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Quiet Riot

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Formed: 1975
From: Los Angeles, CA, United States
Last Known Status: Active

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Below is our complete Quiet Riot news coverage, including columns and articles pertaining to the band. Some articles listed may be indirectly related, such as side projects of the band members, etc.

Note: We began associating news directly with bands in late 2003. Therefore, earlier band news may not be listed on this page.

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Metal Gets Its Due On Massive Rhino Boxed Set

Heavy metal fans will be banging their heads in delight this fall with the release of Rhinos's "Heavy Metal Box," due Oct. 2. The four-disc, 70-song set boasts classic tracks from Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Motorhead and Slayer, among dozens of others.

Arranged chronologically from 1968 to 1991, the compilation also boasts hits from bands like Deep Purple, Metallica, Black Sabbath, Iron Butterfly, Pantera, Alice Cooper, Venom, Testament, Rush and Megadeth; the project will be packaged in a box resembling a Marshall guitar amp.

The liner notes will include extensive photos, track commentary and interviews with Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford.

Here is the track list for "The Heavy Metal Box": More...

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Guitar Hero Encore: Rockin 80's Style

Recent pre-order boxes for the upcoming Playstation 2 videogame "Guitar Hero Encore: Rocks The 80s" have revealed more tracks for the game, the latest include:

Anthrax - "Caught In A Mosh"
Iron Maiden - "Wrathchild"
.38 Special - "Hold on Loosely"
White Lion - "Radar Love"
Scorpions - "No One Like You"
The Vapors - "Turning Japanese"
Winger - "Seventeen"

It is not known which, if any, of these tracks will be original recordings or covers. They join the previously announced tracks:

"We Got The Beat" (The Go-Go's)
"Balls To The Wall" (as made famous by Accept)
"Only A Lad"(as made famous by Oingo Boingo)
"The Warrior" (as made famous by Scandal)
"18 And Life" (as made famous by Skid Row)
"Bathroom Wall" (as made famous by Faster Pussycat)
"Lonely Is The Night" (as made famous by Billy Squier)
"Nothin' But A Good Time" (as made famous by Poison)
"Play With Me" (as made famous by Extreme)
"Shaken" (as made famous by Eddie Money)
"Synchronicity II" (as made famous by The Police)
"I Wanna Rock" (Twisted Sister) (original recording)
"I Ran" (Flock Of Seagulls) (original recording)
"Round And Round" (as made famous by Ratt)
"Metal Health" (as made famous by Quiet Riot)
"Holy Diver" (as made famous by Dio)
"Heat Of The Moment" (as made famous by Asia)

The game is expected to see a July 17th release date.

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Rocklahoma Expects 50,000 People Per Day

Rob Rogers, director of productions for Catch the Fever Music Festivals, cannot say enough about Rocklahoma, an 80s rock festival coming July 13-15.

Although Country Fever will happen first, June 7-10, at the facility between Adair and Pryor, Rogers talked almost exclusively about Rocklahoma when he visited Adair.

“These people do have money and they will put it into the community,” Rogers said. “The first week of sales outsold Country Fever and the VIP sold out first.”

VIP seats are up front and include non-alcoholic drinks, beer, parking, lunch and dinner. To make sure enough VIP seats will be available, Rogers said, a $1 million renovation is being completed at Catch the Fever’s facility.

Rocklahoma is happening in Oklahoma, but it was announced at a press conference in Los Angeles. Since then, Rogers said tickets have been sold to people in 15 countries, four Canadian provinces and all 50 states.

“We expect 50,000 to 60,000 people each day,” Rogers said. “Every hotel room is booked in a 50- to 70-mile radius. People are thinking about renting their houses.

“This isn’t a four-state area thing. This is worldwide. The numbers just keep going daily.”

Rogers said some of the bands in the line up hope their career will be restarted with this exposure. “This is different than Country Fever where the acts come in and out. The bands will be staying here,” Rogers said.

