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Coverdale in Guitar International

David Coverdale at the Waerdse Tempel, the Netherlands, 2009; photo © artnaz, cc-by-nc-nd

Guitar International has an interview that David Coverdale recently gave them. He talks (mostly) about the new album and about-to-be-started world tour, delving into history from time to time.

Rob: What songs from the new CD are you going to do live?

David Coverdale: I’m not telling you! Not telling you! I actually gave you a few giveways [Laughing]. The big stuff for Whitesnake was Slide It in and beyond. Interestingly, in the past my American shows would be vastly different than the Asia or Europe shows. Now I’m going “fuck it, we’re going to do Aint No Lovin and Heart of the City and Walking in the Shadow of the Blues. All of the things I want to do.”

Rob: With so many ‘70’s bands being nostalgia acts, why do you continue to make CDs?

David Coverdale: If I didn’t put out new CDs, I’d be on American Idol. I would rather go home and be a house husband and take up knitting. That’s why I work with such inspirational musicians. Another incredible thing is when we put the word out that we’re looking for new snakes, people line up. The guitarist can’t wait to do Still of the Night the big penis song for guitar. All of that delights me!

Rob: Looking back on your career was there ever a song that you wrote that you were confident would not be a hit and it was or vice versa?

David Coverdale: I have no regrets. I’m not the type of person who says “if only this” or “if only that.” I do remember having a stand up argument with my management, Geffen records, and executives at MTV that I wanted Judgment Day from Slip of the Tongue to be the song out of the box. They all wanted the redo of the older song “Fool For Your Loving. I though the original version was fine. I think this came from John Kalodner doing his behind the scenes manipulations. Fuck it. I wouldn’t change anything. It’s good being me!

Ah, the typically humble David.

Read more on Guitar International.

Thanks to Blabbermouth for the info.



5 Comments to “Coverdale in Guitar International”:

  1. 1
    Andy worthington says:

    Ain’t no lovin and heart of the city!, don’t you love the media, fleet street preachers an’ all, I wonder if WS will do smokey water as explained by mr gillan some time ago!

  2. 2
    purplepriest1965 says:

    With Deep Purple it became very difficult to write within that head banging, heavy metal identity. Jacket and trousers all the time [Laughing].

    I read that kind of nonsense about his days in DP before.

    David, since 1987 you have more metal in Whitesnake than DP ever was.

  3. 3
    butttocks says:

    Be cool if he sang sailing ships or the long and winding road.

  4. 4
    ninh says:

    Coverdale needs Iommi for the next album

  5. 5
    RitchieBaby says:

    I think it would be best if WS never did another album…leave it be, the metal schtick is too tired already. If DC wants to sing, howabout toning it down for a Northwinds follow up.

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