Tripti Joshi (Editor)

Jack Russell (musician)

Updated on
Share on FacebookTweet on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on Reddit
Covid-19
Associated acts  Great White
Role  Vocalist
Movies  Great White: Live & Raw
Name  Jack Russell
Music group  Great White (1981 – 2000)

Born  December 5, 1960 (age 55) (1960-12-05)
Origin  Montebello, California, USA
Genres  Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal
Occupation(s)  Lead singer, musician, songwriter, record producer
Instruments  Vocals, guitar, percussion, harmonica
Similar People  Mark Kendall, Michael Lardie, Audie Desbrow, Ty Longley, Sean McNabb

Jack Russell (born December 5, 1960), is an American rock vocalist. He is a founding member of the American hard rock band Great White.

Contents

Jack Russell (musician) Jack Russell Interview Rock Show Critique

Biography

Jack Russell (musician) JackRussellofGreatWhitejpg

Russell was born in Montebello, California. He grew up with influences such as Robert Plant and Steven Tyler, and became a vocalist for many bands in high school and later on. He met Mark Kendall in a concert and began plans to form a band called Dante Fox. Band manager Alan Nivel and Kendall decided to change the name of the band to Great White because "that was Mark Kendall’s nickname. He had very white hair and very light complexion. They called him The Great White". Russell has been in the band from 1981 to the present day, except for taking three years off from 1996 to 1999 to record and release a solo album, entitled Shelter Me. He also released a second solo album entitled For You in 2002. According to Great White's website, Russell's ancestry is English, Irish and Native American.

As of 2009, Jack has been on hiatus from Great White, due to a fall in his bathroom. Jack cracked two vertebrae and herniated a disc in the fall. Jack had multiple back surgeries and was using a plethora of pain medication. Along with alcoholism and pain killers, the death of good friend, Warrant singer Jani Lane, propelled him to get help and become sober. On March 25, 2011, Russell married his girlfriend Heather Ann Kramer. Now fully recovered, he formed his own faction of Great White with a brand-new lineup in December 2011. To avoid confusion, he named the band "Jack Russell's Great White."

In 2012 Russell guest starred on VH1 Classics "That Metal Show", where he revealed his side of the Great White story, and how he was feeling well and ready for more.

As of September 2012, Russell continues to tour with Jack Russell's Great White.

Jack Russell (musician) Great White vs Jack Russell hardrockhavennet

Songs

Once Bitten Twice Shy
Save Your Love
Somebody to Love
House of Broken Love
Mista Bone
The Angel Song
Lady Red Light
Face The Day
Desert Moon
D'yer Mak'er
Big Goodbye
Can't Shake It
Rollin' Stoned
Call It Rock 'n' Roll
We Will Rock You
Never Trust a Pretty Face
Rock Me
Love Is a Lie
Mistreater
Rock 'n' Roll
Doctor Me
Down at the Doctors
Stick It
Babe
Bitches & Other Women
Fast Road
Going to California
Heart the Hunter
Old Rose Motel
Lovin' Kind
She Only
Move It

References

Jack Russell (musician) Wikipedia


Topics
 
B
i
Link
H2
L