Rogers said the festival will be broadcast on world-wide pay for view television and the VH-1 music channel.

Rocklahoma will feature hard rock bands popular in the 80s such as Great White, Quiet Riot, Poison, Ratt and White Lion.

Read the full article at Weatherford Democrat.

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Sarzo 'Sets Record Straight' On Rhoads Documentary

Former QUIET RIOT / OZZY OSBOURNE and current DIO bassist Rudy Sarzo has issued a statement in response to a recent press release from Rudy's former QUIET RIOT bandmate Kevin DuBrow in which DuBrow explained the reasons behind his decision to withdraw his involvement in an upcoming documentary about late OZZY OSBOURNE / QUIET RIOT guitarist Randy Rhoads.

Said Sarzo: "In response to a recent press release from Kevin DuBrow, I'm compelled to address his statements regarding claims of inaccuracies in my book, 'Off the Rails', and towards an upcoming Randy Rhoads documentary now in production.

"I want to highly stress that Dakota Pictures' Randy Rhoads documentary that is being directed by Peter Margolis is not based on my book, 'Off the Rails', or any book for that matter. In no way is the film scripted. It is based on interviews from family members, childhood friends, former band members and fans who want to share their memories and express their feelings about Randy in this special tribute.

"The documentary's director, Peter Margolis, is an ex-student of Randy Rhoads. His life was truly influenced by Randy's music and friendship. The film has 100 percent support and participation of the Rhoads family, and from what I understand, Kelle Rhoads [Randy's brother] will be contributing to the soundtrack of the film.

"I sincerely hope that Kevin's animosity towards me, which he's been harboring for nearly 25 years, does not extend into this well-meaning project.

"In response to Mr. DuBrow's statement that my book is filled with inaccuracies, well, I have yet to see him back up his allegations. Besides, out of the 24 chapters in the book, there is only one that refers to my time with Randy in QUIET RIOT. The other 23 chapters are about my memories of Randy during my period in Ozzy's band."

With the blessings of the family of late OZZY OSBOURNE / QUIET RIOT guitarist Randy Rhoads, Dakota Pictures and director Peter Margolis began filming the "Randy Rhoads Documentary" on March 19 at the Mountain View Cemetery. In hopes to fully capture the significance of the 25th anniversary of Randy's passing, the filmmakers interviewed as many of Randy's fans as possible.

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Dubrow Refuses To Take Part In Rhoads Documentary

GuitarWorld.com has learned that former QUIET RIOT singer Kevin DuBrow has refused to participate in an upcoming documentary about his former friend and QUIET RIOT bandmate Randy Rhoads.

DuBrow had originally agreed to be interviewed for the as-yet-untitled Rhoads film, according to director Peter Margolis, and even provided private photos and videos.

"Four days after this great conversation in which he was enthusiastic and funny, I get this e-mail that was almost like a form letter," Margolis tells Guitar World magazine. "And it reads, 'Thank you for offering to have me in the movie, but I am going to have to decline to participate. I wish you and the Rhoads family the best of luck.' It was so impersonal. I really don't know what made him change his mind."

With the blessings of the family of late OZZY OSBOURNE / QUIET RIOT guitarist Randy Rhoads, Dakota Pictures and director Peter Margolis began filming the "Randy Rhoads Documentary" on March 19 at the Mountain View Cemetery. In hopes to fully capture the significance of the 25th anniversary of Randy's passing, the filmmakers interviewed as many of Randy's fans as possible.

For more information, visit the film's MySpace page.

In 1982, Rhoads, the then-lead guitarist for OZZY OSBOURNE, and two others were killed at Flying Baron Estates, just outside Leesburg, Florida, when their small plane struck Osbourne's tour bus, then crashed into a mansion.

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Quiet Riot To Perform On Rockline January 10

Legendary Rockline host Bob Coburn has invited QUIET RIOT to give a special live full electric in studio performance that will include songs from the group's recently released "REHAB" CD. QUIET RIOT will also be interviewed and fans are encouraged to call in with questions for Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali during the program at (800) 344-ROCK (7625). The show will air live this Wednesday night January 10, 2007 at 8:30 PM PT / 11:30 PM ET. For a list of station near you and information regarding how to log onto the Internet for the broadcast, go to RocklineRadio.com.

