Rock News: Coverdale is not joining Van
For the past few months there has been wide
spread rumors on the net the that one time Whitesnake front man David Coverdale
was in talks with Van Halen about joining up. We too got an email that
posed as a manuscript for an interview supposedly conducted by a FM radio
station in which Coverdale stated he was replacing Gary Cherone as lead
vocalist for the legendary rock band.
Turns out it was all a hoax according to
MTV news. A David Coverdale's staffer as well as his tour manager told
MTV that all the rumors were false, that Coverdale has not been in contact
with Van Halen.
As for the interview? Rumors have been
flying since last summer that Coverdale had been approached by the Van
Halen camp. Then Gary Cherone left Van Halen, and the fake interview surfaced
on newsgroups and in email boxes shortly afterwards. Coverdale has reportedly
not spoken with the press for the pass year. He was busy putting the final
touches on his new solo album.
So Coverdale fans can be happy, his solo
album is due out in Europe sometime this year on EMI records. Van Halen
fans will have to wait a bit longer to find out who will take the helm
of that band. We hear David Lee Roth is available.