Jack Russell - Great White

February 4, 2005

It's great to be talking with you again.

I appreciate that. Thank you very much.

I saw you guys in Dallas at the Firewater.

That's great. At that little outdoor thing?

Yeah, that was such a wonderful show. It was so good to see you guys again. I didn't know when I'd get to see you again so that was a real treat.

That was a fun show, thank you very much. I had a good time that night.

You're going to be part of the VH1 record release party.

Yeah, we're doing that on Monday night.

How many songs does each band get to do?

I think everybody is getting to do three songs. Everybody's got 15 minutes. It's like three tunes a piece.

For the CD itself, everybody did one song. Some bands did some new recordings.

Yeah, a few bands did some new recordings and some I guess released some just previously released stuff. Our version of "Save Your Love" was something we did at the Palms in Las Vegas as part of a DVD we're releasing later on this year.

Oh, cool. Is that DVD going to be a Great White one?

Yeah, it's just a concert we did like I said at the Palms which it'll be the whole concert instead of the just one song that we gave VH1.

Cool deal. Did you get to pick which songs you wanted to do?

Yeah, we did a version of "Save Your Love" which I love that song. That's one of my favorites.

I do too.

Thank you.

You guys decided to give VH1 a new version of that song instead of just an old version.

Yeah, how many times have you heard the same song? You go "I already have this version of it." Why go out and release something that's already been out there? To me there'd be no point in doing that.

Yeah, that's quite true. How did you guys get tapped to do this CD?

I don't know. I really don't have the ins and the outs of that. I just assume it's because VH1's always been very much behind the band and very helpful in that regard. I'm sure when they were thinking about bands for this certain genre of music, I'm glad that we were one of the guys they asked to be on it.

Absolutely. This is basically a ballad sort of CD.

Yeah, for the most part you're right.

What else do you guys have planned after this VH1 thing?

Well, we go on the road again in March. We start in western Canada and then we're coming home for a little bit. Then we're going to Europe for a little bit. Then after that we come back and we'll start the States in the summer.

Good deal. Sounds like a lot of fun and you're still collecting money for the Family Station fund.

Absolutely, that's what we'll always do.

Any other thoughts or comments?

I really appreciate it. Thank you so much for your time.

Thank you for your time, Jack.

Not a problem, my pleasure. Nice talking to you.

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