GREAT WHITE's management company, Manic Music Management Inc., has contacted BLABBERMOUTH.NET to refute a previously published report that the group would be performing on April 17 at the Hard Rock Cafe in Beverly Hills, California. According to Manic, "it is possible that individual members may make an appearance at the event to support the event [the proceeds from which will benefit The Baby Longley Fund, set up on behalf of the unborn child of late GREAT WHITE guitarist Ty Longley, who lost his life in the Rhode Island inferno—ed.], but there will be no performances by the band.
"The first live appearance that [GREAT WHITE] will be making is on April 29th, at the Key Club in West Hollywood, which is the official benefit for the Ty Longley Memorial Fund. All proceeds for the event will be going to the Ty Longley Memorial Fund, which is controlled by Ty's estate.
"The band will be performing one song, in honor of Ty's memory. Other bands that are confirmed are XYZ and 5 CENT SHINE, a Los Angeles based band who Ty was a member of and recorded with. More national acts are to be confirmed soon.
"Two of the tracks Ty recorded with 5 CENT SHINE will appear on the benefit CD, 'Ty Longley - Regular Guy', which is available for pre-ordering at www.knightrecords.com. 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this CD are to be donated to the Ty Longley Memorial Fund."
For more details, visit www.tylongleyfoundation.com.