DOOGIE WHITE (ALCATRAZZ, SCHENKER, MALMSTEEN, RAINBOW): “As You Said Kindly Earlier On, Nobody In America Knows Who The Fuck I Am”

MICHAEL SCHENKER FEST (Live at the O2 Academy, Newcastle, U.K., November 9, 2018)
Photo: Mick Burgess

Come Taste the Brand

Ten years ago, storied vocalist Doogie White released his first and only solo album As Yet Untitled. The album features guest musicians Tony Carey (Rainbow), Paul Logue (Eden’s Curse), Greg Smith (Alice Cooper), and Patti Russo (Meat Loaf) to name a few.

If you missed this Hard Rock gem the first time around, it was recently re-released and repackaged for its tenth anniversary through The Store For Music. The 2021 version adds two new bonus tracks, plus a bonus disc of cover songs that Doogie White appeared on through the years.

If you’re not familiar with Doogie White, than it’s well worth your time taking a trip down the rabbit hole of his career. White has fronted Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow, Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock, Michael Schenker Fest, La Paz, Midnight Blue, Cornerstone, Tank, and quite a few other projects.

In addition to his re-release of As Yet Untitled, White has a soon-to-be released project on Frontiers Music called Long Shadows Dawn, and he was recently announced as the lead vocalist for Hard Rock cult heroes Alcatrazz. I had the chance to speak with Doogie White about all of this and more.

Highlights Include

  • Discussion of the rerelease of White’s only solo album As Yet Untitled
  • What song did White perform in his audition for Ritchie Blackmore’s Rainbow
  • Writing songs with old band mates
  • Why songs he wrote with Craig Goldy (Dio) didn’t make the album
  • The negative impact of performing live with Emma Bunting (Spice Girls)
  • Asking Ritchie Blackmore to play a couple of songs on his solo album
  • Is there a second solo album on the horizon
  • Playing a bar in Texas with a “bucking bronco” as a distraction
  • What the Rainbow back catalog hasn’t been reissued
  • Auditioning for Iron Maiden after Dickinson’s departure
  • Why past singers had issues working with Yngwie Malmsteen, but White did not
  • The differences between working with Michael Schenker, Malmsteen, and Blackmore.
  • His work on the new Long Shadows Dawn project with Emil Norberg (Persuader)
  • Working on the upcoming Alcatrazz studio album V
  • His relationship with Graham Bonnet and why he stepped in to replace him
  • … and much, much more!


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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