When ‘Slip of the Tongue’ arrived in stores on Nov. 18, 1989, Whitesnake’s career had never been so healthy, thanks to recent platinum sales, smash hits and sold-out tours.
With the release of Whitesnake’s second album, ‘Lovehunter,’ in October 1979, the new band featuring erstwhile Deep Purple vocalist David Coverdale and organist Jon Lord could no longer be ignored.
Whitesnake will release 'Live in '84 - Back to the Bone' as a DVD on Nov. 11.
Joel Hoekstra is leaving Night Ranger to join Whitesnake. Hoesktra, who originally took over for founding second guitarist Jeff Watson in 2008, replaces the departed Doug Aldrich in David Coverdale's group.
The veteran guitarist has left Whitesnake after 11 years.
Despite its far-from-stellar sales, Whitesnake’s sixth album, ‘Slide It In,’ which came out in late January 1984, is unquestionably the most pivotal record of the group’s long and storied career. It exists in two significantly different versions, due to a curious sequence of events that wound up drawing a clear line in the sand that, to this day, segregates the British band’s career into two, distinct periods: before and after its U.S. conquest, bluesy heavy rock instead of hair-metal and brunette vs. peroxide.