Video: QUIET RIOT Performs Without FRANKIE BANALI In Golden, Colorado
September 1, 2019
Decibel Geek TV has uploaded video footage of QUIET RIOT's August 24 concert at Buffalo Rose in Golden, Colorado (clip shot by Chris Deutsch of Front Row Concert Photos).
QUIET RIOT played several shows this year without drummer Frankie Banali, marking the first time ever that the band performed without any of the members from its classic lineup: Banali, singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo and bassist Rudy Sarzo.
At some of QUIET RIOT's recent shows (not including Golden),Banali was replaced by Johnny Kelly (DANZIG, TYPE O NEGATIVE). Completing the group's lineup are 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.
QUIET RIOT's new studio album, "Hollywood Cowboys", will be released on November 8 via Frontiers Music Srl.