La Paz, Iron Maiden, and Rainbow
“Doogie” White is a Scottish rock vocalist. His first band, La Paz, in 1984, was with guitarist Chic McSherry. The band played throughout Scotland, and released two albums during 1988. Doogie joined the band, Midnight Blue in 1988, and they released one album in 1994. Doogie auditioned for Iron Maiden in 1993 after vocalist Bruce Dickinson left for a solo career. He was a close contender, but lost out to Blaze Bayley. Not too long after the Iron Maiden audition, Doogie received a call from Ritchie Blackmore, as he was looking for singers. Ritchie had heard Doogie’s demo tape given to his management a few years earlier and called him to audition for the new Rainbow he was putting together. Doogie’s audition was a success and went on to record the new Rainbow album, Stranger in Us All.
Yngwie Malmsteen, Michael Schenker, and more
After the end of the Rainbow in 1997, Doogie worked with former Midnight Blue guitarist Alex Dickson, and the band Cornerstone. In late 2000, Doogie joined Yngwie Malmsteen’s Rising Force, and stayed through 2007. In 2008, he joined the band, Tank, as well as the Michael Schenker Group (MSG) and continues to play with Michael Schenker’s Temple of Rock. Doogie also has many other projects over the years, including his solo album in 2011.