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Whitesnake on hiatus

David Coverdale at the Waerdse Tempel, the Netherlands, 2009; photo Arthur Nazarian http://www.fotovriend.nl/, cc-by-nc-nd

A message posted on the official Whitesnake website informs us that the band will be put on hiatus for the rest of 2012:

At this time the band plan to spend 2012 in the studio, mixing live recordings made during the 2011 tour.

There are also plans to edit & mix a live in-concert DVD from the tour.

Other ‘Snake related projects are also in the works, including new material, though there are no definite plans to record a full studio album at this time.

Some of the band members will be keeping busy with other musical projects throughout 2012 & whitesnake.com will try to provide information related to their activities, as well as the individual member’s websites.

12 Comments to “Whitesnake on hiatus”:

  1. 1
    Roberto says:

    Hope for a Coverdale solo album in the way of his first two with slide guitars, trumpets and backing female singers…

  2. 2
    max says:

    Hi Roberto – I share that dream since 1978!

    Guess, that makes two in total…. 😉

  3. 3
    fdr says:

    One year to mix live recordings for a dvd says it long about how much work it’ll take to make it sound listenable…
    I’m with you Roberto hoping for a Northwinds kind of record!

  4. 4
    Buttockss says:

    @1 agree…..just no church choir singing…..can do without. Love to see a new Whitesnake live dvd……..Doug Aldritch is one of my favorite young guitar players.

  5. 5
    Alan says:

    Would be good to see Cov hold back on the balls out hard man of rock attitude and actually develop some material that really suits his voice these days. I think a lot of Snake fans would find this preferable to the ‘strain’ of the recent tour. He has nothing more to prove in the first category – and tha last two albums have more than justified the legacy.
    Do we need another DVD of him straining to ‘Bad Boys’ or ‘Still of the Night’???

  6. 6
    Tracy Heyder (Zero the Hero) says:

    Though I’d love the see a more bluesy album from Whitesnake, I have to state here that ‘Forevermore’ is one of the most enjoyable album from the ‘Snake’s Camp’ for me in a while. It is well rounded regarding touching on all of the Whitesnake style, and fires on all 12 cylinders. I find myself listening to it more and more. Yeah David needs to concern himself with stretching the vocal range and should take heed regarding live shows, but in the studio, he sure does it up right.


  7. 7
    Eirik Solum says:

    I’m looking forward to a new dvd and live album. WS have put out some very enjoyable stuff since the ‘come back’ in 2003. And the current band is really good!

    The last dvd was simply great. The “..Shadow on the Blues” live cd, did not sound that good, to my ears.

    Probably the upcoming releases will include some new studio recordings of some kind as well, as I understand DCs posts on the BBS.

    And he also says he will do more acoustic and “semi acoustic” stuff in the forseeable future. I guess that means he will tour in a more stripped down setting – as a lot of people seem to want from him.

  8. 8
    George Fotis says:

    Why can’t David look & search some of the material from the 80’s when Cozy & Ian Paice were in the band . Then release some cd’s & dvd’s , that live video with Cozy needs to come out on dvd . I`ve heard some bootlegs & they sound very good.

  9. 9
    Drdp says:

    David’s upper range voice is trashed, sadly. A front row seat against the barricade during the Judas Priest tour confirmed that as I was right below the Great Man. Much like Van Halen just did with Roth, the studio can cover (-dale) up and mask all imperfections. In reality he should revisit the music featured on ”Into The Light”. His voice is still so pure in that lower register but suffers on the screaming bits.

  10. 10
    Alan says:

    Absolutely agree with Drdp. ‘Into the Light’ is a beautiful and much underrated album.

  11. 11
    Purple Tickler says:

    Fully understand that Whitesnake need a break after the Forevermore tour.

    ‘Forevermore’ is a fantastic album IMHO . I was fortunate enough to see Whitesnake in Copenhagen Nov 11′ and like Purple you can sense the band are enjoying themselves.

    David as always has a fantastic rapport with the audience, and whilst he does pace himself between numbers, at least he remains on stage for the whole concert !

    Hope to see them back in my neck of the woods in 2013 !

  12. 12
    Drdp says:

    Thanks Alan. That Starkers In Tokyo release is a perfect example of what DC can do with his “low” voice.

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