GREAT WHITE guitarist Mark Kendall spoke to Rockbandreviews.com about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band’s next album. The effort will mark GREAT WHITE’s first collection of new material with singer Mitch Malloy, who joined the group…
guitarist Mark Kendall
spoke to Rockbandreviews.com
about the progress of the songwriting sessions for the band's next album. The effort will mark GREAT WHITE
's first collection of new material with singer Mitch Malloy
, who joined the group in 2018 following the departure of Terry Ilous
Asked if fans can expect to hear new music from GREAT WHITE
in the not-too-distant future, Kendall
said: "We've been going crazy lately. I've been sending Mitch
music. He lives in Florida right now; he moved from Nashville to Florida. I've been sending him ideas. We're gonna probably get together pretty soon and start actually doing it for real.
"I was kind of thrilled, actually, because I hadn't really written with Mitch
yet, as far as sitting down and having a writing session or whatever, but I sent him just music with no melody ideas or anything, and he came back with a full song — lyrics, melodies, chorus; the whole deal," he continued. "It was a pretty good arrangement, so it wasn't probably too difficult for him because there was a lot of availability with melodies and stuff. But I was real excited that he could come with a song without me humming any melodies or giving him any ideas at all. So that was kind of cool."
also talked about the songwriting process, saying that he finds it difficult to write music on demand.
"I usually get inspired when I know we're gonna record in three months or something," he explained. "That's when I get in that mode where I'm thinking about it. But I've never done this; I've never [said to myself], 'I'm going to write songs now and go into a room and try to write songs.' For some reason, that just seems like work to me. But what I will
is think of things in my head or have my acoustic with me all the time. Maybe while I'm watching TV, something pokes out and then I'll put it down. But I never really force it too much. And then when I do get a song, or at least some parts, we'll get together into a room — the band — and we'll kind of hash it out."
, frontman of '80s L.A. hard rockers XYZ
, joined GREAT WHITE
in 2010 after stepping in for touring vocalist Jani Lane
-led GREAT WHITE
released two albums, 2012's "Elation"
and 2017's "Full Circle"
, before Terry
was dismissed from the group.
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
) on guitar, Dan McNay
on bass, Tony Montana
on guitar and Dicki Fliszar