QUIET RIOT Performs Without Drummer FRANKIE BANALI At Texas Festival (Video)
May 31, 2019
QUIET RIOT performed without drummer Frankie Banali at the Wildflower! Arts & Music Festival in Richardson, Texas. The May 17 show apparently marked the first time ever that the band played without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo.
Banali was reportedly unable to make the gig for an undisclosed reason and was replaced by Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE). Completing the group's lineup at the festival were James Durbin (vocals),guitarist Alex Grossi (guitar) and Chuck Wright (bass).
Banali resurrected QUIET RIOT in 2010, three years after the death of founding member and singer Kevin DuBrow.
QUIET RIOT initially featured the late guitar legend Randy Rhoads and went through some early lineup shifts before securing the musicians that recorded the band's multi-platinum-selling 1983 album "Metal Health".
Wright has been a part of QUIET RIOT, on and off, since 1982, having initially been involved in the "Metal Health" recordings (he played bass on the tracks "Metal Health" and "Don't Wanna Let You Go"). Grossi was in the last version of the band, from 2004 through 2007, before Kevin 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 Jizzy 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 Durbin.