Biography

Former member of the popular collective Deep Purple David Coverdale founded Whitesnake in 1977. Since then, the line-up of the band endured drastic changes. Moreover, it is no secret that Whitesnake's activity has been associated for a long time with the name of the leader of this metal command. The musicians played blues in the beginning, but their creativity was overwhelmingly overheard. After the release of the debut Snakebite of 1978, Coverdale recorded his sophomore solo disc Northwinds. In 1979, Whitesnake caught the attention of the public not only with the qualitative tracks of the Lovehunter album, but also with its cover - it showed a girl, wrapped in the snake coils. In 1982, the unchanged leader disbanded his command in order to take care of his sick daughter. However, the band's resurrection and its transition to rock music in the Slide It In album indicated that Whitesnake moved in the right direction. Such hits as Slow An' Easy and Love Ain't No Stranger were a great amusement for the listeners.

The band changed the style to melodic hard metal with their 1987's long-play Whitesnake. The powerful ballad Is This Love conquered the hit parades of Europe and the USA. The line-up of the band changed again and Whitesnake released the brilliant disc Slip Of The Tongue, which took two years to work it out. The re-worked version of Fool For Your Love and melodic The Deeper The Love became the band's last hits before a long period of silence. In 1991, Coverdale officially disbanded Whitesnake again. In 1992, he recorded and album with Jimmy Page from Led Zeppelin. In 1994, Coverdale reunited Whitesnake in order to release the best hits collection Whitesnake: Greatest Hits. After a short tour along Europe, the members of the band got down to their own business. This hiatus lasted until 1997 - this time to commemorate the tenth anniversary of the Whitesnake's eponymous album.

The band also cheered the fans with the new album Restless Heart with the blues ballad Too Many Tears as the lead single and a live record from the Tokyo concert Starkers in Tokyo. In 2000, Coverdale made an unexpected appearance with the solo disc Into The Light. He gathered Whitesnake again to commemorate 25th birthday of the group. The tour was a hit and in the autumn of 2006 the live album from the concerts Live: In The Shadow Of The Blues saw light. After a number of compilations, Whitesnake made a forceful comeback with the long-play Good To Be Bad in 2008. The work proved to be extremely fresh and energetic for such veterans of rock, adding the great professionalism of the Whitesnake members and huge experience of Coverdale as soloist - he put all his soul into both the rock ballads and forceful metal tracks.

Studio Albums

Whitesnake, The Purple Album mp3The Purple Album
2015
  • Hard Rock
Whitesnake, Forevermore mp3Forevermore
After another lineup shakeup Whitesnake expanded their discography by another fine long player, Forevermore. It contains every bit of what the established band is famous for
2011
  • Hard Rock
  • Blues Rock
Whitesnake, Good to Be Bad mp3Good to Be Bad
Good To Be Bad is the first album of Whitesnake for the last 11 years. Their fans will be satisfied. All the trademarks of the Whitesnake sound can be found here in abundance and all of them are given with very powerful and sincere presentation
2008
  • Hard Rock
  • Heavy Metal
Whitesnake, Whitesnake mp3Whitesnake
2007
  • Glam Metal
  • Glam Metal
  • Hard Rock
Whitesnake, Gold mp3Gold
2006
    Whitesnake, Restless Heart mp3Restless Heart
    1997
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Slip of the Tongue mp3Slip of the Tongue
    1989
    • Glam Metal
    • Glam Metal
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Whitesnake mp3Whitesnake
    1987
    • Glam Metal
    • Glam Metal
    • Hard Rock
    • Heavy Metal
    Whitesnake, Whitesnake mp3Whitesnake
    1987
    • Glam Metal
    • Glam Metal
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Slide It In mp3Slide It In
    1984
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Saints & Sinners mp3Saints & Sinners
    1982
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Come an' Get It mp3Come an' Get It
    1981
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Ready an' Willing mp3Ready an' Willing
    1980
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Love Hunter mp3Love Hunter
    1979
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Trouble mp3Trouble
    1978
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock

    Compilation albums

    Whitesnake, The Definitive Collection mp3The Definitive Collection
    2006
    • Blues Rock
    • Glam Metal
    • Glam Metal
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, The Early Years mp3The Early Years
    2004
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Best of Whitesnake mp3Best of Whitesnake
    2003
    • Blues Rock
    • Glam Metal
    • Glam Metal
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Greatest Hits mp3Greatest Hits
    1994
    • Hard Rock
    • Blues Rock

    Lives

    Whitesnake, Live in the Shadow of the Blues mp3Live in the Shadow of the Blues
    2006
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Live... in the Heart of the City mp3Live... in the Heart of the City
    1990
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock
    Whitesnake, Live at Hammersmith mp3Live at Hammersmith
    1978
    • Blues Rock
    • Hard Rock