AUDIE DESBROW (GREAT WHITE): “Basically Most Of The Sales Came From “Once Bitten, Twice Shy”, The First Single That Was Released”

Picture of Great White with Stig G. Nordahl

In the rockin’ year of 1989, Great White didn’t just rest on the success of their album Once Bitten – they cranked it up to …Twice Shy, and boy, did they make waves! This cleverly titled album featured their killer cover of Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” which catapulted them to even greater heights.

Picture this: The band was gallivanting across Europe, sharing stages with legend like Alice Cooper and Britny Fox. It was in the midst of this whirlwind tour that Metal Express Radio got the scoop. As we rolled up to the hotel, who do we bump into but the one and only singer, Jack Russell? But Jack, in true rockstar fashion, was lacing up his running shoes for a jog. No worries, though – drummer Audie Desbrow had no plans to jog anywhere. He was stationed firmly at the bar, raising a glass to celebrate the album’s monumental achievement of selling over 2.5 million copies in the good ol’ USA.

Now, prepare your ears for Audie’s tales of the new Great White album, the mystery behind some albums featuring different tracks, and the story of how he hitched a ride into the band after jammin’ with Russell in another crew before the Great White journey began. Audie even spills the beans on his current metal album obsession, and the burning question, is Great White’s rendition of “Once Bitten, Twice Shy” hotter than the original?

One thing to note: Our sound may have gone a little wild and distorted this time around. Our sincerest apologies for the sonic turbulence! ??



  • Stig G. Nordahl

    Stig is the founder and the president of Metal Express Radio, based out of Oslo, Norway. He has been around doing Metal radio since the mid-eighties. In fact, running Metal Express Radio takes almost all of his time. Is it worth it...? "Most times, yes," Stig says. "My philosophy is to try to give all Metal releases a fair chance to get promoted in one way or another. As you can imagine, it can be an arduous task to listen through about 20 albums every week! Still, I know we have the best METAL dedicated radio on this planet, and that is a reward in and of itself. I hope one day the whole Metal community can and will make listening to Metal Express Radio part of their daily rituals! Yeah, right..."

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