Tag Archives: Whitesnake

Gig review: BURNING RAIN – Camden Underworld, London, 6 April 2019

BURNING RAIN - Camden Underworld, London, 6 April 2019

And now for something slightly different. While many of their contemporaries seem to constantly tour, Burning Rain have a rather chequered career with a low profile in the UK. They have only released four albums over a 20 year period, … 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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EP review: ANIMAL DRIVE – Back To The Roots

Fronters [Release date 05.04.19] Following their well-received 2018 debut, and to give impatient fans something ahead of a promised new album, Croatian hard rockers Animal Drive have recorded a covers EP. The four-track EP comprises covers of Roxette’s ‘The Look’, … Continue reading

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Album review: JOHN DIVA & THE ROCKETS OF LOVE – Mama Said Rock Is Dead

SPV/Steamhammer [Release date 08.02.19] Bouncy anthemic keyboards, smooth melodic riffs and catchy sing-along choruses John Diva & The Rockets of Love celebrate and take their cues from that mid-80s era of rock when the likes of Van Halen, Whitesnake (the … Continue reading

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Album review: DORO – Forever Warriors, Forever United

DORO - Forever Warriors, Forever United

Nuclear Blast [Release date 17.08.18] Doro Pesch celebrates thirty five years in metal with the release of her twentieth album and to mark this special occasion it is a double album called Forever Warriors, Forever United.  Her band remains that of guitarists … Continue reading

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Album review: COZY POWELL – The Polydor Years

COZY POWELL - The Polydor Years

Caroline International [Release date 25.08.17] Drummer extraordinaire Cozy Powell is one of the biggest hitters in the hard rock word, making his name with Jeff Beck, Rainbow, Whitesnake, MSG, Black Sabbath, and Brian May; just before he died in 1998 … Continue reading

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Album review: KING KING – Exile & Grace

King King - Exile & Grace

Manhaton [Release date 06.10.17] King King’s ‘Exile & Grace’ doesn’t so much attempt reinvent the wheel, as musically re-market old wine in new bottles. For while the CD comes stamped through with the band’s signature sound – sharp riffs, boisterous … Continue reading

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Gig review: INGLORIOUS – Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

INGLORIOUS - Islington Academy, London, 19 May 2017

Inglorious’ star is rising nicely – little over a year after their debut album had them voted best newcomers in many end of year polls, and after a series of high profile touring opportunities, they have swiftly followed up with … Continue reading

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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, London,14 May 2017

Progressively Snakecharmer are leaving behind their origins, celebrating old-school Whitesnake, in the same way Black Star Riders are laying aside the ghost of Thin Lizzy. Four years after the release of their excellent self-titled and self-penned album, this was my … Continue reading

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Album review: JON LORD – Reissues (Gemini Suite/Before I Forget)

JON LORD - Gemini Suite

Gemini Suite [Release date 09.12.16] Before I Forget [Release date 27.01.17] It is perhaps sometimes overlooked, but Jon Lord left a quiet legacy of solo albums even though for most of his career he laboured in the gargantuan shadow of … Continue reading

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Gig review: TNT – Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

TNT - Union Scene, Drammen, Norway – 14 January 2017

When first informed about Norwegian band TNT’s upcoming 30th anniversary tour of ‘Tell No Tales’ featuring the return of the U.S. born Tony Harnell on vocals following his brief stint in Skid Row, I realised the only way I would … Continue reading

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Album review: STEFAN BERGGREN – Stranger In A Strange Land

Pride & Joy Music [Release date 28.10.16] Stefan Berggren has fronted a few bands in his time, most notably Snakes In Paradise (who return next year with a new album on the Frontiers label) and Company Of Snakes, plus he … 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: BERNIE MARSDEN – The Horn, St Albans, 8 June 2016

BERNIE MARSDEN- The Horn, St Albans, 8 June 2016

The back room of a Hertfordshire pub, which is also one of the South-East’s longest running music venues, was the unlikely setting for a one off date with guitarist Bernie Marsden, shaking off his jetlag from a trip to the … Continue reading

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Album review: SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco

SUPERSONIC BLUES MACHINE – West Of Flushing, South Of Frisco

Provogue [Release date 26.02.16] In terms of their name alone, Supersonic Blues Machine, has a lot to live up to. Based around the power trio of bassist, producer and songwriter Fabrizio Grossi, guitarist and earthy vocalist Lance Lopez and drummer … 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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Gig review: SNAKECHARMER – Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

SNAKECHARMER - Islington Academy, 13 November 2015

None of us knew it at the time, but Snakecharmer’s winter tour, including this London date, proved to be Micky Moody’s farewell to the band, leaving them in a state of flux. On the night however it was a night … Continue reading

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Gig review: GLENN HUGHES, Club Academy, Manchester, 29 October 2015

GLENN HUGHES, Club Academy, Manchester, 29 October 2015

Get Ready to ROCK!’s Pete Feenstra chatted to Glenn Hughes shortly before the start of his UK tour in October 2015.  This hour special includes a selection of tracks from Glenn’s solo and band/project albums. He’s a real trooper is … Continue reading

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Album review: DEVIL CITY ANGELS

Devil City Angels

Century Media [Release date 11.09.15] You may hear that Devil City Angels comprises of members of L.A Guns, Cinderella and Poison and think ”oh great, yet another super group”, and yet this time the band really may be on to … 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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