Lawyer says singer wants immunity in club fire

Providence, Rhode Island-AP -- A lawyer for Great White lead singer Jack Russell says his client is seeking immunity from prosecution before he agrees to testify in the Rhode Island nightclub fire.

Attorney Neil Philbin says Russell will be at the grand jury session today, but what happens next hasn't been determined.

The panel is investigating the fire at The Station nightclub in West Warwick that killed 96 people and injured nearly 200. The death toll dropped by one after a medical examiner completed work on victims' remains.

The grand jury didn't meet yesterday so that laywers could have discussions.

Sources say no one has testified yet.

Pyrotechnics used by the band apparently sparked the February 20th fire.

An attorney for Great White's tour manager says the band received permission to use the special effects. The club owners' attorney denies the claim.

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