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PostSubject: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 3:51 pm

Personally I think the band should be left as part of metal history but here is the story:


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 the band 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 had major success with their first-ever US 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 US debut to hit the #1 spot on the Billboard album charts, 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 line-up 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 80's'), and even musicals ('Rock of Ages') - as well as QR 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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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:01 pm

Uhhhh... yeah, OK. Good luck with this one, Frankie.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:22 pm

Not really sure how I feel about this. I don't mind Frankie going out and playing QR songs but it doesn't feel right for him to revive the band after DuBrow's death and after him swearing QR would never play again. Then again, I guess as long as they have the blessing of the DuBrow family, who are we to judge?

In addition to an eye towards a new album, they're also supposedly going to be re-recording some of their hits. I especially don't like that. Isn't that going to be taking away money from the DuBrow family?
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:28 pm

There's a sample on QR's official MySpace of the new guy singing a medley of their songs:
http://www.myspace.com/officialquietriot

Sounds...ehhh...OK, I guess. Dunno if I'd buy a new CD by this lineup, but if they came thru my area I might go to jam out to the oldies.

New Lineup Pic:

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:34 pm

What is up with the whole "Hire a singer from a tribute band" thing these days? I guess in this case, it is OK, since this version of Quiet Riot is nothing but a Quiet Riot tribute band.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:35 pm

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There's a sample on QR's official MySpace of the new guy singing a medley of their songs:
http://www.myspace.com/officialquietriot

Sounds...ehhh...OK, I guess. Dunno if I'd buy a new CD by this lineup, but if they came thru my area I might go to jam out to the oldies.

New Lineup Pic:


I saw and heard it out of curio, I was not impressed, it sounds more like a tribute act to me, plus IMO Kevin dubrow was the heart and soul of Quiet Riot, but I wish him the best of luck, this version of Quiet Riot is going to need it.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:36 pm

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What is up with the whole "Hire a singer from a tribute band" thing these days? I guess in this case, it is OK, since this version of Quiet Riot is nothing but a Quiet Riot tribute band.


It is funny I said the same thing more or less.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:41 pm

Well, in some cases it has worked extremely well, ala Journey. If the music is good I could be interested in this but we'll see.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 4:58 pm

If ACCEPT can comeback with a strong album without UDO, QUIET RIOT can do the same. They are not to blame that Kevin died of a cocain overdose. Only because he died, the rest of the guys should stop QUIET RIOT??? NO!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:26 pm

Frankie said he would never do this. I can't believe he did. That guy sucks. Grossi was in the band just for their last tour. He's hardly a member. UGH. Well, I guess someone needs to play the county fairs of America, but I won't be supporting them.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 6:43 pm

Might be okay but without Dubrow it's not really Quiet Riot.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:12 pm

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If ACCEPT can comeback with a strong album without UDO, QUIET RIOT can do the same. They are not to blame that Kevin died of a cocain overdose. Only because he died, the rest of the guys should stop QUIET RIOT??? NO!!!!!!!

I would agree with the above. Accept was the first thing to come to my mind as well.. I guess we will see if Aerosmith can pull it off in the not to distant future..

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Mon Sep 13, 2010 10:25 pm

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If ACCEPT can comeback with a strong album without UDO, QUIET RIOT can do the same. They are not to blame that Kevin died of a cocain overdose. Only because he died, the rest of the guys should stop QUIET RIOT??? NO!!!!!!!

I would agree with the above. Accept was the first thing to come to my mind as well.. I guess we will see if Aerosmith can pull it off in the not to distant future..


It worked with Accept because Udo was not only creative force in that band, while I do not believe that Aerosmith will continue without Steven Tyler, nor do I think it would be accepted, Tyler is again not only creative person in that band.

Banali may have managed the band but at the end of the day it was Kevin Dubrow's baby, he was the only original member left, he was the main and most of the time only songwriter in the band, and even people who think Quiet Riot are crap, identify the band by his vocals and stage presence. It will not work, except on the oldies circuit.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:43 pm

Why? Why? Why? Why not just start a new band, with new songs, throwing in MANY Quiet Riot covers in concert? NO! NO! NO!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:50 pm

I think his declaration a couple years ago about how he would "never" do this, because he felt it would be disrespectful to Kevin and to fans, is the biggest hurdle here...had he kept his mouth shut then, it may be a little easier to swallow now.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:51 pm

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If ACCEPT can comeback with a strong album without UDO, QUIET RIOT can do the same. They are not to blame that Kevin died of a cocain overdose. Only because he died, the rest of the guys should stop QUIET RIOT??? NO!!!!!!!

I would agree with the above. Accept was the first thing to come to my mind as well.. I guess we will see if Aerosmith can pull it off in the not to distant future..


It worked with Accept because Udo was not only creative force in that band, while I do not believe that Aerosmith will continue without Steven Tyler, nor do I think it would be accepted, Tyler is again not only creative person in that band.

Banali may have managed the band but at the end of the day it was Kevin Dubrow's baby, he was the only original member left, he was the main and most of the time only songwriter in the band, and even people who think Quiet Riot are crap, identify the band by his vocals and stage presence. It will not work, except on the oldies circuit.

It will be interesting to watch all these things unfold. I agree with you in most parts but I think Perry is annoyed enough with Tyler (again) that he might just try...

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:52 pm

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I think his declaration a couple years ago about how he would "never" do this, because he felt it would be disrespectful to Kevin and to fans, is the biggest hurdle here...had he kept his mouth shut then, it may be a little easier to swallow now.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 12:55 pm

Did anyone listen to the medley? This dude sounds uncannily close to Dubrow.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:00 pm

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Did anyone listen to the medley? This dude sounds uncannily close to Dubrow.

No he doesn't.
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:00 pm

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I think his declaration a couple years ago about how he would "never" do this, because he felt it would be disrespectful to Kevin and to fans, is the biggest hurdle here...had he kept his mouth shut then, it may be a little easier to swallow now.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:00 pm

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Did anyone listen to the medley? This dude sounds uncannily close to Dubrow.

No he doesn't.


Eh, yes he does Very Happy

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:09 pm

I'll check 'em out.

I really dig Molly Hatchet even with a new vocalist replacing the deceased Danny Joe Brown. Who knows, it could be good and at least it keeps the music and memory of Kevin alive.

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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:28 pm

Ult, if they come anywhere close... I admit I will most likely have to go see them, BUT I still say they shold have changed the band name. Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 1:49 pm

I can't wait for Jimmy Bain's reformation of the DIO band. The singer will sound just like DIO, so it will be awesome!
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PostSubject: Re: Quiet Riot returns with a new vocalist   Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:01 pm

This just in: Jorn Lande is the new vocalist for the band Dio!


Mike Portnoy will be sitting behind the kit as well.
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