WHITESNAKE leader David Coverdale is not interested in resurrecting any of the group's previous line-ups for a planned European tour in early 2003 to promote a new double CD compilation, entitled 25 Years Of Whitesnake (due to be issued EMI Records in February). Says David via his official web site: "At this time, I have NO plans of any 'reunion' with any former members of WHITESNAKE. So I ask you to be patient, and also not 'compete' on the [official David Coverdale message] board whom you think I should work with. The 'negative energy' of this is unwelcome. As most of you know, I will choose the musicians with whom I want to work, as I have always done from the beginning, and if it is to be WHITESNAKE, then the players will be of a caliber to present WHITESNAKE music in the absolute best way… There are certain players I would enjoy collaborating with at this time, but whether or not I feel they would be suitable for an 'appropriate' new chapter of WHITESNAKE is another matter entirely. I have absolutely NO plans of involving myself with any international corporate record company...so...other than the forthcoming compilations, please do not be anticipating a new WHITESNAKE album. Altho' if indeed I pursue this course of action, I will no doubt record live shows for future CD releases and in-concert videos...As those of you who have traveled with me, and supported me all these years know..."
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