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WHITESNAKE Guitarist Doug Aldrich

November 15th, 2006

DOUG ALDRICH

Douglas "Doug" Aldrich�s career as a musician started in the mid eighties when he joined the band Lion in 1985. Although they did succeed quite well they never made it to the big time and the band slowly disbanded after three albums in the late 80′s. Doug then worked briefly with such names as Hurricane and House of Lords before he formed Bad Moon Rising together with his former Lion band mate Kal Swan. Bad Moon Rising released three albums in the 90′s but they split up in 1998. Burning Rain was formed later on the same year and actually they still exist although there has not been too much news from their camp lately. In early 2002 Doug decided to agree to Ronnie James Dio’s offer to join as a fulltime member of Dio and soon he was in the studio recording guitar parts for the upcoming "Killing the Dragon" album. Although the album and following tour were really successful, Doug surprisingly decided to leave Dio and join David Coverdale’s new version of Whitesnake in the end of 2002. The Whitesnake reunion has been very successful. The band has done several world tours and last spring they released a new DVD "Live … In the Still of the Night". A new Whitesnake live album "Live… In The Shadow of the Blues" will be released later this year. The new album will also include four brand new studio tracks, the bands first new music in eight years, written by Doug and Coverdale. This interview was done last July. I met Doug during Whitesnake’s stop in Finland a day after their sold out concert in Helsinki and here are the results of out lengthy discussion about his current activities, past and future. The story continues….

Interview and live pictures by Marko Syrjala

Transcription by Cindy Zhang

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Whitesnake live 2004 in Tampere, FINLAND

December 16th, 2004

Whitesnake

16.11 2004

Tampere Ice Hall, FINLAND

Review and pictures by Marko Syrjala

The "Live: In the Still of the Night" tour landed Finland for the first time in September 2004 when band played in the front of a sold out crowd in Helsinki. A couple of weeks later they returned to play one show in the far North of Finland in Oulu and now they are here again playing a show in Tampere and still there is one more gig left in Turku tomorrow. So in total there are four Ice Hall gigs within three months in Finland by Whitesnake. So the question is, is this band popular or not?

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Rudy Sarzo bassist for DIO

October 15th, 2004

 

Rudy Sarzo

Rudy Sarzo

Bassist Rudy Sarzo

Interview by Marko Syrjala

Pictures by Marko Syrjala and www.rudysarzo.com

Rudy Sarzo is one of the best known bass players the metal world. He has appeared and recorded with Whitesnake, Ozzy Osbourne, and Quiet Riot amongst others. Recently he joined another legendary band – Dio – and I had a chance to talk with Rudy after their brilliant performance at the Tuska Festival in Helsinki.

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