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Longtime frontman and Hardradio friend JACK RUSSELL discusses an upcoming documentary which deals with the nightclub fire that broke out on February 20th, 2003 at The Station in West Warwick, Rhode Island during Great White's set. The fire that killed 100 people and injured 132 others. Says Jack: "There's a movie called The Guest List, which is due to be out next year. What it is is partly my life story, as a kid growing up, and then it goes off into the fire, unfortunately, and the aftermath of that, and testimonies... not testimony, but talks by the victims and their families and how it affected them. Not all of it is easy to watch for me because a lot of people blame me... I wouldn't say a lot, but they're very vocal. I look at it like this: if it makes it easier for them to grieve the loss of somebody close to them, then my shoulders are big enough. "This could have happened... I've seen so many video tapes of pyro shooting off in that club with the foam and bigger stuff than we had, and it never happened. Why it happened that night? Who knows. I mean, it's like a plane crash... it takes all these little things to fall in line for that one big thing to happen. "So it gave me the opportunity to talk about how I felt and for me to apologize. Not a guilty apology, but because I just... I mean, I feel horrible that it happened. I lost a lot of friends that night... a lot of friends. People that I didn't even know were even there. And people have said, 'Well, he's not remorseful'. And they've gotta understand that when all this went down my legal team, they said, 'You cannot ever say you're sorry, because it implies guilt.' And I'm, like, 'But I am sorry'."
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE have the following live dates scheduled: September 22 - Largo, FL - Central Park PAC. 23 - Tacoma, WA - Cultura Event Center. 29 - Hampton, CA - Georgia State Fair. 30 - Memphis, TN - Bluff City Fair. October 1 - Pelham, AL - Amphitheater Fair 2017. 14 - Prior Lake, MN - Rock, Brats & Beer 2017. 27 - Pekin, IL - Avantie Dome. November 5 - Pembroke Pines, FL - Rockfest 80s. December 29 - Los Angeles, CA - Whisky A Go Go.
World-renowned guitar virtuoso and HardRadio friend JOE SATRIANI announces the release of his 16th solo album, What Happens Next, set for release January 12th, 2018. Just a day prior to the album release, Satriani revives his G3 tour entity, inviting Dream Theater's John Petrucci and Def Leppard lead guitarist Phil Collen to join him. The new album features a power trio of legendary status; Satriani on guitar and Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame inductee bassist Glenn Hughes (Deep Purple, Black Country Communion) and drummer Chad Smith (Red Hot Chili Peppers), the latter reuniting with Satriani for the first time since their work in the supergroup Chickenfoot.
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