In a brand new interview with Australia's The Rockpit, former GREAT WHITE and current JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell recalled meeting JUDAS PRIEST frontman Rob Halford for the first time. He said: "I met Rob Halford in, like, 1982 at The Troubadour in Hollywood, and I walked up to him, or at least I was trying to walk up to him, and one of the road crew was there with him, this little guy named Desmond, a drum tech, and he was really mean to me. I was, like, 'I don't like that guy.' Anyway, Rob let me come into his little circle and I said, 'Hey, man, I just want to introduce myself. You probably won't remember me, but I'm going to open for you one day.' And he was nice. He just said, 'All right, man. Good for you.' Then in '84, we [GREAT WHITE] were opening for [JUDAS PRIEST] on 'Defenders Of The Faith' and I walked up to Rob and said, 'Hey, Rob, you probably don't remember me, but I came up to you a couple of years ago at The Troubadour and told you I was going to open up for you. Well, here I am.' And he goes, 'Wow! That is such an incredible story.' And the funny thing was, after that, me and the road crew guy became really great friends. That was a really great moment for me that probably only means something to me. Just to be able to see that coming."
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE's debut album, "He Saw it Comin'" (originally titled "The Gauntlet"), was released on January 27 via Frontiers Music Srl. The disc features Jack Russell alongside former GREAT WHITE bassist-turned-guitarist Tony Montana (as a guitar player and keyboardist), Dan McNay (MONTROSE) on bass, Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar and Dicki Fliszar (BRUCE DICKINSON) on drums.
JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with the current touring and recording version of GREAT WHITE, which features Mark Kendall, Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (lead vocals).