Whitesnake To Release “Still Good To Be Bad” In April

Whitesnake have announced a new retrospective box set focusing on their 2008 album “Good To Be Bad.” The effort, which is titled “Still Good To Be Bad,” will be released on April 28 and it can be pre-ordered HERE.

The following was said about the various configurations:

“The collection will be available in different configurations on April 28, a few days after the original album’s 15th anniversary. It has two new versions of the original album (one remastered and the other newly remixed), a selection of rare and unreleased studio and live recordings from the period, and videos all the music videos, interviews, and electrifying live performances from the Good To Be Bad world tour.

Three other versions of STILL GOOD TO BE BAD will also be available on April 28. The album’s 2023 Remix will be released on vinyl as a double-LP and a single CD. STILL GOOD TO BE BAD also comes as a 2-CD set that includes the remixed and remastered versions of the album. The new alternate mixes also feature new background vocals from the “Hook City Harlots,” Cami Thompson, Misty Rae & Jackie Landrum, plus the “Hook City Horns” with Rick Metz on saxes and the trumpet of Joshua Reed.”

Here’s the track listing for the 4-CD/Blu-ray set:

Disc One: Good To Be Bad (2023 Remix)

Disc Two: Good To Be Bad (2023 Remaster)

01. “Best Years”
02. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
03. “Lay Down Your Love”
04. “All I Want All I Need”
05. “Call On Me”
06. “All For Love”
07. “Good To Be Bad”
08. “Summer Rain”
09. “If You Want Me”
10. “Got What You Need”
11. “Dog”
12. “All I Want Is You”
13. “A Fool In Love”
14. “Ready To Rock”
15. “’Til The End Of Time”

Disc Three: Alternative Remixes & Versions

With Hook City Harlots

01. “Lay Down Your Love”
02. “Call On Me”
03. “All For Love”
04. “Good To Be Bad”
05. “If You Want Me” – with Hook City Harlots and Hook City Horns
06. “Got What You Need”
07. “A Fool In Love”

Tommy Aldridge on Drums

08. “Dog”*
09. “All I Want Is You”*
10. “Ready To Rock”*
11. “If You Want Me”*
12. “All For Love”* – Doug Aldrich Alternate Solo
13. “Summer Rain” – Unzipped Version

Disc Four: Evolutions

01. “Best Years”
02. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
03. “Lay Down Your Love”
04. “All I Want All I Need”
05. “Call On Me”
06. “All For Love”
07. “Good To Be Bad”
08. “Summer Rain”
09. “If You Want Me”
10. “Got What You Need”
11. “Dog”
12. “All I Want Is You”
13. “A Fool In Love”
14. “Ready To Rock”
15. “’Til The End Of Time”

*previously unreleased

Blu-ray: Music Videos

01. “Ready To Rock” – Promo Video
02. “Lay Down Your Love” – Promo Video

Purplesnake Videos

03. “Best Years”
04. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
05. “Call On Me”
06. “All I Want Is You”
07. “All For Love”
08. “Got What You Need”
Four-Play-Live: Highlights from the 2008 European Tour

09. “Best Years”
10. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
11. “Lay Down Your Love”
12. “A Fool In Love”

Cutting Room NY: Acoustic Performances 2008

13. Eddie Trunk Interview
14. “Can You Hear The Wind Blow”
15. “All I Want All I Need “
16. “Lay Down You Love”


17. “Summer Rain” – Unzipped Version

An official video for a remixed version of “Can You Hear The Wind Blow” can be found below:

Whitesnake Drop Off North American Tour With Scorpions & Thundermother

Whitesnake have dropped off their upcoming North American tour with Scorpions and Thundermother. David Coverdale issued the following statement:

“It is with profound disappointment and a heavy heart that I must announce that Whitesnake will no longer be able to join The Scorpions on their US and Canadian tour due to my continued treatment for a persistent upper respiratory infection that affects my ability to perform. This includes the cancellation of our own headlining shows as well. While Whitesnake will no longer be on the tour, the Scorpions will be continuing on. We Wish Our Good Friends, The Scorpions Every Success!!! We Wish You Well”

Whitesnake Cancel Remaining European Dates

Whitesnake have been forced to cancel the remaining dates on their current European tour. The trek was unable to move forward “due to continuing health challenges.”

David Coverdale issued the following statement:

“Breaking News!!! Official Announcement From Whitesnake!!!

It is with the deepest sadness that I must announce that due to continuing health challenges, doctor’s orders, and our concern for everyone’s health and safety, Whitesnake is unable to continue its European Farewell Tour.

