Sweden’s Metal Shrine recently caught up with WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale. An excerpt from the interview is available below:
Q: When are we getting the David Coverdale autobiography?
David Coverdale: “How white was my snake? (laughs) You know, I don´t have time man and I´m still living it. Honestly, there´s a huge obstacle for me because I´ve read some of my contemporaries work and I remember certain circumstances very differently. If I ever do this and right now I don´t have that enthusiasm, but if I do, I´m gonna be completely honest. Names will be named because to me, that´s the only way to do it but I´m not sure I´m comfortable with being as revealing. I´m very revealing in my work, but I don´t name names, so you don´t know who this woman was who was behaving like a bitch or who broke my heart (laughs).”
Q: Another Whitesnake (studio) album then? Are we talking 2014 or 2015?
David Coverdale: “Well, Frontiers have discussed that with me and I do have a full agenda as you´ve heard and there´s more that that too. I wanna do an unplugged record and we´re still talking about it, my co-producers Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre and I. For me to commit for a new studio record will take a year out of my life whereas these other projects just take a couple of months. I might even be able to get back on the road next year. My last long tour was in 2011 and you´re gonna see shorter ones now and I wanna make sure I have the physical energy and power to be able to present shows as people wanna see me. If I commit to a nine month tour, I don´t think I´m gonna be able to deliver. I´m 61 years old and I´m in great shape, but I´m still 61 years old. It´s gonna be shorter tours and stuff. That´s the dilemma for me, to commit to a new studio record. Believe me, I would love the challenge to go further than Forever More because Doug and I and the band are so up for that. It´s just taking a whole fucking year to write new songs and quality songs, because we´re very critical. Anything that doesn´t resonate, we just let go. Regardless if I brought it to the table or Doug. But we have a fantastic writing situation. We sit down for a cup of coffee and he´ll pick a guitar up and I´ll sing some Christmas song and then we´ve got a fucking Christmas song! It´s a fabulous, natural, organic thing. The muse sits over us with joy and sprinkles ideas on us.”
Click here for the complete interview.
Frontiers Records has announced that Whitesnake’s highly anticipated live concert Made In Japan, will be released on Deluxe 2CD/DVD Edition, Blu-ray and DVD in the UK on Monday April 22nd (North American release is Tuesday April 23rd). Whitesnake co-headlined the Loud Park festival on October 15th, 2011 at Saitama Super Arena in Japan during their Forevermore World Tour.
Check out the official EPK (electronic press kit) below:
The performance was initially recorded for Japanese TV and future Loud Park promotions, but after three songs were broadcast on a Loud Park highlights program in Japan, Whitensake received unprecedented requests for this performance to be made available for general release.
Having spent most of 2012 editing and mixing the Japanese concert in stunning HD as a multi format DVD-CD in 5.1 and stereo, just prior to commencing the Year Of The Snake 2013 World Tour, this exceptional performance is a welcome addition to the history of Whitesnake live releases. Now fans can relive the irresistible magic of Whitesnake in concert any time their heart and loins may desire!
The Forevermore songs alone are worth the price of admission, not forgetting the classic Whitesnake songs, ‘Is This Love’, ‘Still Of The Night’ and ‘Here I Go Again’, all performed at the height of their musical powers. It’s all here. This is what Whitesnake fans, new and old, have been clamouring for. Highlights include blistering guitar work from the band’s six string guitar slingers, Doug Aldrich and Reb Beach, who both celebrate their 10th anniversary with the band this year.
Whitesnake also features the earth-shaking rhythm section, The Wrecking Crew featuring Michael Devin (bass) and Briian Tichy (drums), who anchor the deep and dirty foundation of Whitesnake. The band is accompanied by the swirling sonic tapestries of special guest keyboardist Brian Ruedy, and of course, the chest beating, seductive vocals of front man and founder, David Coverdale.
After hearing the sound check recordings from the different Japanese venues, the band decided to include them in the package as special bonus content. They agreed that everything would be related to their 2011 Japanese tour. So, when you think about it, it is appropriate they’ve called the project Made In Japan.
Another amazing night to remember and to share with all the fans!