The QUIET RIOT "REHAB" CD was released in the United States via Chavis Records and is available nationwide.

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Quiet Riot Sign To Chavis Records For US Distro

Chavis Records has announced the signing of QUIET RIOT. Their new release titled, 'Rehab' will be available October of 2006 in the US through Chavis Records.

Original members Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali are joined by Tony Franklin on bass (ex-The Firm and Blue Murder), session guitarist Neil Citron, and the voice of rock, Glenn Hughes (ex-Deep Purple and Black Sabbath). Glenn performed a vocal duet with Kevin DuBrow and contributed the bass track on the classic 1969 Spooky Tooth song 'Evil Woman'. QUIET RIOT recently reunited with Alex Grossi (guitar) and Chuck Wright (bass) to tour worldwide in support of the forthcoming Rehab release.

'Rehab' contains 11 blistering tracks and will be available throughout the US beginning October 3, 2006.

Pre-orders are now available by visiting Chavis Records' e-store where you can also visit the QUIET RIOT artist page to hear samples.

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The Beatles Go Metal?

On October 24, 2006, Restless Records will release "Butchering The Beatles" — featuring the biggest, the baddest, the heaviest all-star line-up ever assembled to honor what is arguably the greatest band ever — THE BEATLES. All-in-all, over 50 internationally known recording artists bring their unique bone-crushing slant to these remarkable songs. Produced by Grammy award-winning producer/guitarist Bob Kulick and ace engineer Brett Chassen, "Butchering The Beatles" features 12 new, ass-kicking versions of THE BEATLES' chart-topping hits, including "Hey Jude", "I Feel Fine" and "Day Tripper", plus the more esoteric "Hey Bulldog", barked out by the legendary Alice Cooper and "Tomorrow Never Knows", uniquely interpreted by the iconic Billy Idol, alongside classic concept songs like "Lucy In The Sky With Diamonds" and "Magical Mystery Tour".

When asked by Guitar Player magazine what possessed him to go all metal on THE BEATLES, Bob Kulick stated that, "BEATLES songs are the Holy Grail. They're the best rock songs ever written. These new recordings are totally faithful, yet completely different. Billy Gibbons singing 'Revolution' or (MOTÖRHEAD frontman) Lemmy singing 'Back In The USSR' are not exactly Paul McCartney or John Lennon. And of course, the guitar solo sections were lengthened to accommodate all the artists' solo styles."

"Butchering The Beatles" track listing: More...

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Quiet Riot Part Ways With Guitarist Tracii Guns

Less than a month after announcing the addition of guitarist Tracii Guns (BRIDES OF DESTRUCTION, ex-L.A. GUNS) to the group's ranks, QUIET RIOT have issued a statement confirming that Guns will, in fact, no longer be a member of the band. The statement reads as follows:

"Although we all had high hopes and the best intentions for the success of our association, it became evident collective that the musical diversity of styles would not work to our mutual satisfaction. Rather than go into the recording studio unsure of the outcome, QUIET RIOT and Tracii Guns have decided to amicably part company but remain friends and hold each other in the highest respect.

"QUIET RIOT will still enter the studio in late January to record new songs for the next studio release, the first new material from the band since the release of 'Guilty Pleasures' in 2001.

"Look for QUIET RIOT on tour upon completion of the new recordings."

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Kick Axe Interview

An interview with Kick Axe bassist, Victor Langen, has been made available at Metal Rules. The interview contains stories about getting pulled off the road by police, touring with Quiet Riot, writing songs for W.A.S.P, and how Rob Halford hand-picked Kick Axe to open the "Defenders of the Faith" tour over Great White. The interview can be read at the following, http://www.metal-rules.com/zine/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=346&Itemid=54

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Quiet Riot To Enter Studio In September

QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Glam-Metal.com about the group's plans for their next studio album, tentatively due in early 2006. A couple of excerpts from the interview follow:

Glam-Metal.com: What kind of sound are you aiming for [on the next QUIET RIOT album]? Is it modern, or bluesy like your solo album?

