Album Releases Album Reviews

Whitesnake – The Purple Album Review

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.

Album Reviews

Vandenberg’s Moonkings – Vandenberg’s Moonkings Review

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’.

Interviews

Exclusive interview with Adrian Vandenberg (Guitar) (Vandenberg’s Moonkings, Vandenberg, former Whitesnake)

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

Album Reviews

Snakecharmer – Snakecharmer Review

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).