frontman David Coverdale
has denied making comments to the U.K. press about supporting Led Zeppelin
on tour, insisting he has no idea where the statement came from.
Led Zeppelin reformed for a concert in London in December, fueling rumors they are gearing up for a world tour - which has prompted bands including The Cult
and Stone Temple Pilots
to express their interest in landing a support slot.
And when asked if Whitesnake would accept an invitation, Coverdale was quoted in the Daily Mirror
insisting, "Am I on board? You bet! (It's) probably worth billions!"
However, Coverdale now insists the quotes did not come from him, because Whitesnake are too busy with their own tour to support anybody else.
He tells website Classic Rock.com
, "May I call upon your assistance to help put out this shitstorm that be gathering steam about me, supposedly saying I'm awaiting Lord Page
's call to invite me to be the supporting act on the forthcoming Led Zeppelin world tour. What f---ing world tour, we ask ourselves? We're already out on our Good To Be Bad
world tour, thank you very much! I have no idea where this started."
And the former Deep Purple
rocker admits a union between Led Zeppelin and Whitesnake would be highly unlikely, due to his past conflicts with Led Zeppelin co-founder Robert Plant
He explains, "I assure you there is no foundation in this. Why, after all the charming back-and-forths between one Monsieur Plant and oneself through the years, who could imagine such a premise possible? Not me. Whitesnake will not be joining Led Zeppelin on a world tour."
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