About three days later my landlord told me that I wasn't allowed to play "Here I Go Again," by Whitesnake at full volume at 3AM every morning. I politely said, "Well, what the hell time of day can I blast Whitesnake?!"
I called Derek back and asked if he liked Whitesnake. He said he didn't, but I assumed he was lying. I mean who the hell doesn't like Whitesnake?
— House of Shadows by Mat Stevens
Whitesnake is a hard rock band hailing from England that was formed in 1977.
The current members of the band are:
- David Coverdale - lead vocals (1976—1982, 1982—1991, 1994, 1997—1998, 2002—present)
- Doug Aldrich - guitars (2002—present)
- Reb Beach (who splits his time between this band and Winger) - guitars (2002—present)
- Michael Devin - bass (2010—present),
- Brian Ruedy - keyboards (2010—present)
- Brian Tichy - drums (2010—present)
The band started in North Yorkshire, England. The style was primarily blues rock (or progressive R&B as they liked to call it) for quite a while. They were often compared to Deep Purple
— David Coverdale being formerly of that band, and long-running Deep Purple members Jon Lord and Ian Paice being in the first few lineups. After Moody was replaced with a guitarist from Thin Lizzy
, the band moved into playing a more commercially driven, slick sort of hard rock while never quite leaving their heavy metal roots behind.
Some of their most famous songs are "Is This Love", "Here I Go Again", and "Still Of The Night".Also, it's Lois Lane's favorite band. C'mon.
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