I extend my sincere apologies to All of Whitesnake’s Amazing Fans who have been looking forward to the remaining scheduled shows of this tour, All of our Amazing, Fabulous Snakes & tour personnel who have been working so hard to put on these shows, and All of the promoters and other professionals who have helped set up the tour…

I Appreciate & Love You All!!!

David Coverdale”

Whitesnake Cancel European Shows Due To Illness

Whitesnake have been forced to cancel several European shows. The dates were scrapped due to illness.

David Coverdale issued the following statement:

“Dear Whitesnake fans around the world:

We have been rocking our way across the globe on the first part of our Farewell Tour giving all we’ve got to you, the fans.

The rigors of the road are the same for all of us and we have been trying to keep everyone healthy and safe.

Unfortunately we have been hit recently with a couple of situations that we have been dealing with, the best we can..

First our beloved band leader Reb Beach went down temporarily and he missed a couple of shows while he mended (and is much better now, by the way).

Then the rock of our band, the Legendary Tommy Aldridge went down and we unfortunately were not able to play the Rock Imperium Festival in Cartagena this past Saturday (very regrettable and all apologies to our Spanish fans and friends).

Tommy was bad enough at the time to have missed the first show ever in his career – The GOOD news is that he is feeling better and is anxious to get back out there to perform for all of you.

Unfortunately I have now been hit hard as well. I started feeling a bit under the weather two days ago, and was just diagnosed with an infection of the sinus & trachea. The doctor recommends 5 days of no singing and bed rest.

Sadly, that means that we are not going to be able to do the upcoming shows in Milan, Vienna and a decision on Zagreb is about to be made.

I’m very sorry to all the fans who had planned to come see our Farewell Tour in each of those cities – it’s my intention to get better as soon as possible and be able to pick up with the remaining shows of the European Farewell Tour. You are all in our hearts!!


He later added:

“Update to all our Whitesnake fans:

As stated earlier, I am still under doctor’s orders of bed rest, and to not sing for 5 days as i recover from this sinus infection. That time frame includes the show in Zagreb this Saturday, July 2nd so we are unfortunately going to have to cancel the Zagreb show as well.

This is obviously very sad for us, especially our band members that were getting to perform before hometown crowds; Michele Luppi, our Italian Stallion was looking forward to playing in Milan in front of his friends and family, and of course Dino Jelusic, the Pride of Croatia was going to be able to give his all, to his hometown of Zagreb.

We regret that this is necessary in our attempt to get healthy and be able to finish the rest of our tour.

Love and Light,


Watch Whitesnake Perform “Still Of The Night” With Steve Vai At Hellfest

During Whitesnake’s June 23 set at Hellfest in Clisson, France, the band were joined onstage by Steve Vai for a performance of “Still Of The Night.” You can see fan-filmed footage of that below:

Whitesnake Release Revised, Remixed, And Remastered “Greatest Hits” Collection

Whitesnake have released a new revised, remixed and remastered “Greatest Hits” collection. The effort is currently available digitally worldwide and on CD in Europe. It will also be available in the following formats at later dates: 2LP (out May 20 in Europe), CD/Blu-ray (out June 3 in Europe and July 15 in North America), and CD & 2LP (out June 17 in North America). According to the band, keyboardist Derek Sherinian added Hammond organ to the compilation, while ex-guitarist Adrian Vandenberg also contributed. Vintage performances by guitarist John Sykes are included as well. Frontman David Coverdale commented:

“We’ve definitely expanded on the original ‘Greatest Hits,’ took them all out of the sonic time capsule of the ’80s and ’90s, and brought them up to date, sound-wise … as always, we have the original albums for those who consider them holy relics.”

“Greatest Hits” Track Listing:

01. “Still Of The Night”
02. “Here I Go Again”
03. “Is This Love”
04. “Give Me All Your Love”
05. “Love Ain’t No Stranger”
06. “Slide It In”
07. “Slow An’ Easy”
08. “Guilty Of Love”
09. “Fool For Your Loving”
10. “Judgment Day”
11. “The Deeper The Love”
12. “Now You’re Gone”
13. “You’re Gonna Break My Heart Again”
14. “Sweet Lady Luck”
15. “Crying In The Rain”
16. “Forevermore”

Scorpions, Whitesnake, & Thundermother Announce North American Tour

Scorpions have announced a headlining North American tour. Whitesnake and Thundermother will serve as support.

