The second full-length album by American Hard Rock band. Formed by guitarist Doug Aldrich and vocalist Keith St John back in 1998, Burning Rain recorded two well-received albums – their self-titled debut and "Pleasure To Burn" – before the six-string slinger left to team up (albeit briefly) with the late, great Ronnie James Dio, while the vocalist pitched his tent in Ronnie Montrose’s camp.
Deen Castronovo, Jack Blades and Doug Aldrich. Put these three titans together in a band and you have Revolution Saints. Superbly handling drums and lead vocals is Deen Castronovo. Already renowned for his drum talents and backing vocals in Journey, Bad English and more, Deens excellent vocal talents are in the spotlight on this release. On bass, and co-lead vocals on a few tracks, Jack Blades is well known for his melodic, yet hard rocking approach to songwriting and playing via multiple classic albums by his main band Night Ranger, as well as with the Damn Yankees and the Shaw/Blades releases. On guitar, Doug Aldrich was excited to lend his fiery blues guitar attack to such a unique and melodic band. Doug, who just left Whitesnake after a fruitful 12 year run (including co-writing 2010s critically acclaimed "Forevermore" release) and also of Burning Rain and formerly of DIO, has a deep pedigree and is one of todays most respected guitarists.
Good to Be Bad is the tenth studio album by Whitesnake released in April 2008. This is the first album of new studio material in a decade, since 1997's Restless Heart, not including the four new tracks recorded for the 2006 live album Live: In the Shadow of the Blues. The album charted at number 8 on the Top Independent albums, number 23 on the Top Canadian albums, number 62 on The Billboard 200 and number 7 on the UK Albums Chart.
Sir David Coverdale has returned with a new album that is a true return to Whitesnake’s 1980’s dominance. It is not a simple case of saying this is the next 1987 or Slide It In as Forevermore stands on it’s own merits. That said, it does sit nicely on a shelf next to these two classics…
Since the late '60s, drummer Carmine Appice has been one of the most respected players among his peers, yet he rarely gets the recognition he deserves for his efforts and contributions to rock drumming. Having performed/recorded with a multitude of artists over the years, Appice appeared to have launched a promising solo career in the early '80s, with the release of Rockers in 1981. But fans waiting for a solo Appice follow-up would have to wait a nice and cozy 15 years, when Guitar Zeus finally appeared. Appice didn't use the long layoff between solo albums unwisely, however, as he assembled a multitude of renowned guitarists to lend a hand, including Slash, Yngwie Malmsteen, Brian May, Ted Nugent, and Elliot Easton. Hard rock is the name of the game here, with standouts including the Doug Pinnick-sung "This Time Around," the two-part title track guitar smorgasbord, and the moody "Where You Belong." With Appice playing as solidly as ever and supported by a strong cast, his fans will surely not be disappointed with Guitar Zeus. ~ Greg Prato, All Music Guide