Tanya O’Callaghan says that “there’s discuss” of WHITESNAKE persevering with to put in writing and report new music even after the completion of the band’s farewell tour.
In November, Tanya was named the newest member of the long-running onerous rock outfit because the alternative for longtime bassist Michael Devin whose departure was revealed a couple of days earlier.
When requested in a brand new interview with VWMusic if she might be staying on to report within the studio with WHITESNAKE as properly, Tanya stated: “Yeah, hopefully. There’s discuss of it already. It is one of many questions. We’ll in all probability preserve recording, so completely. It is simply touring that David [Coverdale, WHITESNAKE frontman] is completed and set with. I do not assume he can ever cease writing music, he is a music machine, clearly, he is an unimaginable songwriter. So, here is hoping there are hundreds and a great deal of albums within the making over the subsequent a number of years or so. I would be honored to be concerned.”
Tanya additionally stated that becoming a member of WHITESNAKE on the finish of its run is “truly the perfect a part of it as a result of I get to do the farewell tour. I imply, it is gonna be in all probability two years to do all the things, however it’s additional particular as a result of David is definitely retiring from touring after this,” she stated. “I do know a number of bands do the farewell factor for ten years, however he has stated he’ll proceed writing and doing albums, which is superior. I feel it is additional particular particularly the truth that we’re popping out of the entire world being locked down, and never seeing occasions. I feel it is simply going to be magical when it comes to vitality, and so I like that I am doing the farewell tour. I feel it is tremendous particular. It is not only a tour, it is the farewell tour.”
Final month, Tanya informed Antihero about how she landed the WHITESNAKE gig: “David would’ve recognized of me, and we performed the identical festivals. And he known as me straight… It was a direct name, and yeah, only a straight ask. However it’s a technique of placing the years in and being on the market within the scene. There isn’t a magic components.”
She continued: “Folks ask, ‘How did you get the gig?’ It is simply this weird unfolding of, I have been working my ass off for years touring, and individuals are seeing you play, and you could have a presence. And, clearly, your CV speaks for itself. After which it is simply — I do not know if the universe aligns, and WHITESNAKE occurred to want a bassist. And I am very honored that David known as me instantly. I assume it was in his head from seeing me play. It is a complete honor. And it is an incredible band. And simply all superb gamers.”
Coverdale, who turned 70 in September, just lately confirmed that he plans to retire from touring after WHITESNAKE‘s subsequent batch of concert events around the globe.
In early 2020, WHITESNAKE was pressured to cancel its U.S. tour with SAMMY HAGAR & THE CIRCLE and NIGHT RANGER in order that Coverdale might endure surgical procedure for bilateral inguinal hernia. Finally, all the reveals had been canceled as a result of coronavirus pandemic.
Coverdale had each his knees changed with titanium in 2017 after affected by degenerative arthritis. He later defined that he was in a lot ache with arthritis in his knees that it hampered his potential to carry out dwell.
WHITESNAKE had been touring in assist of its newest album, “Flesh & Blood”, which was launched in Could 2019 by way of Frontiers Music Srl.
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