Whitesnake stars Uriah Duffy and Chris Frazier have quit the rock group to pursue other musical ventures.

David Coverdale's band announced the news of the bass player and drummer's departure last week.

Drummer Brian Tichy will replace Frazier and the group is still "exploring options" for a new bassist.

A statement from Coverdale reads, "We wish Uriah and Chris every success in pursuing their individual musical careers and express our sincere gratitude for the exceptional contribution they both made to the legacy of the band."

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