David Cook Covers “Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake! – VIDEO

David Cook played a fun new  cover at the Pullo Center in York, PA last night.  Get your devil horns ready for…”Here I Go Again” by Whitesnake!


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  • oriharakaoru

    Davidddddd why didn’t you do this in Denver?? We got Nine Inch Nails which…I didn’t even know lol

  • Emmy

    Wished I liked his original music as much as I like his covers.

  • Keel

    Hee.  This song is sooooooo cheesy.  I admire his ability to de-cheese it some with his awesome vocals.  

  • Keel

    Well, there you go.  Different strokes for sure.  I would take NIN’s The Hand that Feeds over this any day.

  • http://twitter.com/ladymctech ladymctech

    I am wondering about all of the covers. Why doesn’t he do more songs from the first album instead of doing cover tunes?

  • Joyed

    He also did a really great acoustic performance of Fade Into Me at this


    As far as this cover, I love this song as a cover because it is the type
    of song that is fun to sing along with, which I love to do.  :)

    In lots of concert threads, the question of having covers in a set seems
    to come up a lot for some reason even though many performers seem to
    sprinkle one in.

    For reference, in the 16 song set from last night’s show, David played:
    7 songs from DCTR (1st album)
    7 songs from TLM (2nd album)
    2 Covers (+ 1 cover snippet in a mashup with his own song)

    What I’ve appreciated is the variety of covers, I love that they seem to give the fans a new one every few nights! :D

  • Incipit

    “Why doesn’t he do more songs from the first album instead of doing cover tunes?”

    Ladymctech,  David splits the set between the two albums – usually in groups of two or three…but the set lists are always unique. The show last night had 16 songs split between the two albums. Seven from DCTR, and seven from TLM, plus two covers.

    Usually, David does only one cover per show – but the Pullo Center in York PA last night got an extra…because it was a sold out show, because they were loud and responsive, or David was feelin’ the love – he added the Whitesnake cover….he had already done NIN’s “The Hand that Feeds”.

    Actually, he gave the audience a choice between Foghat and Whitesnake for their bonus cover, and the reaction for Whitesnake was much louder.

    It only feels like “all the covers” because the suspense is always ‘what will the cover song be?” – – there are six of them so far, rotating through eighteen shows, so far. There are only five shows to go on the Co-Bill tour – and there are still four songs on the Soundcheck Shortlist that were never done in concert….so that could change.

    The Hand That Feeds (Nine Inch Nails)
    Movin’ Out (Billy Joel)
    Stockholm Syndrome (Muse)
    In the Meantime (Spacehog)
    Rock and Roll (Led Zeppelin)
    Here I Go Again (Whitesnake)

    ETA – Heh, Joyed, you already had it covered (*snerk*) while I was typing.

  • Anonymous

    ooh, me likey! yes, it’s cheesy.  I don’t care. 

  • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_SYFK77IYLRQIVATQ2MJKSW2J7Y Pam

    Yep.  This is pure Velveeta cheese (hee) but I think I would take NIN over this as well.  I do appreciate Dave not doing the same covers at every show and trying something different.  It wasn’t bad though.

  • Incipit

    Hah! Check David’s comment at 20 seconds in – Only two chords into the song, he’s laughing –  “It’s already so cheesy…”

    Gotta agree, ThisIsVoodoo, I don’t care…he doesn’t seem to either. Neither does the audience. It’s not self-conscious hipster irony – it’s just plain fun!

    (There are better videos for sound, but this one was the clearest for understanding what was said.)

  • steph6449

    Fun to watch. The covers do suit David well. And on a shallow note, his hair looks good, lol. :)

  • Anonymous

    Goboywonder I think since there are no longer regular concert threads like there were the last time he toured, posts are put up when he does something interesting at a concert, like the covers or something like the “Dicklaration” incident.

  • http://twitter.com/DorkAngel Goboywonder

    I guess I’ve only seen the covers posted here so it just seems like he’s doing a lot of covers. 16 songs of his material is great.

  • Incipit

    Understood, Goboywonder – the covers are new – so that’s what gets covered (pun intended) here.

    The only other time David did two covers at a show was the 2nd  show, in Columbus, when he did “Moving Out” in addition to “In the Meantime” – he said it was because he felt like it. Heh.

  • Anonymous

    Oh Cook. You lost me on this one.

    Okay, okay, not really — but 80s music never did anything much for me. Give me the 70s, 90s and 00s, please — and boy, has he, with the Zeppelin, NIN and Muse covers. 

