Why Coverdale won’t follow you on Twitter
Whitesnake mainman David Coverdale has notched up nearly 20,000 followers since joining Twitter in January – but he’s not following anyone back.
Appearing on the BBC Breakfast show this morning, he revealed he wants to keep it that way.
Coverdale said: “I have a bet going to see how far I can go with that. A lot of people I know are furious but I go, ‘No, I don’t have time – sorry!’ For me it’s an extraordinary opportunity to interact with the people who support my work, and that’s been impossible for most of the time.”
Whitesnake are preparing to tour the UK and Ireland with Journey and Thunder – and the singer vowed fans would get their money’s worth, insisting he still loves playing the band’s classic tracks.
“It’s impossible not to when you’re playing in front of appreciative crowds,” he explained. “We’re blessed with the Whitesnake choir – they do half my work for me. It’s a beautiful experience.”
And while he admitted he’s done some damage to his hearing over the years, he added there were no plans to turn the volume down.
“My ears are not bad – they could be a lot worse. I look upon it as a trade-off. There is hearing loss, of course, but it’s got to be all-embracing to me. We’re not loud to disguise anything; it’s just very powerful stuff.”
Meanwhile, Journey keyboardist Jonathan Cain has revealed they’re aiming to deliver an “edgier” set to fit in alongside Whitesnake and Thunder. And while they struggle to fit everything into their set, there will always be room for Don’t Stop Believin.’
Cain told Metal Express Radio: “The song just keeps reincarnating in a different way, whether it’s on The Sopranos, Glee, Rock Of Ages and even the UK’s X-Factor. Songs are like your kids – some are successful and some just do okay; but Don`t Stop Believin’ made it to the very top. It’s one of the most downloaded songs of all time.”
Journey, Whitesnake, Thunder tour
May 18: Glasgow SECC
May 20: Sheffield Motorpoint Arena
May 22: Newcastle Metro Radio Arena
May 23: Manchester Arena
May 25: Nottingham Capital FM Arena
May 26: Cardiff Motorpoint Arena
May 28: Birmingham LG Arena
May 29: London Wembley Arena