Saturday, May 10, 2014

Guitarist Doug Aldrich leaves Whitesnake

Whitesnake guitarist Doug Aldrich has left the band.

“Well I guess news that I have left Whitesnake was leaked...,” posted Aldrich on his Facebook page. “I planned and hoped DC (David Coverdale) and I could release a joint statement. We will as soon as possible but everything happened so fast that we aren't ready.”

“Firstly,” he continued, “Thanks to my big bro David for such a killer run together!! So many songs, tours, projects, always inspiring and pushing each other! Mostly I want to thank the loyal WS Choir and fans around the world. You have been so amazing to me and it's been an honor to play for you with WS. I love you guys and I'll see you all again. Thank you so very much for your unending support.”

Responding to rumors, Aldrich clarified things, writing, “Also, not sure how or where the info started about a Solo Career but this is not true or correct information. I have no plans at this time to go solo:) I'm just not in the Whitesnake/David Coverdale band anymore. I'll let you guys know what I'm doing ASAP but for now please know I
very much appreciate your support and will hopefully do a statement with My Brutal Brother DC shortly. Big love for the Aldrich clan.”

Aldrich joined Whitesnake in 2003 for the band’s 25th anniversary tour; he appeared on 2008’s “Good To Be Bad” and 2011’s “Forevermore” albums, as well as 2013’s live release, “Made In Japan.”

Prior to teaming up with Coverdale, Aldrich was a member of Dio, Burning Rain and Lion.

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