DOOGIE WHITE NEWS
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Doogie White Special – 20th Anniversary of Rainbow's "Stranger In Us All" Album
Doogie White Special – 20th Anniversary of Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow's "Stranger In Us All" Album & Dio Tribute
Former Rainbow vocalist Doogie White (now with Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock) celebrates the 20th anniversary of the album he recorded with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, "Stranger In Us All", choosing 2 songs and looking back on how he came to join the band, giving an insight into the writing with Ritchie Blackmore, and the recording and tour for the album. Doogie also pays tribute to original Rainbow vocalist Ronnie James Dio, and chooses 2 of his favourite songs from Ronnie's tenure with the band.
[Thanks to: Rich Davenport]
Doogie White & La Paz - New Album To Be Released In April
British band, Doogie White & La Paz, return with a brand new studio album entitled Shut Up And Rawk!. Almost immediately after their previous offering, The Dark And The Light (2013) had been released, Chic McSherry and Doogie White started writing new material. A total of 17 ideas were demo'd with 11 of them finally being crafted into songs for a new album. Recording could only be done in stages because of other commitments, but in many ways that extra time allowed the songs to develop and mature into a very powerful rock album, entitled Shut Up And Rawk!, which is due for a worldwide release via Metal Mind Productions on April 8th.
Chic McSherry, the band's guitarist comments: "The great thing about being in La Paz is that we have been together now for over 30 years and we all know each other extremely well. That helps a lot when writing new songs: we just know what to do. This record was a long time in the making though, mainly due to Doogie and Paul's touring schedule. The initial demo tracks were actually finished by me in 2013, literally within weeks of the release of The Dark And The Light. It was the same process we always use: I would write what I call a 'framework' using a drum machine and the basic guitar parts, send it to Doogie and he would say "yeah, I can work with that" or "no, doesn't work for me". We started with 17 of these ideas and reduced them to 11 workable songs. Shut Up And Rawk! took a while but it was worth it. Now we can't wait to get it released!"
The album has been mixed and mastered by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios in Frankfurt, Germany. Full details to follow soon.
Update: click here
Video of "Welcome To My World" featuring Doogie White from new Demon's Eye CD
You can order the special edition of the new Demon's Eye album UNDER THE NEON with two bonus tracks now! The special edition of the CD is available only in the Demon's Eye-Online-Shop and at the merchandising stand! Furthermore, you can order a T-shirt and of course the Demon's Eye debut album THE STRANGER WITHIN.
[Thanks to: Doogie White]
Demon's Eye 2nd album featuring Doogie White on vocals out on September 18th
The second Demon's Eye album with Doogie White on vocals will be released on September 18th. The title of the album is "Under The Neon". The album will contain 11 tracks. A limited edition, only available through the band's website, will have two extra tracks.
02 Road To Glory
03 Closer To Heaven
04 Five Knuckle Shuffle
05 Welcome To My World
06 Finest Moment
07 Fallen Angel
08 Master Of Destiny
09 Dancing On Air
10 Blood Red Sky
11 The Messenger
Limited Edition with extra bonustracks:
12. Destiny's Child
13. Remember Times Like These (in memory of Jon Lord)
Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White on vocals will tour Germany in October 2015.
[Source: Demon's Eye on Facebook]
Second album for Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White on vocals
Demon's Eye is very happy and excited to announce that they will hit the studio on to record a new album featuring Doogie White! The album will be released in September followed by a tour in October 2015.
Drummer Andree Schneider: "I think that Demon's Eye and Doogie White are a great songwriting team. Over the last few months we have created wonderful songs. It is a joy to work with Doogie again. I can't wait for the release of the album!"
Doogie White: "This will be a high energy album full of exciting and vibrant songs. Difficult 2nd album? Not at all. The band have breathed brand new life into their classic sound. The guys in Demon's Eye have once again proved that they are more than capable of delivering strong ideas. It's a style of music I enjoy and relate with and I try to make what I bring to the party as colourful, challenging and as triumphant as I can. And I can't wait to be back on stage with Demon's Eye. The band is tight and honest, brutal and subtle. I am really looking forward to playing songs from the new album live, mixed in with a healthy selection from Deep Purple and Rainbow and of course the first Demon's Eye album The Stranger Within."
[Source: Demon's Eye on Facebook]
Doogie White to guest on Axel Rudi Pell's Anniversary Show CD/DVD/BlueRay
Axel Rudi Pell celebrated his 25th anniversary as a solo artist by performing a very special show last year on July 11 at the Bang Your Head Festival in Balingen, Germany. The show with many guests including ex-Rainbow members Bobby Rondinelli, Tony Carey, Doogie White and Graham Bonnet gets a release now on CD, DVD and Blue Ray titled 'Magic Moments'.
The complete show will be released as Digipak 3 CD, Digipak 3 DVD (NTSC, code free), Blu-ray and digital download - out in Scandinavia on April 22nd, in Germany on April 24th, in Europe on April 27th and in the USA on April 28th through SPV/Steamhammer.
Call Her Princess - Steeler
Night After Night - Steeler
Rockin´ The City - Steeler
Undercover Animal - Steeler
Nasty Reputation - Rob Rock, Joerg Michael
Warrior - Jeff Scott Soto, Joerg Michael
Fool Fool - Jeff Scott Soto, Joerg Michael
(Current ARP Band)
Strong As A Rock
Long Way To Go
Hey Hey My My
Into The Storm
Too Late / Eternal Prisoner / Too Late
The Masquerade Ball / Casbah
Rock The Nation
Drum Battle - Vinnie Appice, Bobby Rondinelli
Black Night - Ronnie Atkins
Sympathy - John Lawton
Tush - John Lawton
Mistreated - Doogie White, Tony Carey, Johnny Gioeli
Since You Been Gone - Graham Bonnet, Michael Voss, Doogie White
Long Live Rock´N´Roll – Doogie White, Graham Bonnet, Tony Carey
Smoke On The Water – all guests
Axel Rudi Pell - Guitars
Johnny Gioeli - Vocals
Ferdy Doernberg - Keyboards
Volker Krawczak - Bass
Bobby Rondinelli – Drums
Steeler: Peter Burtz (v), Tom Eder (g), Roland Hag (b), Jan Yiridal (dr)
Rob Rock (v), Jeff Scott Soto (v), Joerg Michael (dr), Vinny Appice (dr), Ronnie Atkins (v), John Lawton (v), Tony Carey (k, v), Doogie White (v), Graham Bonnet (v), Michael Voss (v)
New Michael Schenker album featuring Doogie White out on March 23
Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock have announced details of their new album. Spirit On A Mission will be released on March 23, preceded by the single Vigilante Man. Schenker's Temple of Rock band features former Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), plus ex-Rainbow singer Doogie White and Wayne Findlay on guitar and keyboards.
"All songs were co-written by Doogie and myself," says Schenker. "Wayne co-wrote five songs. I originally wanted to write the album as a group effort, but I had this concept that needed to be focused on differently. However, Herman and Francis did very well by adding there amazing Rock You Like A Hurricane rhythm section parts that gave it all it needed.
"Tour-wise, including Festivals, we will play wherever we can to promote Spirit On A Mission," he continues. "I want to make Temple Of Rock its own entity. Right now it is still using the Michael Schenker platform but eventually I want it to stand on its own feet as 'Temple Of Rock'.
Live And Let Live
Something Of The Night
All Our Yesterdays
Let The Devil Scream
[Source: Classic Rock]
New Michael Schenker album featuring Doogie White for spring 2015
Michael Schenker Group announced on his website that he is back with Temple of Rock in the recording studio for a brand new album. The new album is planned to be released in Spring 2015.
In the mean time they will be continuing their "Bridge The Gap" - World Tour with summer festival dates and then touring Europe & the UK in Nov/Dec 2014. It will be a brand new program, including new material from their new and yet unreleased album.
Special announcement from Michael Schenker's Facebook page: As many of you may know by now, Michael Schenker's Temple of Rock is currently in the studio recording a new album. The album will be called "Spirit on a Mission".
May release for debut cd Metal Supergroup WAMI Featuring Doogie White
WAMI (White Appice Mendoza Iggy), a new exciting project will see the light of day in May. The album entitled "Kill the King" will give a new meaning to hard'n'heavy music! The names associated with it are true legends on the hard rock scene: on the vocals – Doogie White (Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen), on the drums – Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, DIO), on the bass – Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), who join forces with the 16-year-old Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera, who made his debut 2 years ago as the guitarist of Anti Tank Nun.
The band has just revealed the artwork and tracklist of "Kill The King".
1. The Rider
2. Young Blood
3. One More For Rock'n'Roll
4. Guardian Of Your Heart
6. The Resistance
7. Exodus (The Red Sea Crossing)
8. Heart Of Steel
9. Wild Woman (You Oughta Know)
10. Get Out Of My Way
11. I Don't Wanna Lose You
Front cover illustration of the album was done by Polish graphic designer Jaroslaw Wieczorek.
WAMI is currently promoting the album in Poland with the track "Guardian of Your Heart", which features guest appearance by Piotr Cugowski from a popular Polish rock band Bracia. The first international single "Wild Woman (You Oughta Know)" will be officially released on March, 11th
Metal Supergroup WAMI Featuring Doogie White Reveal Debut Album Detail
Comprised of lead vocalist Doogie White (Rainbow, Micheal Schenker, Tank), drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Kill Devil Hill), bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), and up-and-coming guitarist Iggy Gwadera, WAMI have announced they will release their debut studio album "Kill the King" this Spring via Metal Mind Productions.
The project first came together following Gwadera's performance as the opening act for Thin Lizzy as part of the band Anti Tank Nun, who captured the interest of Marco Mendoza and later suggested the two collaborate in the studio. This collaboration would go on to evolve into the current lineup of WAMI.
So what exactly should fans expect to hear from this new supergroup? Vinny Appice answered this question during a recent interview with Metal Hammer: The music is quite heavy. but not as dark as, for example, Black Sabbath or Kill Devil Hill. It's melodic music, and very well performed. I would label it high-quality heavy rock.
"When I first heard that music, I really liked it. Later on, I was informed that the guitarist is only 16 years old. I thought, 'Wow, what an incredible instrumentalist.' And then I learnt that Marco Mendoza will be involved in this project and that made me even more interested in this idea. The demo versions of the tracks sounded very promising so I can't wait for the final results."
WAMI recently released the lead single from 'Kill the King'; "Guardian of Your Heart" is built around an engaging acoustic guitar riff, and features a guest appearance by Polish singer Piotr Cugowski. You can listen to the new track below.
[Source: Music Enthusiast Magazine]
30th Anniversary Year for Doogie White's & LaPaz
Update from the La Paz Facebook page:
This year is our 30th Anniversary Year believe it or not! We're trying to put together some special things to celebrate it and that starts with Hard Rock Hell on March 20th. We are closing the show on the Thursday night – which makes us the Headline Act for that night and that's a pretty good cool way to kick things off! Hope to see some of you guys there as it will be a great show with the best of Granite and The Dark And The Light played live.
The third album is also in pre-production and we had hoped to start recording drums this week but it looks like that will now happen after the Hard Rock Hell show. Fingers crossed that will be finished and released around November time.
November 8th is the Big Date: that was when we played our first ever gig as a band and it was to a bunch of drunken noisy Americans at a US Submarine base... what a night that was! Be nice to do a little tour around that time but it's a ways away and we obviously need to wait and see what Doogie and Paul will be doing with Michael Schenker and GUN respectively.
Still... there will be some interesting things happening this year for The Flying La Paz brothers and obviously we'll keep you guys posted as we go!
[Source: La Paz Facebook]
Doogie White records vocals in Poland for WAMI (White Appice Mendoza Iggy)
Doogie White is currently in a studio in Szczecin, Poland recording his parts for the new exciting project WAMI. The project, scheduled for release in early Spring, will give a new meaning to hard'n'heavy music.
The names associated with it are true legends on the hard rock scene: on the vocals - Doogie White (Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen), on the drums - Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, DIO), on the bass - Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake), who join forces with the 16-year-old Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera, who made his debut 2 years ago as the guitarist of Anti Tank Nun.
