Whitesnake singer David Coverdale spoke in an interview with Howard Johnson of Rock Candy and revealed the story of how he became a millianare when he was released Whitesnake’s 7th studio album “Whitesnake” in 1987.
He talked about his photo at the 1987 MTV Music Awards and said:
“It was a ridiculous time for around about three years when MTV became this global monster. I’d go into a hotel room, and eight times out of 10, the TV would be showing MTV. And nine times out of 10, it was playing the video for ‘Still Of The Night’, ‘Is This Love’ or ‘Here I Go Again’.
Was I prepared for the level of success the ‘1987’ album had? Professionally, yes. It was such a validation of the really hard work that went into that album. It wasn’t entirely the guys’ fault in earlier versions of Whitesnake that we often took six steps forward and four back.
Management decisions were made that didn’t serve us well and it became incredibly frustrating. But once I took over the running of the operation myself everything changed… and to go from almost three million in debt and within three months be richer than I ever was with Deep Purple was very reassuring.“
Whitesnake’s new album “Flesh & Blood” will be released in May 2019 via Frontiers Music Srl. Click here to details of new album. Whitesnake’s latest album, “The Purple Album”, was released in 2015.
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