Attorney: GREAT WHITE Singer Wants Immunity

February 28, 2003

A lawyer for GREAT WHITE frontman Jack Russell said the singer is asking for immunity from prosecution before agreeing to testify to a grand jury investigating last week's tragic nightclub fire in Rhode Island, according to Billboard. "We'll be there [Friday]," attorney Neil Philbin, who represents Russell, said. "What happens next remains to be determined."

A grand jury investigating the fire at the Station in West Warwick — the fourth-deadliest nightclub fire in U.S. history -- met Wednesday at a National Guard compound but no one has yet testified, sources said. Talks among lawyers took place yesterday (Feb. 27),and the grand jury was expected to reconvene today to continue its review to decide if criminal charges should be issued. GREAT WHITE had just begun playing when flames broke out in the club.

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