See the gallery of Doogie White in recording studio.
More info on Metal Mind.
[Source: Metal Mind Productions]
Schubert In Rock Project feat. Joe Lynn Turner, Doogie White & Don Airey
No Bros guitarist Klaus Schubert from Austria came up some years ago with the idea of getting together an All-Star Project with names out of the international Hard Rock & Heavy Metal scene. With those musicians with whom he had previously toured together he wanted to re-record songs of No Bros. Early 2013, it was actually so far the time was ripe for Schubert In Rock.
Klaus Schubert contacted his favourites musicians including Marc Storace (Krokus), Biff Byford (Saxon), Tony Martin (Black Sabbath), Doogie White (Rainbow) Joe Lynn Turner (Rainbow, Deep Purple), Bernie Marsden (Whitesnake), Neil Murray (Whitesnake, Black Sabbath) and Don Airey (Rainbow, Ozzy Osbourne, Deep Purple). All were enthusiastic about the project and were happy to participate.
The album will be released on November 29th, 2013 by LLRR. The tracklist is:
1. Second King Of Darkness (Vox: Tony Martin)
2. Heavy Metal Party (Vox: Biff Byford)
3. Cavalry Of Evil (Vox: Joe Lynn Turner)
4. Ready For The Action (Vox: Marc Storace)
5. Good Morning Sir (Vox: Doogie White)
6. Lady Of the Tower (Vox: Doogie White & Joe Lynn Turner)
7. Black Jack Billy (Vox: Joe Lynn Turner)
8. Young Free And Deadly (Vox: Tony Martin)
9. Don On Fire (Vox: Don Airey)
10. Stairway To Hell (Vox: Doogie White)
11. Three Horned Dragon (Vox: Biff Byford)
12. Perfect Body (Vox: Marc Storace)
13. Davi (Vox: Doogie White)
14. Holy Ground (Vox: Bernie Marsden)
There will be a album live release show featuring the complete album line-up in Innsbruck Austria on December 6th, 2013.
Doogie White Join Forces With 15-Year-Old Polish Guitarist
Vocalist Doogie White (Rainbow, Michael Schenker, Yngwie Malmsteen), drummer Vinny Appice (Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, DIO) and bassist Marco Mendoza (Thin Lizzy, Whitesnake) have joined forces with 15-year-old Polish guitarist Iggy Gwadera in a brand new project which will see the light of day next spring.
The idea to record an album together was born after Thin Lizzy's concert in Poland. Mendoza — impressed with Iggy, who supported Thin Lizzy with his band Anti Tank Nun — suggested that they record some music together. This first idea, which was maturing for the next dozen-odd months, eventually evolved into the above-mentioned project, which is recording a brand new album with Iggy. Appice and Mendoza have already laying down the bass and drum tracks in Los Angeles. At the end of November, White will record his vocals and the album will be mixed before Christmas for an early 2014 release.
Metal Talk Interview with Doogie White
Mark Taylor of Metal Talk recently spoke to Doogie White about his time with Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow making the album 'Stranger In Us All' and the tour to promote it.
Doogie White speaks to Mark Taylor of MetalTalk.net about his working relationship with Ritchie Blackmore on making the album 'Stranger In Us All' and the tour to promote it. A new DVD/CD package has just been released by EagleRock with the 'Black Masquerade' which documents that tour. Doogie also speaks about his more recent projects including Tank, La Paz and Michael Schenker's Temple Of Rock.
Michael Schenker's "Bridge The Gap" CD out in November
Award-winning, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker will release a brand new studio album entitled "Bridge The Gap" in the UK on Monday December 2nd. Released by in-akustik, the album features Schenker's band Temple of Rock which consists of ex-Scorpions Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass), plus ex-Rainbow's Doogie White (vocals) and Wayne Findlay (guitar, keyboards).
Bridge the Gap will be released in Japan on November 13th, in Europe (excluding UK) on November 22 & in the UK on December 2. The USA have to wait till January 7th, 2014 for a release.
The new album features 13 hard-hitting, adrenalin fuelled melodic rock'n'roll songs that showcase Schenker's distinctive and explosive guitar playing, valiantly underpinned by the ferocious rhythm section of Rarebell and Buchholz, marking the first time Schenker, Rarebell and Buchholz appeared on the same album together since the Scorpions' 1979 Lovedrive.
Scottish vocalist Doogie White, who co-wrote the album with Schenker, soars across every song, and stamps his enthusiastic personality with every note and phrase. Wayne Findlay adds another dimension to the dynamic, classic Schenker sound with his Dean 7 string guitar and keyboard orchestrations.
Bridge the Gap is a thunderous, explosive collection of brand new songs steeped in shades of dark and light. Musically and lyrically, the new album shows a re-energised guitarist at the top of his game, surrounded by top drawer musicians.
The album was recorded from January to March 2013 at Kidroom Studios, Germany and was produced by Michael Schenker and Michael Voss, and engineered by Voss.
"Michael and I had talked about recording an album together after the tour of 2012," says Doogie White. "We never spoke about it again until January 2013 when he sent me seven ideas he had been working on.
"Last October I started writing the music for the new album," adds Schenker. "I sent material to Doogie in the New Year and he started writing melodies and lyrics. I laid down some arrangements at Michael Voss's studio. There was a lot of energy flying about during the recording process. I had the same drive making this album as I had when I was 16. I wanted it fast, heavy and melodic. It felt like bridging the gap from my teenage and Lovedrive years to what I am doing now. I'm back to where I was a long time ago and I love it."
"Never having really written with Michael before, apart from When the Devil Knows You're Dead (from 2011's Temple of Rock album), I didn't know how flexible he would be writing wise," recalls Doogie." I laid down some vocal tracks as ideas and when Michael heard them we were off and running. Within two weeks we were in the studio laying down tracks."
Schenker admits that when he wrote this album, he tried to get a balance between songs that are heavy, fast and melodic, complimented by his signature guitar solos.
"I wanted to combine the old with the new," says Schenker. "That's why the album's called Bridge The Gap. With Wayne playing 7-string guitar we created some low, heavy modern sounds. Since I play and experiment on a regular basis, I always have some new, fresh sparks to share when I record a new album. I am inspired from within. It's infinite like a kaleidoscope."
"As former members of the Scorpions, Herman, Francis and I have been out of the loop of rock'n'roll for quite a while. Getting together for the first time since the Lovedrive album is an incredible jump. We're connecting the past with the present. We're bridging the gap."
Schenker remains philosophical about the name of the new album. He believes the name reflects what is going on in the fast-moving world around him.
"Everything that is currently going on in this world is showing that people are desperate for change. We need to bridge the gap of poverty. There are too many innocent people getting killed in terrorist attacks. We need to leave all of this chaos behind us. We have to be strong. We have to continue moving forward, working together in a balanced way."
Schenker is amazed how melodic the new album turned out, but he still insists the songs still feature a bit of darkness as well.
"I came up with the name of the album, before I even started writing. When Doogie started writing the lyrics to the new songs he had something to go by. I guess Bridges Burned is a new song that is something of a word play on Bridge The Gap. I love this song. Doogie's singing is excellent on this."
01. Neptune Rising
02. Where The Wild Winds Blow
04. Lord Of The Lost And Lonely
05. Rock'n'roll Symphony
06. To Live For The King
07. Land Of Thunder
08. Temple Of The Holy
09. Shine On
10. Bridges We Have Burned
11. Because You Lied
12. Black Moon Rising
13. Dance For The Piper
14. Faith (Vocals: Don Dokken) [Bonus Track]
[Source: Noble PR press release]
Doogie White's Track by Track for Michael Schenker's "Bridge The Gap"
"I have a vocal studio at home. I received the tracks from Michael on the same day I started having construction done on the house. It was interesting to have no walls and lots of snow, no heating and zero temperatures and a hoard of builders staring in the windows. It's reflected in the lyrics... wind, cold and darkness."
Where The Wild Winds Blow - is a perfect example. When chorus kicks in I can see the audience rocking out. I always try to write for the live environment. That's when the songs really come alive.
Horizons – We started playing it live on the last tour. Herman's drumming is awesome on this track.
Lord Of The Lost And Lonely - has a Celtic vibe about it and the riff rocks and rolls. The chorus just bursts out on this song out, and drives right through. It's that small voice in the back of your mind that you know you really should listen to but can't.
Rock'n' Roll Symphony - features Wayne holding the tune down with the Hammond under Schenker's rolling riff. It's a celebration of rock'n'roll in all its guises. I took song titles and phrases from the wider rock community and wrapped them up into a lyric.
Live For The King - I was reading Richard Burton's Diaries and was thinking of how the stage, whether it is music, theatre or sport has a great hold on those who work it. It is hard to walk away when the spotlight dims. We don't do this for fame or fortune. We do it because it's who we are. It is our nature.
Land Of Thunder - Another thunderously paced song with Herman and Francis slaying all comers with their driving powerhouse rhythm. The listener can take what they want from the lyrics - different days, moods, and interpretation. This song will be amazing live.
Temple Of The Holy - has sinister undertones. It's a mid-paced song with a heavy riff and a melodic solo dancing majestically through the middle.
Shine On - The melody over the riff is not what you'd expect, but it really works.
Bridges We Have Burned - is the first song we wrote for the album. There is the chance, hopefully, of redemption for everyone. This was my way of asking for mine. If we can shake off our dark passengers, then, perhaps, the road may go on.
Because You Lied - is the song that tested us all. It is so simple but so off the wall. I sang it live in the studio on a hand held SM58 in one take. We were not sure what was going on, really. Michael plugged in and had fun, too much fun. It's not typical of us, but it's cool.
Black Moon Rising - The drama at the end of the song says more about it than I ever could.
Dance for the Piper - is the last song we wrote for the album. It's a rather splendid way to lead us forward banners held high, not into the sunset, but to new horizons.
[Source: Noble PR press release]
Doogie White & La Paz videoclip for "The Good Old Days"
Doogie White told us there's a new video for the La Paz track "The Good Old Days". It has vintage footage from his time with the band before he joined Rainbow.
Tthe track "The Good Old Days" is taken from the 2013 album "The Dark And The Light" (Metal Mind Productions). The clip is featuring original video from recording sessions and live sets in the 80s as well as part of the session when this track was recorded in 2012.
The La Paz album "The Dark And The Light" is now available on CD (Amazon) and MP3 (iTunes).
[Thanks to: Doogie White]
Joe Lynn Turner, Doogie White & Don Airey to Take Part in Schubert In Rock Project
Schubert in Rock, a fusion of great rock musicians recording an album with Klaus Schubert from Austria, will feature Doogie White, Joe Lynn Turner, Tony Martin (ex-Black Sabbath), Biff Byford (Saxon) and Marc Storace (Krokus) on vocals. Don Airey (keyboards) and Neil Murray (bass) are also involved. The CD Release is planned for September/October 2013.
The album will be played live on stage at Innsbruck Congress in Austria on December 6th, 2013 with both Joe Lynn Turner & Doogie White.
[Source: Schubert in Rock Facebook]
Doogie White & La Paz New Song Available For Streaming
British band Doogie White & La Paz will release its sophomore album, "The Dark And The Light", on May 27 in Europe and June 4 in USA via Metal Mind Productions. The drums and most of the bass guitar parts were recorded in Gorbals Sound in Glasgow. The guitars, additional bass parts and keyboards were recorded at The Farm, owned by Chic McSherry, while the vocals were recorded at Kinman Studio in London. Mixing was done again by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios in Germany.
The song "Don't Drink With The Devil" is now available for streaming in the YouTube clip below.
Doogie White & La Paz reveal cover artwork and tracklist of new album
British band Doogie White & La Paz will release its sophomore album, "The Dark And The Light", on May 27 in Europe and June 4 in USA via Metal Mind Productions. The drums and most of the bass guitar parts were recorded in Gorbals Sound in Glasgow. The guitars, additional bass parts and keyboards were recorded at The Farm, owned by Chic McSherry, while the vocals were recorded at Kinman Studio in London. Mixing was done again by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios in Germany.
