GREAT WHITE To Release DVD Of KENTUCKY STATE FAIR Performance Along With 'Two Or Three' New Songs

GREAT WHITE To Release DVD Of KENTUCKY STATE FAIR Performance Along With 'Two Or Three' New Songs

GREAT WHITE rhythm guitarist and keyboardist Michael Lardie has told the K-97 radio station that the band has begun putting together new material with its latest addition, singer Mitch Malloy. "We're working on some ideas right now," he said (hear audio below). "Nothing carved in stone as far as when we're gonna start [recording]. But the things that we've been coming up with have been fantastic, and they're very strong, and everybody's feeling very confident about that."

He continued: "We did record a live performance from the Kentucky State Fair [in August 2018] that we're hoping to release sometime in the late spring, early summer — a DVD of the entire performance. And then hopefully on that we'll tag on two or three new songs with Mitch singing."

Asked if Malloy is already contributing to the GREAT WHITE songwriting process, Lardie said: "Of course. He's a writer. He's kind of like me in that sense where he's an engineer, producer, songwriter, musician. Since I've done most of the records that we've done in our career in the studio, it's kind of cool to have somebody on that plane, so to speak, of we can geek and nerd-talk out all day long."

Last July, GREAT WHITE announced that it was parting ways with vocalist Terry Ilous and was replacing him with Malloy.

"[Mitch] is an incredible singer, artist, songwriter and engineer," guitarist Mark Kendall said at the time. "We're beyond excited to stretch our musical muscles with a fresh, new take on GREAT WHITE's catalog of hits."

Added Malloy: "I have to represent this music honorably. I respect what has come before me, and have to remind fans of where they were when they first heard these songs. I also have to be myself at the same time. When I first heard my own voice with GREAT WHITE's music, I knew something special was going on."

Ilous, formerly of '80s L.A. hard rockers XYZ, joined GREAT WHITE in 2010 after stepping in for touring vocalist Jani Lane (WARRANT).

The Ilous-led GREAT WHITE released two albums, 2012's "Elation" and 2017's "Full Circle", before Terry was shown the door.

This version of GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with JACK RUSSELL'S GREAT WHITE, which features original GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell alongside Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar, Dan McNay on bass, Tony Montana on guitar and Dicki Fliszar on drums.

COMMENTS

To comment on a BLABBERMOUTH.NET story or review, you must be logged in to an active personal account on Facebook. Once you're logged in, you will be able to comment. User comments or postings do not reflect the viewpoint of BLABBERMOUTH.NET and BLABBERMOUTH.NET does not endorse, or guarantee the accuracy of, any user comment. To report spam or any abusive, obscene, defamatory, racist, homophobic or threatening comments, or anything that may violate any applicable laws, use the "Report to Facebook" and "Mark as spam" links that appear next to the comments themselves. To do so, click the downward arrow on the top-right corner of the Facebook comment (the arrow is invisible until you roll over it) and select the appropriate action. You can also send an e-mail to blabbermouthinbox(@)gmail.com with pertinent details. BLABBERMOUTH.NET reserves the right to "hide" comments that may be considered offensive, illegal or inappropriate and to "ban" users that violate the site's Terms Of Service. Hidden comments will still appear to the user and to the user's Facebook friends. If a new comment is published from a "banned" user or contains a blacklisted word, this comment will automatically have limited visibility (the "banned" user's comments will only be visible to the user and the user's Facebook friends).