Jack Russell ‘forged financial records’ says ex bassist
Ex-Great White singer Jack Russell has been accused of forging financial records by his former bassist.
Daio Seixas departed Jack Russell’s Great White last month, but did not discuss his reasons at the time. Now he says he wants to state his case after hearing the vocalist’s comments in a radio interview.
SleazRoxx reports Seixas saying: “I was not surprised that he had to talk shit about me. It is sad, though, especially after everything I had done for him.
“I’ll tell you the real reason why I quit – and yes, I quit. He did not fire me, and even tried to get me to go on this tour a week before it started.”
He continues: “We had an agreement that we would split the profits from the shows and merch, with Jack making 50% and the rest of us splitting the other 50%, and management taking 10% of that.
“Everything was fine initially, and we were getting the budgets weekly as agreed. All of a sudden they stopped sending us the budgets. I kept asking about it and kept getting the runaround. That went on for over 10 months.”
Seixas says he finally “put them in a corner” which resulted in him receiving a full set of records. But he adds: “They stupidly admitted to having taken six hours to ‘make’ – obviously those were not the real ones, since those were already made.
“Jack finally admitted he was paying management an extra 5% and didn’t want to tell us about it. We hadn’t seen any money from merch in over 10 months because he decided he was going to use that to pay for his legal fees – or, as management said, ‘expenses approved by Jack.’”
The Brazillian, who’s previously worked with Firehouse and Ratt singer Stephen Pearcy, reflects: “It’s amazing to me how fake some people are.”