"The Dark And The Light" track listing:
01. Little Black Book Of Songs
02. Don't Drink With The Devil
03. Old Habits Die Hard
05. The Good Old Days
06. De La Luz
07. Devil In Disguise
08. Lonely Are The Brave
09. Shadow Of Romance
10. Sweet Little Mistreated
11. Men Of War
12. The Fallen
The front-cover illustration was done by Polish graphic designer Oliwia Piotrowska-Wieczorek.
Read more about this release on Metal Mind Productions.
[Source: Metal Mind Productions]
New Album by Doogie White & La Paz to be released on May 27th
As previously announced, British band Doogie White & La Paz will release their sophomore album in late Spring. The album entitled "The Dark and The Light" is set to be released on May, 27th in Europe and June, 4th in USA.
The drums and most of the bass guitar parts were recorded in Gorbals Sound in Glasgow. The guitars, additional bass parts and keyboards were recorded at The Farm owned by Chic McSherry, while the vocals will be recorded at Kinman Studio in London. Mixing was done again by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios in Germany.
Read the comments by guitarist Chic McSherry and Doogie White about the writing and recording process on Metal Mind Productions.
[Source: Metal Mind Productions]
New Album by Doogie White & La Paz to be released in late Spring
Metal Mind Productions is very proud to announce that British band Doogie White & La Paz have just re-new their recording contract with Metal Mind Productions. Their next studio album entitled "The Dark and The Light" is planned to be released in late Spring.
The drums and most of the bass guitar were recorded in Gorbals Sound in Glasgow. The guitars, additional bass parts and keyboards were done at The Farm owned by Chic McSherry while the vocals will be recorded at Kinman Studio in London. Mixing will be done again by Rolf Munkes at Empire Studios in Germany.
The release date of the album is scheduled for April/May. More details to be announced soon!
[Source: Metal Mind Productions]
New Michael Schenker album in 2013 with Doogie White on vocals
Michael Schenker stated a few days ago to Brave Words that he's going to make a new album for a spring release after his current US tour. The album will be recorded with the European line-up including Doogie White (Ex-Rainbow/Cornerstone/Yngwie Malmsteen), Herman Rarebell (Ex-Scorpions) and Francis Buchholz (Ex-Scorpions).
Michael Schenker will tour the UK in April 2013 with this line-up which is the same as the 2012 European tour and includes beside Michael on guitar, Doogie White (vocals), Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Wayne Findlay (keyboards/guitars).
A CD, DVD and Blue Ray of the European 2012 tour will be released on December 3rd.
[Source: Brave Words]
Doogie White Sets Record Straight Regarding His Departure From Rainbow
Renowned Scottish singer Doogie White (pictured below), who has worked with such bands as Rainbow, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen, Midnight Blue, Praying Mantis and Tank, has released the following statement to Blabbermouth:
"In the 16 years or so since I left Rainbow, I have never spoken publicly about my reasons for leaving. The truth is that I don't believe it's anyone's business but Ritchie's [Blackmore, Rainbow guitarist/mainman] and mine.
"It was therefore with some interest (and a raised eyebrow or two) that I listened to the [October 27] interview given by Candy [Ritchie's wife and Blackmore's Night bandmate Candice Night] on 103.9 WRCN-FM, Long Island's classic rock radio station [hear audio below; Candice's story begins around the 19-minute mark]. I have to say that her version of events came as a surprise to say the least.
"While I am not named specifically, it is implied that I was party to a move within the band to hold Ritchie to some kind of financial ransom at what turned out to be our final show. That show was in Denmark, at Esbjerg, not Sweden Rock as Candy said in the interview, and I recall it rather well. Who wouldn't, given what followed!
"I remember the night before that final concert when Ritchie, Cozy Powell [drums] and I sat drinking red wine, sharing tales and having a great time. If anyone had told me then that the very next night Rainbow would be no more, I would never have believed them. We played football together the next day, as usual, and all was well between Ritchie and me, as far as I knew.
"I cannot and do not speak for any of my former band mates, that is for them to do so, should they wish. For my part, though, at no point did I ever ask Ritchie, his management, or anyone else connected with Rainbow for more money. The notion that I was in a position of sufficient power to 'blackmail' Ritchie is pretty funny anyway. It was Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow after all. Of the future of Rainbow at that time, Ritchie and I had talked of a new album at the end of the U.S. tour in '97. That would come, I was told, after he had 'finished with Candy's album.' I actually took five song ideas to Esbjerg and gave him the tapes. You can find most of them on the Cornerstone album 'Human Stain'.
"I remember very clearly the conversation Ritchie and I had outside his dressing room that night after the show, and I remember the reasons why I did not sign that hastily reworked contract there and then. Those reasons are as valid today as they were on my return to London after the show (I returned to London on my own incidentally and did not, as has been suggested in the same interview, arrive at the plane the next day drunk with another band member). Those reasons are between Ritchie and I, they have remained private for many years, and they will remain so for many more, despite this silliness.
"For the record, Ritchie always treated me fairly. I got paid what I was contracted to get paid; whether it was publishing, performance fees or merchandise payments and I never had any issues or problems with him. I always appreciated that he gave me a big opportunity and took a chance on me. In return I gave him, Rainbow and the fans my very best.
"Even after I had left the band, there were a few occasions when Ritchie stepped in on my behalf when the new 'management' would not/could not help on certain matters. I am grateful to him for that. The only thing I wanted more of from Ritchie was time: more time to make great music with him. For what it's worth I believe that the reason Rainbow did not, has not and will not continue is because Ritchie wants to do something else... Blackmore's Night.
"He seems happy with what he is doing. I am happy with what I am doing. I wish him well and I hope that he wishes me the same. Neither I nor Ritchie will lose any sleep over this. And neither should you."
Michael Schenker 'Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe' CD, DVD, Blu-Ray Due In December
Inakustik has set a December 3 release date for Michael Schenker's "Temple Of Rock: Live In Europe" that will be made available on CD, DVD, Blu-ray and as a limited deluxe edition containing all three formats. This essential live rock'n'roll release includes songs performed live in Tilburg, The Netherlands in May 2012, and at London's High Voltage festival in 2011.
The Tilburg gig, recorded May 2012, features Schenker (lead guitar), Doogie White (vocals; Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Tank), Herman Rarebell (drums), Francis Buchholz (bass) and Wayne Findley (rhythm guitar, keyboards). London's 2011 High Voltage festival features Michael Voss (vocals), Rudolf Schenker (Scorpions), who plays rhythm guitar on "Rock You Like a Hurricane", "Hanging On" and "Doctor Doctor", UFO's Pete Way, who plays bass guitar on "Doctor Doctor", and vocalists Jeff Scott Soto and Doogie White, who both sing on "Doctor Doctor".
Exclusive Benelux show for Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White
As previously announced Rooster Rock Promotion has arranged for November 17th the only Benelux concert of Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White in the Maaslandcentrum te Elsloo (Limburg), The Netherlands.
Demon's Eye will play a special set of Deep Purple and Rainbow classics and also original work of their great CD "The Stranger Within" to complement their live debut in the Netherlands. There will be also a few surprises that will not be told. After the show there is a special Meet & Greet with Demon's Eye and Doogie White.
Support act this evening is the famous band Steeler an inimitable tribute to Led Zeppelin. An evening show of CLASSIC ROCK in capitals. Do not miss this show!
Doors of the Maaslandcentrum will open at 19:00 and the show starts at 20:00 exact! Pre sale tickets of € 15,- are currently still available at: www.ticketservice.nl. Tickets at the door will cost € 19,-.
For more info check: www.roosterrockpromotion.com.
[Source: Rooster Rock Promotion]
TANK with Doogie White promoting their forthcoming DVD with new videoclip
As previously announced the legendary British band Tank release in November their first live DVD. The material entitled "War Machine Live" features live performances filmed in Poland in 2011 and 2012 plus band interviews, on the road footage and more. As part of the promotion of the DVD and their most recent album "War Nation", Tank prepared a video for the title song taken from the album.
Cliff Evans, guitars comments: "This is the brand new video for the title track from our latest album 'War Nation'. It's 'no frills, bullet to the head' classic British metal at it's very best. We hope you enjoy it and stay tuned for more videos to come from the 'War Nation' album."
The release date of the DVD is scheduled for November 12th in Europe and December 11th in USA (via MVD).
1. This Means War
2. Judgement Day
3. Echoes of a Distant Battle
4. Phoenix Rising
5. Feast of the Devil
6. Honour and Blood
7. Great Expectations
9. Don't Dream in the Dark
10. Power of the Hunter
11. (He Fell in Love with a) Stormtrooper
12. The War Drags Ever
On the bonus video:
"War Nation" video
Interview with Mick Tucker, Cliff Evans, and Doogie White
Live at Metal Hammer Festival 2011
At the Studio / On the Road
[Source: Hardrock Hideout]
TANK with Doogie White - New Song Available For Streaming
Tonight's (Sunday, May 13) Michael Schenker concert at 013 in Tilburg, Holland will be filmed for DVD release. Schenker's "Temple Of Rock" European tour marks the first time Schenker's band features two fellow ex-Scorpions members — Herman Rarebell (drums) and Francis Buchholz (bass). Vocalist Doogie White (ex-Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen) and keyboardist/guitarist Wayne Findlay complete the lineup.
The European concerts feature a plethora of hits spanning Michael Schenker's colorful career. Songs that are being performed by the "Temple Of Rock" lineup include UFO's "Rock Bottom" and "Doctor Doctor", Michael Schenker Group's "Armed and Ready" and "Into The Arena", Scorpions classics "Another Piece Of Meat" and "Rock You Like A Hurricane", plus new songs from the recently released "Temple Of Rock" album "Miss Claustrophobia" and "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead".
TANK with Doogie White - New Song Available For Streaming
British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and drummer Steve Hopgood — will release their new album, "War Nation", on June 5 via MVD (one day earlier in Europe through Metal Mind Productions). The follow-up to 2010's "War Machine" was helmed by new hotshot producer Phil Kinman at his west London studios.
The first track from the album, "Don't Dream In The Dark", can be streamed using the SoundCloud player below.
Commented Evans: "As with our 'War Machine' album, 'War Nation' will include a variety of different influences and styles.
"With a wealth of musical ability to draw from, we don't like to limit ourselves.
"Individually we've worked with names such as Ritchie Blackmore, Bruce Dickinson, Paul Di'Anno and Yngwie Malmsteen.
"So many bands release albums now where once you've listened to the first two songs you've heard the whole album. Not with TANK. Each song that makes it onto our album has to deserve it. Our standards are high."
Added White: "With songs like 'Justice For All' and 'Grace Of God', we are upgrading the TANK sound while retaining all the elements that made 'War Machine' so successful. There are killer riffs and haunting melodies and lyrics that you can take from, what you want, or indeed what you need."
Exclusive Benelux show for Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White
Rooster Rock Promotion has an exclusive concert lined up in the Maaslandcentrum in Elsloo (Limburg, The Netherlands) on Saturday November 17th by Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White ((ex-Blackmore's Rainbow) on vocals.
Demon's Eye will do a two hours show with songs by Deep Purple, Rainbow but also their last year released and much acclaimed debut album "The Stranger Within". The show is confirmed and is also announced on the official website of Demon's Eye now.
Demon's Eye really need no introduction and has proven their musically skills many times before. Not for nothing they did in the recent past several shows together with Jon Lord and Ian Paice of Deep Purple. Doogie White is obviously no stranger and has proven that he can excel in these shows and feels like a fish in water with this band.
Support act for this evening is the great Dutch Led Zeppelin tribute band Steeler. This band really brings out all the stops for the typical Zeppelin sound as close as possible with the approach of using effects and also the clothing is as authentic as possible to make it sound and look like Led Zeppelin.
Recently Steeler did very well in the final of the international band competition The Clash of the Cover Bands Benelux. Luca Giordano has been named the best guitarist of this competition. This is a full-length double-bill which the real fans of Classic Rock will appreciate very much.
