Ex-Bandmates Try To Take Whitesnake Guitarist's Name?

07/26/2012
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(Classic Rock) Whitesnake guitarist Adrian Vandenberg has slammed the former members of his band Vandenberg for attempting to take over the rights to his surname a second time.

He split the four-piece in 1986 in order to join David Coverdale's outfit, and insists he was fully in charge of its creative output during their three-album career. And he's branded the new action "ridiculous," "far-fetched" and "cheesy".

"Before joining my close friend David Coverdale in Whitesnake, I had my own band under my own name, which I founded, wrote all the music and lyrics for, made the album covers, designed the logo etc etc," Vandenberg says. "Here comes the surreal part: a year ago I got summoned by a lawyer representing the three guys I invited to play in my band, trying to claim my own name and trying to prohibit me from using my own name through a lawsuit. Now how bizarre is that?

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