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by Martin Popoff

The first ever full length biography of Whitesnake – written by one of rock’s most prolific writers.

  • Published: February 2015
  • Binding: Paperback
  • ISBN: 978-0-9575700-8-5
  • Price: £14.99


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“You’ll read it from cover to Coverdale” William Pinfold, Record Collector

“As usual, this is a damn fine read, researched tirelessly by the author.” Jeb Wright, Classic Rock Revisited

“Sail Away: Whitesnake’s Fantastic Voyage is the first full length Whitesnake biography ever – and also, one of the most accurate and detailed books on a rock band ever written.” Alexandra Mrozowska,

“Whitesnake fans should enjoy this book from cover to cover. It’s a journey many will remember with a sense of pride.” The Bailey Brothers,

“Well worth a read” Jason Ritchie, Get ReadyTo Rock

“Its a must have! Make no mistake! Its a book to savour ‘Forever More'”. Seb Di Gatto of The Metal Gods Rock Show


In the first ever full biography of Whitesnake, top music writer Martin Popoff tells the tale of rock legend David Coverdale from his Deep Purple roots to the two distinct incarnations of his ὔber-creation.

Whitesnake began life as a UK based blues rock outfit, until the lad from England’s chilly east coast upped sticks to America’s sunny west coast in search of fame, fortune, big videos and even bigger hair. He found them all, and 1987’s self-titled album went platinum eight times in the US alone, before their bright star waned in the face of dowdy grunge.

In his 45th book, Martin has interviewed 30 major characters – including Coverdale – to piece together the band’s convoluted history. He traces the hirings and firings, the splits and reunions, the image changes which evolved over time enabling Coverdale and co. to stay ahead of the pack for over five decades.

If you’ve rocked out to anthems such as “Here I Go Again”, “Fool For Your Loving”, “Still Of The Night”, or The Heart Of The City”, you’ll want to read about the man and the band that created them.

About the author

Martin Popoff is one of rock’s most prolific writers. This is his 45th book. Previous books have included studies of Deep Purple, Iron Maiden, Black Sabbath, Judas Priest … you get the picture! As a journalist, he has written for a number of diverse magazines including Record Collector, Goldmine, Guitar World, Metal Hammer and a BBC TV programme on metal. He lives in Toronto.

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