I don’t know if this means Whitesnake is kicking ass or if Britney Spears is really hitting the skids, but it seems that Amazon.co.uk preorders for Whitesnake’s cracking new album Forevermore were a whopping 35% higher than those for Britski’s Femme Fatale.

The Sun somewhat condescendingly says “The ageing stadium-fillers, led by Yorkshierman David Coverdale, are probably best known for their anthems “Is This Love” and “Here I Go Again”.” Well, to me they’re better know for the anthems “Walking In The Shadow Of The Blues”, “Ain’t No Love In The Heart Of The City” and the delightfully ribald “Slide It In,” not to mention the super-awesome cover of the album Lovehunter. But I digress. The Sun quotes an Amazon spokesperson thusly: “Britney Spears is one of the most successful global pop acts with a career spanning more than ten years but, even with this pedigree, she is being overshadowed and outsold by the elder statesmen of British rock. Whitesnake were already releasing their fourth album in 1981, the year Britney was born, and it is a major achievement to be racking up more pre-orders than the pop princess.”

Read my review of Whitesnake’s Forevermore here. Forevermore is out now on Frontiers.

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