“Rhythm playing is the backbone of what a guitar player is trying to say – and it’s become deeply undervalued today”: Adrian Vandenberg is back with one of this year’s biggest rock guitar albums – where melody and rhythm are king

Adrian Vandenberg poses with a Gibson Les Paul
(Image credit: Neil A. Lim Sang)

While he's long recorded under the moniker of his namesake band, Adrian Vandenberg may be best known for his time with Whitesnake in the late-'80s and into the '90s.

And while he's no longer a member of Whitesnake – and back at it again with Vandenberg in support of the band's latest record, Sin – he holds fond memories of his time alongside David Coverdale.

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Andrew Daly

Andrew Daly is an iced-coffee-addicted, oddball Telecaster-playing, alfredo pasta-loving journalist from Long Island, NY, who, in addition to being a contributing writer for Guitar World, scribes for Rock Candy, Bass Player, Total Guitar, and Classic Rock History. Andrew has interviewed favorites like Ace Frehley, Johnny Marr, Vito Bratta, Bruce Kulick, Joe Perry, Brad Whitford, Rich Robinson, and Paul Stanley, while his all-time favorite (rhythm player), Keith Richards, continues to elude him.