Two members of [lastfm]Whitesnake[/lastfm] have reportedly called it quits. A press release reveals that bassist [lastfm]Uriah Duffy[/lastfm] and drummer [lastfm]Chris Frazier[/lastfm] have left the venerable group, known for their 1980s hits “Is This Love?” and “Here I Go Again.”
“Whitesnake wish Uriah and Chris every success in pursuing their individual musical careers and express their sincere gratitude for the exceptional contribution they both made to the legacy of the band,” the group said in a statement.
While the spot left vacant by Duffy’s absence is still up for grabs, the group has already replaced Frazier with [lastfm]Brian Tichy[/lastfm], a veteran drummer who has worked with [lastfm]Billy Idol[/lastfm] and [lastfm]Foreigner[/lastfm], among others.
“I have no doubt he will help take the Snake to new and dizzying heights with his personality and powerhouse playing,” frontman [lastfm]David Coverdale[/lastfm] said. “I believe he will inspire me to boldly go where no singer has gone before . . .”
Frazier and Duffy were by no means longtime members of Whitesnake, joining the group in 2007 and 2005 respectively.