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adrian vandenberg

The flying Dutchman has been on a 16 year hiatus and was last seen working with David Coverdale's Whitesnake on the 'Restless Heart' album.

But after concentrating on spending quality time raising his daughter and making a living from his art projects Adrian Vandenberg has kicked off his clogs and picked up the six string again, much to the delight of fans who first heard his potential with a trio of albums from his eponymous named band Vandenberg who reached a high level of success in the early 80s before he disbanded the group and joined the pretty boy line-up of Whitesnake to promote the '1987' album.

Although he didn't actually play on that album, it is Vandenberg's memorable solo on the remixed version of 'Here I Go Again' that was a huge chart success. Although a serious wrist injury prevented Vandenberg from performing on the follow up 'Slip Of The Tongue', he remained in the touring line up and was always the main man in the eyes of Coverdale.

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Vandenberg's Moonkings features Adrian with three relatively unknown Dutch musicians with vocalist Jan Hoving having a real unique screamer of a voice that can scale the range of Coverdale that suits the style in which Vandenberg plays.

This album continues with the same feeling and vibe that Vandenberg worked on with Coverdale on the aforementioned 'Restless Heart' album. There's a couple of tracks here that have that Led Zeppelin style inherited by Whitesnake, for example 'Close To You' and the Pagey riffing of 'Leeches'.

There's a couple of ballads that still hold a hard rock groove with 'Breathing' and 'One Step Behind' whilst 'Good Thing' and 'Feel It' are elating party belters.

The album sees a reunion of Vandenberg with David Coverdale on a re-working of 'Sailing Ships' which is a welcome addition as this version is less polished and sounds as it was originally intended.

A most welcome return.

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We also ran a competition where you could win a CD copy of 'Vandenberg's Moonkings' by answering the question: What Dutch football team does Adrian Vandenberg support?

The answer is F.C. Twente and the two winners were:

Peter Burg and Michael Anderson.




Here's a fabulous Aerosmith pictorial document as seen through the lens of famed British photographer Tony Mottram. Tony photographed the band over many years for various magazines and now has a monthly column here on MetalTalk.

As was often the case, only one photo ever got published and in the fast moving world of weekly magazines sometimes entire sessions would be done and left undeveloped.

Tony started shooting Aerosmith from towards the end of the period with Jimmy Crespo and Rick Dufay and onwards through the return of original members Joe Perry and Brad Whitford that resulted in the albums 'Done With Mirrors', 'Permanent Vacation' and 'Pump'.


As well as shooting the band several times in England, this collection includes images from a session at the band's rehearsal room in Boston. Littered throughout is a mixture of live and off stage photos including a selection of photos taken at London's famous Marquee club when they were joined on stage by Jimmy Page.

This limited edition hardback book, presented in a flight case and printed on silk paper, is an opportunity to own a unique selection of photos, most of which have never seen the light of day before.

This unique item is presented in an aluminium flight case and will be published in late November. Earlybird subscribers who order by 31st October will have their name printed within a dedicated page in the book.

To be sure not to miss out on this unique, future collector's item, hit the PayPal button here:

Publication date: 31st November 2017
ISBN: 978-1-908724-81-6
Format: Casebound.
Pages: 128 pages, printed on 170 gsm, silk paper.
Size: A4 landscape.


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