Doug Aldrich

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Doug Aldrich
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Background information
Birth name Doug Aldrich
Born (1964-02-19) February 19, 1964 (age 51)
Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
Genres Hard rock, heavy metal
Occupation(s) Musician, songwriter
Instruments Guitar, bass, vocals
Years active 1985–present
Labels Geffen, SPV, Frontiers, Spitfire, Eagle, Enigma, Z
Associated acts Whitesnake, Dio, Hurricane, Burning Rain, Lion, Brunette, House of Lords, Bad Moon Rising, Revolution Saints, Glenn Hughes, The Dead Daisies
Website dougaldrich.com

Doug Aldrich (born February 19, 1964), is a Los Angeles-based hard rock guitarist. 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 is leaving that band to perform with the Guns N' Roses reunion.

Biography[edit]

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.[1] He did not get the gig but as a result of the audition he met Gene Simmons and he and Gene are friends to this day. 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 will be participating in the Guns N' Roses reunion.[2] 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 is being reunited with bassist Marco Mendoza; the two previously performed together in Whitesnake.

Equipment[edit]

Aldrich was previously endorsed by Jackson Guitars. He used their Dinky and Soloist superstrats as well as his own signature model which has bridge and neck position humbucking pickups were "Full-shred" pickups which Seymour Duncan specially wired. Presently, California-based Suhr Guitars offers Aldrich signature humbucking pickups, which are also found on their superstrat-style 24-Fret Moderns. He plays various Gibson Les Pauls and Fender Stratocasters through Suhr/ Cameron hot-rodded Marshall JMPs and Vintage Modern amps. Aldrich sums up his philosophy of playing this way, "I'm not one of those guys that follows whatever is trendy. I'd rather do what I do best and do it to the best of my ability."[citation needed]

Discography[edit]

Solo[edit]

  • Highcentered (1994)
  • Electrovision (1997)
  • Alter Ego (2001)
Videos
  • The Electro-Lesson / Guitar Instructional Video (1997)

Lion[edit]

House of Lords[edit]

Hurricane[edit]

Bad Moon Rising[edit]

Studio albums
  • Bad Moon Rising (1991)
  • Blood (1993)
  • Opium for the Masses (1995)
Extended plays
  • Full Moon Fever (1991)
  • Blood on the Streets (1993)
  • Junkyard Haze (1995)
Compilations
  • Flames on the Moon (1999)
  • Full Moon Collection (Box-set) (2005)

Burning Rain[edit]

Dio[edit]

Studio albums
Live albums and DVDs
Singles
Compilations
  • Tournado – Limited Edition Tour Box Set (2010)
  • The Very Beast of Vol. 2 (2012)

Whitesnake[edit]

Studio albums
Live albums

Revolution Saints[edit]

Other works[edit]

Tribute albums[edit]

Movies and TV Games[edit]

  • "Last Gladiators Soundtrack (Digital Pinball)" (1995)
  • "Necronomicon (Ditital Pinball)" (1996) [Kall Swan sang here too]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Classic Rock presents Whitesnake The Official Magazine pg.127
  2. ^ http://thedeaddaisies.com/doug-aldrich-joins-richard-fortus-dizzy-reed-depart/

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