Vandenberg

Genres: Pop / Rock
Descriptive "tags": hard rock heavy metal hair metal hard n heavy melodic metal Powered by AudioScrobbler
Decades Active: 1980s 1990s 2000s
Links online: Discography Wikipedia

Biography

This Dutch hard rock act was a vehicle for the talents of Adrian Vandenberg (31 January 1954, Holland), formed by the experienced guitarist after the collapse of his previous band, Teaser, and an unsuccessful spell rehearsing with Thin Lizzy. The group, which was completed by Bert Heering (vocals), Dick Kemper (bass; ex-Turbo) and Jos Zoomer (drums), quickly signed to Atlantic Records on the strength of an impressive demo, enabling Vandenberg to give up the session work and super-realist art that had financially supported him. The self-produced Vandenberg had a heavy sound reminiscent of the Scorpions and Judas Priest, and contained sparkling performances from Vandenberg and Zoomer. The former’s songwriting and guitar-playing, compared at the time to Michael Schenker, interested David Coverdale, who twice asked the guitarist to join Whitesnake. However, with the album and ‘Burning Heart’ single enjoying considerable success in the USA, Vandenberg...

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