WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale has spoken out on his decision to bring the group back to life for their first U.S .tour in 12 years on a co-headlining stint with German hard rockers THE SCORPIONS.
The trek, which is set to kick off on Jan. 29 in Jacksonville, Florida, will feature DOKKEN in the opening slot.
"We've been asked to do a lot of the glam packages and I've felt very comfortable in passing on them," Coverdale told Rolling Stone. "As successful as MTV made us, it was very difficult for me to come terms with all that stuff, but of course when one sees those photographs there's no mistaking it, baby. But the stigma of that kind of aspect I don't feel is as compromising to a group like THE SCORPIONS, who are a very entertaining rock band."
WHITESNAKE's 2003 touring lineup will feature drummer Tommy Aldridge as the only holdover from the previous era of the group. Coverdale plans to record the first few shows with an eye towards releasing a live album in late 2003 or early 2004.
"It will be the same house of WHITESNAKE," Coverdale says. "Just redecorated and contemporized somewhat."
To comment on a
story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of
does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details.
reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).