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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!!
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
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!!
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."
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
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 10:30am
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 11:01am
Posted by Roy on Wednesday, 04.23.14 @ 11:14am
Whilst I listen to their music like it's a drug, no.
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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