[Source: Rooster Rock Promotion]
TANK Reveal Cover Artwork and Tracklist of Forthcoming "War Nation" Album
British rock legends Tank are in the studio finishing the highly anticipated follow up to their 2010 album "War Machine". New material entitled "War Nation" is scheduled for release on June, 4th in Europe and June, 5th in USA (via MVD) and today the band reveal its cover artwork.
Cliff Evans: "The painting was done by infamous London graffiti artist 'Jay Bryce' exclusively for TANK. We've always admired his work and it's an honour to be the first band to feature his artwork on an album cover."
The tracklist of "War Nation" will include the following songs:
1. War Nation
2. Song For The Dead
3. Justice For All
4. Don't Dream In The Dark
5. Grace Of God
6. Wings Of Heaven
7. Hammer And Nails
8. One Good Reason
9. State Of The Union
Apart from the new album, TANK will also release their first ever live DVD later this year. Recordings were made while opening for Judas Priest in 2011 and during the bands show at Stodola Club, Warsaw on March 9th 2012. The set list will include fan favourites such as 'This Means War' 'Echoes of a Distant Battle' 'Power of the Hunter' and ' The War Drags Ever On' plus future classics such as 'Judgement Day' and 'Phoenix Rising'.
Tank - current line-up:
Mick Tucker (guitars), Cliff Evans (guitars), Doogie White (vocal), Chris Dale (bass guitar) and Steve Hopgood (drums).
[Source: Hard Rock Hideout]
TANK Warsaw Concert To Be Filmed For Forthcoming DVD
Legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White and ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and drummer Dave "Grav" Cavill (Zodiac Mindwarp) — will have their March 9, 2012 at Stodola in Warsaw, Poland professionally recorded and filmed for future release.
Tonight's (Friday, March 9) concert by legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and drummer Steve Hopgood — at Stodola in Warsaw, Poland will be professionally recorded and filmed for the band's fist official live DVD, to be released later in the year via Metal Mind Productions.
Commented Evans: "We're really looking forward to making our first ever official TANK live DVD. It's something we've wanted to do for a long time and gives us the chance to show our fans around the world what a TANK show is all about. The DVD will include old favorites such as 'This Means War', 'Echoes Of A Distant Battle' and 'Power Of The Hunter' plus future classics such as 'Judgement Day' and 'Phoenix Rising' plus many more. Get ready for 'War Machine Live!' DVD."
Apart from the material recorded in Warsaw, the DVD will also contain footage of TANK's appearance at Metal Hammer Festival (August 10, 2011 in Katowice, Poland), a warm-up gig in Chorzów (March 8, 2012), along with interviews with bandmembers and other bonus material.
Michael Schenker plays Tilburg in May 2012 with Doogie White on vocals
Michael Schenker will play the 013 venue in Tilburg, The Netherlands with Doogie White on vocals as part of his "Temple Of Rock" tour on May 13. The German guitarist will have Herman Rarebell & Francis Bucholz (ex-Scorpions) on drums and bass. Wayne Findlay will complete the line up on keyboards/guitars. Tickets on sale on December 24.
Schenker will be touring the USA from February 15 till March 25 with Robin McAuley on vocals. The Japan tour will be 4 concerts only with Michael Voss on vocals (March 27-30). After that an European Tour might follow with Doogie White on vocals. So far only the date in Tilburg has been announced.
Doogie wrote and sang "Before The Devil Knows You're Dead" on the "Temple Of Rock" album and performed live a few songs with Schenker on July 22 at The Robin in Bilston, England earlier this year.
[Source: 013, Tilburg]
Doogie White & La Paz – Debut Album Coming In February
Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce the release of an unique album in early 2012 – "Granite" by Doogie White & La Paz.
La Paz were formed in Lanarkshire, Scotland in the summer of 1984 by Chic McSherry (guitars), Doogie White (vocals) and Alex Carmichael (bass). They had all been playing in the local music scene for a number of years and had run across each other often enough but the time hadn't been right to work together until then. At the first rehearsal together they hit it off immediately on a personal level – they also liked the same music and they had the same influences and heroes (Purple, Rainbow, Journey, Gary Moore) so they started to recruit other members to try to form a band and go do some gigs. They decided to add keyboards right away as, at that time, the "classic" guitar/keys combination had declined from favour and it immediately made them different from the other all-guitar bands that dominated the circuit at that time. Andy Mason joined the trio and he fitted in from the start, even though he was still at school when he joined and his middle-class parents were not at all happy about him hanging out with a bunch of rockers from the wrong side of the tracks. Drummers were always a problem and, over the life of the band, La Paz went through almost as many as Spinal Tap, although none of them died in bizarre gardening accidents or spontaneously combusted. Unquestionably the loudest and the most accomplished was/is their current drummer, Paul McManus.
La Paz played live regularly, sometimes playing up to a hundred gigs in a year. They played the world-famous Marquee Club in London as well as at some festivals in Milton Keynes and they were featured regularly in Kerrang! (Derek Oliver becoming a big fan of the band) and attracted interest from a number of UK and US record companies, finally agreeing terms with one of them for a three album deal. But it was not to be – for reasons which were never explained by the record label the deal fell through at the very last minute. These things happen in the music business but after five or six years of hard graft it was a real blow and sadly the band didn't survive for very long after that. They did their last gig on 15th October 1988 and then Doogie moved to London to join Midnite Blue, Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen and now the mighty Tank. That was pretty much that for La Paz, apart from a single reunion gig about a year after the split and a brief appearance at a Glasgow rock club on Chic's 40th birthday.
And then legendary DJ Tom Russell of 96.3 Rock Radio called Doogie and asked him if he would do some acoustic numbers at The Garage in Glasgow for Rock Radio's Birthday Bash in January 2008. Doogie agreed and asked Chic to play guitar. It was a big ask after 20 years: almost 1000 people, Doogie singing alone and Chic with one flamenco guitar! "We had such a blast though and it woke up so many great memories in both of us that we decided to give it a go with the full band for my 50th birthday" said Chic.
And so the full band started to rehearse and it was clear that they could still play a bit. Three dates were booked and Doogie flew in from London the night before the first show to rehearse with everyone for the first time. The band just gelled: just like old times and the gigs were a terrific success. And so the notion of re-recording some of the favourites from the set that had never had a proper production job was floated by Paul: "What if we just gave it a try..."
Chic: "Recording started in early 2011 and culminated in 'Granite', the album that we should have made back in the day. It has six of the live favourites: Too Good To Lose, This Boy, Lesson in love, Amy, What Do You Say, Still In Love as well as three brand new tracks: Just For Today, Young And Restless, Shame The Devil"
Production was by Doogie and Chic with mixing and mastering by the renowned Rolf Munkes gave it a final injection of adrenalin. "Granite" is an album with its roots in the past but its energy in the present. Metal Mind Productions will release "Granite" on 13th February 2012 in Europe and 6th March 2012 in USA (via MVD).
[Source: Hard Rock Hideout]
TANK featuring Doogie White Begins Work On New Album
Legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White and ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and drummer Dave "Grav" Cavill (Zodiac Mindwarp) — have commenced work on the follow-up to last year's "War Machine" album for a spring 2012 release via Metal Mind Productions. According to a press release, the new material is "in a similar vein to 'War Machine', but with a heavier angle." Working songtitles so far include "One Thousand Deaths", "War Without End" and "Heavier Than Thou".
"War Machine" was released on October 25, 2010 in Europe via Metal Mind Productions (December 7, 2010 in the U.S. through MVD). The production was handled by Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Therapy?, Meatloaf) and the bulk of the recording was done at Pedrock Studios in London. Drums were laid down by Tony Newton at Steve Harris' (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios.
"War Machine" was made available in four different versions: as a jewel case CD, a limited-edition digipak CD including two bonus tracks and LP with one bonus track. The Japanese edition of the album includes two exclusive bonus tracks which aren't available elsewhere.
Doogie White's solo album titled "As Yet Untitled" out on October 24
Metal Mind Productions will release Doogie White's solo album, "As Yet Untitled", on October 24 in Europe and November 7 in the U.S. (via MVD).
The Scottish vocalist came to the attention of the worldwide audience when Ritchie Blackmore asked him to be the lead singer in his reformed Rainbow. They recorded one album together — "Stranger in Us All". Doogie would go on to sing with Swedish neo-classical guitarist Yngwie Malmsteen for over a six-and-a-half-year period, record two albums and tour the world. He also recorded four albums and toured with Cornerstone and is currently the lead singer of TANK, who embark on selected European dates starting this August.
According to a press release, "As Yet Untitled" is a collection of 10 dramatic and hard-hitting rock songs co-written by White and some good friends he has made over the years on the rock scene.
Commented White: "I always thought my first solo album should be called this. The journalists at Sounds and Kerrang! always had a line that so and so are in the studio recording an album, as yet untitled… Well, now I have actually done that.
"I always like to be part of a band but I found myself isolated for a short while and decided to record some of the songs that I had been working on, while either on the road or back at home.
"I won't sit around and wait for the phone to ring. A bored Doogie is a dangerous thing!
"I gathered the good and the great, companions who had travelled the world with me at various times. Friends who I knew were outstanding players and to a man and one beautiful woman they gave freely of their talents and time. I am forever in their debt."
The list of guest musicians involved in the recording of "As Yet Untitled" looks impressive:
* Patrick Johansson (Yngwie Malmsteen) - Drums
* Thomas Broman (Glenn Hughes) - Drums
* Derek Sherinian (Black Country Communion) - Keyboards
* Tony Carey (Rainbow) - Keyboards
* Neil Murray (Whitesnake) - Bass
* Greg Smith (Ted Nugent) - Bass
* Paul Logue (Eden's Curse) - Bass
* Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) - Guitar
* Marcus Jidell (Royal Hunt) - Guitar
* Phil Hilborne (Queen Musical) - Guitar
* Mick Tucker (Tank) - Guitar
* Patti Russo (Meatloaf, Cher) - Guest vocals.
The album was recorded at various studios in Florida, Germany, and Scotland but most of the production was handled in Sweden with Pontus Norgren (Hammerfall) at the helm.
Added White: "Pontus and I became great friends through our time with Yngwie. He shone a bright light on the songs with his production. He brought a certain calmness to the madness and made sure that everything that was in the song had to be there for a reason. Even when the hard drive with the initial mixes was stolen, I knew that Pontus could sort it out."
The track listing is as follows:
01. Come Taste The Band
02. Time Machine
03. Dreams Lie Down And Die
05. Land Of The Deceiver
06. Secret Jesus
07. Sea Of Emotion
08. Catz Got Yer Tongue
09. Living On The Cheap
10. Times Like These
Doogie White To Guest On Paradise Inc. Album
Renowned Scottish singer Doogie White, who has worked with such bands as Rainbow, Cornerstone, Yngwie Malmsteen, Midnight Blue, Praying Mantis and Tank, will be a special guest on Paradise Inc.'s debut album, entitled "Time". Doogie will duet with German singer Carsten "Lizard" Schulz (Evidence One, Midnite Club, ex-Domain) on the song "Not In Paradise', which closes the CD.
Paradise Inc., featuring Brazilian musicians Rick A. (bass), Allan Juliano (drums), Marcos Peres and De Grigo (guitars), along with singer Carsten "Lizard" Schulz, is putting finishing the touches on the album, which is currently being mixed by Scottish composer and producer Paul Logue (Eden's Curse, Cry Havoc, David Readman).
"Time" features the Italian keyboard player Alessandro Del Vecchio, who has worked with Glenn Hughes, Edge of Forever,Eden's Curse, Time Machine and Moonstone Project. The album will be released on September 9th.
A clip of Doogie White talking about Paradise Inc. can be found here.
For more information, visit www.paradiseinc.net.
Doogie White sings on "Mister Bolin's Late Night Revival"
A tribute to guitar legend TOMMY BOLIN (of Deep Purple and James Gang fame), Mister Bolin's Late Night Revival features renditions of 17 previously unreleased tracks written by Bolin prior to his untimely passing in 1976. Over 4 years in the making, Mister Bolin's Late Night Revival features more than 50 singers, musicians, and producers creating a broad spectrum of tracks that solidify Tommy Bolin's legacy as a prolific song writer.
