Vai: ‘I Almost Played With Whitesnake At Download’
Steve Vai has revealed that he nearly joined Whitesnake on stage at the Download Festival this year.
Talking to TotalRock, the guitar great said: “David Coverdale wanted me to get up and play with the band. But I had other commitments at the time. I’d love to have been able to do it.”
The dialogue between the pair started after Vai got a copy of the recently reissued and revamped Slip Of The Tongue album.
“It got me into recalling what a great time I had with Whitesnake. Friendships were forged, and David got on stage every night and sang his ass off. No excuses, he was right on the money all the time. So I sent him an email, and we ended up having a lovely conversation online.”
Vai has just released the live DVD/CD Where The Wild Things Are.
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