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Whitesnake working on a new album

David Coverdale has issued the following update:

It is unlikely that Whitesnake will tour in 2010, as we have committed to writing & recording a new studio album & delighted to report we are working with an enthusiastic, highly respected record company, whom at this time I am reluctant to name, until they wish to make their own announcement…

The album will feature all new, fresh material…

We are off to a very good start, with the new songs taking very positive shape… At this time it feels like a solid, natural follow up to Good To Be Bad… but, taking it to the next level…

Soulful, bluesy, melodic power rock with a couple of underwear moistening, tear jerkers thrown in for good measure…

I personally feel we are off to a very strong & positive start…

At this time the plan is to resume touring in Spring 2011, to coincide with the release of the new studio album…

The tour will be a World Tour… yes… that includes YOUR country, Boys & Girls…

We also are planning to mix several other Whitesnake related projects this year that have been consistently requested by our supporters… So, fingers crossed, it will be a very, very busy, creative & productive time thro’ 2010…

Thanks to BarveWords for the info.



29 Comments to “Whitesnake working on a new album”:

  1. 1
    micke says:

    Sounds good to me since I enjoy GTBB mucho.

  2. 2
    purpletemple says:

    Greaaaaaaaaaaaat news! GTTB is a great album that certainly needs a companion! Mr Coverdale, you rock!!!

  3. 3
    HardRockPete says:

    In other words- more AOR crap!

  4. 4
    Inrocka says:

    Good!! David’s voice it’s OK right now?

  5. 5
    COCOBEACHSILVERSURFERYAY says:

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  6. 6
    DAWG says:

    COCO,
    DON’T DRINK IT ALL.

  7. 7
    AndreA says:

    yes this is a good newws perhaps but..
    Spring 2011, the release of the new studio album….
    Well,now we are across the winter of 2010…

    ZZzz..ZZZz..

  8. 8
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    GREAT!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Looking forward to this one. I bet he puts his out before Purple. Loved GTBB. Hopefully he will take stock in his experience with over doing his screaming and put some good, bluesy tunes down at a more comfortable range for his throat…..

    Good to Be Glad, and this news makes me glad.

    Cheers

  9. 9
    james jay says:

    #5 say what?

  10. 10
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Despïte everything else…..

    I m wuth ya Tracy…..

    @ 5 Cut down the sugar, please?

  11. 11
    T says:

    Re: #8

    Well said once again, Tracy.

  12. 12
    Joanna says:

    Good luck!

  13. 13
    stefan says:

    Great news ! Couldn´t agree with you more Tracy !!!!! ROCK ON !!!!

  14. 14
    drew says:

    This is great news!!! “Good to Be Bad” was such a great blend of the last thirty years. The song “Best Years” is still very fresh to my ears.

  15. 15
    Drdp says:

    Good to hear that DC is over his vocal troubles. This is good news for complete-ist fans of all things DP. So, maybe this is the proper forum to bring up the issue of what is going on with Purple and the recording of THEIR new album! I broached this topic in the Machine Head Sound Fidelity Remaster section and was criticized for it. SO, here…talking of NEW Albums, Does anyone know if the band is making their NEW music now? Because, Their touring schedule is full from April through the end of the year.Other bands update their fans on this stuff,WE are left to rumor , speculation & conjecture.Anyone out there got an inside scoop? On a side note , has anyone noticed the online poll currently up over at Deep Purple.com? It asks how many STUDIO albums DP has released. BUT the choices given seem to be WRONG! The nearest choices are 16 & 20 but by my calculations there are 18 Studio Albums! Am I Under or Over counting? Anyone??? Please? And one last thing about that site. The previous poll question was Which member of DP was on the 60’s US TV show “The Dating Game”? The correct answer was Jon Lord. But of the 4 choices, Lordy got the lowest percentage of right answers! I think TMIB got the most…Imagine if THAT happened? Sounds like the newer members of the fan base don’t know the ”ancient” history of the band!. Regards,Drdp

  16. 16
    Phil says:

    #15 Agree with your choice of 18 studio albums. Notice too that in the poll, 3.59% said 7 albums and 12.05 % said 13 albums. I’m sure our friend at #5 would fit nicely into the 3.59%.
    Maybe they count ROTD special edition with the additional tracks as another along with Concerto For group & Orchestra to complete the 20. Doubt it though.
    Cheers

  17. 17
    BlackSparrow says:

    DC might need to take SOTN off the setlist. The night I saw Snake he was just about ready to tear his vocal chords to shreds on that song. It appears to be out of his salary level at this stage of his career. Maybe he should bring out some of the other hits like Fool for Your Loving or even Walking in the Shadow of the Blues or maybe even Take me With you. Dave, from one vocalist to another let your setlist work for you not against you. SOTN might be one of the greatest songs you have ever done but it is not worth destroying a whole tour because of one song. Pay me now for the advice or you can pay me later. cheers from costa mesa, california home of the pacific ampitheater.

