Free piano sheet music from Whitesnake
Whitesnake is the name of a rock band originating from Middlesbrough, Cleveland, formed by David Coverdale in 1978, after he left Deep Purple.
The members were from David’s backing band mainly and they kept the name of Coverdale’s solo album from 1977, "White Snake".
Their first EP was "Snakebite", released in 1978 and their style, even if initially criticized for resembling the one of Deep Purple, was beginning to form. The EP was received well in the UK and the band soon decided to release an album, "Trouble", in 1978, which reached number 50 in the UK charts.
After an Europe tour and a live album titled "Live at Hammersmith", they followed the next year with another one, "Lovehunter", which reached UK Top 30 and spawned the hit "Long Way from Home".
When the band reached a new formation, now consisting of three former Deep Purple members, with the addition of drummer Ian Paice, they released their third studio album, "Ready an’ Willing", the one that made them reach some kind of fame, by ranking on the UK Top 10 and entering US Top 100.
A remarkable hit from the album was "Fool for Your Loving", which paved the way for their great success in 1981, the album "Come an’ Get It", climbing up to second place in the UK charts and spawning some of their greatest hits, "Don’t Break My Heart Again" and "Would I Lie to You".
The band suffered other changes after their 1982 album "Saints & Sinners" and soon after began a change in their style, signing a US deal with a label called "Geffen". Their "Slide in It" album almost got to the US Top 40, reaching double platinum later.
Success in the US would soon come with albums such as their self-titled "Whitesnake", which showed a peak of their form and fame, becoming mainstream. In 1988 they got nominated for Best British Group due to their success.
During 1988 and 1998, they continued to enjoy success on the US stages, releasing other albums such as "Slip of the Tongue", some greatest hits and later, "Restless Heart".
Lately, they’ve enjoyed headlining alongside names such as Ozzy Osbourne, Alice Cooper, Def Leppard, Judas Priest and others, and their 2011 "Forevermore" album does not seem to be their last one, as they are expected to release new material soon.
With constant music videos on MTV and becoming headliners for concerts in North America, Whitesnake have left their mark on the US, as well as the UK by combining early blues rock style with metal and hard rock.
|Lineup:||- David Coverdale|
- Tommy Aldridge
- Reb Beach
- Joel Hoekstra
- Michael Devin
- Brian Ruedy
|Origin:||Middlesbrough, North Yorkshire, England, United Kingdom|
|Genres:||Hard Rock, Blues Rock, Rock, Heavy Metal|
|Years Active:||1978–1990, 1994, 1997, 2002–present|
|Labels:||United Artists, Geffen, EMI, Mirage, Frontiers, SPV|
|Official year when they were formed:||1978|
|Discography:||- Trouble (1978)|
- Lovehunter (1979)
- Ready an' Willing (1980)
- Come an' Get It (1981)
- Saints & Sinners (1982)
- Slide It In (1984)
- Whitesnake (1987)
- Slip of the Tongue (1989)
- Restless Heart (1997)
- Good to Be Bad (2008)
- Forevermore (2011)
- TBA (2015)