A New Whitesnake Album: Will They or Won't They?
David Coverdale is kicking around ideas for a possible new Whitesnake album following the success of Forevermore.
In an interview with Metalshrine, Coverdale says he's been talking with co-producers Doug Aldrich and Michael McIntyre about the band's next move. "I wanna do an unplugged record, and we're still talking about it," Coverdale says. "Believe me, I would love the challenge to go further than Forevermore, because Doug and I and the band are so up for that. It's just taking a whole [expletive] year to write new songs and quality songs, because we're very critical.
Coverdale says his days on the road, while not exactly numbered, are certainly becoming less frequent as he continues journeying down this road called 'life.' "My last long tour was in 2011, and you're gonna see shorter ones now and I wanna make sure I have the physical energy and power to be able to present shows as people wanna see me," he says. "If I commit to a nine-month tour, I don't think I'm gonna be able to deliver. I'm 61 years old and I'm in great shape, but I'm still 61 years old."
For now though, there are two live albums on the way (Live In Japan and Live In Britain), and Forevermore is the gift that keeps on giving. A limited-edition box set is due at Christmas, featuring "everything Forevermore-related plus outtakes, alternate mixes, acoustic versions of songs [and] behind-the-scenes footage. Forevermore is an extraordinary jewel in the Whitesnake catalog. It's still got legs, as they say. It's still selling significant records."