Whitesnake announce new members

Whitesnake have released an official statement to inform fans of the departure of Uriah Duffy and Chris Frazier and the announcement of their new drummer.

Whitesnake have officially announced that bassist Uriah Duffy & drummer Chris Frazier are going their separate ways from the band after a fun filled & successful journey together.

Whitesnake wish Uriah & Chris every success in pursuing their individual musical careers & express their sincere gratitude for the exceptional contribution they both made to the legacy of the band.

Whitesnake are proud to welcome drummer/vocalist extraordinaire, Briian Tichy… (www.briantichy.com)

Whitesnake are currently in the studio writing & recording the follow up to their award winning ‘Good To Be Bad’ album, which is expected to be released throughout the world on the Frontiers label in Spring 2011 to coincide with their return to touring.

At this time Whitesnake are still exploring their options for the position of new Bass Player/Singer…

“One never enters into a relationship expecting it to end, but, as in other avenues of life, these things happen…Often it is not necessarily any one persons fault, it just unfolds that the relationship has naturally run it’s course…I really wish Chris & Uriah well in everything they do…they are great guys & exceptional musicians…”

“As we bid a fond farewell to the guys, it is with great pleasure we welcome Briian Tichy to the band…I’ve personally been a fan of his work since I first heard him destroy a drum kit years ago with Ozzy & thro’ his amazing career with Pride & Glory, Billy Idol & Foreigner…I have no doubt he will help take the Snake to new & dizzying heights with his personality & powerhouse playing…& I believe he will inspire me to boldly go where no singer has gone before…”

David Coverdale

About Briian Tichy

Briian Tichy grew up in New Jersey on a healthy dose of hard rock. He’s had an obsession with drums and loud guitar since he was a kid. The fire was lit by Kiss records and his Dad showing him the riff to ‘Day Tripper’.

After many years of dedication and practice by incessantly playing along to his favorite records as well as being in high school metal bands and taking loads of private lessons, Tichy refined his drum and guitar skills by attending Berklee College Of Music, sweating it out for 3 years in the dormitory practice “sheds”.

In the midst on playing in a multitude of bands over the past 20 years, Tichy also had his own band, BALL, in which he played guitar, sang and wrote the tunes. They released their debut CD in Japan in 1999 and the US CD never came out due to distribution problems that sunk the label.

Since then he has gone on to become a speed bag guru and one of the world’s only speed bag-punch drummers.

Tichy has also has managed to tour and/or record with the likes of: Foreigner, Billy Idol, Ozzy Osbourne, Lynch Mob, The Guess Who, Velvet Revolver, Seether, Zakk Wylde’s Pride & Glory, Slash’s Snakepit, Kenny Wayne Shepherd, Glenn Hughes, Sass Jordan, Gilby Clarke, Nickelbag (Stevie Salas, Bernard Fowler, Carmine Rojas), and Vinnie Moore.

Tichy currently joined up as the new drummer for rock icons Whitesnake. He gladly follows in the footsteps of his idols Ian Paice, Cozy Powell and Tommy Aldridge.


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