March 1987 to August 1988
Tommy Aldridge (drm); Vivian Campbell (gtr/kbr); David Coverdale (vcl); Rudy Sarzo (bss/kbr); Adrian Vandenberg (gtr/kbr).
Coverdale managed to form his 'dream team' by inviting them to participate in a video for "Still Of The Night", which they accepted for a fair amount of greenery. With the upgoing (or rather, rocketing) sales figures for the 1987 album, Coverdale had a change to offer the guys a regular job in Whitesnake, and they accepted. Touring began at the Texxas Jam in June 1987 and rocked 'round the world for the the next year and a half or so (actually several tours), both as supporting act (for Mötley Crüe) and as headliners. Sarzo started the touring with one leg plastered (due to some car accident). Campbell had stepped in when the album was already finished, still he did do some overdubs on the "Give Me All Your Love" single, but he was fired during late 1988 though. An interview album appeared during this period.
Albums & singles
The Chris Tetley interviews - Whitesnake [interview cd] : UK 1988 Fotodisk CT 1006