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.
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.
Before Whitesnake became platinum-selling, MTV-ruling glam rockers seemingly overnight in the late-'80s, the band led by legendary singer David Coverdale had already enjoyed a long and highly respected career overseas, if not so much A
Like a drifter, he was born to release live Whitesnake records, so here he goes again: Just a little over two months after announcing Whitesnake's upcoming 'Made in Japan' concert LP, David Coverdale has revealed plans to follow it up with another one, 'Made in Britain.'
Whitesnake has packaged hits and outtakes, along with rare acoustic versions of popular songs on 'Made in Japan,' a live CD/DVD to be made available on April 23. The band announced that the Oct. 11, 2011 show from the Loud Park festival at the Saitama Super Arena will be packaged in its entirety. Previously fans could only see and hear highlights on Japanese television.
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