David Coverdale Teams Up With Jimmy Page For Whitesnake
Whitesnake lead singer David Coverdale opened up about retiring during a recent appearance on the Appetite For Distortion podcast. In addition to reflecting on his decision, the frontman revealed that he has a couple of projects on which he might work with Led Zeppelin icon Jimmy Page.
For those who may have forgotten, David Coverdale and Jimmy Page previously released a studio album named ‘Coverdale–Page’ on March 15, 1993. The idea of a collaboration came after Whitesnake’s disbandment and Led Zeppelin’s failed reunion attempt.
The album was a success as it found itself a place on the charts of twelve countries, at No. 4 in the UK and No. 5 in the US. It received generally favorable reviews from music critics as the musicians’ collaboration reminded a fusion of their bands.
In December 1993, Coverdale and Page parted ways following a short Japanese tour, and ‘Coverdale-Page’ remains the only album the duo released to this date. Fortunately, the Whitesnake frontman revealed that a reissue of the album is scheduled for 2023 to celebrate the album’s 30th anniversary.
In addition to this, the singer discussed the possibility of writing and recording together again. The potential reunion had been delayed due to the coronavirus pandemic bur Coverdale recently surprised his fans by revealing promising news for their fans.
During a recent interview, David Coverdale reflected on his retirement from touring and stressed that he’s determined to quit touring after the farewell tour, unlike many of his colleagues. In addition, he made it clear that the retirement decision only applies to him, not his entire band, as Whitesnake will continue making music and hitting the road.
Along with opening up about his retirement, the Whitesnake singer stated that he has been writing new material during the COVID-19 lockdowns. Surprisingly, he revealed that he has been writing music while on FaceTime with his collaborator Jimmy Page, not only for their solo career but also for the future projects of his band.
In his own words, Coverdale said:
“A lot of my peers and contemporaries are on their 20th retirement tour. I don’t intend to plan that. I must explain, though, it’s me, just David Coverdale, who’s retiring from touring at that level. Whitesnake will still make projects. I’ve been writing music all through COVID. I wrote some beautiful new ideas.
I have ideas in case Jimmy Page wants to do anything, write on FaceTime, which is an alien concept to him. But all songs that we can utilize for a Whitesnake project. But the music of Whitesnake will continue. That’s most important that people know. I’m just stopping touring at this level, that’s it.”
You can listen to the interview below.