Coming on stage to the backing tape of ‘My Generation’ by another institution The Who, with the immortal line “I hope I die before I get old”, it has to be said that Sir David of Coverdale is looking quite spritely.
Rick Warwick, an inspired choice for front-man of BSR shows just why they should be playing arenas with Def Leppard and Whitesnake.
Last year a grey cloud hung over the Whitesnake camp following the departure of guitarist Doug Aldrich. Thankfully, a year on that cloud has turned to a healthy purple glow, thanks to some prompting from David Coverdale’s’ missus. What had started as a possible Blackmore/Coverdale venture, eventually collapsed and the legendary vocalist was ready to let it go. But wife Cindy intervened, and hubby done as he was told. And The Purple Album is now reborn and ready to fly. Back in 1973 Coverdale was given the hugely daunting task of replacing the irreplaceable Ian Gillian in Deep Purple.
Adrian Vandenberg made his name with Vandenberg, and the song ‘Burning Heart’ and gained further international recognition as a world class guitarist when he joined Whitesnake, co-writing with David Coverdale many of its hit singles, like ‘The Deeper The Love’ and ‘Now You’re Gone’. He also provided the 1987 guitar solo to ‘Here I Go Again’.
I feel 100%European and not American. I never really felt comfortable with that part of the eighties. It was a lot of fun,I had a lot of laughs . A little bit too Americanized, over polished and over produced all of that never really appealed to me
Interview with Marco Mendoza (Bass) (Black Star Riders)
Whitesnake at Live Odyssey Arena, Belfast, May 16, 2013
Exclusive Interview with Michael Devin (Bass) (Whitesnake)
Considering how much the bar has been raised over the last couple of years on the bluesier side of AOR with bands like the Glenn Hughes’ led BLACK COUNTRY COMMUNION blasting down venues and some of the more recent studio by groups like TEN….I have high expectations for anyone trying to one-up classic records like Slip Of The Tongue (WHITENSNAKE) or Double Vision (FOREIGNER).
On the morning after our first gig in Holland, I took us on a fairly long van journey on the wrong side of the road, it wasn’t until a car coming the other way around a round-about swerved around me that I realised we weren’t in England any more! We were all pretty ‘tired’ after the previous gig!..