Featuring tracks from: Doogie White, Eric Martin, Jeff Pilson, Derek St. Holmes, Shooting Star, Randy Jackson, Robin McAuley, Kimberly Dahme and many more.
A percentage of the proceeds from this project will benefit the Jackson Recovery Centers, a non-profit rehabilitation organization located in Tommy Bolin's home town of Sioux City, Iowa.
Doogie White provided the lead vocals on "They're Gonna Let Me Die" and "Glory Train".
Tracklisting for the album:
1. They're Gonna Let Me Die (Doogie White)
2. You're No Angel (Eric Martin)
3. Meaning of Love (Jeff Pilson)
4. Celebration (Randy Jackson)
5. Tears & Turpentine (Brandon Reid Allen)
6. Evening Rain (Cristina Sanchez)
7. I Want You To Take Me There (Pale Angel)
8. Jump Back (No Sky Today feat. Fin Muir)
9. Glory Train (Doogie White feat. Rex Carroll)
10. Gypsy Moon (Derek St. Holmes)
11. Road to Walk (The Michael Sean Affair)
12. It's Up To You (HiFi Superstar)
13. Slowdriver (Kimberly Dahme)
14. Blues Gonna Take Me Away (Robin McAuley)
15. Long Way to Go (The 77's)
16. Feel It's Time For Love (A Gain of Ten)
17. Love is a Bandit (John Kelly Gannett)
The album came out last year and can be bought as Digital Download at Amazon & CD Baby. The cd version is available at CD Baby.
More information and samples of all songs can be found on this link.
[Thanks to: John Schenk]
Doogie White To Guest On KRUK Album
Scottish rock singer Doogie White (Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow, Cornerstone, Tank) makes a guest appearance on the second studio album from Polish hard rockers KRUK, due on June 6 via Metal Mind Productions. White contributes his vocals to a track called "In Reverie".
KRUK members Piotrek Brzychcy, Tomek Wisniewski and Krzysztof Walczyk first met White in 2005 when they shared the stage with Yngwie Malmsteen in Katowice. "We were extremely happy that, after the gig, we could give each other high five, that we could make some commemorative photos," Piotrek says. "Now [Doogie] sings in our song, he sings our lyrics... on our album. It's hard to believe!"
He adds, "I remember one of my first conversations with Krzysiek Walczyk, when we expressed our utmost delight over Rainbow's 'Strangers in Us All'. It was back when we were just starting to form KRUK and we had never dreamed that we would ever have the honor of cooperating with Doogie White. We adored White for having set new standards in the Purple-Rainbow family with the way he sang with Blackmore.
"What he recorded for 'In Reverie' is to our utmost satisfaction because you can hear passion and joy in every single note. I don't think there's a more happy band today in the entire universe than us!"
Demon's Eye Website now also available in English language
Demon's Eye have updated their website. It's now not only available in German but also in English language.
The debut album "The Stranger Within" by Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White will be released on March 18th (a few days earlier than previously reported). The new website has a lot of news about the new album and shows a promo video with interviews and song excerpts which also can be viewed below.
[Thanks to: Doogie White & Andree Schneider]
Demon's Eye CD featuring Doogie White on vocals to be released on March 21th
On 21 March 2011 Demon's Eye will release their debut album "The Stranger Within". It will contain 12 Classic Hard Rock songs.
The album will also be available in stores, but may also be ordered shortly on their website. On the site a limited edition premium package can be ordered with CD, original autographs, T-shirts and stickers. The autographs and the Premium Package can only be ordered via this website. Elsewhere, there will be only the normal CD without autographs. The shirt is made exclusively for the Premium package. It can therefore not bought elsewhere, including on Demon's Eye concerts. The CD has a 16-page booklet includes all texts and great live and studio photos.
"The Stranger Within is a great sounding album with great songs," says Doogie White. The former singer from Ritchie Blackmore's Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen had from the beginning a good feeling when he started to develop his vocal ideas for the songs: "When I heard the instrumental demos in the spring of 2010 for the first time, I came right away with ideas. I heard the songs and I started to sing right away. It just worked."
The band can not and will not deny the influences of their idols. Still, "The Stranger Within" will impress with originality. The album will be still stylistically reminiscent of Deep Purple and Rainbow, however, it include new compositions and nothing sounds plagiarized. Demon's Eye hope to give the Deep Purple and Rainbow fans with "The Stranger Within" what they would like to hear today from Ritchie Blackmore & Co, but won't get anymore from them.
Doogie stated: "If I would not have liked the song material or I would have thought not being able to develop any good ideas, I wouldn't have done it. No money in the world could have change that. Demon's Eye are the best Deep Purple Tribute Band I have seen so far. Just forget this is a Deep Purple tribute band and listen to the album. These are fantastic songs that are played by excellent musicians. Turn up the volume, take out the air guitar and go on rocking, because that is what I did when I heard the finished album at home!"
The Unknown Stranger (6:39)
Sins Of The Father (4:38)
The Best Of Times (4:18)
Ain't Nothing Better (4:10)
Evil Comes This Way (5:44)
Heaven Again (6:46)
A Foolish Man (5:37)
Midnight In Heaven Or Hell (4:02)
Far Over The Rainbow (9:21)
Brand New Life (5:35)
Le Vent Lament (2:04)
Bonus track: The Best Of Times (extended version) (7:37)
Total Time: 66:33
Doogie White – Vocals
Mark Zyk – Guitars
Florian Pritsch – Organ & Keyboards
Maik Keller – Bass
Andree Schneider – Drums
[Thanks to: Henk Dee]
Radio Show Acoustic Performance by Doogie White on December 12th
Doogie White will be performing a very special acoustic rendition of Rainbow's classic song "Temple Of The King" for a radio recording in the Highlands of Scotland next week during his visit to his home country to perform 2 solo shows.
The short performance and accompanying interview will be broadcast online from the radio station Moray Firth Radio's website on Sunday 12th December between 8pm and 10pm GMT on the Marion Scott show.
The show will also include Doogie and his Scottish band performing acoustic versions of Deep Purple's "Soldier Of Fortune" as well as a track called "This Is Why", a song recorded by the Scottish rock band "ROADWAY" (from which 3 members feature in his solo band) in 2009 which Doogie sang guest vocals on. (hear the full band track on the site player of www.rmmonline.net)
Doogie's upcoming solo shows in Scotland feature a set list comprising of 8 Rainbow songs spanning every era of the band as well as a few Deep Purple classics and some other material from Doogie's pre and post Rainbow projects.
10th December - Inverness, Mad Hatters
11th December - Aberdeen, The Moorings
Band Line Up:
Doogie White - Vocals
Ross McEwen - Guitar
Iain Macleod - Bass
Mark Hunter - Keys
Ryan McEwen - Drums
[Thanks to: Ross McEwen, www.rmmonline.net]
CD Launch Parties for Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White in April 2011
Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White on vocals will do some more shows together in November 2010 and April 2011. The November shows in Germany are in Aschaffenburg (Nov. 26) and Isernhagen (bei Hannover on Nov. 27).
In April 2011 they have 3 CD Launch Parties with a meet and greet after the show. At these gigs not only Rainbow and Deep Purple covers will be performed but also songs from their new album with their own material featuring Doogie White on vocals.
The dates are:
April 7: Kerkrade, The Rock Temple, The Netherlands
April 8: Dortmund, Musiktheater Piano, Germany
April 9: Siegen-Obersetzen, 10. Setzener Rocknight, Germany
More dates in April might be added.
The show in Kerkrade is cancelled. April 7th will now have a concert in Genk, Belgium while also some more dates in Germany have been added. All gigs have a Meet and Greet after the show.
April 7: Zaal Bret, Genk, Belgium
April 8: Dortmund, Musiktheater Piano, Germany
April 9: Siegen-Obersetzen, 10. Setzener Rocknight, Germany
April 14: Bonn-Beuel, Brückenforum, Germany
April 15: Solingen, Cobra, Germany
April 16: Torgau, Kulturbastion, Germany
More info (in German language) on www.demonseye.com
[Thanks to: Ludy Wetzl, The Rock Temple]
TANK featuring Doogie White 'War Machine' CD Audio Samples To Be Made Available
Legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK — featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside three new recruits, ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummer Dave "Grav" Cavill — will release their new album, "War Machine", on October 25 in Europe via Metal Mind Productions (December 7 in the U.S. through MVD). The production was handled by Pedro Ferreira (The Darkness, Therapy?, Meatloaf) and the bulk of the recording was done at Pedrock Studios in London. Drums were laid down by Tony Newton at Steve Harris' (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios.
"War Machine" will be released in four different versions: as a jewel case CD, a limited-edition digipak CD including two bonus tracks and LP with one bonus track. The Japanese edition of the album will include two exclusive bonus tracks which won't be available elsewhere.
The track listing for the standard CD edition is as follows:
01. Judgement Day
02. Feast Of The Devil
03. Phoenix Rising
04. War Machine
05. Great Expectations
06. After All
07. The Last Laugh
08. World Without Pity
09. My Insanity
TANK fans do not have to wait that long before they can hear the music from the album as the band is going to release a clip of each song on the official TANK web site in the run-up to the CD's October 25 release.
Here's the release schedule for the samples:
Friday, October 15: "Judgement Day"
Saturday, October 16: "Feast Of The Devil"
Sunday, October 17: "Phoenix Rising"
Monday, October 18: "War Machine"
Tuesday, October 19: "Great Expectations"
Wednesday, October 20: "After All"
Thursday, October 21: "The Last Laugh"
Friday, October 22: "World Without Pity"
Saturday, October 23: "My Insanity"
Sunday, October 24: Bonus Track
Nick Simper & Doogie White to play Brazil in October
For the first time ever original Deep Purple bassist Nick Simper is going to do shows in Brazil. Nick is being accompanied by Doogie White who already did a number of shows in Brazil while being a member of Rainbow and as a solo artist. One show has been booked on October 16, 2010 in São Paulo at the legendary Blackmore Bar. This gig will be filmed officially. Nick Simper has plans to release a live album on CD and DVD.
The set list of Nick Simper will consist of MK I songs as the whole show is entitled to be a tribute to the first DP line-up. Doogie White will take care of the vocal section.
The second part of the evening will be Doogie with his (Brazilian) backing band. Probably the same guys which backed him in Brazil early 2010. His set list will be an homenage to Ronnie James Dio.
Name of the backing band: PURPLESTORM
Band members are:
Fernando Piu - Guitars
Daniel Labô - Drums
Bruno Sá - Keyboards
additional bass player for Doogie set: Rodrigo Montovani
Scheduling of the show:
Doogie starts with an initial set, then join Nick followed by a tribute to Ronnie Dio.
DOOGIE WHITE (running order subject to alteration):
Wolf To The Moon
When The Hammer Falls
Midnight In Tokyo
NICK SIMPER w/ Doogie White (running order already confirmed):
And The Address
Wring That Neck
The Bird Has Flown
Why Didn't Rosemary
Roadhouse Blues (by The Doors)
FINAL SET (The Ronnie James Dio Tribute)
Don't Talk To Strangers
Heaven And Hell
Kill The King
[source: posted on the Perfect Purple Forum]
New TANK album featuring Doogie White on vocals out in October
Metal Mind Productions is proud to announce the release of a brand new studio album of the legendary TANK "War Machine".
Tank featuring Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar alongside three new recruits, ex-Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen frontman Doogie White, ex-Bruce Dickinson bassist Chris Dale and ex-Zodiac Mindwarp drummer Dave 'Grav' Cavill are back in action and ready to establish themselves once more as one of Britain's finest rock bands. The band's seventh studio album is currently in the pre-production stage and, as the band claims: "we think it's going to be our best album so far".
The production was handled by Pedro Ferreira (known from his previous work with The Darkness, Therapy?, Meatloaf) and the recording was done at Steve Harris' (Iron Maiden) Barnyard Studios. A demo version of one of their new songs, "Judgement Day", is still available to stream on Tank's Myspace.
