Legendary US rockers Great White will release new record Rising on March 16 after completing work on the eagerly-anticipated follow-up to 2007’s brilliant Back To The Rhythm

Those of us fortunate enough to see Jack and the boys in full flow at Newcastle’s Academy II last year can’t wait to hear what the rejuvenated US stars have up their sleeve next month. But an early listen of some of the new songs suggests the boys haven’t deviated too much from their tried and tested formula of straight ahead rock and roll. Which suits us just fine. Opening trio Situation, All Or Nothin and I Don’t Mind are classic Great White with the big hooks and catchy choruses which took the band to the very brink of megastardom in the late 80s. And it seems these hair metal heroes can do no wrong now that their troubled past is well and truly behind them.

Look out for a full review on rushonrock and as soon as we know if and when the band is heading back over here – and we hope a full UK tour’s on the cards – you’ll read about it right here.