Check out our Photo Gallery from the Great White performance at the M3 Rock Festival on May 14th, 2011. Click on the pictures below to view the larger image.
It has been well noted long before M3 was booked that Great White has been using a variety of singers filling in for Jack Russell. The band has used Jani Lane, Paul Shortino & more recently Terry Ilous from XYZ.
Quite honestly, I didn’t know what to expect from Great White. Their performance could have been a complete train wreck without Jack Russell.
In my opinion, Great White was a pleasant surprise at M3. Not only did Terry Ilous do a good job singing those Great White tunes, but he was fun to watch. Ilous didn’t seem like a substitute singer at all. He was having a great time singing those classic Great White tunes. He seemed to have a very good chemistry with the band.
Great White performed all of the hits you would expect including: “Lady Red Light”, “Save Your Love”, “Mista Bone”, “Rock Me” and “One Bitten Twice Shy”.
While we wish Jack Russell a speedy recovery, it is good to know that Great White is in good hands with Mr. Ilous. Check them out live if you get the chance!
You can view our Great White Photo Gallery at this link.
Glen Bridger was born in Albany, MO and grew up in the Kansas City area. He started playing guitar at the age of 13 after hearing the band Van Halen, whose influence is immediately recognizable in Glen’s playing today. He was awarded a scholarship to play baseball in college, but by his senior year he decided that he would rather play music than baseball and left college to pursue his music career.
Glen developed his guitar playing skills by studying magazines like “Guitar World” and “Guitar For The Practicing Musician” which helped him land the lead guitar spot in several of Kansas City’s top bands including Faze One, and London Drive before joining Head East as their lead guitarist as well as writing new material with them. Glen’s songs “Me and My Whiskey” and “One night” have already been added to the Head East set list.
“Bridger” is an exciting new band featuring some great musicians such as vocalist Terry Ilous, who has a naturally powerful voice that will just blow the speakers. This debut features straight ahead rockers that smack of Great White and Mr. Big as well as softer numbers such as “Live for the moment” and “I’m Free”. There is also the fantastic “Don’t Push Me” which is like a cross between Head East and Journey. After a slow intro this song then rips out with great guitar and keyboard interplay. Bridger also perform a very credible version of Dio’s Heaven and Hell.
Bridger is a fantastic album; it is so good to see that the US anthemic rock sound is still very much alive.
Gonna Get Better / How Long / Without a sound / On the Ledge / Free / Tuesday Afternoon / Live for the Moment / Don’t Push Me / Good to be Home / Once in a Lifetime / Heaven and Hell tribute to Ronni James Dio
Terry Ilous: (XYZ, Great White) Vocals
Glen Bridger: (Head East) Guitars
Greg Manahan: (Head East) Bass
Danzoid: Drums and Percussion
Sam McCaslin: (Michael Shenker, Carmine Appice) Keyboards
Jk Northrup: Guitars and Bass
Larry Hart: ( Montrose, King Kobra, Shortino-Northrup) Bass
Eddy Jones: (Head East) Drums and Percussion
Marcus Nand: Drum loop programming, Keys and Guitars
Mark Murtha: (London Drive) Keys,Electric and Steel guitar
Pat Fontaine: (XYZ) Additional lyrics
Produced by – JK Northup
There is nothing like some METAL to get your Monday morning started. I have much love for the new Vicious Rumors CD, Razorback Killers. Their new video “Murderball” will give you a taste of just how awesome the new CD is. Check it out below!