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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  • Chris on

    John Sykes and David would have to bury the hatchet. I mean after the album was completed he started firing everyone(As in Coverdale Fired Everyone). I say it be a nice gig for Sykes he have no problems playing any material in the catalog, he probably make the Vai solos sound better.

  • Todd on

    I heard Neil Young is on the hot list of replacements.

  • Trapper on

    A Sykes/Whitesnake reunion would be cool….BUT, EXTREMELY unlikely to ever happen. And I do love the 87 album, but Aldrich was the perfect fit for WS. He could shred like Vandenberg and Sykes and Vai, but he could also play the blues rock like the old days with the 3 M’s. I wonder if DC let Doug go cause he felt Doug should be doing more with his talent rather than just playing with WS? Doug can produce as well as write and play. That’s pretty rare. Just a thought.

  • Trapper on

    I would like to see a one or two off reunion show(s) with the 3 M’s and tape it doing all the old stuff. Not a full tour, cause I don’t think Marsden and Moody in particular could handle a full WS tour and everything that goes with it. Alice did a reunion show with his old band mates as a one off show. Smart to leave it at that.

  • Tim on

    Why should DC even think about getting Sykes back he took away all the blues and feeling from WS and maked a metal album with them. Destroyed some old song that already been recorded.
    It might have been an economical right dessision a sell out to go metall like that but Davids Voice has so much blues and soul in it. So i must say that Doug was the best thing ever happend to Whitesnake since slide it in. He dont need no shredder with no feeling He needs a co writer and a bluesman.
    Someone in the style of Bernie and get a god Hammond player in the band again.

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