Whitesnake's David Coverdale Calls Heavy Metal Emotionless

04/08/2011
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(Rock News Desk) Whitesnake mainman David Coverdale says he "loathes and detests" seeing the phrase "heavy metal" connected with his work.

Despite being a fan of heavy music, Coverdale maintains it's not a label which should be applied to him, although he accepts the assumption has come about from his time with Deep Purple. "It's got to be from that association," he tells Noisecreep. "'Heavy metal' was an expression related to Deep Purple. We were in the Guinness Book of Records for being the loudest band in the world.

"But the three albums that were irreplaceable in my life the year I joined Purple were There's a Riot Going On by Sly and the Family Stone, Live from Donny Hathaway and Music of My Mind by Stevie Wonder. I still live and breathe all of them," he said. "I've never embraced 'heavy metal' on my music, other than I'm really loud. All of my songs have emotional and physical content it has nothing to do with emotionless metal." more on this story

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