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David Coverdale - 100% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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22 September 1951, Saltburn-By-The Sea, North Yorkshire, England. Coverdale found fame as the venerable singer with UK hard rock stalwarts Deep Purple and Whitesnake. His tenure with Deep Purple lasted from September 1973 until March 1976. Moving to Germany, he recorded a vocal track on a multi-artist project organised by Eddie Hardin, released by RCA Records as Wizard’ Read more

Rainbow - 66% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Music & Radio Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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In May 1975, guitarist Ritchie Blackmore (Richard Hugh Blackmore, 14 April 1945, Weston-Super-Mare, Somerset, England) left Deep Purple, forming Rainbow the following year. His earlier involvement with American band Elf led to his recruitment of the latter’s Ronnie James Dio (b. Ronald Padavona, 10 July 1940, New Hampshire, USA; vocals), Mickey Lee Soule, (keyboards), C Read more

Deep Purple - 63% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Documentaries Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1960s 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Deep Purple evolved in 1968 following sessions to form a band around former Searchers drummer Chris Curtis (Christopher Crummey, 26 August 1941, Oldham, Lancashire, England). Jon Lord (b. 9 June 1941, Leicester, Leicestershire, England; keyboards) and Nick Simper (b. 3 November 1945, Norwood Green, Southall, Middlesex, England; bass), veterans, respectively, of the Artwoods Read more

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Def Leppard - 60% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Children's Music Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This perennially popular UK hard rock band was formed in 1977 in Sheffield, Yorkshire by Pete Willis (16 February 1960, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; guitar), Rick Savage (b. 2 December 1960, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; bass) and Tony Kenning (drums), as Atomic Mass. They assumed their current name when Joe Elliott (b. 1 August 1959, Sheffield, Yorkshire, England; vocals Read more

Europe - 56% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Swedish heavy rock outfit enjoyed brief international success in the late 80s. The origins of the band can be traced back to 1978, when Joey Tempest (Joakim Larsson, 19 August 1963, Stockholm, Sweden; vocals/keyboards), John Norum (b. 23 February 1964, Vardö, Norway; guitar), and Tony Reno (b. Tony Niemstö; drums) joined Peter Olsson in Force. Olsson quit the Read more

Dokken - 50% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Los Angeles, USA heavy metal band was put together by vocalist Don Dokken (29 June 1953). His first break came when producer Dieter Dierks recruited him to supply (eventually unused) back-up vocals on the Scorpions’Blackout in 1982. Dierks then allowed Dokken the remaining studio time to produce demos. These rough recordings impressed Carrere Records enough to sec Read more

Cinderella - 48% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA-based band was formed in 1983 by Tom Keifer (guitar/vocals), Eric Brittingham (bass) and Michael Kelly Smith (guitar) and Tony Destra (drums). The latter pair soon left to form Britny Fox, and it was a line-up comprising Keifer, Brittingham, Jeff LaBar (ex-White Foxx) and Jody Cortez that signed to PolyGram Records. The label acted on Jon Bo Read more

Van Halen - 48% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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The origins of this, one of America’s most successful heavy metal bands, date back to Pasadena, California, in 1973. Eddie Van Halen (Eduard Lodewijk Van Halen, 26 January 1955, Nijmegen, Gelderland, Netherlands; guitar/keyboards), Alex Van Halen (b. Alexander Arthur Van Halen, 8 May 1953, Nijmegen, Netherlands; drums) and Michael Anthony (b. Michael Anthony Sobolewski, Read more

Winger - 46% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This melodic US AOR/hard rock act was formed by experienced session musicians Kip Winger (22 May 1961; bass, vocals) and Paul Taylor (keyboards, guitar) following their work together on Alice Cooper’s Constrictor tour. Enlisting lead guitarist Reb Beach and drummer Rod Morgenstein (ex-Dixie Dregs), the quartet chose the name Sahara, but were forced to change to Winger a Read more

Ratt - 45% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This heavy metal band was formed in Los Angeles, California, USA, by Stephen Pearcy (vocals), Robbin Crosby (4 August 1959, San Diego, California, USA, d. 6 June 2002, Los Angeles, California, USA; guitar), Warren DeMartini (guitar), Juan Croucier (bass), and Bobby ‘The Blotz’ Blotzer (drums). They evolved out of 70s band Mickey Ratt, transmuting into their present Read more

Poison - 44% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Funk Heavy Metal Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US heavy rock band was formed in Pennsylvania, in the spring of 1983 by Bret Michaels (Bret Michael Sychak, 15 March 1963, Butler, Pennsylvania, USA; vocals) and Rikki Rockett (b. Richard Allan Ream, 8 August 1961, Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, USA; drums). They were soon joined by Bobby Dall (b. Robert Harry Kuykendall, 2 November 1958, Miami, Florida, USA; bass) and Ma Read more

Mr. Big - 42% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Mr. Big (not to be confused with the 70s band of the same name) was a heavy rock, supergroup project, formed by bass player Billy Sheehan (19 March 1955, Buffalo, New York, USA), guitarist Paul Gilbert (b. 6 November 1966, Carbondale, Illinois, USA; ex-Racer X), drummer Pat Torpey (b. 13 December 1962, USA) and vocalist Eric Martin (b. 10 October 1960, Long Island, New York, Read more

KISS - 41% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Music Theme Music Videos & Concerts Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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Following the demise of their previous band Wicked Lester, US heavy rock outfit Kiss was formed in 1972 by Paul Stanley (Stanley Harvey Eisen, 20 January 1952, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA; rhythm guitar/vocals) and Gene Simmons (b. Chaim Witz, 25 August 1949, Haifa, Israel; bass/vocals). The duo went on to recruit Peter Criss (b. George Peter John Criscoula, 20 D Read more

Quiet Riot - 41% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1970s 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US heavy metal band had their ‘five minutes’ of fame in 1983 with a remake of the Slade song, ‘Cum On Feel The Noize’, and a US number 1 album, Metal Health - the first metal album to reach that position in the US charts. However, they were unable to maintain that momentum with subsequent releases. The band formed in 1975 with lanky vocalist Kevin DuBr Read more

Skid Row - 40% match to Whitesnake

Genres: Heavy Metal Pop / Rock
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
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This US pop metal band was formed in New Jersey in 1986 by Dave ‘The Snake’ Sabo (16 September 1964, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; guitar) and Rachel Bolan (b. James Southworth, 9 Feburary 1966, Perth Amboy, New Jersey, USA; bass). Canadian vocalist Sebastian Bach (b. Sebastian Philip Bierk, 3 April 1968, Freeport, Bahamas; ex-Madam X), Scotti Hill (b. Scott Lawren Read more


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