For years Whitesnake was known as Ďthe band of the former Deep Purple singerí. Meanwhile Whitesnake and singer David Coverdale have become a household name. And they should be, because in 2008, itís been thirty years since they started out!
That calls for a toast. And for this occasion a special studio album was produced: Good To Be Bad. The first CD of this millennium with new Whitesnake material. The CD counts eleven tracks, Ďall bearing the elements for which Whitesnake is known and that I love so much,í says the charismatic front man. ĎAt some points the album takes me back to our bluesy beginnerís years. At other times, we embrace the more eclectic aspects of where the band is now. Iím very excited about the result and canít wait to reveal the CD to an unsuspecting audience. If this is the last record that Whitesnake will ever make, Iím glad this is how the story ends.í
The eleven new songs were written by Coverdale and guitarist Doug Aldrich, who also co-produced the album. In Aldrich, who earlier played with Dio, the singer with the raunchy voice and fabulous mike stand technique has found a new right hand. And he needed one badly, since our very own Adje Vandenberg had to drop out because of a wrist injury and concentrated on his painting afterwards. Aldrichís playing style comes closest to John Sykesís, who can be heard on Whitesnakeís classic 1987, which includes world hits like Here I Go Again and Is This Love.
No doubt you will hear these songs live. And more, too. A Whitesnake performance is guaranteed to bring you a heavy groove and contagious power blues songs that make you want to sing along. And Coverdale doesnít feel bad about throwing in a Deep Purple classic every now and then. A golden formula, as has been shown over the years. ĎIíve never been booed throughout my career,í says Coverdale with certainty. ĎA live audience is the fuel that drives you as a rock & roll musician. If I were as black as the press has painted my during the greater part of my career, what the hell am I doing here? You donít think Iíd pay 20,000 people to come and see my show, do you?í