Whitesnake

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Eligible since: 2003 (The 2004 Induction Ceremony)

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Whitesnkae has sold 8 million copies of their albums whitesnake in the U.S. alone they absolutly deserve in. Rock on David Coverdale!

Posted by Larry on Wednesday, 04.25.07 @ 16:05pm


Whitesnake are one of the most underrated rock bands ever. They were not influential like Deep Purple, but their innovation was as equal as them, and objectively David Coverdale & co. are even better than the Purple themselves!!
one of the best voices in rock, and a great live band, with great hard-rock tunes, can't be ignored

Posted by slask on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 16:47pm


"Heat Of The Night" and "Slow & Easy" are great songs. Too much of Whitesnake's music however, is predictable hard rock. It's ok to listen to while you're waiting for the next band to come on during a rock festival. But jeez, how did this goof get a number one album AND a number one single? Get into the Hall Of Fame? Give me a break.

Posted by qoz on Sunday, 11.18.07 @ 20:55pm


Whitesnake had more personnel changes than either Fleetwood Mac and JA/JS combined. David Coverdale is the only member that was in ALL of Whitesnake's configurations

Posted by Aaron O'Donnell on Thursday, 03.20.08 @ 14:25pm


One of the most overrated bands and most especially overrated vocalists of all time. The RRHOF is totally corrupt, with maybe even less credibility than the Grammy's, but Whitesnake in the HOF? Please. Seriously, name ONE single valid reason for it? Something other than $ALE$, and maybe a couple of good tunes. Because that doesn't cut it. Ripping off Led Zeppelin does not a legend make. Greater than Deep Purple? THAT is unspeakably laughable! And golly gee, the "Whitesnake" album? You mean the career-making album on which John Sykes co-wrote 7 of 9 songs? And then Coverdale fired him and the rest of the band after they finished it and toured with session players.

Posted by Doomferret on Friday, 08.29.08 @ 21:29pm


whitesnake is the best band in rock history and they deserve to be in rock and roll hall of fame because their best album sold 8 millions in Usa alone and they made one of the best rock songs

Posted by Ivan on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 15:19pm


Ivan, Boston's debut album sold 16 million copies in the USA alone and they're not in.

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 15:24pm


Okay - I'm sorry; this is the most ridiculous statement I have ever read.

Posted by Dameon on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 17:29pm


which statement would that be Dameon?

Posted by Keebord on Sunday, 09.28.08 @ 17:46pm


"Here I go again on my own, going down THE ONLY ROAD I'VE EVER KNOWN"

Posted by Spit It Out on Sunday, 11.23.08 @ 12:19pm


Ivan's statement!

Coverdale does have a great voice; like him or not.

Slow and Easy is an excellent song. Still of the Night is pretty good as well.

Posted by Dameon on Thursday, 04.9.09 @ 13:15pm


Not HoF worthy, but a great group(even though after the first few albums it became David Coverdale's solo career with all the lineup changes). And Whitesnake didn't start out as a hair metal band. They were very bluesy until the late '80s.

Posted by Dude Man on Sunday, 08.2.09 @ 17:46pm


Thanks for the clarification Dameon. When I made that statement I didn't see the obvious

Posted by Keebord on Tuesday, 12.29.09 @ 09:10am


"Whitesnake are one of the most underrated rock bands ever. They were not influential like Deep Purple, but their innovation was as equal as them, and objectively David Coverdale & co. are even better than the Purple themselves!!
one of the best voices in rock, and a great live band, with great hard-rock tunes, can't be ignored" Posted by slask on Thursday, 05.24.07 @ 16:47pm

Coverdale is in excellent singer, but the rest of that statement is absurd. Whitesnake had some cool tunes, but kindly demonstrate the innovation. They didn't do anything that Zeppelin and Mk.III Purple (see "Burn" and "Mistreated") didn't already do. Coverdale should be in with Deep Purple, but it'll be a cold day in hell before I let anyone call Whitesnake the better band, and I won't accept them going in before DP. Okay, maybe you could make a case that they kept mainstream interest in blues-based hard rock alive in the mid to late 80's, but beyond that what do you have? No innovation, and little to no influence (slask already admitted that), and a whole slew of more deserving artists still waiting (including Purple.) All things considered, it's not at all difficult for me to say "No."

Posted by Sam on Saturday, 02.13.10 @ 15:22pm


No sorry I like Coverdale as a singer but I don't think that they diserve to be introduced

Posted by Anna-Lee on Saturday, 07.10.10 @ 14:18pm


Whitesnake is THE MOST Underratted hard rock/heavy metal bands in music. David Coverdale Needs his place in music history. Whitesnake's music lives on forever. Please make us Whitesnake fans happy and Place them where they are rightfully owed. I have listened to them religiously for over 27 years. Give them the justice they deserve.

Posted by Jennifer Debus on Monday, 12.27.10 @ 22:24pm


"David Coverdale Needs his place in music history."

The tide could be turning as far as the Hall's attitude to heavy music is concerned. Deep Purple is one of the biggest (if not the biggest) Hard Rock omissions, so they could get their due eventually. If they are then Coverdale likely will be inducted alongside them. That's the only way he'll see the Hall without buying a ticket, because there's no chance of Whitesnake being inducted.

Posted by Sam on Thursday, 12.30.10 @ 11:55am


The biggest reason that Whitesnake deserves to be inducted is because of how many pretty women they inspired to dance on the hood of a Jaguar.

Posted by Joe on Friday, 08.12.11 @ 03:43am


good tunes but no innovation or critical respect (which it seems is a factor in getting in) limited influence and just commercial sucess to get by on.

