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Hard Rock Icons WHITESNAKE Announce The Purple Album, New Tour

PurpleRock icons Whitesnake are set to return with their 12th studio album this spring. The Purple Album will be released in North America on May 19th via Frontiers Music SRL. The Purple Album is a re-imagination of classic songs from David Coverdale’s time as the lead singer for Deep Purple’s Mark 3 and Mark 4 studio albums.

The album is currently available for pre-order on Amazon in a deluxe edition format featuring 2 bonus tracks, 4 music videos and a Behind The Scenes featurette on the recording of the album. A standard edition and a double LP vinyl format will be available in the near future. Plans are also underway for a special limited box set edition with memorabilia and merchandise. All details will be announced soon.

“It’s a tribute. A homage. It’s a huge thank you from me to Deep Purple for the opportunity I was given over 40 years ago,” states Coverdale. “As I said to Ritchie, you guys set me on an incredible journey that continues today and I couldn’t have asked for better teachers. The University of Deep Purple was an extraordinary, amazing school to learn from. We can’t wait to play these songs in concert!”

From the opening notes of the classic track “Burn,” to album closer “Stormbringer,” Whitesnake are back and better than ever. Songs like “Lady Double Dealer,” “Soldier of Fortune” and “Sail Away” are given a new energy in the very capable hands of the current Whitesnake lineup featuring David Coverdale on vocals, Reb Beach and Joel Hoekstra on guitars, Michael Devin on bass and Tommy Aldridge on drums.

Click below for video of the first single, “Stormbringer’:

The Purple Album: Tracklisting:

1)       Burn

2)       You Fool No One (interpolating Itchy Fingers)

3)       Love Child

4)       Sail Away

5)       The Gypsy

6)       Lady Double Dealer

7)       Mistreated

8)       Holy Man

9)       Might Just Take Your Life

10)    You Keep On Moving

11)    Soldier Of Fortune

12)    Lay Down Stay Down

13)    Stormbringer


Deluxe Edition Bonus Tracks

14)    Lady Luck

15)    Comin’ Home


DVD Content:

Lady Double Dealer – Music Video

Sail Away – Mix Music Video

Stormbringer – Music Video

Soldier Of Fortune – Music Video

Purple Album Behind The Scenes

Purple Album EPK

Whitesnake – U.S. Tour Dates:

May 28th Airway Heights, WA Northern Quest Casino
May 29th Tacoma, WA Emerald Queen Casino
May 31st Vancouver, BC Hard Rock Casino
Jun 2nd Santa Rosa, CA Wells Fargo
Jun 4th Las Vegas, NV The Joint
Jun 5th Scottsdale, AZ Talking Stick Pool Amp
Jun 6th Pala, CA Pala Casino – Starlight Theater
Jun 9th Beverly Hills, CA Saban Theatre
Jun 11th San Francisco, CA Regency Ballroom
Jun 15th Colorado Springs, CO Pikes Peak Center
Jun 17th Shawnee, OK Grand Events Center
Jun 19th Biloxi, MS Hard Rock
Jun 22nd Grand Prairie, TX Verizon Theater
Jun 23rd San Antonio, TX Majestic Theater
Jun 25th El Paso, TX Socorro Event Center
Jun 27th Greeley, CO Greeley Independence Stampede
Jul 2nd Rama, ON Casino Rama
Jul 3rd Sterling Heights, MI Freedom Hill Amphitheatre
Jul 5th  Northfield, OH Hard Rock
Jul 7th Huber Heights, OK Music Center @ The Heights
Jul 8th Wabash, IN Honeywell Center
Jul 10th Mahnomen, MN Shoot Star Casino
Jul 11th St. Paul, WI Myth
Jul 14th Clear Lake, IA Surf Ballroom
Jul 18th Merrillville, IN Star Plaza
Jul 20th Greensburg, PA Palace Theater
Jul 22nd Hampton Beach, NH Hampton Beach Casino
Jul 24th Lincoln, RI Twin River Casino
Jul 25th Atlantic City, NJ Trump Taj Mahal

In The Dead of Night

I was driving into work this morning around 5:30 am and was listening to a news update. Something I always do to fill the silence of my morning commute and also because I can’t listen to heavy music that early.

I know, shocker right? Nope, it’s either smooth jazz or news that early in the morning and most of the time I choose the latter.

I usually look forward to these drives. Not because I like being up this early and have to go to work but because the drive itself is therapeutic. I can find out everything that’s going on in the world and then drown all that sorrow into my morning coffee.

One of the top stories today was about the continuing increase in the cost of gasoline. In a feeble attempt to bring a bit of humor into the subject the news anchor said: “In case you haven’t noticed, gas prices rose two-cents overnight while you were sleeping.”

I didn’t find that line particularly funny. On the contrary, I think this is quite serious. Has anyone else noticed the pattern of things like this happening in the dead of night while we sleep?

If it’s not gas prices rising a few pennies shortly after the Sandman visits it’s legislation in Washington. Why is it that controversial bills and decisions that affect the American people always seem to be passed around three in the morning?

We really need to take some action now before this pandemic gets even more out of control. What if we put some high-powered sedatives into these decision makers drinks after 8pm? That should put them out for the night and allow me to get a decent night’s sleep and not have to sacrifice my morning Starbucks in favor of a half a gallon of gas.

There has to be some consideration for the sanctity of sleep.

Isn’t it bad enough they already screw me while I’m awake?

Today’s Headlines: February 17th, 2012

I swear, you just can’t make this stuff up. It’s ridiculous. It makes me reconsider just what journalism majors are being taught in college. It’s certainly not good reporting.

News media websites in particular are becoming more and more blatantly biased and not taking things seriously. Either that or they’ve just gone off the deep end.

Here are a few legitimate headlines from various “news” websites around the Internet this morning. I have not doctored them up in any way. These are actual headlines, many of which displayed as one of the “Top” stories of the day.

From Yahoo!:

Plane carrying marijuana strays into Obama LA Airspace: I’ve heard about pizzas being delivered but never knew there was a Mary Jane Express. Hmmmm, could it be that SOMEONE is having a party?  I wonder who’s bringing the munchies?

From FoxNews:

‘Underwear Bomber’ gets life in prison’: I don’t know about you, but I sure wouldn’t want the name “Underwear Bomber” to be associated with me. I can just imagine the abuse this guy’s going to take spending life in the pokey. It sounds too generic. Wouldn’t a better name have been “The Bugle Boy Bomber” or maybe “The Fruit of the Loom Annihilator“?


FDA warns of mouth-destroying toothbrushes: Thanks a lot FDA… as if I didn’t already have enough problems trying to get my kid to brush her teeth.

From The Huffington Post:

‘Half Head’ Mugshot Subject Explains Half Head: I don’t even wanna know about this one….

From CNN:

George Clooney’s open to marriage: Well, I’m glad we figured that one out. I don’t know what I’d do if he wanted to be single for the rest of his life.

and finally (I just couldn’t resist on this one):

Dems ask ‘Where are the women?’: Is Bill Clinton running for office again! 😉