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Pulling in a few favours

Bernie Marsden in 2012; photo © Ja Fryta CC-BY-SA

Gibson.com has an interview with Bernie Marsden, in which he reveals that he’s finishing a solo album and how quite a star studded it is turning to be:

Who else is on the album?

David Coverdale has graciously sung a song for me, which is, of course, fantastic. We’ve re-recorded “Trouble” from our Whitesnake days – it was one of the first songs we ever wrote together, and it’s the first time we’ve recorded together in 30-odd years. David is singing as well as ever. Obviously, I’ve guested on some Whitesnake shows in the last few years too, so we’re like an old couple now. It’s just nice to be able to talk and play together as friends again.

Do you have good memories of Whitesnake?

My whole Whitesnake era was fantastic, when I look back. Even though David went off and formed the “American” Whitesnake, they re-recorded “Here I Go Again” [a Marsden co-write] which went to Number 1, so I can’t complain. I don’t have any resentment about that at all.

And I can still go out and play with Whitesnake. The U.K tour [May 2013] with Journey was fantastic fun. Getting to hang out with David Coverdale and Neal Schon on the same gig: how bad is that?

Is the album finished?

Nearly. Joe Bonamassa and Steve Lukather have still got to complete their guitar parts for my album. But Ian Paice [Deep Purple, Whitesnake drummer] and Don Airey [Rainbow, Whitesnake keyboardist] are also playing on it. And the harmonica player Mark Feltham [Nine Below Zero, Oasis, Gary Moore, many others]. So I’ve pulled in a few favors. But it’s sounding great. It harks back to Whitesnake, but with a contemporary feel.

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11 Comments to “Pulling in a few favours”:

  1. 1
    LRT says:

    “Fantastic” -thanks for the news.

  2. 2
    Matheus Luciano Dos Santos says:

    demais!!!!

  3. 3
    Jim Irons says:

    sounds like a great album to add to the collection.

  4. 4
    Mike says:

    He forgot that Don Airey is still Deep Purple keyboard man 🙂

  5. 5
    Sven Thomschewski says:

    Bernie is a great sympahtic guy! Looking forward to this Album!

  6. 6
    Kidd Purple says:

    Lets Rock !

  7. 7
    Mark Taylor says:

    I did notify Highway Star on Facebook and by email last April about Bernie working with David Coverdale about this!! http://metaltalk.net/columns/201017148.php

  8. 8
    kraatzy says:

    A simple family work of course …

    LLRnR

    kraatzy

  9. 9
    nupsi59 says:

    …and the Purple-family grows…

    Have a nice Day!

  10. 10
    Mads Rud Larsen says:

    #4
    Exactly 😀

  11. 11
    Bo says:

    This might sound like the real Whitesnake.

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