Jack Russell’s Great White Releases “Hard Habit” Single
February 3, 2015
In December 2011, Jack Russell’s Great White first bared its teeth.
Since its inception, the frontman welcomed back longtime Great White bassist and friend Tony Montana (this time as a guitar player and keyboardist), lead guitarist Robby Lochner, bassist Chris Tristam and drummer Dicki Fliszar. Rather than look backwards and merely attempt to relive the multi-platinum hard rock entity’s storied origins, Jack Russell set his sights on the future.
Today Jack Russell’s Great White releases a new song in the style of the bluesy hard rock stomp that made Russell a rock icon in the first place. The song, “Hard Habit”, is taken from the band’s forthcoming studio album ‘The Gauntlet’, that is scheduled for release later this year. The group has also released a lyric video for the single, and have made it available on iTunes and Spotify.
Says Jack Rusell on the new song, and the bands plans, “With the ever-changing climate of the music industry, we’ve decided that we will be releasing several digital singles throughout 2015. Hard Habit is the first in a series of singles the band will put out this year. Be on the lookout for our next single in the coming months! We are really proud of this song and we plan on playing it live, as well as some other new tunes, and of course all the classic Jack Russell’s Great White songs you know and love. See you on the road!”
“We want the new material to blow people’s ears back,” Russell said last year regading the new material. “It has the elements of the best Great White music ever written, but there’s an edge. Tony brings that validity, while Robby and Dicki add a new life. It’s going to surprise people.”
“It’s got the classic sound,” Montana agreed. “The first element is Jack’s voice. No other band sounds like this one ever did or does now. When I was 17 years old I remember walking around the UCLA campus listening to the band’s first EP. I was a fan before I ever joined the band. We’re going to maintain that same integrity going forward.”
That integrity became forged over nearly thirty years. In 1984, Great White broke out of the Los Angeles scene with its self-titled debut followed by seismic platinum-selling outings such as 1987’s ‘Once Bitten…’ and 1989’s ‘…Twice Shy’. Moving over 8 million copies worldwide, they stood out as tried-and-true rock stalwarts into the 21st century until 2011, when Russell went on to form Jack Russell’s Great White.
In support of the album the band will be on the road non-stop in 2015. The first announced dates are listed below, with more being added daily — so be sure to keep up with www.jackrussellsgreatwhite.com as additional shows are added.
Jack Russell’s Great White live:
2/07 Corona, CA – M15 Concert Bar and Grill
2/19 Turtle Lake, WI – St Croix Casino
2/27 West Hollywood, CA – Whisky A Go-Go
2/28 Casa Grande, AZ – Paul Mason Sports Complex
4/04 Bolingbrook, IL – Tailgater’s
4/09 Cheektowaga, NY – Macaroon’s Night Club
4/10 Jordan, NY – Kegs Canalside
4/11 Halethorpe, MD – Fish Head Cantina
4/12 Leesburg, VA – Tallyho Theater
8/28 Mahomet, IL – Downtown Mahomet
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