Whitesnake fans have every reason to be excited since the band will release their new studio album ("Flesh & Blood") next year (early 2018). In an Ultimate Classic Rock interview, David Coverdale said: "I've worked, for the first time as writers, with Reb Beach and with Joel Hoekstra. Because when Joel came in, we were doing 'The Purple Album', of course. And not only do we have great Coverdale/Hoekstra and Coverdale/Beach songs, but we have the three of us combining (as writers)." Coverdale continued: "The songs are fucking excellent. We have eighteen or nineteen extraordinarily positive, potent, juicy classic Whitesnake songs, from balls-to-the-wall (rockers) to blues, to epics to ballads. It's kickass. It's definitely got me fluffed up."

In other Whitesnake news, the band will embark on the "Juke Box Heroes Tour" in North America with Foreigner and Jason Bonham next summer. A new DVD is on the way, which was filmed during the "The Purple Album" tour. And following the band's new deal with the Warner Music Group Worldwide and Rhino Entertainment, four new versions, including an expansive boxed set, of Whitesnake's "1987" album were released on the album's 30th anniversary.