dougaldrich400 Guitarist Doug Aldrich has announced that he is leaving Whitesnake.

Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale confirmed the departure by posting a photo of he and Aldrich on his twitter account with a caption reading, “All the very best, Brother. What an incredible journey we shared together.

Wishing You Success In Everything You Do :)”

Aldrich has posted the following message on his Facebook page:

“Well I guess news that I have left Whitesnake was leaked…

I planned and hoped DC and I could release a joint statement. We will as soon as possible, but everything happened so fast that we aren’t ready.

Firstly, thanks to my big bro David for such a killer run together!! So many songs, tours, projects, always inspiring and pushing each other!

Mostly I was to thank the loyal WS Choir and fans around the world. You have been so amazing to me and it’s been an honor to play for you with WS.

I love you guys and I’ll see you all again. Thank you so very much for your unending support.

Also, not sure how or where the info started about a solo career, but this is not true or correct information.

I have no plans at this time to go solo 🙂 I’m just not in the Whitesnake/David Coverdale band anymore.

I’ll let you guys know what I’m doing ASAP, but for now please know I very much appreciate your support and will hopefully do a statement with My Brutal Brother DC shortly.

Big love for the Aldrich clan.”

Aldrich joined Whitesnake in 2003 and played on 2008’s Good To Be Bad and 2011’s Forevermore, as well as appearing on several live releases, including 2013’s Made In Japan and Made In Britain/The World Records.

Alrich’s other band, Burning Rain, which also features singer Keith St. John (ex-Montrose), Sean McNabb on bass (ex-Quiet Riot, Dokken, House of Lords) and Mat Starr on drums (Ace Frehley), released their third album, Epic Obsession, a year ago.

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  • Brian B on

    Whitesnakes last album, Forevermore was very good. Hopefully the next one will be as good without Aldrich.

  • Joe on

    Life goes on,dc not the easiest guy to work with,im sure aidrich has something brewing best of luck to him

  • Tc on

    Doug Aldrich is part of “Raiding the Rock Vault” in Vegas. Not sure if this is why he left WS. The ultimate classic rock experience. Check it out.

  • George Martin on

    He will never do this but he should bring back the 3 M’s. Marsden, Moody and Murray and play a setlist from the good old days. If it would ever happen now’s the time to do it. I would love to see it but again it will never happen.

  • S.Falls \m/ on

    Crazy, how many out there somehow don’t really know how many Whitesnake albums there actually are.
    Add in that Sykes while amazing was not the original guitarist.
    DC will find a solid replacement. His voice still sounds good live today in my opinion, which is something that can not be said for many vocalists his age, older & younger for that matter.

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