Followers have expressed their concern concerning the well-being of WHITESNAKE‘s longtime guitarist Reb Seashore after he missed a number of reveals on the band’s ongoing European tour.
Seashore sat out 4 dates on WHITESNAKE‘s present trek, which kicked off in early Could in Dublin, Eire: June 14 in Prague, Czech Republic, June 17 on the Graspop Metallic Assembly in Dessel, Belgium, June 19 in Munich, Germany, June 21 in Zurich, Switzerland.
After the Prague live performance, fellow WHITESNAKE guitarist Joel Hoekstra addressed Reb‘s absence in a tweet, writing: “Tonight @Whitesnake rocked @PrahaEU – Prague, Czech Republic together with our buddies @europetheband ! A little bit final minute stress as Reb Seashore was underneath the climate and I needed to cowl his solos. However, we gave you our greatest Prague!! The present should go on! #Whitesnake #TheFarewellTour”.
Hoekstra‘s most up-to-date replace on Seashore‘s situation got here earlier as we speak (Wednesday, June 22) in response to a fan on Twitter. Requested if Reb has gotten over his sickness but, Joel wrote: Hopefully Insurgent returns instantly. No one misses him greater than me. #GuitarTEAM”.
Seashore is without doubt one of the indeniable guitar giants of the present exhausting rock scene. His resume with ’80s/’90s mega-stars WINGER alone would earn him this distinction, however his legacy is cemented by his present membership and work with the legendary WHITESNAKE, his previous efforts with DOKKEN, and his current launch with supergroup BLACK SWAN, additionally that includes Jeff Pilson, Robin MacAuley and Matt Starr.
Influenced by the legendary exhausting rockers of the ’70s, Reb spent his teen years jamming together with the greats of that period like AEROSMITH and MONTROSE, nevertheless it was when he found extra progressive gamers like Steve Morse, Allan Holdsworth and Larry Carlton that his musical world actually opened up. The complexity and the velocity of the extra prog fashion of taking part in was a singular problem in comparison with the blues-based taking part in of most musicians of that period. The invention of those gamers was in the end the catalyst that drove his taking part in to the extent he’s now so well-known to music followers the world over for. Seashore ultimately graduated from his house follow house to the Berklee School Of Music, however after a few semesters he moved on and shortly turned one of the sought-after session gamers within the music trade, working with such all-time nice abilities as Eric Clapton, Bob Dylan, Roger Daltrey, Chaka Kahn, Howard Jones and TWISTED SISTER.
Whereas dwelling in New York Metropolis, Reb attached together with his future bandmate, bassist and frontman Kip Winger. Reb and Kip shaped the band WINGER and the remainder is historical past. The 2 proved to be unbelievable writing companions, crafting a number of platinum data that featured a minimum of six High 40 singles. With music that was industrial but complicated.
After WINGER went on a hiatus within the ’90s, Seashore‘s profession continued due to collaborations with Alice Cooper, DOKKEN and NIGHT RANGER, and he debuted as a solo artist in 2002 with the album “Masquerade”.
Following the WINGER reunion within the ’00s, Reb heard that David Coverdale was in search of a brand new guitarist for WHITESNAKE. He reached out to him and since 2003, Reb has toured the world with the band in addition to launched a number of albums with them, together with “Good To Be Dangerous”, “Forevermore”, “The Purple Album” and the current “Flesh & Blood”, plus a variety of stay albums.
Seashore launched an instrumental solo album, “A View From The Inside”, in November 2020 through Frontiers Music Srl.
Hopefully again ASAP! No one missed him greater than me😁
— Joel Hoekstra (@joelhoekstra13) June 16, 2022