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Deep Cuts: Vivian Campbell

Posted by Morgan Ywain Evans on Thursday, January 16, 2014 at 5:36 AM (PST)

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Is there a name in metal and hard rock more fun to say in a fake British accent or L.A. A&R rep voice than “Mr. Vivian Campbell”? Seriously, it just sounds like the dude is supposed to be a rock hero from the 80’s…which he is. For the 5th and long overdue “Deep Cuts” we are gonna focus on Def Leppard, Dio and Whitesnake veteran guitarist Vivian Campbell. In November the Vivster announced he is in remission from Hodgkin’s Lymphoma and so here’s some positive vibes sent his way.

If you don’t like Def Leppard (“Die Hard The Hunter” rules, even if it was pre-Viv) you are a whiny little death metal brat with smelly socks, probably. But you must admit Vivian’s tenure with Dio is legend.

So, we haven’t done a “Deep Cuts” installment over here at MR for awhile (and I do get asked about them). The last one on King Diamond was about a year ago! What have I been doing? Well, I think I was busy getting laid or actually listening to newer music and being a workaholic. Now that I am single and alone again (not a Dokken reference), I have more useless free time to write about things like Vivian Campbell’s career (sure to get my wick wet in no time).

Anyway, here are three deep cuts of rad Vivian-ness for ya! Click HERE!

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Album Review: Whitesnake – “Forevermore”

Posted by jillettinger on Sunday, April 3, 2011 at 4:59 PM (PST)

It’s been a quarter century since Tawny Kitean heaved and slithered herself all over the hoods of  cars in the video for “Here I Go Again” by then boyfriend, David Coverdale’s band, Whitesnake. While much has changed in the world since ’87, much remains the same if you happen to be David Coverdale (including his Rod Stewart-Tina Turner hairdo).

The heyday of hair metal has seen its share of strange incarnations as the declining music industry hit the reset button and interests turned towards the Gagas and Beibers of the world. 1980’s heavy metalers are more likely to turn up on reality television than on today’s charts, even despite the fact that some are still releasing great records.

Enter Whitesnake, the iconic sex-is-music-and-music-is-metal revelers of 1980s spandex glory days with their latest manifestation on Forevermore (Frontiers Records). Whether here to keep the fire burning, or letting off one last brilliant spark before the end, they are indeed back. (Read the rest of the review here.)

David Coverdale, the shaggy-haired frontman of 80’s glam metal band, Whitesnake, appeared on the radio show “Rockline” with host Bob Coburn on March 30th to discuss the band’s latest album, “Forevermore”, which was released on March 29th on Frontier Records. Fans can listen to the interview now available on the Rockline Radio’s Web site.

“Forevermore” is the follow up to 2008’s “Good to be Bad” and is consistent with their signature bluesy, rootsy,  metal-infused rock ‘n roll the band is known for. Recorded, produced and mixed by Los Bros Brutalos (Coverdale, guitarist Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre), the album is available as a single CD, double vinyl LP, as a CD/DVD combo, which features the video for “Love Will Set You Free” and bonus tracks on the CD, or a special limited edition box set with CD, DVD, LP and poster, sticker and cover litho.

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WhitesnakeKeyboard player Brian Ruedy, who has previously worked with nu-metallers Korn, is teaming up with the British Glam Metal institution, Whitesnake, for the band’s 2011 world tour promoting their new album “Forevermore”.

“I am honored and privileged to be part of the Whitesnake Family. It’s an incredible opportunity,” says Ruedy and adds that he hopes to bring “new sounds and flavors” to the Whitesnake-repertoire.

Check out Whitesnake’s website for tour dates, and judge Ruedy’s add-ons for yourself.

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Free Download… Free signed Guitar!!!

Posted by BlairWaterous on Wednesday, February 16, 2011 at 10:27 AM (PST)

English rock band, Whitesnake, is offering you a chance to win David Coverdale’s signed Mini Martin Guitar!

All you have to do is download the Free “Love Will Set You Free” MP3 or pre-order their new album at the bands website, and you will be entered for a chance to win David’s own Mini Martin guitar used in the actual recording of “Forevermore”!

Sweet deal right?

The bands newest studio album, “Forevermore” is set to release March 25 via Frontiers Records.

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Whitesnake have released the music video for the first single off their upcoming album “Forevermore.” Click here to watch the video for “Love Will Set You Free.”

“Forevermore” is set to be released March 29th in the states (March 25th in Europe) via Frontiers Records.

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Whitesnake keyboardist Timothy Drury leaves band for solo career

Posted by Lucas Riot on Tuesday, September 14, 2010 at 2:42 PM (PST)

WhitesnakeWhitesnake have announced keyboardist Timothy Drury is leaving the band to pursue a solo career.  The news comes just weeks after the band announced their new bass player Michael Devin.  Timothy Drury’s full statement is available on whitesnake.com.

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Whitesnake announces new bass player/vocalist Michael Devin

Posted by Lucas Riot on Sunday, August 22, 2010 at 4:58 PM (PST)

WhitesnakeAfter months of speculation, Whitesnake are thrilled to announce their new bass player/singer… 35 year old Michael Devin.  Recently Michael has been playing with Lynch Mob with new Whitesnake drummer, Brian Tichy.  This completes the new Whitesnake line-up & Michael will be featured on their new album, alongside guitarists Doug Aldrich & Reb Beach & keyboardist Timothy Drury.

Michael Devin says… “It’s an honor to be welcomed into the Whitesnake family. I’m a big fan. Whitesnake is notorious for exciting musicianship, David’s history is rich, and I’m very proud to be here.”

The album is currently being recorded for release on the Frontiers label in early 2011. The band will be also returning to touring in support of the new album’s release.

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