Video footage of QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali's solo — filmed this past Friday, January 28 during the band's performance at the Ramona Mainstage in Ramona, California — can be viewed below.
The Dalles Chronicle last year conducted an interview with Mark Huff, the San Diego, California-based vocalist who has signed on as lead singer for QUIET RIOT, succeeding Kevin DuBrow, who died in 2007.
"The first thing that strikes me, is that I know it's going to be an uphill deal with the fans," Huff said.
"I knew this was going to be an emotional thing on a lot of levels," he added. "Music is an emotional thing anyway. I've dreamt of an opportunity like this since I was a teen in The Dalles."
A longtime fan of heavy metal, singer Mark Huff came to QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie 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.
"I've been a voice impressionist of sorts," Huff told The Dalles Chronicle. "Now I'm going to get a chance to put my stamp on things. I'm excited about that."
QUIET RIOT recently re-recorded some its classic songs with Huff on vocals, including "Cum on Feel the Noize" and "Metal Health". Huff laid down his tracks at a studio in Woodland Hills, California using one of the last microphones Kevin DuBrow used before his death.
Check out a sample track featuring recorded versions of "Cum On Feel The Noize", "Metal Health" and "Slick Black Cadillac" with Mark Huff on vocals.
QUIET RIOT 2011 is:
Chuck Wright - Bass
Alex Grossi - Guitar
Frankie Banali - Drums
Mark Huff - Vocals