Jack Russell Still Struggles With Great White Club Fire

02/20/2013
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(Classic Rock) Former Great White singer Jack Russell says the Station nightclub fire, which took place 10 years ago today, left him shattered.

But despite pleas from victims of the 2003 disaster which killed 100 people including guitarist Ty Longley, Russell stops short of making a public apology or accepting any responsibility.

He played a controversial benefit show on February 7, which he admits was a disappointment after only 30 people attended, raising just $180 for a charity run by Longley's son.

"It's been almost 10 years and no matter what I say it's never going to make anybody feel any better about it, and sometimes it might make them feel worse, so I really would rather not say too much," Russell tells the Boston Globe.

"After the Station I was really down, was taking anything I could take," he told the paper. "I would just sit for hours and cry." A victim of the fire had some strong words in the article

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