  18. 18
    purplepriest1965 says:

    mmmmmmmmmmmmmmhhhhhhhhhhh……

    Costa Mesa…
    Wasnt the place where the Sabs took the wrong decision to insult Ronnie by replacing him with Halford just to please OZZY and his “farewell syndrome”?

  19. 19
    BlackSparrow says:

    That is the place Purple Priest and I was at that show. I must say I was looking forward to some Dehumanizer and shocked to see Halford walk out on stage. Got to say though Rob did a good job on short notice but those are some big shoes to fill.

  20. 20
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Well, that was a interesting piece of history you witnessed then!
    Btw, it is not Halford I have a problem with, it was a one off and he helped them out.

    On the other hand, Halford could have said, towards Ronnie is not that nice to do so……
    Ofcourse I do not know everything what went down behind the scenes but I STILL have the strong impression that Ronnie, and not only he……think Of Tony Martin for example, got mishandled.

    The reunion of the original line up is ofcourse a great thing but it shows a lot of shadows.
    No studioalbum!!!!!
    DIO and Martin shoved aside and used again when opportunity arose.

    I saw The Dehumanisertour in 92.
    The sound was awesome, like listening to a MOUNTAIN making music…
    Did you miss out in that year as well?

  21. 21
    BlackSparrow says:

    Priest, yeah I finally caught Ronnie with the Heaven and Hell Tour before this last album at Irvine Meadows with Alice Cooper and then after the last album in LA. Anyway you look at it, it is Sabbath whether Sharon has the rights to the Sabbath name really makes no sense to me. All of us should be glad we witnessed two of the greatest moments in rock history when both Ronnie and Ian joined Sabbath. Saw Sabbath at Cal Jam 1974 that was another one of those KODAK moments again a shame with all the ABC Cameras lurking about they only recorded bits and pieces of the event. As for Tony Martin loved his work on The Headless Cross another one of those underappreciated musicians.

  22. 22
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Wow, the California Jam 1974!!!
    I hope you did see the Purps as well on that occassion…..

    Never thought that I d swith from Cozy Powell to Bobby Rondinelli when I started to compare in 1981

    Cozy was like Blackmore and Dio unmatchable but somehow I changed my preference.

    Bobby is excellent on the Black Sabbath album CROSS PURPOSES.

    I like the BS albums with Cozy very much but somehow I had to notice that I d have loved to have Rondinelli instead.

    ETERNAL IDOL and CROSS PURPOSES are my favourite Tony Martin led line ups.

    FORBIDDEN , with Powell as well, but that is the lesser of the ones with Martin, IMO.

    I dont remember the story behind it but to my recollection FORBIDDEN was recorded after BS tried to reunite with OZZY in 94 after insulting Ronnie.

    Very strange that there never was a new studio album with OZZY since 94.

    I dont trust the Osbournes.
    Maybe its just Sharon but a lot of people were sidelined or shortchanged I think by them

  23. 23
    BlackSparrow says:

    Yeah Priest CALJAM was an event. You know it was Purple that headlined that show. It is amazing how HUGE Deep Purple was even without Gillan and Roger they packed in more than 300,000. Granted, people came to see Sabbath and ELP but Purple got 500K for this show. Read it in a magazine somewhere. Me doubts Coverdale and Hughes got paid as much as Blackers, Lord or Ian Paice. Seems like Ritchie pretty much was in control and probably deservedly so at the time.
    Where do we start with the Osbornes? What they did to poor Bob Daisley, whatever came of all that erasing tracks and refusing to pay royalties? GREED is such a BITCH. Still, I give credit to Ozzy for his solo career but is all that stepping on other musicians for no reason necessary.
    See you really like Rondinelli. I will always be a Cozy and Ian Paice guy but you know Bobby has had a pretty good go of it.

  24. 24
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I usually have “trouble” adapting to changes.

    Its human nature and some have more troubles than others with that trait.
    Personally I m inconsistent in that sense that one moment I have big troubles and the other I slide smoothly with the tide.

    Relating this to many bands and espescially DP and offshoots…..

    Everything changing the mark 2 format was and is difficult to go along with.

    In 1977 I started with MK 2 to find myself enjoying the other line ups, apart from MK 4 that is, in a relative equally way.
    BURN is incredible and I LOVE MARK 1.

    I do have my “moments” with Stormbringer but its a mayor dip after BURN still.

    CTTB in itself is very good but its not really Purple anymore.

    S and M has lots of strong numbers but ofcourse I d preferred that MK 2 had stayed together.(….)

