WHITESNAKE / MICHAEL DEVIN
Whitesnake are a British rock band, founded in 1978 by David Coverdale after his departure from his previous band, Deep Purple. They released a string of UK top 10 albums, Ready an’ Willing (1980), Come an’ Get It (1981), Saints & Sinners (1982) and Slide It In (1984), the latter of which was their first to chart in the US and eventually went 2x platinum. The band’s 1987 self-titled album was their most commercially successful worldwide, and contained two major US hits, Here I Go Again and Is This Love, reaching number one and two on the Hot 100. In 1988, Whitesnake was nominated for the Brit Award for Best British Group. Slip of the Tongue (1989), was also a success, reacing the top 10 in the US and UK, and receiving a 2 x platinum US certification. The band released Good to Be Bad (2008) and Forevermore (2011). Whitesnake announced a new live DVD/album Made in Japan, which had been recorded at the band’s performance at the Loud Park Festival in Saitama, Japan on 15 October 2011, with release scheduled for 23 April on Frontiers Records. In 2005, Whitesnake was named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1.
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