Whitesnake have released their new single "Stormbringer", from their upcoming new studio album, "The Purple Album."
"The Purple Album" is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums. It will be released on May 15th in Europe and May 19th in North America via Frontiers Music SRL. The album will be available in CD, Deluxe CD/DVD (featuring two bonus tracks), Vinyl and Digital formats. Pre-orders for the Deluxe CD/DVD: http://geni.us/WSPurpleDLXamz are available on Amazon.com. Pre-orders for Regular edition and LP are forthcoming.
“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” states Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert!”
From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.
Tracklisting for The Purple Album:
2) You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)
3) Love Child
4) Sail Away
5) The Gypsy
6) Lady Double Dealer
8) Holy Man
9) Might Just Take Your Life
10) You Keep On Moving
11) Soldier Of Fortune
12) Lay Down Stay Down
Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks
14) Lady Luck
15) Comin’ Home
Lady Double Dealer - Music Video
Sail Away - Mix Music Video
Stormbringer - Music Video
Soldier Of Fortune - Music Video
Purple Album Behind The Scenes
Purple Album EPK
Whitesnake will hit the road this summer on a headlining world tour. http://whitesnake.com/WS2013/features/purplealbum/index.php has more information regarding the upcoming tour dates as well as links to purchase tickets.
Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Ronnie James Dio, Lion, Bad Moon Rising, Burning Rain), Jack Blades (Night Ranger, Damn Yankees, Shaw/Blades) and Deen Castronovo (Journey, Ozzy Osbourne, Bad English, Hardline) have announced that they have formed a new supergroup.
The trio is in the studio right now recording an album under a new band name with producer Alessandro Del Vecchio. The release will be on Frontiers Records, who are always a champion for Melodic Rock, Hard Rock and Heavy Metal.
Apparently there is a band name that will soon be announced and the album will be released in 2015.
Deen Catronovo will handle lead vocals, drums; Jack Blades bass and vocals and Doug Aldrich all guitars.
Ironically former Whitesnake Guitarist Doug Aldrich is teaming up with Jack Blades of Night Ranger on this project. Night Ranger guitarist Joel Hoekstra just announced that he is leaving that band to join Whitesnake. Hard Rock musical chairs!
Guitarist Joel Hoekstra is officially the new guitarist in Whitesnake, announcing his departure from the band he was with for 7 years, Night Ranger. Here's is Joel's statement released earlier today.
As some of you may have already heard, I will indeed be departing Night Ranger and joining Whitesnake. I want to first thank my Night Ranger bandmates for an amazing run. Brad Gillis, Jack Blades and Kelly Keagy are like big brothers to me. I've learned so much from them and we've shared so many great experiences/laughs together that it's impossible to put them in a status update. I'm very proud of what we achieved together over the last 7 years or so. I wish them, the amazing Eric Levy and our tireless crew the very best! I'd also like to thank "the fans", many of whom I could more accurately describe as "friends". It's been really amazing to evolve from being the new guy that most people looked at skeptically into a person/player that most of you embraced. I thank you all for that. Rock n' roll is the best job in the world and you've all blessed me with the opportunity to enjoy it. I'm very excited to begin a new chapter with Whitesnake and am truly humbled/honored to fill such a prestigious position. I'm going to do everything in my power to not take the opportunity for granted and I hope you all will enjoy following me on the ride!
Night Ranger will be announcing Joel's replacement shortly.
Yesterday David Coverdale released the following statement:
"Ladies & Gentlemen...Boys & Girls...Your Attention, Please...
One of the first, if not the first, guitarists to put his name forward after hearing that Doug Aldrich had left the band, was an exceptionally talented musician whom we had met briefly last year when his band opened for Whitesnake in Arizona.
Everyone was very impressed by him, not only for his ability to play amazing guitar, but, also, his very agreeable personality & he was definitely foremost in our minds when we began to search for Doug’s replacement in Whitesnake.
We jammed together & were mutually impressed enough to ask him to join Whitesnake on the spot. This was May 30th. 2014.
