On March 9, Sally Steele of Vegas Rocks! magazine conducted an interview with GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell at Count’s Vamp’d in Las Vegas, Nevada. You can now watch the chat below.
When asked about the February 2003 blaze at a GREAT WHITE concert in West Warwick, Rhode Island that killed 100 people and injured hundreds more, Russell said, “When something like that happens, people always have to have someone to blame. There are still people out there who think I murdered their kids. And that’s horrible to live with. I know better. But if that makes them feel better, I guess I have to handle that. I mean, what am I going to do? It’s a horrible tragedy. I don’t know why it happened. It’s like an airline disaster; there’s a lot of different pieces of the puzzle that [are needed] for a disaster to happen.”
The fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick began in an overcrowded club when pyrotechnics from GREAT WHITE ignited illegal soundproofing foam lining the club’s walls.
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE kicked off its “High Seas” tour on March 3 at Route 46 in Sanford, Florida.
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE is:
Jack Russell – Vocals
Robby Lochner (FIGHT) – Guitar
Matthew Johnson (DOCTOR M, JACK RUSSELL) – Guitar
Dario Seixas (FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY) – Bass
Derrick Pontier (GREAT WHITE, SAMANTHA 7) – Drums
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with the other touring version of GREAT WHITE, which features Mark Kendall (lead guitar), Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (lead vocals).
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE will headline this summer’s “America Rocks Tour” with support from FASTER PUSSYCAT, BULLETBOYS, PRETTY BOY FLOYD and LILLIAN AXE.