Mark Kendall of GREAT WHITE joined Izzy Presley on Rockin' 101 in St. Cloud, Minnesota on May 23 to talk about the band's new video, "Shotgun Willie's"; his experience on the Monsters Of Rock cruise; and late WARRANT singer Jani Lane. You can now listen to the chat in the YouTube clip below.
GREAT WHITE — Mark Kendall (lead guitar), Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (vocals) — took a different approach for their new video, for the "Elation" album track "Shotgun Willie's": they let their audience helm the clip.
Filmed over the course of this past March's Monsters Of Rock cruise, where the band headlined the floating rock festival, the "Shotgun Willie's" video encapsulates the vessel’s high energy and the five-piece band's bond. Check it out below.
"Elation" sold around 1,000 copies in the United States in its first week of release. Issued on May 22, 2012 via Frontiers Records, the 12-song CD marks GREAT WHITE's first effort with Ilous following the band's split with founding singer Jack Russell.
This version of GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with GREAT WHITE FEATURING JACK RUSSELL (formerly JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE), which features Russell alongside Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar, Matthew Johnson (DOCTOR M, JACK RUSSELL) on guitar, Dario Seixas (FIREHOUSE, STEPHEN PEARCY) on bass and Derrick Pontier (GREAT WHITE, SAMANTHA 7) on drums.
GREAT WHITE released a live album, "30 Years - Live From The Sunset Strip", on February 22 in Europe and February 26 in North America via Frontiers Records.
To mark its 30th anniversary live on March 22, 2012, GREAT WHITE celebrated the only logical way — on stage. In a nod to its early days, GREAT WHITE returned to the infamous Sunset Strip, where a storied past of music's biggest fans are fused into the walls of the Key Club. GREAT WHITE delivered its entire repertoire to a packed house, pining for the band's raw energy and cheering its illustrious history track after track.
"Shotgun Willie's" video: