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 Post subject: Frankie Banali reforms QR with new singer
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:16 pm 

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I'm at a loss for words here. Every ounce of respect I had for Frankie just went down the drain...

From Blabbermouth... http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbe ... mID=145954

After the tragic passing of co-founding QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, many figured that the band was over. But while going through the vaults of vintage video material for an upcoming documentary of the band's history, the spark was reignited once more for drummer Frankie Banali to kick QUIET RIOT back in gear. The easy part was filling the guitar and bass slots — as former members Chuck Wright (bass) and Alex Grossi (guitar) promptly signed on. However, having to fill DuBrow's large shoes was no small task.

A longtime fan of heavy metal, singer Mark Huff came to Banali's attention while fronting a California-based VAN HALEN tribute band (that focused on the "Sammy Hagar era"). A true Cinderella story, Huff auditioned via a cattle call audition, promptly blew Banali away, and got the gig. After getting the blessing from DuBrow's mother to carry on with QUIET RIOT (and to celebrate her son's music), the group was ready to rock once more.

QUIET RIOT hit mega-success with their first-ever U.S. release in 1983, the classic "Metal Health". Spawning two hit singles that have gone on to become synonymous with heavy metal — "Cum On Feel the Noize" and "Metal Health" — the "Metal Health" album went on to become the first-ever metal U.S. debut to hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart, and resulted in a solid year of sold-out arena shows and non-stop MTV video airplay. However, it was the DuBrow-Banali-Wright-Grossi lineup that proved to be DuBrow's favorite touring line-up (and also, most stable).

QUIET RIOT is currently firming up plans for a full U.S. tour — their first in three years. And with the aforementioned documentary on the horizon, and the band's music being used in hit films ("The Wrestler", "Tropic Thunder"), video games ("Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The '80s"), and even musicals ("Rock of Ages") — as well as QUIET RIOT being name-checked in songs by WEEZER and BEN FOLDS — QUIET RIOT remains a major force in heavy metal. And soon, you will get a chance to bang your head once more to QUIET RIOT, at a concert venue near you!


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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 5:53 pm 
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PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 7:22 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Banali reforms QR with new singer
PostPosted: Mon Sep 13, 2010 9:33 pm 
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I'm at a loss for words here. Every ounce of respect I had for Frankie just went down the drain...

From Blabbermouth... http://www.roadrunnerrecords.com/blabbe ... mID=145954

After the tragic passing of co-founding QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, many figured that the band was over. But while going through the vaults of vintage video material for an upcoming documentary of the band's history, the spark was reignited once more for drummer Frankie Banali to kick QUIET RIOT back in gear. The easy part was filling the guitar and bass slots — as former members Chuck Wright (bass) and Alex Grossi (guitar) promptly signed on. However, having to fill DuBrow's large shoes was no small task.

A longtime fan of heavy metal, singer Mark Huff came to Banali's attention while fronting a California-based VAN HALEN tribute band (that focused on the "Sammy Hagar era"). A true Cinderella story, Huff auditioned via a cattle call audition, promptly blew Banali away, and got the gig. After getting the blessing from DuBrow's mother to carry on with QUIET RIOT (and to celebrate her son's music), the group was ready to rock once more.

QUIET RIOT hit mega-success with their first-ever U.S. release in 1983, the classic "Metal Health". Spawning two hit singles that have gone on to become synonymous with heavy metal — "Cum On Feel the Noize" and "Metal Health" — the "Metal Health" album went on to become the first-ever metal U.S. debut to hit the No. 1 spot on the Billboard album chart, and resulted in a solid year of sold-out arena shows and non-stop MTV video airplay. However, it was the DuBrow-Banali-Wright-Grossi lineup that proved to be DuBrow's favorite touring line-up (and also, most stable).

QUIET RIOT is currently firming up plans for a full U.S. tour — their first in three years. And with the aforementioned documentary on the horizon, and the band's music being used in hit films ("The Wrestler", "Tropic Thunder"), video games ("Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The '80s"), and even musicals ("Rock of Ages") — as well as QUIET RIOT being name-checked in songs by WEEZER and BEN FOLDS — QUIET RIOT remains a major force in heavy metal. And soon, you will get a chance to bang your head once more to QUIET RIOT, at a concert venue near you!


Why are you losing respect for a guy that wants to continue to perform music? Dubrow passed away nearly 4 years ago I would say it's time to move forward.

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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Banali reforms QR with new singer
PostPosted: Thu Sep 16, 2010 11:14 pm 
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This is like these constant God-awful reformations of Thin Lizzy. Kevin Dubrow is to Quiet Riot what Phil Lynott was to Thin Lizzy, without those guys it's not the same, and it's time to call it quits.

I don't understand why Banali et al can't form a new band, they would get just as much attention under the "ex quiet riot members form new act" spectacle with a new singer.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 05, 2010 5:58 am 
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Hey, everybody,
Quiet Riot's back and sounding great. But you dont have to take my word for it.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9YcAkkaarAE


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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Banali reforms QR with new singer
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 5:20 pm 
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i think its good that there moving on. time to keep kicking ass

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 Post subject: Re: Frankie Banali reforms QR with new singer
PostPosted: Fri Jan 07, 2011 5:26 am 
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Without Rudy and Carlos, I'm not interested... besides, I read an interview with Frankie and he said they would never play as QR again.

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