My Tree SHAKE MY TREE Whitesnake
Song lyric She's A Woman SHE'S A WOMAN Whitesnake
Song lyric Shut Up & Kiss Me SHUT UP & KISS ME Whitesnake
Song lyric Slip Of The Tounge SLIP OF THE TOUNGE Whitesnake
Song lyric Slow 'n' Easy SLOW 'N' EASY Whitesnake
Song lyric Slow Poke Music SLOW POKE MUSIC Whitesnake
Song lyric Soldier Of Fortune SOLDIER OF FORTUNE Whitesnake
Song lyric Spit It Out SPIT IT OUT Whitesnake
Song lyric Stay With Me STAY WITH ME Whitesnake
Song lyric Steal Away STEAL AWAY Whitesnake
Song lyric Stormbringer STORMBRINGER Whitesnake
Song lyric Take Me Back Again TAKE ME BACK AGAIN Whitesnake
Song lyric Take Me With You TAKE ME WITH YOU Whitesnake
Song lyric The Time Is Right For Love THE TIME IS RIGHT FOR LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Till The Day I Die TILL THE DAY I DIE Whitesnake
Song lyric Trouble TROUBLE Whitesnake
Song lyric Trouble Is Your Middle Name TROUBLE IS YOUR MIDDLE NAME Whitesnake
Song lyric Victim Of Love VICTIM OF LOVE Whitesnake
Song lyric Wine Women and Song WINE WOMEN AND SONG Whitesnake
Song lyric Wine, Women 'n' Song WINE, WOMEN 'N' SONG Whitesnake
Song lyric Wine, Women An' Song WINE, WOMEN AN' SONG Whitesnake
Song lyric Woman Trouble Blues WOMAN TROUBLE BLUES Whitesnake
Song lyric You 'n' Me YOU 'N' ME Whitesnake
Song lyric You're So Fine YOU'RE SO FINE Whitesnake
Song lyric Young Blood YOUNG BLOOD Whitesnake
Song lyric Your Precious Love YOUR PRECIOUS LOVE Whitesnake