Kevin DuBrow: "It's kind of like neither really. Of course, it's going to have that sound like QUIET RIOT. Like some of the stuff on my solo CD, 'In for the Kill', sounded very much like QUIET RIOT. Alex [Grossi, new QUIET RIOT guitarist] brings a different sensibility to this. His writing is different from the old-style QUIET RIOT. I have a lot of material that I have written before Alex came onboard. I don't know if we are going to use much of it. Between the stuff that Alex, myself, and Frankie have wrote done together, I think it keeps it much more fresh that the stuff that I had."

Glam-Metal.com: Any plans to release the new QUIET RIOT album soon?

Kevin DuBrow: "I think we are going into the studio in September. Then the plan is to get it out in March or April of 2006."

Glam-Metal.com: Will Michael Lardie be producing it?

Kevin DuBrow: "I don't know it depends. We haven't decided whose going to record it. I would assume that Michael Lardie would at least do the vocals of me up in Las Vegas. As far as the whole thing, it depends on his schedule. He is extremely busy with NIGHT RANGER and other artists thta he is producing. He is up in Las Vegas, and the rest of the band is in Los Angeles. So we would definitely have to record the rest of the band in Los Angeles."

Glam-Metal.com: Have you ever thought about acting or appearing on "The Surreal Life" or any other type of reality TV program?

Kevin DuBrow: "They have called me different times to be on 'The Surreal Life', and it just didn't pan out for some reason or another. I would be interested if QUIET RIOT had a break. The last one started filming on March 28 as the year progresses, we are going to get more and more booked. I would like to do something, with my personality; I could be somewhat entertaining as long as they don't team me up any bad-boy goofballs. Then I would be on two reality shows, 'The Surreal Life' and 'Cops'."

Read the full article at Glam-Metal.com.

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Bassist Previews Book About Touring With Ozzy

Former Quiet Riot/Ozzy Osbourne bassist Rudy Sarzo spoke to Greg Prato of Billboard.com about his upcoming book, 'Off the Rails - My Adventures in the Land of Ozz', which will include a first-person account from his personal day-by-day diary of events while touring with Ozzy Osbourne and Randy Rhoads in the early Eighties. "I kept a diary, like a journal," Sarzo said, "And I have the details of all those [tour] dates, mainly because my accountant at the time requested that I did. I would keep records of my travels for tax purposes. There's so much misinformation about that period on the Internet. I think somebody probably grabbed an old itinerary, and just went by that as 'These are the dates.' At the time, there were a lot of cancellations and rescheduling, especially after the accident."

Read the full article at Billboard.com.

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Ex-King's X, Whitesnake, Quiet Riot Form Band

King's X bassist/vocalist Doug Pinnick and Whitesnake guitarist Reb Beach are working together on a side project, which also includes Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali and Whitesnake keyboard player Timothy Drury. The band doesn't yet have a name, though, despite reports that it would be called Devil's Children. However, an album is likely later in the year.

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Glenn Hughes On New Iommi Album

An interview with Glenn Hughes has been posted at classicrockrevisited.com. In this interview (conducted by Kevin DuBrow of Quiet Riot, of all people), Glenn had some major praise for the as of yet unnamed album by Tony, which has no release date yet. Several excerpts from the interview:

Kevin: You played me the upcoming, not-yet-released Iommi-Hughes record today. I have to say that for a heavy metal record, it is just fucking huge.

