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Totally down for that

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

David Coverdale gave an interview to the Noisey, a Vice magazine musical offshoot. Amidst the now familiar story of him getting in touch with Jon Lord, then after his death reconnecting with Ritchie Blackmore, which resulted in The Purple Album, he mentioned that he’d be ‘totally down’ for a one-off show involving all the members of Deep Purple:

I don’t wanna do anything I can’t stand behind. It’s why I stepped away from the project with Ritchie. I would have fucking loved to do it, and even earlier this year his manager had called me and asked if I’d do a song for Ritchie, and I said, “Yeah, but not an old one that we’ve done. He must be sitting there jamming on some riffs. Tell him to send me some riffs, and I’ll make a fucking song out of it.” It’s what I do. So far I haven’t had any new Ritchie riffs to mess with, but it would be fantastic for me as it would be in fulfilling one of Jon Lord’s ambitions to have all surviving members of Deep Purple do a fucking big show as a “Thank you” to the insanely loyal fanbase that Purple has, and not only Deep Purple, but all the splinter groups. I’m totally down for that.

Read more at noisey.vice.com.

Jessica Schröder-Coverdale, photo: Brauer Photos für JJ CompanyIn slightly related news from our home decorating celebrity gossip department, if you happen to be shopping for vintage furniture in Munich, a store called JJ Company in Thierschplatz 4a might be worth a visit. Exklusiv-münchen.de reports that it boasts Madonna, Uma Thurman, Victoria Beckham, and Barak Obama among its customers. Oh yeah, and it is being run by David’s daughter Jessica Schröder-Coverdale.

Thanks to Yvonne for the info.

16 Comments to “Totally down for that”:

  1. 1
    Paul says:

    That Mr Coverdale is a top gent. Let’s have a Purple and friends festival (I’ve said it before) just like Airport Convention do every year now at Cropredy. We are insanely loyal.

  2. 2
    Robert Van Het Hoen says:

    Nice and overall more or less the same texts I ve been reading in other interviews with DC of late. However, in Dutch magazine Aardschok he told us that Ritchie wanted to tour for several months and that he, DC, did not want to commit himself to that because of……….Whitesnake.

  3. 3
    Russell Jones says:

    Too bad Tommy Bolin isn’t here to show them all how to play…

  4. 4
    Troy Wickman says:

    Meaningless without original material.

  5. 5
    Raymond Verster says:

    David’s voice is wrecked

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    maya says:

    yeah seen this b4…noth new… he has mentioned it ample times so far…either when JL fiddled w reunion idea or for a charity gig or sth but we all know the outcome. he was sadly missed for JL tribute due to knee recup…that couldve been the nearest to any purp reunion w a noble cause other than greens…now i dont think so…

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    LRT says:

    Why do cheesy journalists ask cheesy questions? Because they make mountains out of molehill’s! Hahaha, someone plays the Bolin card in such an ignorant way. 😀

  8. 8
    LRT says:

    I’m not saying a big show like this would be that bad of a thing for a few thousand, but as a one-off it’s hardly an appreciative idea to the loyal fan base. It would shut out way too many more than it can shut in. There’s the brilliance of the idea?

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    al says:

    What he is going to do,either he wants it or not,he has to repeat himself to the same questions about how project came about
    @ 5 wrecked ?! seriously?! that is your statement ? The guy is touring the world at 64yo and singing his balls out and you expect him to have the same vocal that he had when he was 30yo?!

    The guy is great and true gent! and al lots of you in here keep bashing the guy and complaining about his looks and his singing.Just go and listen to the crap out there and stop making stupid comments.

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    byron says:

    David is a really nice & honest guy.His voice sounds better today.I’d like to hear a rock/blues album from him,in the same vein that his very first “Whitesnake”album .
    BTW did you know that the great Eddie Hardin died last week?he co-wrote the Butterfly Ball album.David was very good on “Behind the smile”.

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    Danny N says:

    At al…thank you for saying what needs to be said. Sooo many people bashing Coverdale and other members of the Purple family because they can’t sing or because they are living on their past or whatever. At the end of the day we should be thankful that these guys still have the health to tour and try to do their absolute best. If you don’t like em….fine but stop posting crap and dissing them every time there is a news item out there. It gets tiresome, it’s petty and it’s too easy to sit behind a computer and spew hate.

  12. 12
    BLUESMAN says:

    Well said Al…..

    And btw , for any other people saying his voice is “wrecked”?….There hasn’t been one bad review of the US tour (the exact opposite)…and DC is apparantly singing the best he has in years!! (This is backed up by many of the reviews/clips I’ve seen from the tour)

    It seems that Coverdale has decided to show all the critics they’re wrong.

    Sadly, no matter how good someone is sounding, or how well they’re performing, someone, somewhere..needs to put a critical /stupid comment up

  13. 13
    Pierced says:

    Al, Right on Brother, I couldn’t have said it any better! #5 Really? alright lets hear you sing a few bars. Ready? Go. For 64 yrs old, he still has it.

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    al says:

    I am just sick of these mean spirited comments,by so called “true fans” that are trying to belittle a world class singer,who doesn’t need to prove himself and has nothing left to prove,but he still keeps going and touring the World! I mean how many old school (good school) we have left out here?!! not too many.We should be happy that we still have bands like UFO,MSG,MOTORHEAD,AEROSMITH,BLACK SABBATH ,DEEP PURPLE.WHITESNAKE that are creating music and are still around.With show business and with what is going on with so called music world out there,we should be proud that we still have some “real musicians” playing music.Have you heard the so called rock music and new metal shit?! it is shite and disgusting ,moronic and stupid.No subtlety and art,but just screaming and yelling and puking with the likes of Limp Bizkit and Slpknot and whatever they have out there.Enough people,”criticizing” the guy,who made a really good re- issue and versions of some great tunes from a legendary band.He does it and sings from his heart,and he may sounds cheesy to some people,but he is just a down to earth great lad,humble to his own teachers,Lord and BlackmoreDon’t get me wrong I’m not saying there are not good rock n roll bands out there,but if you ask em,who is their template and inspiration: they gonna tell you right away which ones:ZeppelinPurple,Sabs etc. and you can hear it in their music.And with that said I want all brothers in here to tell us,people like myself that want to discovered new rock and roll bands and make a list.We should support and buy their music and go to their live concerts.I’m very open to the new bands and reall music.

    cheers Al

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    Rock Voorne says:

    Both JLT and David are delivering good live performances as if they are running faster to get in line for the 2016 Ritchie Blackmore celebrating his rocktalents.

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