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Great White Singer Jack Russell To Sue Former Bandmates

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According to Courthouse News Service, Great White singer Jack Russell plans to sue his former bandmates, who are continuing with their own version of the band, for trademark infringement and unfair competition. Among those Russell is suing are guitarist Mark Kendall, drummer Audie Desbrow, guitarist/keyboardist/backing vocalist Michael Lardie and talent agency Bigg Time Entertainment.

"In August of 2010, plaintiff was hospitalized and underwent emergency surgery for a life threatening condition. While he recuperated from this surgery, other singers filled in for him during the band's live performances, however, it was undisputed that plaintiff's absence was temporary, and that he retained his position in the band's lineup and would resume singing with the band upon his recuperation," the federal complaint states.

Source: Courthouse News Service

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1. wilco writes:

freaking cry baby get on with your life dont b****

# Mar 28, 2012 @ 10:02 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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2. LOU SELVEY writes:

Isnt this the guy that was partially responsible for burning down that club in rhode island a while back?

# Mar 28, 2012 @ 10:59 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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3. Netromancer writes:

Considering his own incarnation of the band was to be called "Jack Russell's Great White", it's pretty apparent that he owns no rights to the band name and is just making a bid to save his long since faded career and/or bank account. Kinda pathetic actually, considering the band has actually been pretty active in his absence. Probably should have stayed off the booze and drugs, Jack. might have still had a job to go back to.

# Mar 28, 2012 @ 2:04 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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4. Overlord writes:

trolololololol, really?

# Mar 29, 2012 @ 2:37 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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5. Nitewolf writes:

Sad that Jack Russell has sunk to these depths. I've always been a fan of Great White,and their songs but for him to come back,and sue his former bandmates is rediculous. All about the money,and yes he was partially to blame for the that Rhode Island nightclub burning down. I think Great White are better off without him,and will continue to make great new music with new lead singer Terry Ilous! Looking forward to the new album Elation!

# Mar 29, 2012 @ 9:10 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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6. spiral_architect writes:

great white was once a great band. the rhode island club fire deaths tarnished their legacy, and now this legal squabble is further diminishing the band name. my honest opinion is they should just stay in the past as a fond reminiscence.

# Mar 30, 2012 @ 9:36 AM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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7. Blindgreed1 writes:

I guess this is bad news for his new guitarist and my long time friend Robbie Lochner.

# Mar 30, 2012 @ 4:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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8. Tivic writes:

Jack Russell needs to fonus on hois solo stuff because his solo stuff is amazing.

# Mar 31, 2012 @ 5:32 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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9. GWfan4life writes:

Hope that Jack will get better. I know there is a lot

Of uncertainity, but hopefully there will be a

Better ending.

# Apr 16, 2012 @ 11:39 PM ET | IP Logged Reveal posts originating from the same IP address
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10. hellrat writes:

I eat Rat Terriers at snacktime

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