Tour Dates:

08/21 Toronto, ON – Budweiser Stage
08/24 Quebec City, QC – Centre Videotron
08/27 Montreal, QC – Bell Center
08/30 Detroit, MI – Pine Knob Music Theatre
09/01 Rosemont, IL – Allstate Arena
09/05 Atlantic City, NJ – Borgata Casino (no Whitesnake)
09/07 Belmont Park, NY – UBS Arena
09/09 Mashantucket, CT – Foxwoods Casino (no Whitesnake)
09/12 Hollywood, FL – Hard Rock Live
09/14 Tampa, FL – Amalie Arena
09/17 Houston, TX – Toyota Center
09/19 El Paso, TX – Don Haskins Center
09/21 Tulsa, OK – BOK Arena
09/24 San Antonio, TX – Freeman Coliseum
09/27 Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center
09/29 Denver, CO – Ball Arena
10/01 San Diego, CA – Viejas Arena
10/04 Los Angeles, CA – The Forum
10/07 Fresno, CA – Save Mart Center
10/09 Portland, OR – Moda Center
10/13 Spokane, WA – Spokane Arena
10/15 Tacoma, WA – Tacoma Dome
10/18 Oakland, CA – Oakland Coliseum
10/21 Las Vegas, NV – Mandalay Bay

Whitesnake’s Joel Hoekstra Says Dino Jelusick Will Be “Singing A Lot” On Their Upcoming Tour

During a recent interview with Chris Akin, Whitesnake guitarist Joel Hoekstra discussed Dino Jelusick’s role in the band. He said the following when asked what Jelusick will be doing during the group’s farewell tour:

“Well, [Dino is] an amazing keyboard player too, so having his ability there is really great. And he’s singing a lot — I mean, he’s singing a lot of background vocals and there are times here and there where David [Coverdale] has him singing a line of the song. So I think the ability to get out and tour the world with WHITESNAKE and have the ability to showcase his singing and keyboard playing is a great opportunity for him. He’s a fantastic talent, and he’s young yet. So I think he’s got a great future ahead of him. I think it would be a couple of years really well spent for him to do this.”

[via Blabbermouth]

Round Hill Music Acquire David Coverdale’s Catalog

Round Hill Music have acquired the rights to David Coverdale’s catalog. The deal includes solo material, as well as music from Whitesnake and Deep Purple.

Blabbermouth shared more details on the deal:

“Round Hill Music has acquired the music publishing, master rights and master rights royalties for, and entered into a long-term administration agreement for the neighboring rights income from the catalog of David Coverdale, legendary WHITESNAKE frontman and DEEP PURPLE lead singer from 1973 to 1976.

Key acquisition highlights:

* The catalog includes recordings from Coverdale’s career as a solo artist and as the frontman of WHITESNAKE.

* The catalog includes master royalty participation from recordings during Coverdale’s tenure as the lead singer of DEEP PURPLE.

* The catalogue includes Coverdale’s music publishing assets and long-term administration rights for Coverdale’s neighboring rights income.

* The catalog provides attractive exposure to WHITESNAKE’s 1987 self-titled multi-platinum album which sold over eight million copies in the U.S. alone.

* WHITESNAKE hits in the agreement include “Here I Go Again”, “Is This Love”, “Crying In The Rain”, “Still Of The Night” and “Fool For Your Loving”.

* DEEP PURPLE master royalty tracks included in the catalog include “Burn” and “Stormbringer”.

* Also included in the catalog is “The Last Note Of Freedom”, from the “Days Of Thunder” film soundtrack, co-written with Hans Zimmer and Billy Idol.”

Trevor Bowen, chair of Round Hill Music Royalty Fund, said the following:

“The Board is pleased to provide RHM shareholders with access to David Coverdale’s own legendary catalog of hits as the frontman from one of best known rock bands of all time, who helped to define an era of music. We are delighted to be deploying capital into such high-quality acquisitions while continuing to evaluate further attractive opportunities.”

Josh Gruss, chairman and CEO of Round Hill, added:

“David Coverdale is a true rock icon. As the frontman for two of the world’s greatest bands, WHITESNAKE and DEEP PURPLE, he has blazed a trail since the early ’70s, and his legacy and influence on the generations of artists that followed him cannot be understated. To have been entrusted with David’s work is a proud day for Round Hill.”

Coverdale also commented:

“I am thrilled beyond words to joyfully announce that my existing catalog of works, both songs and master recordings, which I have been involved in creating for over 50 years, is now in exceptionally safe hands with the fine people at Round Hill. I look forward immensely to working together with Josh Gruss and all at Round Hill to ensure the legacy of my existing works for future generations to enjoy.”