The official lyric video for the song “Blame It On The Night” from JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE â€” which features ex-GREAT WHITE singer Jack Russell â€” can be seen below. The track is taken from JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE‘s debut album, “He Saw it Comin'”, which was released on January 27 via Frontiers Music Srl.
Russell told Northwest Herald that “Blame It On The Night” was written about his wife, Heather Ann Russell. “Her father abused and molested her and all that kind of stuff,” he said. “It’s horrifying. I can’t understand how that kind of stuff can happen. I felt I had to write a song about that because my wife goes through that stuff daily.”
He previous said about the track: “Most of the material I have written in my life has been autobiographical, [but] this song is one of the exceptions. The song was written for and about my wife’s childhood. Because of the subject and the feelings I have for my wife, this was a very difficult song to sing. But I believe that the topic is an important one to bring into the light and out of the shadows.”
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE features Russell alongside former GREAT WHITE bassist-turned-guitarist Tony Montana (as a guitar player and keyboardist), Dan McNay (MONTROSE) on bass, Robby Lochner (FIGHT) on guitar and Dicki Fliszar (BRUCE DICKINSON) on drums.
JACK RUSSELL’S GREAT WHITE is not to be confused with the current touring and recording version of GREAT WHITE, which features Mark Kendall, Scott Snyder (bass), Audie Desbrow (drums), Michael Lardie (guitar, keyboards) and Terry Ilous (lead vocals).
Russell, whose pyrotechnics ignited the deadly blaze on February 20, 2003 in Rhode Island, is working on a documentary about the infamous fire that killed a hundred people and injured hundreds more.
The fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick began in an overcrowded club when pyrotechnics from Russell‘s GREAT WHITE ignited illegal soundproofing foam lining the club’s walls.