|Brian Tichy vacates WHITESNAKE drum stool|
|Monday, 07 January 2013 17:11|
Brian Tichy, the drummer who hit the news (as well as the ground) just before the turn of the year after a mountain bike accident left him nursing a broken collarbone, has left Whitesnake.
The sticksman, famed for his work with the likes of Ozzy Osbourne, Billy Idol and Foreigner, will now concentrate on his new project S.U.N. (Something Unto Nothing), fronted by Sass Jordan and also featuring Whitesnake bassist Michael Devin. Devin will continue to play with David Coverdale and Co.
Tichy played with Whitesnake for two years, recording the album 'Forevermore' in 2011, and his former frontman Coverdale commented on his departure:
"We are truly sad to see him go. But we fully support the pursuit of his ambitions and sincerely wish him well. His fearless drumming brought a relentless driving edge to our music that we fully embraced. Good luck, Brian – may the SUN shine brightly on you!"
Whitesnake have yet to announce Tichy's replacement but say that his departure will not affect any of the band's 2013 tour plans.