Still got a 'Burning Heart' for the holiday season? Vandenberg does
It was around the New Years holiday four years ago when I stumbled onto the Stuck in the ‘80s website. Later in February, I got up the nerve to make my first comment on a blog item when Steve asked for a list of Best '80s Power Ballads. Although all 43 comments are now marked "Anonymous", you can still read my few suggestions (and other interesting comments from SIT80's veterans like Bassnote) that included Vandenberg’s Burning Heart.
Vandenberg was formed in the Netherlands by Dutch guitar god Adrian Vanderberg and their first single, Burning Heart, peaked at No. 39 on the Billboard charts in 1983. Vandenberg would eventually join Whitesnake in their glory years and you can hear this signature solos on songs like Here I Go Again. Adrian spends more time painting than playing guitars these days.
-- Kevin Wuench, guest blogger