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You know, all my songs are relatives, brothers, sisters, cousins.
In the last couple of years I've been facing down a lot of the demons of the past and trying to find out, who I am, It's something I think I'll be doing for the rest of my life.
I'm the last person to ask 'what do you remember' from a particular time period... I like to learn from the past... not 'live' in it.
What anybody else thinks about you is really of no consequence. It's what you think of yourself.
When I was very, very young, seven years old, I heard there was school where you could go to learn to draw. That was my absolute driven passion, to become an artist or a painter. So the romantic realist in me, I studied to be a graphic design artist and an art teacher.
Amateurs in professional situations make me very impatient.
Hard rock may have faded from the media for a time, but I've always been able to make a living, if not in America, then in the rest of the world.
If I was a politician right now I would change just about everything.
People think that I don't like women.
I think we have two very important missions in life. One is to find out who we really are and the other one is to taste as much of life and experience as much of life as we can.
I don't avoid confrontation, people should know that.
The audience will make you feel like a demigod. But when you leave the stage, get back to being human.
The critics love to get out their knives and dine on Coverdale. But the worse the criticism gets, the more successful I become.
With Whitesnake it would have been inappropriate for me to have played Deep Purple songs, although I did at the beginning because I didn't have enough Whitesnake songs.
It's all about love.
I would hope it's better, but I'm actually acknowledging now that I want to explore all these levels from a whisper to a scream with this gift I've been given.
The other thing that was very noticeable on that tour, not so much in the video, was the new young element that were coming to our shows... I started to see some very young people in the audience... maybe 14, 15, 16 years old.
I take care of my voice; I'm working out the way I would do my body, so that stays in shape.
I've always loved music, very simply, as a vehicle to express myself and that hasn't changed.
I've always thought live albums were cop-outs.
I've never been uncomfortable putting my heart on display, my feelings on display, certainly with an audience.
My voice is an instrument.
The only one I really like is a song called Saccharine.
With all the highs and lows I've had in my life, I wouldn't change anything. So no, I don't, this is what I'm supposed to be doing.
Most of the albums that have taken long have been related to illness and fatigue or producer problems.
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