Riot coming to Hard Rock Rocksino in Northfield

Band, reformed in 2010, to perform on April 4

by Kelly Maile Record-Courier Staff Writer Published:

Since lead singer Kevin DuBrow's death seven years ago, longtime Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali has tried to carry on the musical legacy of the American heavy metal band.

Fans will gather for Quiet Riot's head-banging live show on April 4 at the Hard Rock Rocksino, 10777 Northfield Road in Northfield. Doors open at 8 p.m. Tickets range from $15 to $25.

"The nucleus of Quiet Riot even before we recorded the 'Metal Health' record was always the late, great Kevin DuBrow and myself," Banali said. "I have always had a hands on approach to both the music and business of Quiet Riot. Being the drummer for over 34 years and managing the band for over 21 years, I have seen it all, done it all and continue to move forward, while still enjoying the journey."

Quiet Riot is working to release a new album before summer.

"The new album will have six new studio recordings and four live songs from a 2007 performance with Kevin DuBrow on the live songs," Banali said. "For me, that was a way of having Kevin still be a very real part of the band though he's no longer with us."

The band continues to record new music and release new records even in a "nonexistent music industry" for the fans.

"Quiet Riot has always pretty much done whatever we wanted to do as a band and that continues today regardless of trends or current tastes in music," Banali said. "The music industry as a whole no longer exists as it once did. What we continue to do is to keep the genre alive for our longtime fans and for the new fans."

Quiet Riot is the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at No. 1 on Billboard magazine. The multi-platinum 1983 album, "Metal Health" erupted with hits "Cum on Feel the Noize and "Metal Health."

Banali revived the band in 2010, three year's after Dubrow's death, along with veteran bassist Chuck Wright, who played on several of the tracks on "Metal Health" and guitarist Alex Grossi. The band recruited a new lead vocalist Jizzy Pearl, of Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, Adler's Appetite and Ratt in 2013.

"Quiet Riot has always been a working band that takes the music to the fans," Banali said. "The fans are what make it worthwhile to continue to tour and create new music."

For details, call 330-908-7625 or visit hrrocksinonorthfieldpark.com.

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