Due to the changed line-up, "War Machine" will combine all the influences and experience of individual band members. Cliff Evans: "We intend to make this a classic British rock/metal album that every fan should have in their collection".
Full details on the artwork and tracklist to be announced soon. Metal Mind Productions set up the release date of "War Machine" for 25th October in Europe and 7th December in US (via MVD).
New tracks by Joe Lynn Turner & Doogie White on Melodic Rock compilation CD
Melodic Rock will release volume 7 of their compilation CD series on September 17. MR explains on their site: This compilation is a little different than previous ones, in that I have gathered tracks with two distinct moods - dark and moody and light and breezy. So the music of this set is split into the two discs. CD1 - Darkness: My War / CD2 - Light: When You Believe.
Forces Of Dark & Light will be priced at $18 + $5 international shipping and is officially released September 17, with pre-orders shipping by September 10. Pre-orders will be available from this Monday, with a few extra MP3 bonus tracks included as per usual. All artwork is from the super talented Richard Mace.
CD 1 of this compilation has new unreleased tracks by Joe Lynn Turner (This Is Who I Am) and Doogie White (Times Like These).
The song by Doogie White was gonna be on his solo album, but now that it get released already on this compilation it's not. The Tank album featuring Doogie White on vocals is now being mixed. Doogie will also provide the vocals on the album by the German Deep Purple tribute act Demon's Eye. This will be recorded next week.
CD 2 has another track by Joe Lynn Turner together with Jane Bogaert called Give It Up. This duet comes from Jane Bogaert's solo album "5th Dimension" which was released on May 21st. Jane, a Swiss female singer, who is also a member of the band Dominoe. They toured together with Joe Lynn Turner for the Classic Rock Nights concerts in Europe 2008.
[source: Melodic Rock]
Two December solo dates in Scotland for Doogie White
Doogie White will perform 2 solo shows in the north of Scotland this coming December. The dates are 10th of December in Hootanannys Inverness, and 11th December The Moorings, Aberdeen.
The full band line up for these shows has yet to be announced but will include Guitarist Ross McEwen and Bassist Iain Macleod, both from the band ROADWAY who recorded with Doogie on the song "This Is Why" which will be released on ROADWAY's debut EP due out late 2010. More details will follow soon.
Doogie White website: www.doogiewhite.com
Ross McEwen website: www.rmmonline.net
[Thanks to: Ross McEwen]
"The Voices of Rainbow" Tour with Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner & Doogie White
Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet, Joe Lynn Turner with Japanese band and Doogie White will tour Japan late September. The tour has been named the "Voices of Rainbow" Special Live in Japan.
The tourdates are:
Sep 27, 2010 - Big Cat, Osaka, Japan
Sep 29, 2010 - Bottom Line, Nagoya, Japan
Sep 30, 2010 - Shibuya C.C. Lemon Hall, Tokyo, Japan
The line-up for these shows are:
Alcatrazz featuring Graham Bonnet:
Graham Bonnet (vocals), Howie Simon (guitar), Tim Luce (bass) and Jeff Bowders (drums)
Joe Lynn Turner:
Joe Lynn Turner (vocals), Akira Kajiyama (guitar), Toshio Egawa (keyboards), Atsushi Hasegawa (bass) and Kenichi Fujimoto (drums)
More info & tickets (in Japanese language on the site of ZAK Corporation.
[Thanks to: Howie Simon & Bonnet Rocks!]
Doogie and La Paz are playing in Edinburgh on July 16th
DOOGIE WHITE and LA PAZ - FREE EDINBURGH GIG - FRIDAY 16th JULY 2010 7:45 pm
Doogie and La Paz are playing in Edinburgh again, in fact in only a weeks time!
It was originally intended to play at the Ark/Capital like the last gig they did in the City in February, but it went bust !
But taking their lead from Machinehead Claude like back in the day......
the guys from Imported Instruments search high and low for a venue and finally the gig is back on track at
The 3 Sisters
Gig is FREE and for their GART charity and the bill includes a couple of other local bands. Imported Instruments will raffle a guitar and various other items for the charity, so come along and be that winner.
For all Rock Music lovers here's a chance to catch up with this great band and to see Doogie White up close and personal again on your own doorstep. For fans it's a chance to hear Doogie in action and perhaps catch a quick chat after the gig.
Last time they did this in Edinburgh it was a great night and well attended, Doogie and La Paz were superb. So it's short notice BUT don't miss out on a chance to catch this superb band and it's free!
Imported Instruments Ltd
[Source: Imported Instruments]
Demon's Eye featuring Doogie White on vocals to record a full album
The well known German Deep Purple Tribute Band Demon's Eye will record an album with their own songs. Doogie White is going to do all the vocals on this album.
Doogie White will not be joining Demon's Eye on a permanent base. Still he will do now and then guestperformances with the German based band. Doogie will join Demon's Eye late November again for two dates in Germany; Aschaffenburg on the 26th and Isernhagen (near Hannover) on the 27th.
More info (in German language) can be found on www.demonseye.com
[Thanks to: Olaf Herrmann]
Rata Blanca featuring Doogie White Argentina Tour 2010 Setlist
Doogie White is doing a handfull shows with Rata Blanca in Argentina. The tour had the following dates: La Trastienda (18, 19 & 21 May), Córdoba (28 May) and Rosario (29 May).
The setlist contains mainly tracks from "The Forgotten Kingdom" album Rata Blanca released late last year with Doogie on vocals. Also not less than seven Rainbow tracks were on the setlist. "Catch the Rainbow" was dedicated to Ronnie James Dio.
La Trastienda, Argentina May 18th, 2010
Intro: The Voices of the Sea
1. Forgotten Kingdom
2. Diary of a Shadow
3. Black Masquerade
4. Over the Line (Sobre la raya)
5. Man on the Silver Mountain
6. Guardians of the Light
7. Another Day Passing By
8. Eyes of the World
10 Black and Blue (Azul y negro)
11. Sons of Rock
12. Wolf to the Moon
13. Catch the Rainbow
14. Kill the King
15. Stone Cold Crazy
MP3 Audio: click here
Doogie White to guest at MSG's 30th Anniversary concert in London
Drummer Herman Rarebell (ex-Scopions), bassist Neil Murray (ex-Whitesnake) and Doogie White (ex-Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen) plus more special guests to be announced will perform at MSG's 30th Anniversary concert Shepperd's Bush Empire in London, England on June 2nd.
MSG's line up for the Europe/UK Tour in May and June will be: Michael Schenker - lead guitar, Gary Barden - vocals, Chris Slade - drums (ex-AC/DC/The Firm), Chris Glenn - bass & Wayne Findlay - guitar/keyboards.
Support act will be Rising UK metal stars Sacred Mother Tongue.
[Source: Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles]
Doogie White plays The Ark in Edinburgh on February 26th
DOOGIE WHITE and LA PAZ plus local support Fireproof Match and The Last Tree.
FRIDAY 26th FEB 2010 THE ARK, EDINBURGH
A really fantastic chance to see Doogie White playing at the popular ARK venue in Edinburgh, perhaps even catch up with him for a quick chat. A real up close and personal experience with Doogie and La Paz, in this great City Centre Music Venue. It get's better ........
This is a Charity Gig and admission is entirely FREE, though the charity bucket will pass your way, so don't be stingy!!. Sponsored by Imported Instruments Ltd all proceeds going to the La Paz/GART Childrens Charity. Doors 8:00- 1:00 Your support would be greatly appreciated to make this a really great fun night for everyone.
[Source: Imported Instruments]
Doogie White touring Finland in February 2010
Doogie White reports: Morning I will be doing a few gigs in Finland in Febuary.
ÄäniDynamo Oy Proudly Presents:
DOOGIE WHITE FINLAND TOUR on February 2010
Finland Tour Schedule:
10.2 Jyväskylä, Pub Katse
11.2 Helsinki, On The Rocks
12.2 Pori, Monttu
13.2 Järvenpää, Swengi
14.2 Tampere, Henry´s pub
Lacu Lahtinen, drums
Risto Lassila, keyboards
Mika Lamminsivu, guitars
Klaus Wirzenius, bass
[Source: Doogie White]
Doogie White cleared to fly - gigs back on!
Doogie White has been given the all clear to fly by Mr Lewis the surgeon who is looking after him and the busted Achilles Tendon.
Although he will need to be in a leg brace for 3 months. So after 7 weeks on the bench Doogie is ready to play. The 2 shows with German Rawkers DEMONS EYE will go ahead as planned.
Details below :
Friday 27th Nov. - Unna - Lindenbrauerei
Saturday 28th Nov. - Isernhagen (near Hannover) - Blues Garage
Further info: www.demonseye.com
Doogie: "The last time I played with these guys was covering for Glenn Hughes who was ill at the time and we really had a blast. So it will be magic to get out of the house after 7 weeks and play great music with a great band. I now have a leg brace on but I have permission to fly and this will be a rawkin evening or 2 see ya there.. Spread the word... please"
[Source: Doogie White - Thanks to: Olaf Herrmann]
Doogie White & La Paz play Edinburgh and Glasgow late November
La Paz reports on their website:
Friday 20th Nov. The Ark 5-7 Waterloo Place Edinburgh EH1 1DF, support will be Strange Brew, doors 7.30 tickets £8 , tickets can be puechased on the door or in advance at Tickets Scotland.
Saturday 21st Nov. O2 Academy, Glasgow. This is the official Rock Radio Aftershow party. If you're already at the Dio gig you can come to the party upstairs in the Academy 2 and see two ex-Rainbow vocalists for the price of one in the same night!
Dio off stage around 10:30pm
Rock radio DJs 10:30-11:15
La Paz 11:15-12:00/15
Rock radio DJs til close (licensed til 2am)
If you can't get to the Dio gig but would like to come and see La Paz anyway then contact us through the La Paz website and we will make sure that you get in on our Guest List absolutely free.
Due to Paul McManus suffering a broken hand and Doogie White also suffering a snapped Achilles Tendon we have sadly had to cancel the gigs in November. New shows will be scheduled early in 2010 when both are fit and well enough to play and we apologise to those folk who had made arrangements to come see us.
Doogie adds: The solo tour of Finland in October has been cancelled under doctors orders. Doogie ruptured his Achilles Tendon playing football last week and will remain in plaster for 12 weeks. "I feel such an ass but these things happen. Its a huge disappointment not to be able to play these shows. We will reschedule them for early next year."
Said Doogie. "The doctors have said I should not fly for a while. I cant stand and mobility is not easy. I hope to be able to play the Demons Eye show in November. By then the angle of the foot may allow me to put some weight on it."
[Source: La Paz / Doogie White]
"Ritchie never tried to bash a guitar over my head"
German Fansite Blackmore's World did an exclusive interview with Doogie White. All questions were about Doogie's time in Rainbow. One of the questions was "Did Ritchie ever destroy a guitar again in the 95-97 period?".
Doogie answered: "No. He only had 2 guitars on tour. New number 1 and number 2. There was a smasher in the guitar case but it is probably still there. That was the only disappointment for me in the 3 or so years I worked with him. That he never tried to bash a guitar over my head."
Read the full interview on Blackmore's World
[Thanks to: Blackmore's World]
Doogie White & La Paz will play 3 shows in Scotland in June
The official La Paz website reports:
Thursday 18th June : Zicos, Wishaw
Friday 19th June : Renfrew Ferry, Glasgow
Saturday 20th June : Studio24, Edinburgh
Tickets for all will be available on the door.
Zico's is an early start and we need to finish by 11.00pm (school night folks!) and we are supported by Crossfire that night. Tickets £5 on the door.
We are delighted that we will be sharing the bill with No Dice at The Ferry - great value for money at £7 in advance and £8 on the door! Doors open at 8.00pm.
We were booked for East Kilbride's Artburst festival but totally without warning the local council cancelled two hours from the programme and dropped us. That's what you get when you rely on local government... Our lawyers will tear them a new asshole whilst we have now managed to secure Studio24 in Edinburgh for that night. Ticket price, possible support acts and running times to be advised later so please check back.
