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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. By the mid-80s, the band had moved towards a more commercially friendly arena rock and pop metal ethos, garnering them major hits such as "Love Ain't No Stranger", "Now You're Gone", "Slide It In", "Still of the Night", and the iconic tune "Here I Go Again" (arguably their 'signature song'). They were named the 85th greatest hard rock band of all time by VH1.

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David Coverdale
since 1978 till 1991 Lead vocal
since 1994 till 1994 Lead vocal
since 1997 till 1997 Lead vocal
since 2002 Lead vocal
Reb Beach
since 2002 Electric guitar
Doug Aldrich
since 2002 till 2014 Electric guitar
Tommy Aldridge
since 1987 till 1991 Drum set
since 2002 till 2007 Drum set
since 2013 Drum set
Joel Hoekstra
since 2014 Electric guitar
Michele Luppi
since 2015 Keyboard
Rudy Sarzo
since 1987 till 1991 Bass
since 1994 till 1994 Bass
Adrian Vandenberg
since 1987 till 1991 Electric guitar
since 1994 till 1994 Electric guitar
since 1997 till 1997 Electric guitar
Timothy Drury
since 2002 till 2010 Keyboard
Dino Jelusick
since 2021 Keyboard, Background vocals
Jon Lord
since 1978 till 1984 Keyboard
Micky Moody
since 1978 till 1984 Electric guitar
Neil Murray
since 1978 till 1984 Bass
Uriah Duffy
since 2005 till 2010 Bass
Bernie Marsden
since 1978 till 1982 Electric guitar
Ian Paice
since 1979 till 1982 Drum set
Chris Frazier
since 2007 till 2010 Drum set
John Sykes
since 1984 till 1987 Electric guitar
Marco Mendoza
since 2002 till 2005 Bass
Steve Vai
since 1989 till 1991 Electric guitar
Brian Tichy
since 2011 till 2013 Drum set
Cozy Powell
since 1983 till 1985 Drum set
Mel Galley
since 1982 till 1984 Electric guitar
Dave Dowle
since 1978 till 1979 Drum set
Vivian Campbell
since 1987 till 1988 Electric guitar
Paul Mirkovich
since 1994 till 1994 Keyboard
Warren DeMartini
since 1994 till 1994 Electric guitar
Aynsley Dunbar
since 1987 till 1987 Drum set
Tony Franklin
since 1997 till 1997 Bass
Peter Solley
since 1978 till 1978 Unknown

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