Sad news according to MetalSucks.net, as Julie “Tawny” Kitaen who shot to fame in 1980s movies and later as a music video vixen in the heyday of MTV, has died. She was 59-years-old. Variety reports that Kitaen died at her home in Newport Beach, CA yesterday, Friday, May 7. There has been no cause of death revealed, but recent tweets from Tawny in April indicated she was battling an illness and had been off social media. Most recently Tawney had been a guest at Headbangers Con, participating in the virtual event, one of her last public appearances. Kitaen shot to fame in the Tom Hanks movie Bachelor Party in 1984 and had been in RATT’s 1984 clip, “Back for More.” She dated late guitarist Robin Crosby. Later she was in a series of iconic videos for Whitesnake, including “Here I Go Again.” She was later married to Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale. other clips as well, including “Still of the Night,” “Is This Love” and “The Deeper the Love.” She was also married to Whitesnake singer David Coverdale from 1989 to 1991. She was also a reality TV star and in 2011, she recreated the “Here I Go Again” video for a Funny or Die sketch, “Here We Go Again.” She later married form MLB pitcher Chuck Finely and had two children. We send our sympathies to Tawney’s family, friends, and fans at this time.
A new album and a new singer. The Dead Daisies’ latest album Holy Ground (SPV Steamhammer) is their first with the “voice of rock” Glenn Hughes, and his powerful pipes are a perfect match for the band’s well-honed classic rock. Having been in Deep Purple and more recently Black Country Communion Glenn is no stranger to famous bandmates and supergroups. The lead single ‘Unspoken’ shows that despite the ever-revolving door of bandmates, the music is as thunderous, hooky and rocking as ever.
Celebrating 50 years in the music business, legendary guitarist Michael Schenker has recruited a wide selection of different musicians on the latest release, Immortal (Nuclear Blast), a hard-edged rock album that perfectly showcases his talent and versatility. With Ronnie Romero (Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow) acting as the main singer, the vocal side is bolstered by the likes of Ralf Scheepers (Primal Fear), the record’s co-producer Michael Voss (Mad Max) and former Rainbow frontman Joe Lynn Turner.
Legendary British producer Martin Birch, best known for engineering and producing albums by Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Deep Purple, Rainbow, Fleetwood Mac, Whitesnake, Blue Öyster Cult, died yesterday (Sunday, August 9th). He was 71. His passing was confirmed former Deep Purple/Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale, who tweeted: “It is with a very heavy heart I’ve just had verified my very dear friend & producer Martin Birch has passed away. “Martin was a huge part of my life…helping me from the first time we met through until Slide It In…
“My thoughts & prayers to his family, friends & fans…Broken heart”Continue reading
Stars from across Rock and Metal will join together on a livestream to raise money tonight on the David Z Foundation Livestream. David Z (David Zablidowsky) was the brilliant metal and progressive rock musician best known for his work in bands such as Adrenaline Mob, Trans-Siberian Orchestra, and ZO2, died three years ago on July 17th, 2017 when a tractor-trailer collided with Adrenaline Mob’s tour bus. Check out the updated poster from Mike Portnoy’s tweet below. You can donate at the GoFundM link below and watch the live stream including artists ranging from Mike Portnoy, Dee Snider, Chris Jericho, Ray Luzier (Korn), John Moyer (Disturbed) Rikki Rockett, Don Dokken, Richie Kotzen, Billy Sheehan, Jeff Scott Soto, Carmine Appice, Eddie Trunk, Marco Mendoza, Joel Hoekstra, Tiffany, John Pooper, Alex Skolnik, Charlie Benante, Dug Pinnick, Ra Diaz and more! Continue reading
Whitesnake is releasing a new album, the first in a series of new releases that features revisited, remixed, and remastered versions of the group’s best songs organized by musical themes. The Rock Album, a new collection that features the group’s best rock songs. The album is the first release in the band’s “Red, White And Blues” trilogy, a series of fresh, new collections organized by musical themes that will include: Love Songs (red), The Rock Album (white) and The Blues Album (blue). Watch the new lyric video for a brand new previously unreleased song, ‘ Always The Same’ right now!Continue reading
Rock supergroup The Dead Daisies (Deep Purple, Journey, Whitesnake) just dropped their new single ‘Unspoken’ from their upcoming new album Holy Ground coming soon via Spinefarm Records! The band just shared a brand new unplugged version of the track, recorded during self-isolation due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Watch it now!Continue reading
In a new interview with Meltdown of Detroit’s WRIF radio station earlier this week, Whitesnake frontman and legendary singer David Coverdale is considering retirement in 2021. Coverdale, who turned 68 last September, is still a great singer and performer, but he has had a myriad of health issues the last few years. Addressing the coronavirus pandemic that is sweeping the globe, Coverdale said: “I have a feeling it’s gonna take a little while to get things back to any semblance of what we knew before. So what we have to do is think outside the box. I have to get this surgery and get up and running. And what better age for the Whitesnake lead singer to go out and retire on — 69. [Laughs]”Continue reading
Rock legends Whitesnake have canceled all of their previously announced tour dates, including runs with Sammy Hagar & The Circle and Night Ranger, so that frontman David Coverdale can undergo surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia. Coverdale made the announcement on social media. Continue reading
Two rock legends will team up for a brief run of dates when Whitesnake and Foreigner hit tour the UK together starting next May for six shows. Direct support will come from heavy metallers Europe. Tickets go on Friday, November 8 at 9 a.m.Continue reading