Terry Ilous seemingly blindsided by Great White’s decision to replace him
Lead vocalist Terry Ilous was apparently not aware that he was getting replaced as frontman for Great White as reported by Metal Sludge. In a rather sad state of affairs, Great White had seemingly already lined up a new singer (Mitch Malloy) when they announced via press release to Ilous that he had “been released.” Ilous‘ last gig with Great White was at the Cannery Hotel & Casino in North Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on July 8, 2018.
On July 7th in the morning, Ilous had made a video post on Facebook with the following heading “On our way to Las Vegas.” It does not appear that Ilous knew at that time that he would be getting released from the band.
Ilous stated (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx): “Good morning. It’s about 7 am. We had a great show last night in Denver. It’s quite a treat because we rarely do a club and the fans were amazing. It’s really intimate. We [hadn’t] played a club in two years…. The crowd was wonderful. Everything was great. I hope you guys, I hope that if you’re living in Denver, you had a great time as well. Now, let me ask you this. How many of you people are actually watching the World Cup, the soccer World Cup? I want to find out. And who do you think is gonna win? And why? Alright, ‘morning and I got to go now. Got to catch a plane. See ya!”
Facebook video post from Terry Ilous on July 7, 2018 at 9:09 am:
On our way to Las Vegas
Of note, Great White have been accused of removing any comments against their new singer Mitch Malloy and their decision to replace Ilous (see Facebook posts below).