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Whatever Happened To… Whitesnake?

Browse & purchase this albumHere I Go Again – Whitesnake (1987)
This band, founded by former Deep Purple front-man David Coverdale, were a hit in their native UK for well over five years before this single & album brought them international fame. Despite various line-up changes and the on-again/off-again status of the band over the past two decades, they’ve continued to tour and record to great fanfare. In the 90’s, Coverdale collaborated with former Led Zeppelin guitarist Jimmy Page on a critically & commercially-acclaimed project. Whitesnake’s latest studio effort came out in 2011, and they’re scheduled to tour the UK with Journey next year. Here they go again…indeed.

Whatever Happened To… Deep Purple?

Smoke on the Water – Deep Purple (1973)
This English band helped define a new sub-genre of rock called “heavy metal” with their hard-driving style and relentless touring. They disbanded in 1976 and several members went on to join (or form) some of the biggest rock bands of the era: Black Sabbath, Rainbow, and Whitesnake. Early members of Deep Purple re-united in 1984 and released a handful of well-received albums over the next ten years. This incarnation lasted until 1993, when founder Ritchie Blackmore walked out and was replaced by Steve Morse. The band’s commercial success hasn’t rebounded, but their membership has stabilized under Morse’s leadership. They released their most recent album in 2005, and they continue to tour. Drummer Ian Paice is the only remaining original member of the band. Rock on!