Doogie and Chic will also be doing a short acoustic set at Imported Instruments music store in Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh during the afternoon of the 20th (time to be confirmed). See www.importedinstruments.com for more details.
The set list this time will be a bit more varied:
Too Good To Lose (La Paz)
This Boy (La Paz)
Lesson in Love (La Paz)
Black Masquerade (Rainbow with Doogie)
Still in Love (La Paz)
Stand up and Fight (La Paz)
Hunting Humans (Rainbow with Doogie)
Temple of the King (Rainbow with Dio)
Still I'm Sad (Rainbow with Dio/Doogie)
Ariel (Rainbow with Doogie)
Amy (La Paz)
What do you Say (La Paz)
Prayer for the Dying (Dave Liesgang/Doogie White)
Stargazer (Rainbow with Dio)
Kill the King (Rainbow with Dio)
Burn (Deep Purple with Coverdale)
Sounds like a good night to us! Hope to see you there.
[Thanks to: Kevin Dixon]
Doogie White free Edinburgh in-store performance on June 20th
DOOGIE WHITE IN EDINBURGH - SATURDAY 20th JUNE 2009 at 3:00PM
Doogie White, one of the very best singers in Rock today, will make a personal appearance at IMPORTED INSTRUMENTS, Ocean Terminal, Edinburgh. Doogie will perform a short set of acoustic numbers, and talk about his current projects, Tank, La Paz and others and perhaps even answer some questions from his Rainbow/Malmsteen days.
This is a free event, in-store at Imported Instruments and a really great chance for you to get up close and personal and meet Doogie. Ocean Terminal is Edinburgh's most prestigious Shopping Mall with 70+ Retail stores, Restaurants, Cinema and Free Covered Parking. All welcome a great day out.
[Source: Marketing Dept]
Tank featuring Doogie White have recorded 2 new studio tracks
Rock Radio reports: The revamped lineup of NWOBHM stars Tank will unveil two new tracks on their Myspace page on Monday June 1, singer Doogie White tells Rock Radio.
White, who's performed with Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Praying Mantis, La Paz and many other rock bands, is now fronting Tank and cowriting material with guitarist Mick Tucker.
Writing in his Rock Radio guest blog, White says: "I just recorded vocals on a couple of new Tank songs, "Great Expectations" and "Phoenix Rising", that I wrote with Mick. The songs will get their first airing at Sweden Rock on June 6, where we're opening for Heaven and Hell, then we have shows at various festivals around Europe. You can here them from June 1 at www.myspace.com/tankheavymetal."
In his guest blog White also discusses the MPs' expenses scandal, Lynyrd Skynyrd's classic track Freebird and the memories of trooping round Scotland's rock venues in the 70s and 80s. White will perform with original band La Paz in Scotland again soon, and is continuing work on his solo album and other projects.
Update from the Tank Myspace site:
We are in the studio at the moment mixing the new tracks. They should be up online in the next few days. Sorry for the delay but I'm sure you'll agree they are well worth waiting for.
[Thanks to: Rob Fodder]
Doogie White festival appearance & to tour with Moonstone Project in the fall
MOONSTONE PROJECT, the ambitious musical creature of Italian guitarist Matt Filippini, has inked a worldwide deal with Blistering Records for the project's new album "Rebel On The Run".
According to a press release, "Rebel On The Run" features the amazing voice of James Christian (House of Lords) on all but one track. That 11th track happens to be "Closer Than You Think", a soulful original written and performed by the voice of rock himself, Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Sabbath).
While the predecessor to this release, "Hidden In Time", has become a reissued collectible favorite in the neo-classic rock underground, that album related more the "project" part of the group's name, with 10 different singers (including Graham Bonnet) and 20 musicians collaborating. "Rebel On The Run" has an intentionally more consistent "band" feel. But fret not, there are still plenty of stunning guest appearances from hard rock royalty Ian Paice (Deep Purple) and Clive Bunker (Jethro Tull) on drums to legendary Hammond organ maestro Ken Hensley (Uriah Heep) adding his distinct, wild keyboard flourishes! Lead vocalist James Christian's wife, solo artist Robin Beck, also layers many unique backing vocals into the colorful fabric of this warm recording.
Spring and summer concerts to support the album are already being announced, starring Glenn Hughes, as well as a festival and fall tour featuring former Rainbow/Yngwie Malmsteen crooner Doogie White!
"Rebel On The Run" is scheduled for a late May release.
Upcoming MOONSTONE PROJECT concerts:
Mar. 08 - University Square, Tirana (Albania) (feat. Glenn Hughes)
Mar. 10 - Black Horse, Cermenate CO (Italy) (feat. Glenn Hughes)
May 15 - Motorock Festival, Cremona (Italy) (feat. Doogie White)
Jul. 18 - Parco Comunale, Taino VA (Italy) (feat. Glenn Hughes)
For more information, visit www.moonstone.it
Doogie White joins British Power Metal Legends TANK
The legendary British power metal mercenaries TANK have re-grouped and are ready for battle once more. The release of the "Dogs of War" boxed set last year on Metal Mind Productions was a great success, which led to the inevitable re-release of the entire back catalog.
This has proven very popular with the band's die-hard fans and helped to amass a new army of young devotees worldwide. TANK is very much in demand on the live front after being absent from the touring circuit for several years. With an unmistakable attitude and energy to its trademark sound, TANK now has a new all-star line-up fully equipped to crush everything in its path.
Joining Mick Tucker and Cliff Evans on guitar will be original TANK drummer Mark Brabbs alongside two new recruits — ex-Rainbow/YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman Doogie White and ex-BRUCE DICKINSON bassist Chris Dale. Unfortunately, original TANK vocalist/bassist Algy Ward has decided to retire from active service and will concentrate his efforts on writing his autobiography.
One of the most influential formations which emerged in the beginnings of the NWOBHM madness was TANK — a fierce, ambitious young band, taking all that was the best in punk and metal to a higher level. The group was formed in Croydon (London, England) in 1980 by Alasdair "Algy" Mackie Ward, an experienced front man who wanted to go beyond his previous musical experiences, which included playing in THE SAINTS and THE DAMNED.
Metal Mind Productions released the complete discography of TANK: "The Filth Hounds of Hades - Dogs of War 1981 - 2002" in November 2007. The collection, containing TANK's full discography extended with exclusive bonus material, is available in two editions: as a nine-CD box (8CD+DVD) and a six-LP box.
Classic Rock 'Flashback' Tour with Doogie White cancelled
A nearly 50 dates U.S.A arena tour called "Flashback - The Classic Rock Experience" by the Mystic Orchestra was cancelled earlier this year. The show should have a full rock band, a string section, multiple vocalists and a laser/light show. One of the singers included was supposed to be Doogie White. The tour was launched at the Mobile Civic Center in Alabama on August 27th. It is not known how many dates have been played.
The show should have had songs by Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, the Doors, Janis Joplin and Deep Purple. The first leg of the show was planned for November 2008 and a second leg for February 2009. The latest news is that "the tour is on hold till further notice". It looks like it won't happen anymore though....
The official website for this project is www.flashbacktour.com. You can check some live clips of the show featuring Doogie White here: Led Zeppelin's "Whole Lotta Love" and "Stairway To Heaven".
New Cornerstone album expected in 2009
Doogie White reports on the Offical Cornerstone website: Once again we want to thank you for your continued support, patience and good humour. The lack of information about what the band is doing is because until recently we were not sure what we were doing . The reasons are legion, many that are not for anyone but those concerned. We have not lost interest in what we do and everyone in the band is still keen to continue on the rocky course that we have set ourselves on.
I had a long chat with Steen and he sent me a couple of ideas he had. Unfortunately they were rubbish and I sent him back to redo everything... Ah!!! but I lie my dear friends. The ideas were...glorious. Raw but dangerous and glorious.
The great great masterplan is that everybody will contribute in the songwriting process this time around, throw all of their killer ideas in the pond and produce another outstanding Cornerstone album.
Its difficult to say how the next year will pan out for the band. But I feel that we can have a new album in the next 12 months or so.
Doogie White to perform in Athens Greece
Vocalist Doogie White (Cornerstone, ex-Yngwie Malmsteen, Rainbow) is heading off to Athens, Greece for a solo show at Texas Necropolis (formerly Underworld Club) on Friday, December 5. He will perform songs from his time in Rainbow, Cornerstone and Empire as well as a couple of favorites from Iron Maiden and Deep Purple.
Commented Doogie: "I am really excited to be doing this show. I have never been to Greece before but have many 'friends' there. I wanted to keep it exclusivley to material that I had written or contributed to but the promoter asked if I would do some covers. So I picked a couple that I hope that the metalheads in Athens will want to hear me sing."
Upon his return from Greece, Doogie will fly to Frankfurt, Germany to record vocals from the English-language version of the brand new album from RATA BLANCA, the multi-million-selling Argentine band led by guitarist Walter Giardino.
Stated Dogie: "Walter and I have known each other for years and he is truly an inspirational guitarist. We have been trying to find some musical adventure to do together and this popped up. So I will be in Germany for the first time in a long time to record."
Before heading off to Greece, Doogie will play two shows with Deep Purple tribute act Demon's Eye:
Nov. 28 - Spirit Of 66 - Verviers, Belgium
Nov. 29 - Blues Garage - Hannover-Isernhagen, Germany
Demon's Eye has previously played shows with Deep Purple's Ian Paice guesting on drums.
In the meantime he continues to work on his solo album "As Yet Untitled".
[Source: Doogie White.com]
Doogie White to perform with German Deep Purple Tributeband
German Deep Purple Tributeband Demon's Eye has found a remarkeble replacement for 2 gigs when their singer Bernd Martin has other commitments. Bernd will sing for the Rock Classic Allstars. So Demon's Eye needed a temporary replacement and contacted Doogie White.
The ex-Rainbow and Yngwie Malmsteen singer agreed right away to sing the 2 shows. The dates are November 28 in Verviers, Belgium and November 29 in Hannover-Isernhagen, Germany.
[Thanks to: Ralph Grille]
Doogie White sings cover of L.A. Connection on New Iain Ashley Hersey CD
"Nomad" features a allstar lineup including Doogie White (Rainbow, Yngwie Malmsteen, Cornerstone), Jochen Mayer (Casanova, Demon Drive, Domain), Frank Kraus (Demon Drive) Paul Logue (Edens Curse), Holger Seeger (Midnite Club). Born in New Hampshire and growing up in New England, Iain cut his teeth on the heavier British Blues Rock Bands such as Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Bad Company and guitar players like Beck, Blackmore and Hendrix. Later seeking to develop his musical vocabulary he studied at the Berklee College of Music in Boston where he expanded his musical realm into that of jazz improvisation, eventually to return to the fold of Rock and Blues.
Iain comments, "There was something about the pull of ones roots and missing the power that comes with simplicity. Relocating to Los Angeles, he spent a year as a student at Musician*s Institute in Hollywood. "More of an excuse to get settled into LA"... "I skipped all the main classes as I already knew all that stuff from Berklee and basically just hung out and played with Joe Diorio, Frank Gamballe and Scott Henderson." At the end of the year, he was invited on as an instructor which he did for the next six years. For more info: http://www.myspace.com/iainashleyhersey
Doogie White only sings on one song, a cover of Rainbow's "L.A. Connection".
You can order the CD at Perris Records.
New Iain Ashley Hersey & Alex Beyrodt CD's featuring DOOGIE WHITE
Iain Ashley Hersey will release his new album, "Nomad", on October 7 via Perris Records. Iain released 3 years ago his 2nd album "The Holy Grail" that took our attention when Graham Bonnet was one of the singers on that. Now Iain is back with his new CD that is featuring another Rainbow singer Doogie White. Other musicians involved include Jochen Mayer (Casanova, Demon Drive, Domain), Frank Kraus (Demon Drive), Paul Logue (Eden's Curse) and Holger Seeger (Midnite Club).
