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Great White

:''For other uses of the term, see Great White (disambiguation).

"Great White" is a blues-based American rock and roll band. Great White formed in 1981 in Los Angeles, California. Their songs were influenced by the likes of AC/DC, and Mott the Hoople, and notably Led Zeppelin: Great White singer Jack Russel's vocals were often very reminiscent of Robert Plant's distinctive wail. Additionally, Great White released a collection of cover songs in 1999, titled ''Great Zeppelin: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin''.

Musically, they are known primarily for their hit "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", a cover version of a song written by Mott the Hoople's Ian Hunter. Recently, Great White has received attention due to their involvement in the The Station nightclub fire, which led to the deaths of 100 people in Rhode Island in 2003.

Shot in the Dark, their follow-up independent release, marked the arrival of drummer Audie Desbrow. By the time Capitol Records signed the band and reissued Shot in the Dark, keyboardist-guitarist Michael Lardie had come aboard. After the release of Shot in the Dark, Great White hit the road with Dokken and was on the verge of even bigger success.

The band...

years active 1981–
origin Los Angeles, California
country United States
music genre Blues rock, Glam rock, Hair Metal
current members Jack Russell (musician)
past members Krys Baratto
Audie Desbrow
Ty Longley
Michael Lardie
Gary Holland
Sean McNabb
Dave Spitz
license: GNU FDL
source: Wikipedia