Adrian Vandenberg

Born: January 31, 1954

Adrian started playing guitar at age 17, inspired by the great guitarist of the late 60s/early seventies, and he soon played in a band called Mother of Pearl. He also took took piano lessons from a jazz pianist. During the 70s, he studied in art college, and worked as a session guitarist. After graduating, he played in a band called `Teaser', releasing only 1 album, after which they broke up. In 1980 though he decided to reform Teaser, with Bert Heerink on vocals Dick `Motorhome' Kemper on bass and Jos Zoomer on drums. They soon recorded a demo, changed their name to `Vandenberg' and scored an international recording deal with Atco rcords. After an international hit single with `Burning Heart', three albums: `Vandenberg', `Heading for a Storm' and `Alibi' and tours with Ozzy, Michael Schenker and Kiss, Vandenberg broke up, and Adrian joined Whitesnake, playing their #1 hit single `Here I go again' from the band's 1987 album. He co-wrote the songs on their follow-up album `Slip of the tongue'(released in 1989) but was unable to perform on it due to injury so guitar maestro Steve Vai played the guitar parts on that album. In the 90s, Whitesnake kept a lower profile, releasing a greatest hits record, the unplugged `Starkers in Tokyo' and their least commercial and most bluesy album `Restless Heart'. Adrian left Whitesnake in 1999 to spend time with his family. In 2001, he worked in a talent-soap called starmaker, as a tutor to the talents, and he setup his own publishing company. Around 2003, Vandenberg reunited, and early in 2004 they released a greatest hits album.

Instruments Played / Skills:
Guitar Songwriter

Eighties Metal

Bands That Adrian Vandenberg Has Played For:
Whitesnake Vandenberg

Adrian Vandenberg Has Worked With:
David Coverdale Vivian Campbell Rudy Sarzo Tommy Aldridge

Adrian Vandenberg Was Influenced By:
Jeff Beck Eric Clapton Jimi Hendrix Leslie West
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