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Revolution Saints

AOR stalwarts moonlighting from Whitesnake, Journey and Night Ranger return in new supergroup guise

From the outside it’s easy to assume that Revolution Saints are just the latest all-star melodic rock group assembled so regularly by their label Frontiers Records. However, fresh out of Whitesnake, guitarist Doug Aldrich believes that the quality of their songs, recorded for another reason entirely, could transform himself, Night Ranger bassist Jack Blades and Journey’s drummer/vocalist Deen Castronovo from a makeshift studio project into a fully fledged group.

It must have been a wrench to leave Whitesnake after more than a decade?

It was incredibly difficult. David [Coverdale] and I had a great run together, but I needed to spend some time with my family, and there were obligations that couldn’t be accommodated by Whitesnake’s schedule, including Revolution Saints and the production of a show in Las Vegas [Aldrich plays guitar in the Vegas show Raiding The Rock Vault]. David wanted me full-time, all the time, and I just couldn’t do it.

Revolution Saints’ self-titled debut album is released on February 23.

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