Whitesnake frontman David Coverdale has a Twitter account with 20,000 followers, but he has no plans to follow any them.

He says, “I have a bet going to see how far I can go with that. A lot of people I know are furious, but I go, ‘No, I don’t have time –- sorry!’ For me it’s an extraordinary opportunity to interact with the people who support my work, and that’s been impossible for most of the time.”

Whitesnake will support Journey on a run of eight U.K. dates starting Saturday in Glasgow, Scotland and winding up May 29th in London.