Good to Be Bad

Good to Be Bad is the tenth studio album by Whitesnake released in April 2008.

This is the first album of new studio material in a decade, since 1997's Restless Heart, not including the four new tracks recorded for the 2006 live album Live: In the Shadow of the Blues. The album charted at number 8 on the Top Independent albums, number 23 on the Top Canadian albums, number 62 on the Billboard 200 charts, and number 7 on the UK Albums Chart.


After the release of the album, a tour began on 23 March 2008 in Wellington, New Zealand. The Australian concerts were followed by concerts in South America, Europe, Japan and North America. The tour went to forty countries. It ended on 14 June 2009 at Download Festival in Donington Park, UK. Seven songs from the new album were performed. Former Whitesnake band member Adrian Vandenberg guested on two concerts.


In November 2008, Good to Be Bad won the Classic Rock Award for "Album of the Year".

The Dinosaur Rock Guitar forum honored the album with a 2008 Dino Award for "Best Album of the Year".

Track listings



  • David Coverdale – vocals
  • Doug Aldrich – guitars
  • Reb Beach – guitars
  • Timothy Drury – keyboards
  • Uriah Duffy – bass
  • Chris Frazier – drums


  • Produced, engineered and mixed by The Brutal Brothers
  • Recorded at Casa DALA, Los Angeles & Snakebyte Studios, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Mixed at Hook City, Lake Tahoe, Nevada
  • Mastered at DNA, Los Angeles by David Donnelly