David Coverdale almost called it quits earlier this year.
Coverdale had intended on making Whitesnake's Deep Purple covers album, The Purple Album, his musical swan song but changed his mind after finding he was still enjoying playing that rock and roll.
Coverdale played with Deep Purple on the albums Burn, Stormbringer and Come Taste the Band between 1973 and 1976 and went solo for a couple of years before forming Whitesnake in 1978. The first iteration of the band lasted until 1990 after which he worked with Jimmy Page for three years. Over the intervening years, he reformed Whitesnake a couple more times, the last starting in 2002.
David will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with Deep Purple in April.