Thursday, January 25, 2007

Great White Reunites For The Seals

LOS ANGELES (Wireless Flash - FlashNews) – This Saturday (Jan. 27) marks a great day for the ’80s-era rock group Great White.

The original members have reunited for the first time since 1999, and they will commemorate their return by playing a concert in Los Angeles to benefit charities fighting against the slaughter of baby seals.

It’s a big moment for lead singer Jack Russell, who is playing his first gig since the infamous Rhode Island concert in February, 2003, when a fire broke out during the show.

One hundred people were killed, and more than 200 others were injured and Russell admits the tragedy, in part, led him away into a downward spiral fueled by drugs and alcohol.

He’s been clean for nearly 18 months and now that he’s back with the original members of Great White, he feels ready for the next stage of his career.

As he puts it, “Without the original guys, it felt more like ‘Fake White,’ than Great White.”

After the concert, Russell says Great White will continue work on a new album that will be released in May and will follow that by going on tour.

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