WHITESNAKE Guitarist Talks About Songwriting Process For 'Good To Be Bad'

April 16, 2008

Glam-Metal.com recently conducted an interview with WHITESNAKE guitarist Doug Aldritch. An excerpt from the chat follows:

Glam-Metal.com: "Good To Be Bad" is the first studio CD since 1997's "Restless Heart". Why the decision now to release a new CD?

Doug: "It really wasn't a conscious decision. When I started working with him (David Coverdale) in 2002-2003 (I was asked in later 2003 to join the band) I asked him what about recording? He said, 'I don't know what my plans are or what we should do, at some point me and you will be in the studio working on something!' That could have been anything really! We just started to band around some ideas over the years since I've been working with him. We started to get some stuff that he was really excited about and of course, I was too! It was kind of very natural. It wasn't like; it's been too long we need to do a record! It was a natural progression. We have been touring and touring and been busy doing that so it was like OK, let's get creative! Once we started to do that and making demos, it was very rewarding! It was more out of fun you know?"

Glam-Metal.com: How long were the writing and recording sessions for "Good To Be Bad"?

Doug: "It took about five months of writing, to answer your question. Some of these ideas we have been banging around in various forms like backstage or during soundcheck. David would send me one or I would send him one. Technically, we started for real right after Christmas in 2006. I went up to his place and grabbed a couple of acoustic guitars and started documenting what we had. We came up with a couple of demos during that first trip that we both were really excited about! That was a good day because if we had sat down and it hadn't been a positive experience who knows, we may have lost interest or I don't know. We had a lot of ideas but the first two we grabbed onto seemed to really turn out good!"

Read the entire interview at Glam-Metal.com.

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