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Great White Biography

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Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Years Active: 1978-2001, 2002-Present
Genres: Hard Rock, Blues-rock, Heavy Metal, Glam Metal

Great White is an American hard rock band, formed in Los Angeles in 1978. The band gained popularity during the 1980s and early 1990s. The band released several albums in the late 1980s and gained airplay on MTV with music videos.

The band hit the mainstream in 1987 when they released “Once Bitten....” "Once Bitten..." was certified platinum in April 1988. The album featured the hits "Rock Me" and "Save Your Love". The band followed up with “...Twice Shy” in 1989. The album included their biggest hit, "Once Bitten, Twice Shy", for which they received a Grammy Award nomination for Best Hard Rock Performance. The album was certified platinum in July 1989 and then double platinum in September of that same year.

In 1999 the band released “Can't Get There From Here” featuring the single "Rollin' Stoned", which managed to chart at #8 on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Tracks chart.

In 2003, the band made headlines when The Station nightclub fire led to the deaths of 100 people in West Warwick, Rhode Island, including the band's guitarist Ty Longley, who had been a member of the band for three years. Great White made a comeback in 2007 with the release of their latest album, “Rising” on April 21, 2010.