New QUIET RIOT Song Featuring KEVIN DUBROW, FRANKIE BANALI And RUDY SARZO To Arrive On Monday
December 9, 2022
The official music video for a new QUIET RIOT song called "I Can't Hold On" will make its online debut on Monday, December 12 at 8:00 a.m. PST / 11:00 a.m. EST.
The track, which features late QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow and late QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali alongside current QUIET RIOT members Rudy Sarzo on bass and Alex Grossi on guitars, was composed by DuBrow and Grossi. The song was produced, engineered and mixed by Alistair James, while the video was directed by Frankie's widow, Regina Banali.
This past March, Rudy said that QUIET RIOT's next studio album would include a song that was originally recorded with DuBrow.
The 72-year-old musician, who recently rejoined QUIET RIOT after an 18-year absence, spoke about the possibility of fresh material from the group during an interview with the "The Rock N' Roll & Coffee Show". He said: "We've got so many songs right now. I'm really, really excited.
"We have to look at our schedule. We're gonna start working on [the new QUIET RIOT record] in the summertime. We've got a few tracks already done. And then we're just looking at what else we need to add to it.
"A lot of the tracks have Frankie playing on it. As a matter of fact, we have one with Kevin singing. Every time I hear it, I get chills. Actually, it's turning into my favorite QUIET RIOT song that I've ever recorded with the band. There's a certain organic element about it. But the way that it actually came about, it's really unique."
DuBrow, who formed QUIET RIOT with guitarist Randy Rhoads in 1975, died in November 2007 of an accidental cocaine overdose.
DuBrow recorded a solo album in 2004, the all-covers set "In For The Kill", and his final studio CD with QUIET RIOT, "Rehab", came out in October 2006.
The veteran rock group's last collection of fresh material was 2019's "Hollywood Cowboys", which marked Banali's final QUIET RIOT studio album before his untimely death.
Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and played on its breakthrough album, 1983's "Metal Health", died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic cancer.
The surviving members of QUIET RIOT later said it was "Frankie Banali's wish that the band continue and we keep the music and the legacy alive."
Last year, Grossi touched upon the possibility of the band making new music in an interview with "Rock Chat With Trace". He said: "There's been talk of doing a lot of new things… There could be a new album. There's definitely a lot of tracks that Frankie left behind that could be utilized for that, which is nice — that were works in progress before he got sick. All I'm gonna say is stay tuned, but there definitely will be new music from QUIET RIOT."
Rudy was one of the members of QUIET RIOT's "Metal Health" lineup. He played bass on the classic LP, which sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Metal Health" and on the follow-up record "Condition Critical".
Sarzo appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Sarzo was a member of OZZY OSBOURNE, WHITESNAKE, DIO, BLUE ÖYSTER CULT, QUEENSRŸCHE and THE GUESS WHO.
Joining Sarzo in QUIET RIOT's current lineup are Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl and drummer Johnny Kelly.
Grossi was in the last version of the band, from 2004 through 2007, before DuBrow passed away, and was asked by Banali to return in 2010.
QUIET RIOT went through two vocalists — Mark Huff and Scott Vokoun — before settling on Pearl in 2013. Pearl announced his exit from QUIET RIOT in October 2016 and was briefly replaced by Seann Nichols, who played only five shows with the group before the March 2017 arrival of "American Idol" finalist James Durbin. Pearl returned to QUIET RIOT in September 2019.
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