Jack Russell Apologizes For Former Great White Bandmate’s Infintile Behavior
March 12, 2012
The Jack Russell vs Great White battle continues to heat up, with the legendary frontman recently apologizing for their alleged “infintile (sic) behavior”.
“I have heard from a number of our friends, who are also friends of my former band mates, that they are defriending and cutting of ties with these people because they are supporting me,” says Russell in a recent post. “These people have been fans and friends of ours for many years and they do not deserve this. I find this to be childish to the point of disbelief. It’s like 2nd grade!”
“‘If you are friends with Jacky, then I’m not going to be your friend’, continues the singer. “It’s beyond me as to why they would alienate their fans, people who have been supporting them for years and were going to continue to do so until they pull this stupid stunt. It doesn’t matter to me if people who come to see me perform also go see them. In fact, as I said from the beginning, I endorse it 100%. To those of you who have had this happen, I apologize for their INFINTILE behavior.”
Jack Russell debuted his new band — Great White Featuring Jack Russell — on January 14th in Redondo Beach, California. In Decemeber, 2011, Russell heralded his return by saying, “I am feeling better than ever, despite any rumors you may hear to the contrary. Unfortunately, and as confusing as it will be, my former bandmates and their manager have decided to continue to tour next year under the name I created, Great White. I will be touring under the name Great White featuring Jack Russell, to try avoid any confusion. So now the true fans will know the difference.”
His former bandmates, fronted by XYZ’s Terry Ilous, quickly shot back with, “Since Jack’s departure in August 2010, Great White has performed almost 100 concerts. We’ve had no shortened sets, cancellations or song choice limitations due to vocal issues. In this struggling economy, fans need and deserve more — not less. We owe it to our fans and the promoters to not to allow Jack Russell and some garage band to hurt Great White’s classic rock legacy and bright future. Jack Russell does not have the right to start his own Great White or use the name without our names in the lineup. We will litigate any promoter that books ‘Jack Russell’s Great White’ or uses any logo featuring the name Great White.”
Jack Russell countered by retaining the services of The Law Offices of Michael Kelly to protect his rights to make his living and play under the band’s name that he founded in 1978. Mr. Kelly has represented high profile rock stars in disputes for more than 35 years.
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