Posted by GFW on Tuesday, 11.1.11 @ 18:41pm


Because of the excess, big hair and spandex, the 80s get downplayed. But no other decade, not the 70s or 90s were as loaded with great singers and guitarists. Whitesnake was loaded with talent. Coverdale is one of the best singers in rock history. If Cobain could hit 3 notes, Coverdale could hit 12. Whitesnakes problem is, along with the era, they get defined by the power ballads. Like Still of the Night, when they rocked they were special.

Posted by Eddie Dobzanski on Friday, 12.9.11 @ 19:15pm


I can see inducting Coverdale as a member of Deep Purple, who we can all agree are LONG, LONG overdue. He's a great singer who made his mark. Truth be told, Coverdale/Page in 1993 was a far superior album to anything Whitesnake ever did, and is Coverdale's best case for greatness, but Whitesnake had their moments. 'Still of the Night' is an immortal hard rock song. Never will be inducted, of course, nor should they be. Steve Vai, who played all the guitar parts on their 1989 record, might be considered as a solo artist, but that's a long-shot.

Posted by Sunking278 on Wednesday, 04.24.13 @ 06:18am


Whitesnake

01. Jon Lord (1978-1984: keyboards; Deep Purple)
02. David Coverdale (1978-Present: vocals; Deep Purple)
03. Bernie Marsden (1978-1982: guitar)
04. Micky Moody (1978-1984: guitar)
05. Neil Murray (1978-1982: bass)
06. Dave Dowle (1978-1979: drums)
07. Ian Paice (1979-1982: drums; Deep Purple)
08. Mel Galley (1982-1984: guitar; Trapeze)
09. Colin Hodgkinson (1982-1984: bass)
10. Cozy Powell (1982-1985: drums; Rainbow)
11. Richard Bailey (1985: keyboards; Magnum)
12. John Sykes (1984-1987: guitar; Blue Murder)
13. Adrian Vandenberg (1985-1991: guitar)
14. Aynsley Dunbar (1986-1987: drums; Journey, Jefferson Starship)
15. Vivian Campbell (1987-1988: guitar)
16. Rudy Sarzo (1987-1991: bass; Quiet Riot)
17. Tommy Aldridge (1987-1991: drums; Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band)
18. Steve Vai (1989-1991: guitar)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 10:30am


Whitesnake

01. Jon Lord (1978-1984: keyboards; Deep Purple)
02. David Coverdale (1978-Present: vocals; Deep Purple)
03. Bernie Marsden (1978-1982: guitar)
04. Micky Moody (1978-1984: guitar)
05. Neil Murray (1978-1987 bass)
06. Dave Dowle (1978-1979: drums)
07. Ian Paice (1979-1982: drums; Deep Purple)
08. Mel Galley (1982-1984: guitar; Trapeze)
09. Colin Hodgkinson (1982-1984: bass)
10. Cozy Powell (1982-1985: drums; Rainbow)
11. Richard Bailey (1985: keyboards; Magnum)
12. John Sykes (1984-1987: guitar; Blue Murder)
13. Adrian Vandenberg (1985-1991: guitar)
14. Aynsley Dunbar (1986-1987: drums; Journey, Jefferson Starship)
15. Vivian Campbell (1987-1988: guitar)
16. Rudy Sarzo (1987-1991: bass; Quiet Riot)
17. Tommy Aldridge (1987-1991: drums; Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band)
18. Steve Vai (1989-1991: guitar)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 11:01am


Whitesnake

01. Jon Lord (1978-1984: keyboards; Deep Purple)
02. David Coverdale (1978-Present: vocals; Deep Purple)
03. Neil Murray (1978-1987 bass)
04. Micky Moody (1978-1984: guitar)
05. Bernie Marsden (1978-1982: guitar)
06. Dave Dowle (1978-1979: drums)
07. Ian Paice (1979-1982: drums; Deep Purple)
08. Cozy Powell (1982-1985: drums; Rainbow)
09. Mel Galley (1982-1984: guitar; Trapeze)
10. Colin Hodgkinson (1982-1984: bass)
11. John Sykes (1984-1987: guitar; Blue Murder)
12. Richard Bailey (1985: keyboards; Magnum)
13. Adrian Vandenberg (1985-1991: guitar)
14. Aynsley Dunbar (1986-1987: drums; Journey, Jefferson Starship)
15. Vivian Campbell (1987-1988: guitar)
16. Rudy Sarzo (1987-1991: bass; Quiet Riot)
17. Tommy Aldridge (1987-1991: drums; Black Oak Arkansas, Pat Travers Band)
18. Steve Vai (1989-1991: guitar)

Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 11:14am


Whilst I listen to their music like it's a drug, no.

In the real Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
David Coverdale, Jon Lord and Ian Paice have already gotten their due and the likelihood/slim possibility is that Tommy Aldridge, John Sykes, Aynsley Dunbar, Steve Vai and others will get their due years later with Ozzy Osbourne, Thin Lizzy, Journey and an achievement award.

But in the Future Rock Legends version whilst Marsden, Moody, Galley, Hodgkinson and others would miss out, many of the others have already been inducted.

Of who is currently inducted
David Coverdale, Jon Lord and Ian Paice are inducted with Deep Purple in 1994
Neil Murray and Cozy Powell are inducted with Black Sabbath in 1996
Steve Vai receives Sideman award in 2011
John Sykes is inducted with Thin Lizzy in 2013

Of those who are inducted later
Aynsley Dunbar is inducted with Journey in 2019
Tommy Aldridge (and Don Airey) are inducted with Ozzy Osbourne in 2029 so me nominating Airey for a sideman award was pointless on my end and... there you go.

Posted by Nicky Joe on Wednesday, 11.2.16 @ 18:35pm


Also add Rudy Sarzo to the Ozzy Osbourne induction pool in 2029.

Posted by Nicky Joe on Sunday, 12.4.16 @ 13:49pm


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