Alex Beyrodt's Voodoo Circle Debut Album "Voodoo Circle" will be released on December 4 by AFM Records. The press release says: "Alex chose to walk in huge footsteps with Voodoo Circle, because the immense impact and influence that bands like Rainbow and DEEP PURPLE had are undeniable. But if there is just one German musician who can fill this big boots and arouse with new energy, we definitely talk about Alex Beyrodt."
Voodoo Circle is: Alex Beyrodt (Silent Force, ex-Sinner) - guitar, David Readman (Pink Cream 69) - vocals, Mat Sinner (Sinner, Primal Fear) - bass, Mel Gaynor (Simple Minds, Gary Moore, Brian May) - drums, Jimmy Kresic - keyboards Guest appearances on the album: Doogie White (Rainbow, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) Rudi Sarzo (Ozzy, DIO, Whitesnake), Norifumu Shima (Concerto Moon) Richard Andersson (Majesticm, Space Odessey).
Eden's Curse 'The Second Coming' with Backing Vocals by Doogie White
AFM Records (Germany), Metal Mayhem Music (North America) and Spiritual Beast (Japan) have announced the return of multi-national melodic metallers EDEN'S CURSE and their sophomore studio release, "The Second Coming".
Doogie White who also sang backing vocals on Eden's Curse selftitled first CD is again present to do backing vocals.
Once again production duties were handled by PINK CREAM 69 bassist and producer extraordinaire Dennis Ward (ANGRA, KROKUS, SILENT FORCE, ALLEN/LANDE) as the band have truly "upped the ante" in terms of song writing, performance and production. Assisting Michael Eden (vocals), Thorsten Koehne (guitar), Paul Logue (bass), Pete Newdeck (drums) and Ferdy Doernberg (keyboards) in creating this huge wall of sound is none other than the voice of TNT, STARBREAKER, WESTWORLD and now a solo artist, Tony Harnell, who sings backing vocals on the whole album. Former Rainbow and YNGWIE MALMSTEEN frontman and current CORNERSTONE and EMPIRE vocalist Doogie White once again returns to the aid the Curse Choir along with the ever-present Carsten Schulz of EVIDENCE ONE, MIDNITE CLUB and Roger Staffelbach's ANGEL OF EDEN fame. Also featured is vocalist Pamela Moore, best known for her performance as Sister Mary on QUEENSRŸCHE's 1988 epic release "Operation: Mindcrime" and 2006's sequel "Operation: Mindcrime II", who duets with Michael Eden on the power metal anthem "Angels & Demons".
Frontman Michael Eden comments: "With the assistance of our personal graphic artist Thomas Ewerhard (ASIA, EDGUY, AVANTASIA, JORN, MASTERPLAN) and the amazing talent of his photographer of choice Steffi Veenstra (DORO, TANKARD, VANDEN PLAS), I believe EDEN'S CURSE are ready to ignite even the biggest melodic naysayer. My boys and I will deliver an ass kicking few have seen in a decade or more for our type of music, and that I'll lay our reputation on. Trust me when I say... EDEN'S CURSE will deliver the goods like very few can in 2008. There is good, there is great and then there is freaking amazing! You be the judge. The music will do the talkin' in October!!"
"The Second Coming" will be released in Japan via Spiritual Beast on October 15, North America via Metal Mayhem Music on October 22 and finally in Europe via AFM Records on October 24.
The track listing is as follows:
01. Reign Of Terror (Intro)
02. Masquerade Ball
03. Angels & Demons
04. Just Like Judas
05. Sail On
06. Lost In Wonderland
07. West Wind Blows
08. Signs Of Your Life
09. Man Against The World
10. Raven's Revenge
11. Lost Soul, Games People Play
12. Ride The Storm
Exclusive bonus tracks:
13. Man Against The World (Alt. Mix) (Europe)
14. Prisoner Of The Past (North America)
15. Angels & Demons (Alt. Mix) (Japan)
16. What Are You Waiting For (Karaoke Version) (Japan)
Doogie White plays with The Outfit in Glasgow Bar
Doogie White is playing in a band in Glasgow tonite and every Monday for the next four weeks. The band is called The Outfit and was formed by Chris Glenn from The Sensational Alex Harvey Band. The band will play at a club/bar called Oran Mor.
Chris Glenn said: "Doogie will be singing some Rainbow hits and I've booked the venue every Monday for a month so other musicians can come down and jam".
[Thanks to: Kevin Dixon]
Doogie White won't play with Rata Blanca in Barcelona on April 19
Doogie White reported us: Hi Just a wee update to say that due to circumstances beyond our control I will not be appearing with Rata Blanca in Barcelona. Our apologies to anyone who is disappointed.
Rata Blanca will play 4 shows in Spain; April 17 - Cáceres, April 18 - Madrid, April 19 - Barcelona, April 20 - Valencia. Doogie White was supposed to sing a few songs as guest at the Barcelona show.
Classics in Rock with Joe Lynn Turner & Doogie White is CANCELLED
Today, on April's fools day of all days, we received the bad news that the Classics in Rock Event that should have featured Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White amongst other performers including Eric Martin, Fish, Chris Thompson, Andy Scott and Ian Parry has been cancelled. This is the 2nd big rock event that has been cancelled recently in The Netherlands. Last week Fields of Rock was cancelled due to poor ticketsales and the lack of good headliners. No reason yet is given why the Classics in Rock Event has been cancelled, but most likely it's again poor ticketsales.
Doogie White says: "The Classics in Rock show at the Ahoy is cancelled. So for any of you who were going to attend, sorry. The JLT DTW duet will no doubt be a sorely missed highlight of the show that never was."
Lisa Walker (JLT's virtual assistent) now also has confirmed the cancellation: "Just got word from JLT's manager... the Rotterdam show has been cancelled".
The promotors of both Classics in Soul and Classics in Rock, New Road Media & Ahoy Rotterdam, have announced in a press report the reason both shows are cancelled is due to poor ticketsales.
People who have bought a ticket can return it before October 10, 2008 and get a refund at the known ticket sales addresses or at the Ahoy Hall.
Doogie White to duet with Joe Lynn Turner at 'Classics in Rock' on April 12
Doogie White will be heading off to The Ahoy, Rotterdam in April, to perform at Classics in Rock. "I have been learning and rehearsing some songs. I am gonna work in London with the band, singing songs by the other singers. It just makes it easier for the band to know whats going on if there is someone singing along. Its a lot of fun actually and I am learning some new chops from great singers like Jimi Jamieson and Eric Martin".
Speaking of the former Mr Big vocalist, both he and I will be giving a guided tour of the stage and back stage area, answering questions, bursting spontaneously into song and hosting a pre show event for VIP package holders. Out of all the singers appearing I only know Ian Parry and Joe Lynn Turner. JLT and I have agreed on the song we are going to sing together. It's tough trying to find a good classic rock song to duet on but we have come up with a cracker. Of course as soon as you pick one and the band start working on it, suggestions start pouring in. Still I am looking forward to singing on stage with Joe and then sharing a nice cold beer with him afterwards."
Doogie White has been writing and recording his first solo album
Doogie White has been writing and recording his first solo album over the last few months.
Doogie White got again some very excited news for us: "As Ronnie is off with Tony Iommi, touring and working on a new Heaven and Hell album I thought it was time to do some writing with my good friend Mr Craig Goldy. We have written 5 songs together. I have also been working with Paul Logue from Edens Curse. In total we have 16 killer tunes to work on. I have assembled the great, good and unwashed for this. We started in the autumn last year, kicking ideas around. Between us we have come up with some dynamic and aggressive rawk songs covering a colourful spectrum of hard rock. The drums were recorded in Florida late last year and we are now laying down the guitars, bass and keyboards.
So far I have secured the awesome talents of Craig Goldy and Pontus Norgren, Rudy Sarzo, Neil Murray and Greg Smith, Patrik Johansson and the very splendid Derek Sherinian. In addition to these guys Rata Blanca's guitarist and mainman Walter Giardino has agreed to play on a couple of songs. It's early days but the album is coming together very nicely. Its good to be stepping out and not be in the constricts of a band situation where the demands of others sometime outway the sensibility and understanding of the songs. I believe the work we have done so far is interesting, different and valid. Fuck me!! I sound like a car sales man, but its true, this will be an album that covers many aspects of music that I have enjoyed over the years and then some.
I have also contacted my old friend Ritchie Blackmore's management to asked if he would be interested in playing on a song or two. Hell we could even work on some of the ideas we had for the aborted follow up to SIUA. While I don't think he will, I thought it only polite to ask."
[Thanks to: Doogie White]
Doogie White with The Purple Project at Rivermead, Reading on February 28
Doogie White reports: I know its short notice but I got a call at 1pm today Thurs 28th from Chris Hook asking If I could fill in on vocals for his Purple covers band The Purple Project tonight at Rivermead, Reading. So if yer around?? Its in aid of Ian and Jacquie Paice's Charidee. So it a rawkin night and a good cause.
Doogie White and Yngwie Malmsteen have decided to part company
Vocalist Doogie White and Yngwie Malmsteen have decided to part company after 6 and a half years together. Doogie joined the band in Sept 2001 and recorded two albums Attack and Unleash the Fury.
"I had a long chat with Yngwie today and it is clear that he wants to move musically in a new direction. It's great news that he will be expanding on his undoubted talents both as a writer and guitarist. I just want to thank, publically, Yngwie and the many band members past and present that I have worked with. It seems appropriate that we started our working relationship in South America in Sept 2001 and finished in South America in Dec 2007."
"Now anyone need a singer??"
[source: Doogie White himself]
Doogie White tourng with Yngwie Malmsteen in South America
Doogie White has just been touring with Yngwie Malmsteen in South America. Mick Cervino (ex-Blackmore's Night) played bass. The setlist included a cover of Rainbow's "Gates of Babylon".
The tour had the following dates: Dec 5 Curitiba Brazil, Dec 6 Sao Paulo Brazil, Dec 8 Buenos Aires Argentina (afternoon and evening show), Dec 9 Santiago Chile, Dec 11 Monterrey Mexico & Dec 12 Mexico City. Tour reviews and photos on Yngwie.org.
New Empire 'Chasing Shadows' CD featuring Doogie White out on November 23
November 23, 2007 will see the release of the brand new EMPIRE album, "Chasing Shadows" on Metal Heaven. This will be the fourth release from the band and the first to feature vocalist Doogie White (Rainbow, CORNERSTONE, YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) and drummer Mike Terrana (MASTERPLAN, AXEL RUDI PELL) alongside longtime bassist Neil Murray (WHITESNAKE, BLACK SABBATH, GARY MOORE) and founding member, guitarist Rolf Munkes (MAJESTY, RAZORBACK, VANIZE).
Munkes and White were introduced by Murray in late 2006. They quickly established a formidable writing partnership. The songs were written over a two-month period near the beginning of 2007. The album went into full production in late spring and was produced and mixed by Munkes at Empire Studios over the summer months.
"Chasing Shadows" track listing:
01. Chasing Shadows (mp3 clip)
02. The Alter
03. Mother Father Holy Ghost (mp3 clip)
04. Sail Away
05. Child Of The Light
06. Tahigwan Nights
07. Manic Messiah (mp3 clip)
08. Angel And The Gambler
09. A Story Told
10. The Rulers Of The World
[source: Blabbermouth - thanks to: Doogie White - ]
Doogie White & Joe Lynn Turner at Classics in Rock 2008
Last March Classics in Rock had their first edition in the Ahoy Hall in Rotterdam, featuring Graham Bonnet and Glenn Hughes amongst a great line-up with many other rock icons. At the end of the show they announced that next year would be another edition.
The line-up for the next edition, which will take place on Saturday April 12, 2008 also in the Rotterdam Ahoy Hall, is again superb. Joe Lynn Turner and Doogie White are on the bill. Other artists include Chris Thompson (Manfred Mann's Earth Band), Eric Martin (Mr Big), Fish (Marillion), Anna Phoebe (Jethro Tull) and Andy Scott (The Sweet). All artists will perform with the Classics in Rock Symphonic Orchestra and The SAS Band. More names to be announced.
More info on the Classics in Rock website.