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FACE THE DARK … Mark Kendall on Jack Russell returning to Great White: “He’s using wheelchairs and he’s sitting on a stool. So for us to go back to that, it just feels dark.”

Jack Russell and Mark Kendall

Metal Sludge — In a brand new interview with Dr. Music and All Music Magazine video podcast, guitarist Mark Kendall talks about the latest in the world of Great White.

Kendall talks about the band’s recent separation from vocalist Mitch Malloy and the addition of their new frontman Andrew Freeman.

Kendall talks in depth about all things related including the bands choice to not bring back original frontman Jack Russell.

As transcribed on Blabbermouth: Asked if he and his bandmates had given any thought at all to the idea of reuniting with original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell, Mark said: “That’s the other thing. [People say,] ‘Why don’t you patch things up with Jack?’ What people don’t understand is we never even got in fights [with Jack]. In 25 years together, we might have gotten in two arguments. The thing that took him out is the horrible demons of addiction, and it’s really affected his health. I just saw a video the other day where he’s not even standing — he’s using wheelchairs and he’s sitting in a stool. So for us to go back to that, it just feels dark. I’d rather remember him… ‘Cause I’m very proud of our career — I’m very proud of the past. I’m so lucky to be a part of it. And I wanna remember it like that, where he’s flying around on stage and getting the crowds pumped and singing his heart out — not a sick person.”

Great White features 3 of the band’s classic lineup including Kendall (lead guitars), Michael Lardie (keys / guitars) and Audie Desbrow (drums).

Now with the addition of Freeman on lead vocals the 5 piece is completed with Scott Snyder (bass).

Jack Russell’s Great White features 2 of the band’s classic era members, Russell (lead vocals) and Tony ‘MontanaCardenas (guitars / keys), along with Robby Lochner (lead guitars), Dan McNay (bass) and Dicki Fliszar(drums).

Watch and listen below to the full interview with Mark Kendall on All Music Magazine.



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