    But apart from several minusses during that period I still conceive that more as Purple than after 1993.

    DP without Blackmore is an organisation to keep the money flowing.
    It should have been stopped the moment 1 member quitted the band.

    And if you ve followed what several people along the way said about it I m sure they feel the same but act differently.

    In time most of them will admit that.
    For the time being they try to be diplomatic about it in one degree or another.
    But its kinda painful and telling that Lord said he d like to give a composition for the next DP album dontya think?

    The reunion years were ofcourse not like the magic years but had their moments and they really peaked during the Battle Rages On Tour.
    Sorry to say but the only one who was NOT in top form all the time was Ian Gillan.

    During several line up changes of DP and offshoots I had to adapt and again and not always I ve been able to understand or appreciate choices made.

    Thats ofcourse one of the reasons endless debates, probably often……not always… pointless debates.

    I know loads of people cant appreciate Rondinelli and will always favour Cozy, no matter what.
    Well, it s my opinion that Rondinelli is a way better replacement for any drummer than certain others have been.

    And the MAIN example for me(…)ofcourse is Steve Morse.

    Cheers

    Mark

  25. 25
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Priest, your statement…

    “DP without Blackmore is an organization to keep the money flowing.
    It should have been stopped the moment 1 member quitted the band.”

    Is amazing. So I guess the 3rd Album from MK1 should have been the last???

    All bands keep the money flowing. It’s call a PROFESSION. Some do it as a Hobby. What better way to make a living when you can get paid for doing your Hobby. Don’t you wish you could get paid for you constant Steve Morse Bashing? Seems to be your Hobby. Now, if only you could get some Money Flowing for you so you wouldn’t also complain about not having enough….

    Cheers

  26. 26
    BlackSparrow says:

    Not sure how much DP is making on Tour, but those BIG festival shows have to be extremely lucrative. It must be pretty obvious the royalties from record sales are really low, so DP might as well line their pockets the next five years or so before they call it quits.

    As for the TBRO Tour and album I loved them both. It is hard to imagine but that may be the last time we see the greatest live band of all time with the tightest most innovative musicians ever assembled. And even though at times they hated one another passionately it sure was fantastic while it lasted.

  27. 27
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Yes, it may well be the last time we see and hear that Line-Up, but to state they were the Tightest or most innovative I would have to question that. The present line-up is as tight as they come. They also have embarked on music different from the MK2x3 stuff that became rehashed old school Purple. As much as I love RB, I am glad to have Purple Music in a different realm now. It Was good when it was, but the present is where it’s at…..MK2x4???? No thanks.

    Cheers

  28. 28
    purplepriest1965 says:

    I know that I write long pieces right now and too lazy to cut them.
    Ofcourse you re free to miss out and get bored……
    Or better go the bar, hehehe

    Mark 1?!
    I was referring to something Lord said around 1984…the beginning of the reunion.
    He said that if one of the members left the band it should be the end.

    As so often, he and others flex the actions and damage their personal INTEGRITY.

    So I was NOT talking about MK 1, ok?!

    Gillan was one of the strongest defenders of EVOLUTION or progression or something like that.
    He had to quit that principle out of need, something I ll understand but it hurts to notice such things(….)

    But dont tell me its their hobby to rehash the old stuff like this!

    I suppose its ok to conclude by now money ALWAYS has been important, maybe more in 84 but espescially in 93 and after.

    If they would really enjoy their hobby they would play their own superior material, dontya think?

    Like stated before by you as well, why on earth arent they flooding us with studioalbums if they are so bloody happy and inspired?!

    They NEED the magic fingers of the man in black to push them into action and progress.

    Tight they may be , the current line up, but also very boooooooooooooring!!!!!

    Innovative?

    Really?

    Well, appearantly it is so good what they do that only a few like it, so you are a bigger snob than me.

    Congratulations!!!

  29. 29
    Tracy Heyder (aka Zero the Hero) says:

    Actually, the True Snob is a Constant Complainer whom only thinks a Narrow margin is the thing that matters and all else doesn’t count. Again, you continually ‘quote’ other peoples remarks, but totally misquote their meaning. What do you have, a diary of everyone’s statements that you have copied over the years and then let Poncho Via read it and then he re-writes it through another language of meanings?

    Dude, it’s simple. You don’t like the present Purple. That’s OK. You don’t have to. Seems You are them minority here. Most here support them and have moved on with them. You and few whom are stuck in your unhappy time warp of the past keep spinning around aimlessly in discontent and you should all get together and spin really fast like the tornado of the Wizard of Oz and have it take you to the Magic Forrest where your hero can play is mandolin for you until you realize “There is No Place Like Home”.

    Cheers

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