In short: Yes, yes it is. We’re not entirely sure why Dez Fafara (DevilDriver, Coal Chamber), Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio), Rob “Blasko” Nicholson (Prong, Rob Zombie, Danzig, Ozzy Osbourne), and John Tempesta (White Zombie, Testament, The Cult) decided it would be a good idea to team up and cover ‘Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer’ (for the Metal Christmas album, We Wish You A Merry Xmas and a Headbanging New Year). Neither are we quite sure whether or not the beyond OTT nature of the result in any way justifies the idea’s inherent stupidity. In either case, we’ll be damned if we have to suffer the knowledge of this song’s existence alone.
Whitesnake are an English hard rock band, founded in 1978 by vocalist David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple) in North Yorkshire, UK. The current line-up of the band also include Joel Hoekstra (lead guitar), Reb Beach (rhythm guitar), Michael Devin (bass), Brian Ruedy (keyboards) and Tommy Aldridge (drums). While the group's membership has fluctuated, Coverdale remains the heart and soul of the band.
In their early years, Whitesnake played in a hard-edged blues rock and heavy metal influenced style. Read more on Last.fm
Whitesnake on Thrash Hits
February 11th, 2009
Since the somewhat meagre official line-up announcement on Monday, we’ve been waiting for the trickle of self-confirmations for this year’s Download festival to start coming in – the latest is that of hard-rockers Whitesnake.
The band has announced over on their official website that they’re going to be playing the Donington metal festival on June 14 – that’s the Sunday, in case you were wondering. We’re hoping this will add weight to the likelihood of a classic rock closure to the festival – ZZ Top and Def Leppard, anyone?
February 7th, 2009
June 27th, 2008
Charley Staniforth was there for Thrash Hits .com to get some snaps of the hard rock legends. Check out this photo gallery.
Def Leppard and Whitesnake @ Wembley Arena photo gallery
June 10th, 2008
Not content with releasing a brand new album, Good to Be Bad in their 30th anniversary year, Whitesnake have returned with a magnificent three-CD set imaginitively titled 30th Anniversary Collection. We’ve got three copies to give away.
Released by EMI, the career-spanning tracklist includes huge radio-friendly classic rock anthems such as ‘Here I Go Again’ and ‘Is This Love’ as well as a fantastic live acoustic version of the Deep Purple classic ‘Soldier of Fortune’.
Watch an acoustic version of ‘Here I Go Again’ by Whitesnake
To enter this great competition to win a a copy of 30th Anniversary Collection by Whitesnake, just enter the competition by answering the following question.
What is the name of Whitesnake’s lead singer?
Email your answer with your name and a contact telephone number to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Whitesnake” as the subject. The closing date for entries is 10am Monday, 21 July 2008. The winner will be notified by telephone.
17 Glasgow SECC
18 Birmingham NEC
20 Manchester MEN
21 Belfast Odyssey Arena
23 Sheffield Arena
24 Newcastle Arena
26 London Wembley Arena
14 Cardiff International Arena
15 Liverpool Echo Arena
17 Nottingham Arena