    That being said…

    Incipit: It’s not self-conscious hipster irony – it’s just plain fun!

    So true! I love that he cracks himself up before he even gets 2 bars out, but not in a sneering way. He has a lot of heavy material from the current and even the previous record, so something that’s just plain fun for the band and the audience? I can’t argue with that at all.

    In conclusion, that Fade Into Me was amazing on so many levels. Wow.

    Thanks for the videos, videographers!

  • Anonymous

    “Okay, okay, not really — but 80s music never did anything much for me. Give me the 70s, 90s and 00s, please — and boy, has he, with the Zeppelin, NIN and Muse covers.”

    Ha, I’m so the opposite! I’m all about the 80s music. Don’t get me wrong, I love the 70s and 90s too but as a child of the 80s, that music just fills me with nostalgia. What can I say, I love cheese! And I love how David interprets the cheesy 80s songs, like the Declaration tour’s I Just Died in Your Arms Tonight and Shattered Dreams. 

    And a little off topic but I felt so old when I noticed someone commented on the YouTube link that they didn’t know who Whitesnake was. 

    ETA: I cannot figure out how to do the quote thing so I’m just putting in quotation marks.

  • Anonymous

    hee.  David always keeps things interesting.  I’m so ready to see him again after my 3 shows last weekend.

  • Anonymous

    Heh! I’m not sure what happened to me as far as 80s music. I like what Queen, Dire Straits, Springsteen, U2 and the Police/Sting did in that era, plus there’s a whole lot of instrumental stuff I like (Michael Hedges, Mark Knopffler, Pat Metheny), but I’ve never quite gravitated to Journey/BonJovi/Whitesnake/etc. And Glam and New Wave mostly leave me cold. I have been thoroughly shunned by my friends because I just don’t get the point of Duran Duran. Clearly there’s something wrong with me. *g*

    But you’re absolutely right about Cook’s interpretation ability — I still haven’t figured out why and how he can make me listen to a song I normally wouldn’t think twice about, but he can. It’s his voice, but also something about the way he approaches songs. I don’t know how to describe it, but it works for me.

    ETA: I’m trying to come up with a song from the list of 80s songs I do like for Cook to cover and I’m paralyzed by choice. I just want him to sing ALL THE SONGS. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Right?

  • iani

    Not a fan of the song, but the vocals are incredible. I’m not really a country music listener, but for me the song fits the today’s sound I think, Rascal Flatts-ish. I would like he covers some U2, he said once he likes With Or Without You and it would be a really good vocal-fit and all oh,oh,oh…with Andy/Kyle back-up vocals, hmm, great… I think the interpretation of the song is good, but I like more the other covers they have done already.

  • Incipit

     I’m paralyzed by choice. I just want him to sing ALL THE SONGS. I don’t think that’s too much to ask. Right?

    Not at all, MollyAnnMay. Your question made me *chuckle* – and then it reminded me of a blog I read during  Idol, Season 7. Orson Scott Card – the writer, (Enders Game, The Lost Boys, among Many others) is also an Idol watcher. In Season 7  he was Cookified….and stayed that way.  Check his blog, he might have some insight, and maybe even some song suggestions for you – he was also making a list – here’s what he said –

    “….He is, right now, already so good that I would like to hear him cover every song that I ever liked, because I think he’d bring something new to it.” Followed by a long list of songs. 

    It’s all HERE – about 3/4 of the way down the page, where he begins discussing Idol.

    And thanks for reminding me of that – with your ‘perfectly reasonable request’. *wink*

  • Anonymous

    Can’t help it, I just love him and his golden voice. Nice for us for him to throw in a different cover every once in a while.

    Thanks for the video. Video cameras have really improved in the last few years. So clear and great sound.

  • http://twitter.com/ljrTR LJR

    I love how David mixes things up, keeps each concert different. He seems to be enjoying touring so much – hope he’s getting some new ears and selling a few more CDs to boot.

  • ronaldmascot

    It’s good to see him doing this, he always does well with cover songs, time to get back into the groove

  • Anonymous

    I do know OSC’s fiction, but I don’t read his blog. Thanks for the link! Interesting commentary here:

    David Cook found the secrets inside the songs and exposed them to us in a way that was different every time.

    Which is a more poetic way of saying what I said above. He finds the secrets inside the songs. Yes.

    The list of suggested is fun too, though if Cook EVER covers “Muskrat Love” he really will lose me. Aiiieee!!!