EXCLUSIVE: Great White Drummer -- From Rockstar To Homeless Overnight

Apr. 22 2010, Published 4:45 a.m. ET

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Drummer Gary Holland was one of four original members in the 80’s rock band Great White and played with them for four years, until as learned exclusively, the band kicked him out and left him virtually homeless over night.

EXCLUSIVE DOCUMENT: See The $100 Check Gary Never Cashed

“The band forced me to leave the group and deliberately left me penniless,” Gary tells exclusively. “I went from touring with one of the biggest bands of the 80’s to being homeless and had to take a warehouse job at Licorice Pizza, filling orders and packaging MY OWN albums for $4.38 an hour!

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“I am a twenty percent equal share-holder in the band and I never gave that up,” Gary said. “After they forced me out of the band they tried to buy me out for $100 by mailing me a check so I never had the benefit of confronting them directly. I tried to initiate some action along the way but it was hard to find someone to represent me and go up against our manager who was also in charge of Guns N’ Roses.”

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In the original check obtained by, it’s clear that the band tried to buy out Gary for $100 and on the back of the check was written:

“This check is full and fair consideration for the cancellation of Certificate No. 1 for 100 shares of common stock of Great White Productions, Inc., and its negotiation shall be deemed an acceptance of such cancellation, and a waiver by Payee of any and all claims, now known or hereafter discovered, with respect thereto.”

“I’m owed a lot of money. I have a co-write on every song we ever released but still have yet to earn a single dime from any of them,” Gary continued. “I put in four years with the band and was a founding member. The only reason they got off the ground was because I brought all my industry contacts into it.”

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Gary has retained legal council and told that he’s struggled raising a 14-year-old son as a single father and will be suing because he “just wants what’s owed” to him so he can move on with his “beautiful fiancé and soul mate Shane.”



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