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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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Album review: TYGERS OF PAN TANG – The MCA Years

TYGERS OF PAN TANG - The MCA Years

Caroline International [Release date 19.12.16] 5-CD box set Formed in the north east of England in the late-70s, Tygers Of Pan Tang were part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, and achieved moderate success, including the minor hit … Continue reading

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Book review: Sail Away Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage by Martin Popoff

Sail Away: Whitesnake

Soundcheck Books www.soundcheckbooks.co.uk Martin Popoff has written a few books in his time, this is his 45th, and this one covers Whitesnake up to and including their hair metal years. The author has some interesting insight from recent interviews with … 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: DEREK SHERINIAN – Reissues (Inertia,Black Utopia,Mythology,Blood Of The Snake,Molecular Heinosity)

Derek Sherinian - Inertia

Armoury Records (re-issues) [Release date 10.02.14] Sherinian came to wider attention with Dream Theater in 1994 and since he left that band in 1999 the volume of his session work has grown along with stints in Black Country Communion and … Continue reading

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Album review: THIN LIZZY – Renegade & Thunder And Lightning

Thin Lizzy - Renegade

Universal [Release date 23.09.13] Universal complete their remastering of the Thin Lizzy’s studio albums with Renegade and Thunder And Lightning. And while this period is often criticised for the direction changes (pop and metal) and performance, with production, line-up changes … Continue reading

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