Whitesnake’s David Coverdale spoke to Whitesnake TV and opened up about a period in the band’s history when things got very complicated due to lineup changes while creating an album. The famous musician also unveiled that he wished Rudy Sarzo and Tommy Aldridge to perform on the record.

On March 31, 1987, Whitesnake released their self-titled seventh studio album in Europe and North America on April 7, 1987. The album’s creation and recording process were full of lineup challenges due to personal and musical differences between the band members. John Sykes, Neil Murray, and Aynsley Dunbar joined Coverdale to perform for the album, but the singer decided to change the whole crew after finishing the recording.

The brand new members were Adrian Vandenberg and Tommy Aldridge, Dio’s Vivian Campbell, and Quiet Riot’s Rudy Sarzo, and they were part of promoting the latest album of that time. However, they didn’t take place in the album. In addition, they went on a tour to support ‘Whitesnake’ and appeared in the track’s music videos.

Coverdale explained this complicated situation in the band during his interview, saying that he assembled The Vid Kids, referring to Vandenberg, Aldridge, Campbell, and Sarzo. The singer added that he always appreciated their talent, and it was a pleasure to work with them. The Whitesnake icon stated that initially, he wanted to collaborate with Sarzo and Aldridge for the record, but they couldn’t reach an agreement back then.

Coverdale shared his ideas, saying:

“I put together the Vid Kids because I didn’t have a band. I knew all of these guys. Adrian and I have been talking about working together for several years. Rudy, I was incredibly impressed when Whitesnake was special guested by Quiet Riot, and Tommy Aldridge had been recommended to me by our mutual agent. I offered Tommy and Rudy in position to record the seventh album, but we couldn’t come to an agreeable scenario.

Then, of course, it’s expanded to the next thirty years, promoting it. The circumstances wanted to shuffle, a good shuffle song continuing that electrified blues element. I played this basic idea to John once again, and he ran with it. It was one of the quickest songs to write, another immensely popular song in concert. It’s one of those that we had to play. It was a very special moment.”

You can check out the interview and album below.