“It was certainly not part of my agenda, but I really couldn’t be happier,” Coverdale says of the twists of fate that prompted him to revisit the Purple catalog. “It looked just like a cosmic plan, like God’s chessboard moving the pieces into place.”
Shortly after Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord died in 2012, Whitesnake vocalist—and former Deep Purple frontman—David Coverdale reached out to guitarist Ritchie Blackmore about the possibility of working on a project together in Lord’s honor.
Whitesnake are streaming their new version of “Burn,” which started its life as the title track for a 1974 Deep Purple album featuring Whitesnake's David Coverdale on vocals. Coverdale was a member of Deep Purple from 1973 to 1976 and released three albums with the band — Burn, Stormbringer (both 1974) and Come Taste the Band (1975).
Today, GuitarWorld.com presents the exclusive premiere of a new music video by Bernie Marsden. The track — "Trouble" is from Marsden's new album, Shine, which was released September 30 through Mascot Label Group's Provogue Records — features David Coverdale on vocals. It also happens to be a reworking of the title track from Whitesnake's 1978 debut album.
Who doesn’t like a power ballad, that soft underbelly of a hard rocker, rarely seen in the light of day? You’ve probably heard the story…the power ballad is often the biggest hit for heavier bands, opening their music up to the love-song loving masses.
It was recently announced that Hoekstra would be leaving his gig with Night Ranger to become the new guitarist in Whitesnake, replacing departing guitarist Doug Aldrich. Hoekstra’s seven-year tenure with Night Ranger included three critically acclaimed albums and tours, not to mention being part of a killer one-two punch with guitar great Brad Gillis.
I woke up this morning to some very good news. John Sykes just updated his official Facebook page. It looks like he's working on a new album that will hopefully be released soon. For those of you who know Sykes, you already know he is a phenomenal guitar player, singer and songwriter. For those who don't, here's a quick history lesson.
Tonight, April 30, Doug Aldrich of Whitesnake will perform a tribute to Ronnie Montrose at Iridium Jazz Club in New York City. You can check out the live webcast by following this link. Shows are at 8 and 10 p.m. EST.