David Coverdale Shoots Down Led Zep Rumors, Swears A Lot

May 14th, 2008 // 9 Comments


We should have assumed the quote attributed to David Coverdale by The Mirror about Led Zep’s tour plans was less than legit. Where was the jovial swearing and whimsical wordplay? The true (and truly profame) Coverdale contacted Classic Rock magazine to clarify. “What fucking world tour, we ask ourselves? We’re already out on our Good To Be Bad world tour, thank you very much!” More from the bastard child of Rod Stewart and David St. Hubbins below.

“I have no idea where this started, Geoffers. But, with the wildfire of the internet, my poor ol’ German publicist is fighting them off with her rusty, but trusty, Luger.

“I assure you there is no… (of course there fucking isn’t) …any 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, squire!

“Besides, I’ve got a hit record and a sold-out tour, and I’m currently pretty fucking busy playing nightly, and joyfully, with my Fab Musical Serpents, ol’ chum! No complaints here…”

It’s the life of Riley with these fab musical serpents, it is.

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  1. Whigged

    I read somewhere a while ago that the reason Page couldn’t put up with him any longer was for Mr. Coverdale’s penchant for cursing. Concert performances would be like:

    “Good fucking evening ladies and fucking gentleman. On fucking guitar this very fucking night in front of your very fucking eyes is the one, the fucking only, Jimmy fucking Page! [applause] Fucking right! Let him fucking know you fucking love him!”

  2. NeverEnough

    @Whigged: Really? I hadn’t pegged Page as being prudish.

  3. Chris N.

    Devil worship is one thing, foul language quite another.

  4. NeverEnough

    @Chris N.: “I’ll boot heroin for years and will not hesitate to wash your potty mouth out with soap, mister!”

  5. TheContrarian

    Oh, all the good comments are taken.

  6. Anonymous

    Pip pip! Cheerio me ole chum!

  7. FionaScrapple

    One of the true legends of the biz. Talent, attitude and just enough class.

    Seriously. Coverdale’s my boy!

  8. Chris Molanphy

    @owenmeany: And Bob’s yer uncle! Shine yer boot-black, guv’ner?

  9. MrStarhead

    Holy sh!t, Coverdale looks and sounds like a hair-metal Heath Ledger in that interview clip.

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