Doug Aldrich Reveals Reason For Leaving Whitesnake

. (Classic Rock) Doug Aldrich has revealed he quit Whitesnake after realizing he needed to spend more time with his son. And although he'd rather have stayed with David Coverdale's band, he's certain he made the right choice.

He bowed out last May, just as the group started work on what will be their 12th album. Before that he'd been a member of the band for all-star Las Vegas musical Raiding The Rock Vault, and he was also recording with supergroup Revolution Saints.

Aldrich started working with Coverdale on his days off from the musical, and believes they were "accomplishing a lot." But he adds: "I think David wanted me there full-time like I'd always been before. I was going to be, I wanted to be, but he wanted it now.

"There were some tense moments, and I felt, 'I'm really proud of what we've done together. I don't want it to become weird or whatever.'" Aldrich reflects that he "needed a little bit more flexibility." He adds: "David put Whitesnake on hiatus when his son was the same age. I took the decision that I needed to be with my boy. I decided, 'Time to step out.'" Read more here.

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