David Coverdale's Lake Tahoe retreat was raided by a black bear at the weekend. The singer, who was at home at the time, bravely confronted the unwanted intruder.
"It must have weighed 450-500 lbs", Coverdale tells Classic Rock. "It took out two armed screens, opened the fridge, ate his fill, then took a HUGE poop. I came upstairs and interrupted him. I shouted like crazy as I couldn't find my air horns. Thank God, he remembered where he entered.
"I quickly looked around as I saw the mess and couldn't see where he gained access, then he headed for some sliding doors that we leave open when it's hot. They're only open five or six inches, and we have ' bear poles' that prevent anyone or thing opening them. But I saw with my own eyes the creature rear up on its hind legs and squeeze out, taking an antique Tiffany lamp out as it escaped. Heartbreaking".
This is the second time Coverdale's house has been invaded by a black bear, and the singer is now considering further ways to "bear-proof" the premises.
News / 10 May 2014Aldrich leaves Whitesnake
But guitarist Doug says Coverdale's report that he's going solo isn't true
News / 20 May 2014Vandenberg open to Whitesnake return
Guitarist says "never say never" after Doug Aldrich bows out - but there's a condition attached
News / 17 May 2014Aldrich explains Whitesnake departure
Guitarist aims to clarify "insanely difficult decision" to move on after 11 years
News / 23 Jun 2014Whitesnake have their man.. but it's still a secret
Band have new guitarist signed up, but can't say who it is for now
Review / 2 Mar 2011Whitesnake: Forevermore
Saltburn’s most famous son is back, with a collection of songs to delight fans of classic rock both young and old.
News / 19 Jun 2014Moonkings are on to a Good Thing
New video from former Whitesnake man
News / 8 Oct 2015Portnoy slays rock classics on Hello Kitty drums
Watch versatile drummer play Slayer, Kiss and Rush tunes on kids' kit
News / 8 Oct 2015The Treatment sign deal for album no.3
UK outfit join Frontiers Music for follow-up to 2014’s Running With The Dogs
News / 8 Oct 2015Alice Cooper reunites with old bandmates
Shock rocker performs with Dennis Dunaway and co for first time since 2011
News / 8 Oct 2015Deep Purple, NIN, Yes, Cheap Trick on 2016 Rock Hall list
Public voting open for next year's induction