Tag Archives: David Coverdale

Album review: WHITESNAKE – Slip Of The Tongue

WHITESNAKE - Slip Of The Tongue

Rhino (2LP) [Release date 04.10.19] After the success (and continued line-up shake-ups) of 1987’s Whitesnake album, which when eight times Platinum in the US alone, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale took the band’s look and direction a stage further … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE – Flesh & Blood

WHITESNAKE - Flesh & Blood

Frontiers [Release date 10.05.19] You have to hand it to Mr. Coverdale.  He could be forgiven, at the age of 67, for retiring to his Nevada estate contemplating his career and his royalty cheques.  But, no, even though this is … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE – Slide It In

35th Anniversary Edition Parlophone/Rhino [Release date 08.03.19] Back when Whitesnake were a British classic rock band, former Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale fronted a solid blues rock band of class musicians. Formed in the late 70s, the mid 80s saw … Continue reading

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Gig review: GLENN HUGHES – Electric Ballroom, London, 15 October 2018

GLENN HUGHES - Electric Ballroom, London, 15 October 2018

For many years, high on my diminishing bucket list was a reformation of Mark 3 Deep Purple, from the years when the contrasting vocal talents of David Coverdale and Glenn Hughes revitalised the band, throwing fresh soul, blues and funk … Continue reading

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Gig review: MALONE SIBUN BAND/Lethbridge Owen Band – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 23 March 2018

MALONE SIBUN BAND – Boom Boom Club, Sutton, 23 March 2018

The Malone Sibun Band might not win any medals for the originality of their name, but musically they surpass all expectations with a perfect blend of kick-ass, but soulful rocking blues. They perfectly balance the explosive guitarist Innes Sibun with … Continue reading

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DVD review: DEEP PURPLE – California Jam 1974

DEEP PURPLE - California Jam 1974

earMUSIC [Release date 09.12.16] I was beginning to think that ‘remastering’ is a marketing ‘con’ and not about bringing consumers a truly superior product.  After all, is it really possible to make a sow’s purse out of a pig’s ear … Continue reading

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Gig review: RAMBLIN’ MAN FAIR – Mote Park, Maidstone, 23 July 2016 (Day 1)

Whitesnake - RAMBLIN

This festival is now into its second year, having proved a hit in 2015 and was back with a bang this Summer, packing an eclectic bill of depth and quality across four stages and two days. Mote Park lies on … Continue reading

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Gig review: DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

DEF LEPPARD/ WHITESNAKE, Hydro, Glasgow, 10 December 2015

This run of shows must be one of the most hotly anticipated of 2015. A double header of Def Leppard and Whitesnake with Black Star Riders along as support, it promised an evening of classic rock heaven. Horrendous traffic (2.5 … Continue reading

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Album review: JOEL HOEKSTRA’S 13 – Dying To Live

JOEL HOEKSTRA

Frontiers [Release date 16.10.15] www.joelhoekstra.com Current Whitesnake and former Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra has released a handful of instrumental only solo albums and this time he’s gone for vocals. He’s not the singer, instead we have two vocal giants … Continue reading

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Album review: DELTA DEEP – Delta Deep

DELTA DEEP - Delta Deep

[Release date 23.06.15] I usually approach solo projects by artists from established bands with some degree of skepticism but Phil Collen has led me to re-appraise that approach. I think that’s because the songs on this exceptional album came out … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE- The Purple Album

WHITESNAKE- The Purple Album

Frontiers Records [Release date 18.05.15] When news came out earlier this year that the new Whitesnake project that had been kept under wraps was to comprise re-recordings of Mark 3 and 4 Deep Purple songs  I had mixed feelings, to … Continue reading

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News: WHITESNAKE, JOHN LODGE, JETTBLACK – Wednesday 25 February 2015

Whitesnake - Manchester MEN,23 May 2013

Whitesnake release ‘The Purple Album’ on May 15th on Frontiers. It contains re-workings of Deep Purple songs from David Coverdale’s time in the band. Moody Blues member John Lodge releases his second solo album ’10,000 Light Years Ago’ on 4th … Continue reading

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Album review: WHITESNAKE – Live In ’84 Back To The Bone

Whitesnake - Back To The Bone

Frontiers www.frontiers.it [Released 07.11.14] Here’s a song for ya. 1984 was a good year for British rock music – and is surely epitomised by Whitesnake’s Slide It In. OK, I’m biased, possibly, but Slide It In is by far my … Continue reading

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Album review: DEEP PURPLE – Live In Graz 1975

Deep Purple - Live In Graz 1975

The Official Deep Purple (Overseas) Live Series earMUSIC [Release date 15.09.14] If you didn’t know the story you may be surprised that less than three months after this recording the Mark III version of Purple split, Blackmore continuing with Rainbow … Continue reading

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Album review: BERNIE MARSDEN – Shine

Bernie Marsden - Shine

Provogue [Release date 18.08.14] Bernie Marsden’s ‘Shine’ explores a wide ranging musical horizon including a cleverly updated blues, slick AOR, kick ass boogie, riff driven and twin guitar rock, a steaming bluesy shuffle and a book-ended instrumental. By his own … Continue reading

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Album review: VANDENBERG’S MOONKINGS – Vandenberg’s Moonkings

Vandenberg

Mascot Records [Release Date: 24.02.14] Adrian Vandenberg is back! The man responsible for the sensational guitar solo in Whitesnake’s all time classic “Here I Go Again” and whose collaboration with David Coverdale built the foundations for the amazing “Slip Of … Continue reading

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Rock stars: Interview with Adrian Vandenberg (Vandenberg’s Moonkings) – 22 January 2014

Adrian Vandenberg

Interviews are promotional tools that not all musicians are that keen on, so I often find it a challenge to engage the interviewee and extract some decent answers to those all-important questions we all have. Well, on the early evening … Continue reading

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News: VANDENBERG’s MOONKINGS announce their debut album and two UK dates in April

Vandenberg’s MoonKings debut album ‘MoonKings’, the first release from Adrian Vandenberg in 16 years, will be released on 24th February 2014 through Mascot Records.  For an appetizer, check out the band recording ‘Lust And Lie’s at the famous Wisseloord Studios … Continue reading

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News: Get Ready to ROCK! Radio – December 2013 Highlights

Get Ready to ROCK! Radio

December 2013 Highlights More information at the dedicated website All times, GMT Throughout December, a chance to hear again highlights from some of our 2013 shows. We’ll also be inviting listeners (and readers!) to vote for their favourite album and … Continue reading

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Gig review: JOURNEY, WHITESNAKE, Wembley Arena, 28 May 2013

Thunder - Manchester MEN, 23 May 2013 - Photo by Steve Goudie

The package tours of two or three bands with similar appeal, popular in America for so many years, are now a regular feature in the UK.  Journey were last here on an AOR triple bill with Foreigner and Styx two … Continue reading

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