“Great White’s Frontman Has Struggled With Fire’s Legacy” is the name of a recent article at BostonGlobe.com. The 10th anniversary of the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick, Rhode Island, happened on February 20; the band’s Jack Russell talked with the Globe about that night, his perceived insensitivity, and more.
Russell recently attempted to put together a concert to help raise money for a permanent memorial at the site of the nightclub, but the victims and their families refused to be a part of it. He then announced that the show would raise funds to benefit the son of the late Great White guitarist Ty Longley, who died in the nightclub fire. Unfortunately, only 30 fans turned up to see Russell perform, raising an estimated $180. “It was supposed to be a tribute,” he later said, sheepishly. Read the article in its entirety here at the BostonGlobe.com.