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Vandenberg was a band, named after guitarist Ad van den Berg (Adrian Vandenberg).

In 1981 Ad van den Berg worked with vocalist Jos Veldhuizen, bassist Peter Van Eyk, and drummer Bico De Gooijer in a band called Teaser. He auditioned for Thin Lizzy, without success. With a new line-up (Bert Heerink (vocals), Ad Van Den Berg (guitar), Dick Kemper (bass), and Jos Zoomer on drums), Teaser recorded a demo that fell into the hands of pop-journalist Kees Baars. Baars offered to manage the group, and contracted the band at Atlantic Records in the U.S…

Their debut-album was recorded at former Led Zeppelin’s guitarist Jimmy Page’s studio, and in 1983 their first single, Burning Heart, reached #5 in the US charts. Vandenberg toured the US as opening act for Ozzy Osbourne and Kiss, and toured independently in Japan in 1984. Different Worlds, from their second album also did fairly well in the charts, but did not equal the success of Burning Heart.

The band’s third album was recorded in the Netherlands, produced by Jaap Eggermont, manager of the Golden Earring. The album flopped, and not long after the band parted ways with lead-singer Bert Heerink. Demos with new lead singer Peter Struyk were not well received by Atlantic.

Around that time, Ad van den Berg (who often uses an Anglicized version of his Dutch name: Adrian Vandenberg) played as a guest-soloist on the Whitesnake album, and in 1987 Whitesnake vocalist David Coverdale asked him to join the band permanently. With the band Vandenberg amounting to nothing, the guitarist accepted the invitation.

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  • MetalStardust

    Happy Birthday, Adrian! :D

    31 Jan 2013 Reply
  • Gooood_Enough

    Different Worldsが最高や

    16 Feb 2012 Reply
  • SunglassesBoy

    Friday Night is about my lifestyle(

    15 Jan 2012 Reply
  • Sire-Nahvas

    Alibi is suprisingly good. Are the other albums equally good, or maybe better? Please help me. Write in my shoutbox! Thanx.

    30 Dec 2011 Reply
  • DeValanten

    Adrian is amazing person! So simple and so complex at the same time!

    21 Dec 2011 Reply
  • VANDENBURGVON

    The fist two albums are really good ! Seen Adrain with Whitesnake,he popped out and did a solo-it was KICK ASS !!!

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    "I'm on Fire yeah-eayeah..."

    27 Sep 2010 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    Bert Heerink: one of the reasons I love Hard Rock so much...

    31 Jul 2010 Reply
  • pimipim

    fuck this gay rock from the eighties

    27 Oct 2009 Reply
  • fridur

    AWESOME AWESOME AWESOME!!!! One of the best bands from the Netherlands!

    19 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Feestneustim

    hij woont bij mij achter

    14 Aug 2009 Reply
  • PhenomV2

    Vandenberg was Epic in Whitesnake, and when I heared his stuff in Vandenber (Band) I was really impressed, shame he cant play like he used to, although ive seen him on Youtube playing with Whitesnake, and he still plays pretty good, shame about the injury.

    24 Jul 2009 Reply
  • LollyBubbleGum

    Adje <3

    7 Jun 2009 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    I'm on fiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiire!!! Dadadadadadadaaa... yeahiyeah!!!

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    First two albums are definite classics, Hard Rock at it' s best... FROM Holland... hihi!!!

    23 Mar 2009 Reply
  • gckDenHaagNL

    \\//

    18 Mar 2009 Reply
  • gckDenHaagNL

    ... ... Peace & Happiness ... ... :-) ... ... check out some of the new pictures!! ... ... :-D ... ... Keep on Groovin' ...

    4 Mar 2009 Reply
  • joyjoykid

    it's sad that Adrian never played guitar the way his Vandenberg-period style after the sporadic Whitesnake stints.

    1 Dec 2008 Reply
  • lieveniels

    Affiej takes over the world

    20 Mar 2007 Reply

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