Exclusive Interview with Doug Aldrich (Guitars) (Whitesnake, Dio, Burning Rain)


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 Interviewed by Mark Dean (Journalist/Writer/Contributor) Myglobalmind Webzine


Exclusive Interview with Doug Aldrich (Guitars) (Whitesnake, Dio, Burning Rain) by Myglobalmind Webzine on Mixcloud

Frontiers Records will release bluesy hard rockers BURNING RAIN’s third studio album, “Epic Obsession”, on May 21 in North America.

BURNING RAIN was founded by current WHITESNAKE axeman Doug Aldrich together with singer Keith St. John (ex-MONTROSE). The lineup for the new album is rounded out by Sean McNabb (QUIET RIOT, DOKKEN, HOUSE OF LORDS) on bass and Matt Starr (ACE FREHLEY) on drums.

“Epic Obsession” comes after a long hiatus from the release of the band’s second album, “Pleasure To Burn”, in 2000.

Of “Epic Obsession”, Aldrich commented, “I think we have a good batch of songs that will stand up. It’s a melodic blues rock approach to the sound. It’s really the only thing I have done outside of WHITESNAKE in the last ten years.”

“Epic Obsession” track listing:


01. Sweet Little Baby Thing

02. The Cure

03. Till You Die

04. Heaven Gets Me By

05. Pray Out Loud

06. Our Time Is Gonna Come

07. Too Hard To Break

08. My Lust Your Fate

09. Made For Your Heart

10. Ride The Monkey

11. Out In The Cold Again

12. When Can I Believe In Love

13. Kashmir *

14. Heaven Gets Me By (acoustic version) *


* Bonus tracks


Frontiers Records will also reissue the long-out-of-print first two albums from BURNING RAIN, the self-titled debut (released in 1999) and the aforementioned “Pleasure To Burn”. Both LPs will be repackaged and remastered and will contain two added bonus tracks to each respective album.

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Journey, Whitesnake and Thunder appear onstage together for the first time ever as part of an eight-date UK tour that included opening night of the leg in Belfast at Live Odyssey Arena, on May 16, 2013

Journey, one of the most popular American rock bands of all time, are responsible for creating some of the best-known songs in modern music. Over the years they have gained multiple accolades – including 19 Top 40 singles, 25 Gold and Platinum albums and single ‘Don’t Stop Believin’’ holding the #1 digital catalogue song in history.

Co-headlining the 2013 tour are the legendary Whitesnake who carry a rightful & righteous reputation as one of the world’s leading rock’n’roll bands. Founded and formed by Deep Purple singer David Coverdale, the band have earned multi-platinum albums and multiple top 10 hits worldwide, including 2 number 1 singles with ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ as well as the unforgettable hammer of ‘Still Of The Night’. 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 2013, with plans to release a live DVD ahead of the tour as well as a double album. “Unfinished business…”as Coverdale says slyly. “We all wanted the last tour to continue as we got closer to the end…After a year in the studio we’re ready to rock on stage again…We’re coming back for more…”

Harnessing Coverdale’s blues and soul roots & fueled by incendiary guitarists Doug Aldrich & Reb Beach you have all the elements needed to shape the ‘Snake’s hard rock identity.

Special guests Thunder will also be joining the UK dates. In 2009 the band went their separate ways, only to return in 2011 for a triumphant live performance at the High Voltage festival in London, followed by 2 sell out Christmas shows. Thunder returned for another two sell-out Christmas shows in 2012, with the date first selling out in just 6 hours.

Source: Official Press Release


Journey, Whitesnake, Thunder UK tour 2013

May 18: Glasgow SECC

May 20: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena

May 22: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena

May 23: Manchester Arena

May 25: Nottingham Capital FM Arena

May 26: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena

May 28: Birmingham LG Arena

May 29: London Wembley Arena

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