In 1993, Jimmy Page of Led Zeppelin and Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale collaborated on an album. Recently, Coverdale talked to UCR about their debut album, “Coverdale Page,” and the rockers they once considered for the bassist position. He remembered: “John Entwistle and Chris Squire were two of the candidates for Coverdale-Page, and Jimmy [Page] and I discussed inviting them. And it didn’t happen for a variety of reasons. However, Chris and the Ox were simply amazing athletes. Although Chris and John didn’t fit the criteria at that time, David is optimistic that a box set with previously unreleased songs will materialize under Page’s guidance. Added him:
“I’m unsure of who to assign this project to. But I hope Jimmy would accept this challenge if he were enthusiastic because I believe he has likely exhausted the Led Zeppelin discography. There are a few tracks that we never added to the album, such as the delicious “Saccharin.” Whitesnake have compiled a deluxe version of 2015’s ‘The Purple Album,’ to honor the singer’s three-year time with Deep Purple, while fans wait for the day Coverdale and Page release the box set with new songs. On October 13th, “The Purple Album: Special Gold Edition” will be available. Along with previously unheard music, it will include a remixed and remastered version of the original album, as well as the 1972 four-song demo that gave Coverdale the job in the first place. More details regarding the reprint are available here.