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DAVID COVERDALE (Whitesnake) Has A Suggestion For JIMMY PAGE...

Former Collaborator Hopes Pagey Will Record New Music...

May 22, 2017

DAVID COVERDALE, singer for WHITESNAKE (and formerly DEEP PURPLE), also spent a few years writing/recording/touring with legendary Guitarist, JIMMY PAGE, when the duo were in the band, COVERDALE-PAGE (1991-1993). The 2 two English Rockers were on the same record label at that time (Geffen Records) and it was suggested that they should record together, so they did! Their collaboration lasted for 1 album and it's resulting tour before the two went off on their next musical adventures... In recent months, DAVID COVERDALE has been poring over tapes, videos, and other material related to WHITESNAKE's triumvirate of hit albums from the mid to late 1980's, "Slide It In, "Whitesnake," & "Slip of the Tongue," for anniversary re-issues. While doing this task, it occurred to Coverdale that his friend Jimmy Page probably experienced the same nostalgia he was feeling when Page was preparing all of the LED ZEPPELIN Re-issues, and Coverdale said that he felt some measure of 'empathy' for Page in that Coverdale felt 'sorry' for his former band mate in that, unlike himself, Jimmy Page doesn't currently have an outlet or a band for music he may have written. It's a 'given' that Jimmy Page has always been 'about' Zeppelin, and as we all know, there doesn't seem to be any chance of a LED ZEPPELIN reunion anytime soon. Coverdale, who continues to record and tour with WHITESNAKE, has a suggestion for Page that he shared recently in an interview in Sweden Rock Magazine. He hopes that Jimmy Page will take a page out of CARLOS SANTANA's "playbook," and record an album with the format similar to Santana's 1999 smash album, "Supernatural." You might recall that Santana  played on that album with a number of different, fantastic singers, and he hopes that Page will affect a similar approach and play with other musicians too... As Coverdale puts it, “I’ve recommended to him for years to do what Carlos Santana did with 'Supernatural.' Jimmy’s got all these great songs. I said, ‘I’m there for you. I’ll do a couple of songs for you, without a doubt.’ I said, ‘Do something like Supernatural. At least you’re playing.’ It breaks my heart, ’cause he’s such a f—ing valuable musician. With what he’s already given to us, he doesn’t really owe us anything, but I just know that he’s still valid and relevant and can still play amazing guitar and write amazing songs. Where do you go after f—ing Led Zeppelin, dude? Where do you go?”  Here's hoping that Jimmy Page decides to do something...soon! Rock On!