Russell’s Great White finishing off album
Jack Russell’s Great White are nearing completion of their debut album – and the vocalist has hailed bandmate Tony Montana as the catalyst for a new lease of life.
The former Great White members have put legal battles over the band name behind them, with the original band continuing to use the title and Russell moving forward with his own name at the front.
He tells SleazRoxx: “Tony was the catalys – I was never as close to him as I am now. We never had the opportunity to write music together before. I also never knew he played guitar. When I first heard him I nearly fell of my chair.
“He’s my co-pilot – he’s one of my best friends. I wish we would have been this close back in the day.”
Former bassist, now guitarist Montana says of the new material: “It’s got the classic sound. The first element is Jack’s voice; no other band sounds like this one ever did or does now.
“When I was seventeen years old I remember walking around the UCLA campus listening to the band’s first EP. I was a fan before I ever joined. It was never a hair band; listen to the music and that’s evident. Everything was based in blues.
“We’re going to maintain that integrity going forward. We want to add to that legacy with new material preserving those timeless elements. ”
Jack Russell’s Great White are completed by guitarist Robby Locher and drummer Dicki Fliszar. No firm release date has been set for the as yet untitled album, but the vocalist promises: “It’s a powerful band. The music comes across very dynamically – it’s what I always wanted it to be.”