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Whitesnake is an English rock band, founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple). The band's early material has been compared by critics to Deep Purple but by the mid 1980s Whitesnake had moved away from the early blues influenced hard rock to a more commercial heavy metal style. Whitesnake was named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1.
December 15, 2010
Whitesnake have announced details of a full UK tour, set to take place next summer. The band will play a total six shows throughout the UK starting at Newcastle's City Hall on Monday 13, concluding at London's Hammersmith Apollo on June 20. Read more
February 12, 2009
Def Leppard and Whitesnake are the latest additions to this year's Download Festival, both playing the event on June 14. Whitesnake made the revelation on their official Myspace page and it will mark the first time in 19 years the rockers have performed at Donington Park. Read more
July 3, 2008
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has led the tributes for the band's guitarist Mel Galley, who has died following a battle with cancer. Galley died at his home in Staffordshire on Tuesday (July 1st). He had been suffering from cancer of the oesophagus. Read more
May 16, 2008
Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has denied saying that his band would open for Led Zeppelin on a world tour. On Sunday, Whitesnake was quoted as saying that a Led Zeppelin tour was “very likely” and that he was “expecting a call from Jimmy [Page] any day asking my band Whitesnake to support them on their world tour.” Read more
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