Classic Rock Launches Whitesnake Fan Pack
Classic Rock is proud to announce the launch of our latest Fan Pack, dedicated to David Coverdale and Whitesnake.
The Whitesnake Fan Pack follows hard on the heels of our acclaimed Slash and Motörhead packs. It includes a 132-page magazine along with Forevermore, Whitesnake’s brand spanking new studio album. There’s also an official Whitesnake pin badge and a giant-size poster.
Fans who buy the Whitesnake Fan Pack will be able to hear Forevermore three weeks before it goes on sale in the record stores.
What’s more, the Fan Pack version of Forevermore comes with two bonus live tracks – Slide it In and Cheap An’ Nasty – recorded live at Whitesnake’s headline set at the Castle Donington Monsters Of Rock festival in 1990. So that’s 13 brand new studio tracks plus two bonus ones – a lot of Whitesnake music to sink your fangs into!
The bonus live tracks will not be on the record-store version of Forevermore. What’s more, the CD cover for the Fan Pack Whitesnake album will feature exclusive artwork that will not be used on the record store equivalent.
The bonus live tracks will serve as an appetizer for Whitesnake’s forthcoming Live @ Donington 1990 DVD and double CD to be released in summer 2011.
The Fan Pack magazine – which is being edited by Geoff Barton – contains a major, all-new interview with Whitesnake mainman David Coverdale, conducted at his home in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, USA. Forevermore was recorded at Coverdale’s home studio and we were there while it was being made. Coverdale also talks us through the new album, track by track.
Additionally, we have new interviews with the other Whitesnake band members: guitarists Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, bassist Michael Devin and drummer Brian Tichy.
There’s a wealth of exclusive, never-before-seen pictures of Coverdale and his band, taken by top US photographer Travis Shinn while Forevermore was being made in Tahoe.
Elsewhere in the Fan Pack magazine, we talk to the musicians who knew Coverdale when he started out as a club singer in north-east England. We analyse the multi-platinum success of the band’s legendary 1987 album and also review Whitesnake’s entire back catalogue of albums. All this – and we list Coverdale’s Top 20 Friskiest Lyrics. Slide it in, indeed!
David Coverdale says:
“After such a rewarding love affair with Classic Rock and its readers these last few years, we are honoured beyond words to be given our very own very special ‘Snake edition.
“We hope you all enjoy the action-packed, high-octane hissstory [sic] and especially our new Forevermore album, and are inspired to come out and play with us this summer on the UK tour.
“We remain your obedient serpents…”
Classic Rock‘s Whitesnake Fan Pack goes on sale on March 25. It can pre-ordered at www.myfavouritemagazines.co.uk
The Forevermore track listing is as follows:
Steal Your Heart Away; All Out Of Luck; Love Will Set You Free; Easier Said Than Done; Tell Me How; I Need You (Shine A Light); One Of These Days; Love And Treat Me Right; Dogs In The Street; Fare Thee Well; Whipping Boy Blues; My Evil Ways; Forevermore.
The digital-only release of the first single/videoclip Love Will Set You Free will be on February 21. The physical album will be released via Frontiers.