Coverdale Confirms Whitesnake Hit Was Written For B.B. King
(Gibson) It's long been rumored and now David Coverdale has confirmed it: 'Fool For Your Loving', Whitesnake's first big hit, released in 1980, was originally written for blues legend B.B. King.
In a video posted by Whitesnake, Coverdale talks about the song's genesis, describing how he and guitarist Mick Moody worked on the song first, crafting the pre-chorus and chorus but weren't satisfied with the verse they'd come up with. Whitesnake's other guitarist, Bernie Marsden, took over and came up with a new verse. Prior to that, however, Marsden had interviewed B.B. King for a British music magazine and at the time, King suggested that the band write a song for him. Thinking that 'Fool For Your Loving' might be the song for King, the band recorded a demo but liked it so much, they decided to add their own rock riffage flavor to it and keep it for themselves.
As Coverdale explains it, "One of the ideas was - I think B.B. at the time was working with The Crusaders, so there was this really kind of funky jazz groove underneath, and that's how I was hearing 'Fool for Your Loving' for him…but when we did the *sings main riff* - I went, 'Oh, geez, 'cmon!' So Birch and I looked at each other and said, 'I think we should hang on to this.' Sorry B.B. And that was our first significant hit around the world." Read more here.
is an official news provider for antiMusic.com.
Copyright Gibson.com - Excerpted here with permission.
Fleetwood Mac Announce Massive Tour
Original Guns N' Roses Star Recruits American Idol For Band
Killswitch Engage Cancel Dates For Medical Reasons
Vinnie Vincent Does Rare Interview and Teases Tour
Tool Frontman Explains Album Delay To Metallica's Lars Ulrich
Dave Matthews Band Announce New Album 'Come Tomorrow'
Like Moths To Flames Release 'Empty The Same' Video
Michael Sweet Uncertain About Future Of Band With George Lynch
The Damned Announce Fall Tour In Support Of Hit New Album
Neil Young Announces His First Crazy Horse Shows In Four Years
Metallica Night- Incubus Announce Summer Tour- The Forum Turned Purple For Prince- Bullet For My Valentine Release New Video and more
Singled Out: Alezzandra's Bad Girl in Heaven, Good Girl in Hell
Ace Frehley Leads KISS Expo Lineup- Pantera Tease New Home Video- Cave In Tribute Caleb Scofield- The Damned Score Career 1st- More
Cary Brothers Streaming New Album Online Ahead Of Release
Singled Out: Liv Lombardi's Freedom Girl
Marilyn Manson Joins X Japan at Coachella- Stone Sour Unplugged- Wes Borland and Travis Barker Team Up- Slayer Look Back- Scars On Broadway Return- More
Sean Paul And Major Lazer Release 'Tip On It' Video
Singled Out: Jaclyn Kenyon's Daddy's Got A Shotgun
Vanessa Carlton Reveals Cover Of Fleetwood Mac's 'Dreams'
Steve Aoki Teams With Vini Vici For Final 5OKI Single
All Recent Reviews and Interviews
TBT: Linkin Park - Hybrid Theory
Vegas Goes Country For ACM Weekend
Jennifer Lyn & the Groove Revival - Badlands
MorleyView Desmond Child
Road Trip: Go Nuts for Florence, South Carolina
Caught In The Act: Richie Kotzen In Naperville
On The Record: Record Store Day Edition
Caught In The Act: Ann Wilson Of Heart
Travel News, Trips and Tips: 420 Edition
Copyright 1998 - 2018 Iconoclast Entertainment Group All rights reserved.