Joel is currently fulfilling his remaining tour dates with Night Ranger.
We sincerely thank you all for your patience & understanding...& so, without further ado, we ask you to welcome, as we have done, our exceptionally gifted new Snake Brother...
JOEL HOEKSTRA...Guitarist Extraordinaire" ~David Coverdale
Frontiers Records announces new supergroup featuring Michael Sweet, George Lynch, James Lomenzo and Brian Tichy
A new supergroup is coming together featuring members of Stryper, Dokken and Lynch Mob, White Lion, Megadeth and Black Label Society as well as Whitesnake, S.U.N. and Foreigner. Frontier records announced the group in the following press release:
"Frontiers Records can proudly announce to be the label behind the yet unnamed new band project featuring Stryper's Michael Sweet, former DOKKEN and Lynch Mob axeman George Lynch, former WHITE LION bass player James Lomenzo and ex-WHITESNAKE drummer Brian Tichy.
The debut album will be recorded in early 2014 with Sweet overseeing production duties, for a release pencilled right after the summer of 2014.
This is the first of a number of new exciting band projects put together personally by Serafino Perugino, President and Head of A&R of Frontiers Records, which will see the light of day during 2014. Stay tuned as more exciting news will be unfolding soon!"
Stryper recently completed work on their forthcoming new studio album, No More Hell To Pay, due for release later this year via Frontiers Records.
Says the band: "We could not be more excited to release this record later this year with Frontiers Records! Release date coming soon."
No More Hell To Pay tracklisting:
'No More Hell To Pay'
'Saved By Love'
'Jesus Is Just Alright' (cover of famous gospel track written by Arthur Reid Reynolds, also performed by THE BYRDS and THE DOOBIE BROTHERS)
'Marching Into Battle'
'Sticks & Stones'
'Water Into Wine'
Rock journalist Mitch Lafon is assembling an all-star lineup of great rock musicians for an 'A World With Heroes' KISS tribute album, marking the 40th anniversary of KISS. Pledges can be made now through www.pledgemusic.com/projects/kiss40thtribute and will be used to make this amazing tribute come to life and to benefit The Vaudreuil-Soulanges Palliative Cancer Care hospice (Lafon's father-in-law passed away there peacefully on January 4th, 2013).
Don Dokken and Accept's Mark Tornillo are the latest artists to sign up for the KISS tribute album 'A World With Heroes'. Dokken will be covering the '70s KISS classic "Cold Gin" while Tornillo will venture into KISS' heavier '90s sound with his cover of "Spit" from the 'Revenge' album.
Other songs and artists confirmed for 'A World With Heroes' includes Kill Devil Hill's Rex Brown and Mark Zavon doing "Larger Than Life" from 'Alive II', former L.A. Guns' frontman Chris Van Dahl doing "Hard Luck Woman", Canadian metal icons Slaves On Dope performing "New York Groove", Guns N' Roses' Bumblefoot singing "Detroit Rock City", Firehouse's Bill Leverty with special guest appearance by The Killer Dwarfs' Russ Dwarf will handle "Deuce", Great White's Terry Ilous will cover the power ballad "Forever", Doro Pesch offers a special 2013 version of "Only You", Dery Grehen and Honeymoon Suite cover the mid-'80s ballad "Reason To Live", Black Sheep's Willie Basse will performed "I Love It Loud", and one-time Gene Simmons Records' signee Ron Keel will belt out "Rock N Roll Hell".
Other tracks include "Unholy" featuring Russ Dwarf and Sean Kelly (Nelly Furtado's Band & Helix), Jeff Paris' rendition of "Shout Mercy", Phil Naro covering "Psycho Circus" and L.A. Guns frontman Phil Lewis performing "Master & Slave". Little Caesar's Ron Young will also contribute a vocal on a song to be chosen soon.
All basic tracks will be recorded by Eric Brittingham (bass – Cinderella), Jeff LaBar (guitars – Cinderella) and Troy Lucketta (drums – Tesla). Other artists contributing to the CD include Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake) and Phil Naro (ex-Talas & Peter Criss).