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This Jack Russell Interview Is Raw

By now you should know that there are two versions of Great White: one with most of the original band members and the other fronted by Jack Russell. That "other" version is actually billed as Jack Russell's Great White and he asserts it's the only real version of the band. It's understandable that there's bad blood between Jack and the rest of the band. I mean, he wouldn't have his own version now otherwise, but the recent interview below makes me wonder if the Great White guys will ever reconcile. Just watch. It ain't pretty.

Reader Comments (13)

Jack is just embarrassing him self here. He was right about 1 thing, there's 2 bands, Great White & another pretending to be Great White. Unfortunately (for Jack) he's fronting the one pretending to be Great White. It's him & a garage band backing him.

Listen to his schedule. Canyon Club, The Coach House, The Brixton... These are ALL small clubs around, yet outside of Hollywood. He'll MAYBE be playing to 100 people at each.

I've been around these guys since wayyy back before they were Great White, back when they were called Dante Fox. Jack was always the weak link. People came to see the nut, Don Costa on bass, who had a cheese grater taped to his bass & would bloody his knuckles up with it. Or they came to see Kendall, because he was a decent blue based guitarist, or they came to see Gary Holland, because he was such a powerhouse drummer, no one ever really cared about Jack. He was always drunk, always getting arrested, & always a liability. His band stuck by him because they were Zeppelin fans, & he sounded kind of like Robert Plant.

The fact is, Great White toughed it out for a year waiting for Jack to get his sh*t together, & when he got called for 1/2 assing his way thru rehab, they told him so. He got his feelings hurt & started this copy Great White... It sucks. He's just making himself look like a fool. If he thinks he's such a big name, go out at Jack Russell, or Jack Russell's Terrier, but acknowledge the fact that Great White is more than just him.

Man, I don't even like this band & I wasted 5 minutes typing this!
April 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
The thing is, Van Halen will make a ton getting back together. Would Great White get back together to do Rocklahoma ? No.

And I'm sorry, the singer's sound is important, but, would you rather see Dave Evans in Rabbit, or AC/DC with Bon ? He's touring with Pretty Boy Floyd ? That's the bottom of the barrel right there. His shows may be packed, but, if you can pack out my living room, that doesn't make you huge. All of this is just tragic. I feel bad for him.
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
Ace you couldnt be more wrong. When it comes to rock bands, especially from the 80's, having the singer in the fold is a MUST. Remember how Motley Crue failed "even though that record was great"? Scab Skid Rows and Warrants and Quiet Riots are out there making fools of themselves because they dont have THE VOICE. Jack is right. There is ONE Great White, and it features Jack Russell on vocals.
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
What this shows is how destructive drug addictions are and how long lasting the damage can be. While it may be hypocritical for the other guys to turn their back on him, it's just the way that stuff works. I don't think most people care either way. While GW did have some good songs, most people just want to hear the hits. They hire a babysitter and just want to enjoy the show for their night out. How many members are original takes a back seat to having a good time. Realities of getting old and the bands you liked.
I disagree with Kenny in that Warrant put out a terrific album last year.
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
I agree with Scott, the last Warrant album may have been their best ever. I see Kenny's point, the singer does change the sound, more than anyone else could. And it doesn't matter what they write now, people want to hear the old hits. But, to go and see a band where the lead singer decided to walk and hire some random people to back him, that's something else again. It may sound more like Great White than the other band does, but, it is not the case that he can diss his entire band and say 'whatever band I am in, is Great White'.
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
That Warrant album was OK. But it wasnt even in the same ballpark as DRFSR, Cherry Pie, Dog Eat Dog, or Ultraphobic. Even Belly To Belly was better. The ONLY album that was worse was the Jamie St James album. But, in reality, I could record myself farting in a bucket to pre-recorded beats and it would be better than that turd was....
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
while i agree new singers do change a bands sound terry i. sounds a lot lot like jack just listen to the live clips. as for the bands sounding diff because of the singers well all of those bands mentioned changed there sound musically to be diff from what they were, kind of hard to blame the singer, and as for warrant there last cd was pretty decent but nowhwere close to the first 3 but to say belly II belly was good is a huge joke one the worst cds ever along with dokkens shadowlife.
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie
Belly To Belly has 3-4 REALLY good songs on it. Yes, there is some crap on it, but its still good.
May 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
Along the lines of what Ace posted, Great White ("the band") gave Russell the oportunity to recover from his medical problems and get off drugs, Russell couldn't meet those terms, so they moved on. I'm sure the band would prefer to have a healthy Jack on vocals, but it looks like it reached the point where he was a liability for an extended period of time, so they cut their loses.
May 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRob Rocker
They should have hung it up then. As much as I like Terry's vocals, this "Elation" pretty much blows. I'm not sure even Jack could have saved this.
May 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterHayseed
Listen to Russell on "Rock Me" and "Stick It".

It makes ya wonder who's actually high and who isn't when it comes the significance of Jack's voice to the sound of this band.

Patch it up, boys.
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
And, Christian, I take issue with saying touring with Pretty Boy Floyd is "the bottom of the barrel". It has nothing to do with record sales or how you may view success. To me Pretty Boy Gloyd is the top of the heap!

And that heap is Glam Metal Mountain!

Not Iron Maiden Mount RUSHmore which I think is over on Planet Blabbermouth or somewhere.
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Dangit! Pretty Boy Floyd! Not Gloyd!
May 6, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!

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