Doug Aldrich (Whitesnake, Dio, Bad Moon Rising, Dead Daisies)

WhitesnakeHard rock Guitarist Doug Aldrich was born February 19, 1964. He founded the band Burning Rain with Keith St. John in 1998 and has played previously with the bands Whitesnake, Dio, Lion, Hurricane, House of Lords, and Bad Moon Rising. He is currently in the band Revolution Saints. He has also released several solo albums. In 2015, Doug was touring as guitar player of former Deep Purple bassist and vocalist Glenn Hughes band. In early 2016 it was announced that he would be replacing Richard Fortus as guitarist of The Dead Daisies, as Fortus left to perform with the Guns N’ Roses reunion.

Aldrich was first introduced to the guitar at age 11 when his sister Jennifer introduced him to the playing of Jeff Beck. Aldrich’s first guitar was a Les Paul model and came from Sears. Aldrich auditioned for Kiss where hemet Gene Simmons. Aldrich was also once a highly sought after guitar teacher, at one point he was teaching over 70 students a week. In early 2014 Aldrich joined the critically acclaimed production show “Raiding the Rock Vault” at the New Tropicana Hotel and Casino where he performed six shows a week with other Rock’n Roll greats like Robin McAuley (formerly Survivor, MSG), John Payne (Asia), Howard Leese (Bad Company, Heart), Paul Shortino (Quiet Riot), Andrew Freeman (Offspring) and more. In late January 2016, it was announced that Aldrich would be replacing Richard Fortus as guitarist in The Dead Daisies, as Fortus was playing with Guns N’ Roses. As of late January 2016 Aldrich was in Nashville with The Dead Daisies, working on a followup album to 2015’s Revolución. As a member of The Dead Daisies Aldrich was reunited with bassist Marco Mendoza; the two having previously performed together in Whitesnake.

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