Whitesnake Announces The Departure Of Longtime Bassist Michael Devin
A post was recently shared by the official Instagram account of Whitesnake announcing that their bassist Michael Devin decided to leave the band after numerous contributions he made.
Whitesnake was founded in 1978 by David Coverdale, who is a former member of Deep Purple. The band’s lineup has changed over the years, and Coverdale has been the only permanent member. The band’s latest album ‘Flesh & Blood’ was released in 2019, and they had been touring to support the album, but most of the shows were canceled due to some health problems and the pandemic.
David Coverdale had stated that he was considering retirement after the farewell tour, but he had to postpone it following the unavoidable delays. Another member of Whitesnake is the bassist Michael Devin who joined the band in 2010 after Uriah Duffy had left. Devin played with the band in numerous tours and their three studio albums.
In a previous interview, the bassist said that he is a big fan of Whitesnake and David Coverdale, who is a great source of inspiration. Devin also talked about how he joined Whitesnake and credited Brian Tichy, the former drummer of Whitesnake, who mentioned his name while the band was looking for a new bassist.
However, it seems like Michael Devin’s journey with Whitesnake has come to an end as it was recently announced from the band’s Instagram account that he has decided to leave. In the post, Whitesnake wished him all the best and thanked him for all his contributions. Their sincere message showed that Devin had a good relationship with the rest of the band. It was also revealed in the post that the band now has a new bassist who will be announced in a short time.
Here is how Whitesnake announced the departure:
“Breaking News. Whitesnake and bassist Michael Devin have decided to go their separate ways after an amazingly successful decade together. We all wish Michael every success in his life and all his endeavors. Apart from numerous tours, Michael applied his talent to studio albums ‘Forevermore,’ ‘The Purple Album’ and ‘Flesh & Blood.’
We sincerely thank him for being part of our journey and for all his exceptional gifts he brought to Whitesnake. God speed, Michael. Know we love you and will miss you, and we wish you well. Once a snake, always a snake. Whitesnake have secured a new bass player who will be announced very soon.”
You can see the Instagram post below.