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Great White Slams Poison


06/03/2008
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(Old School Metal) Great White frontman Jack Russell has turned down a $100,000 celebrity boxing gig, all because of some dignity thing. But as he proceeds with his well-meaning rant, we realize, well, he sorta has a point. "Those shows always use sub-prime people who were kinda famous for five minutes and I don't want to get lumped in with that," he says. "Is the money really worth your dignity?"

Yes, Bret Michaels, he's talking about you. Not only does Russell liken VH1's "Rock of Love" to "a car accident that you can't stop watching," but Michaels' name comes up again when we ask the 47-year-old about Great White's hair metal stigma.

"We might be labeled as hair metal, but Great White has always been just a blues, rock 'n' roll band," he explains, his voice heating up with conviction. "We were never the magazine cover darlings. It wasn't like, 'I'm Bret Michaels, I'm so good looking.' It was like, 'You know what? I'm tired of this weave stuff.'" - more on this story

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