Great to catch up with Mark Kendall from Great White! They're playing Smugglers Run in Wyandotte on May 5th.
We talked about some of his guitar and rock heroes. He told me some great advice he got from Scorpions Rudolph Schenker after a sub-par show "Mark, you have to play hard out there...kick ass!" Words to live by in anything you do!
He spoke of meeting Ted Nugent and a story of a show they played with him. Again, he told me about the great mid-west rock fans.
Great White has a new singer in 26 year old Brett Carlisle. As far as the first shows he played with the band "He blew us away!" He talked about working on new material with the band. "It's killer!" He said the kid is very mature for his age and has fit in with the band perfectly. He told me about new music and the demos they're working on.
As far as newer bands are concerned, he mentioned Michigan's own, Greta Van Fleet. He liked the rawness of their sound and the casual nature of the guys. We talked about bands using tracks, and also trying to be prefect in the studio.
That's just for starters....enjoy!