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Year of the Snake

David Coverdale; photo: Steve Johnston; image courtesy of Frontiers Records

David Coverdale gave an interview to The Rock Pit, in which he reveals that Made in Japan (due April 19th in Europe, 22nd in the UK, and 23rd in North America, via Frontiers Records) will be followed in July by another live release, Made in Britain, recorded on the 2011 UK tour and an extra CD tentatevily called The World Record, recorded “all over the fucking place”.

Regarding the upcoming UK tour:

We’ve got our tickets for Nottingham (the county we’re from) and Sheffield (the county you’re from) on the tour are there any surprises we can expect from this year’s set list?

Probably the best surprise for me is that I’m still touring in my bleedin’ 60s…& enjoying it beyond words!!

We’re also most likely digging into the musical past a bit more for the UK & hopefully, feature some surprise guests…who may be surprised to get a call from me…We’ll see…

On the title of the new live album:

The new live album ‘Live in Japan’ echoes the title of your previous band’s live highpoint ‘Made in Japan’ but it’s great to see a complete Whitesnake set-list on this release. How much fun are festivals like Loud Park to play?

It’s called Whitesnake ‘Made In Japan’ cos’ it’s all recorded in Japan…simple…& really there is no comparison to the stand alone fab Deeps album, which I thoroughly enjoyed promoting when I was Purple’s singer, by the way…

Anyone who’s confused should immediately see their doctor & change whatever medications they’re on…

Also, if I want to call an album ‘Burn’ I fucking will…

Read more in The Rock Pit.

Thanks to BraveWords for the info.

9 Comments to “Year of the Snake”:

  1. 1
    Buttockss says:

    Lighten up dave don’t need to be so pissed off at you’re fans, maybe take a laxative or sometin.

  2. 2
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    Read every word of the interview. Agreed with every bit. Looking forward to the tour and the DVDs. You are the consummate all around steward of Hard Rock. Plus you have Purple to thank and we thank you for paving your own way since.


  3. 3
    purplepriest1965 says:

    A ignorant interviewer again and putting himself in a emberassing moment :
    Asking if DC ever jammed with Earl Slick(sic!)

  4. 4
    purplepriest1965 says:

    Hopefully there is some point in Chinese astrology.
    If this will be the year of the Snake it will be my year as well : )

    Yeah, I m a snake. Awaiting my new nickname now : )

  5. 5
    T says:

    When Mr. Coverdale asserts that he can call an album anything he wants to–even Burn–he is correct. However, I find the choice of Made in Japan to be wildly inappropriate. It would be as if I were to call an album Abbey Road because it was recorded at Abbey Road. He is inviting comparisons.

    The interviewer’s comment, “So many bands of a certain ‘vintage’ are happy to plod the ‘Heritage’ trail as they call it in the States but Whitesnake seems to be in rare form these days…” is very telling. The lack of output by one of these bands has not gone unnoticed in the music world.

    That is about to change.

  6. 6
    oleg says:

    Waiting for DVDs & gig in Tel Aviv…?


  7. 7
    Matt D. says:

    I think 90% of US Snake fans have no clue that Deep Purple’s biggest album was Made in Japan so I don’t think he is doing it except that its a cool name. Iron Maiden has Maiden Japan and there are a few other live albums called Made in Japan. No biggie.

  8. 8
    purplepriest1965 says:

    It says a lot about the States that Whitesnake became a bigger name than MK II ever was.

  9. 9
    Tracy(Zero the Hero)Heyder says:

    PP @8,

    Yeah, SOS. Whitesnake marketed themselves much better. They are still the more known today. That under the radar/underground crap didn’t do Purple any good at all. Mighty foolish to say the least.


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