DAVID COVERDALE Attributes Some Of WHITESNAKE's Success To Lyrics About 'Human Themes'

October 31, 2020

In a new interview with Joe Rock of Long Island's rock station 102.3 WBAB, WHITESNAKE frontman David Coverdale was asked about the apparent lack of humor in the band's lyrics. David responded: "Well, it's interesting, because particularly now, I'm very active on social media. I know, just from e-mails that we receive and positive messages, a lot of the stuff I post puts a much-needed smile or gives somebody a laugh or touches a nerve. I've always been a proponent of meditation. Although I don't preach it, I encourage people that it would be helpful to them during this very challenging time.

"And that's the other reason that Rhino and I said, 'Let's go ahead with our plan for the 'Red, White And Blue' trilogy.' Everybody's gonna need glasses, prescription lenses, after so much of Netflix, so let's give 'em some ear candy. But they're all true songs.

"One of the reasons, I think, WHITESNAKE has maintained a great deal of success is they're all human themes," Coverdale explained. "They're all physical and emotional themes, and, of course, ultimately search for direction, as you know, in 'Here I Go Again': 'I don't know where I'm going, but I sure know where I've been.' Once again, that song, the lyrics resonate deeply with many, many people. It's fantastic."

WHITESNAKE recently launched the "Red, White And Blue" trilogy, a series of fresh, new collections organized by musical themes that will include "Love Songs" (red),"The Rock Album" (white) and "The Blues Album" (blue).

A few weeks ago, Coverdale underwent surgery for bilateral inguinal hernia. The singer was forced to wait several months during the coronavirus pandemic before having the procedure done last month at the Renown facility in his hometown of Reno, Nevada.

Coverdale had both his knees replaced with titanium in 2017 after suffering from degenerative arthritis. He later explained that he was in so much pain with arthritis in his knees that it hampered his ability to perform live.

WHITESNAKE had been touring in support of its latest album, "Flesh & Blood", which was released in May 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl.

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