Glenn: We finished it about a month ago with Kenny Aronoff. It is a mammoth, spectacle extravaganza record. It is a huge, huge album. It is classic rock and modern rock with Tony’s guitar sound and Big Daddy’s soulful overtones. It was written in Birmingham in October. Tony and I wrote about 18 songs. We realized we were missing something and we realized it so we brought in Kenny Aronoff. We didn’t want a session guy, instead we wanted someone who would play with us in a live setting. When we started playing with Kenny we knew we had what we wanted. The album was recorded between December 3rd and December the 20th at Monnow Valley in Wales. I think it really is a mammoth record.

Kevin: Will you and Iommi be doing anything live?

Glenn: Tony and I will tour the album properly when we get the right release date and the right tour in front of us. This album is too big to ignore.

Kevin: When is the release date for the album?

Glenn: I have heard the press will be flown into New York and London and have a listening party. It is a big record and when the fans hear it then they will understand why I am making such a big deal out of it. It makes a big statement.

Read the full article at classicrockrevisited.com.

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Quiet Riot UK Dates, Live Album MP3s Posted Online

QUIET RIOT will commence their 2005 world tour in England, where the group has not performed in twenty years, with the following dates:

2/11/05 BRADFORD, UK - RIO
2/14/05 DUDLEY, UK - JB'S

Additional tour dates for Europe will be announced shortly.

Three MP3 music files have been made available from the "QUIET RIOT Live & Rare - Vol. 1" CD which will be released on Cleopatra/Deadline Records. MP3 downloads are now available at this location. They include "Metal Health (Bang Your Head)" and "Condition Critical" both recorded live in 1984, as well as the studio demo of "Thunderbird" which was recorded by Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali along with Chuck Wright (Bass) and Bob Steffan (Guitar) in 1981.

"QUIET RIOT LIVE AND RARE VOLUME 1" is expected to hit the streets on January 4, 2005.

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Quiet Riot Plan UK Tour

Quiet Riot have announced a UK tour, playing Bradford Rio February 11, London Camden Underworld 12, Nottingham Rock City 13, Dudley JB's 14.

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Monterrey Metal Fest To Be Filmed For DVD Release

The first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico, will be filmed with 10 stationary, mobile and crane-mounted cameras and will be released in the future in DVD format worldwide, according to a press release from Cage, one of the bands scheduled to appear at the festival. Other groups set to perform on the main stage include Twisted Sister, Dio, Dokken, Quiet Riot, Shaman and Hatebreed.

The secondnd stage will feature the hottest Mexican metal bands currently on the scene: Next, Evilheart, Argos, Aglarond, Calvaria, Marco Ferrigno - The Quest, Stentor, Eon, Skeptic Universe, Divina Lez and Aiwass.

To visit the Monterrey Metal Fest web site, click here.

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Evilheart Confirmed For Monterrey Metal Fest

Mexican black/death metal band Evilheart have been confirmed for the first-ever Monterrey Metal Fest, set to be held on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at the Coca Cola Auditorium in Monterrey, Nuevo Leon, Mexico. The complete lineup for the festival so far is as follows:

Main Stage:

Twisted Sister
Quiet Riot

Second Stage:

Skeptic Universe

The Monterrey Metal Fest Vol. 1 will be the largest heavy metal festival ever to be held in Mexico. The outdoor Coca Cola Auditorium has a capacity for over 20,000 persons.

The festival promoters, Day Dream Productions and Dark Vission Entertainment, plan on making the Monterrey Metal Fest an annual event.

To visit the Monterrey Metal Fest web site, click here. More information about Evilheart is available at this location.

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Quiet Riot Resurface With New Lineup

According to a new press release, Quiet Riot, the band who introduced the world to their groundbreaking #1 selling album Metal Health, are back after an eighteen month absence. Driven by vocalist Kevin DuBrow, powered by drummer Frankie Banali, both Quiet Riot founding members, the band is now fueled by longtime QR contributing bassist Chuck Wright and Beautiful Creatures guitarist Alex Grossi.

The band have entered into an equitable and legal agreement with bassist Rudy Sarzo, now with Dio, making it possible for the continuation of the group. Former guitarist Carlos Cavazo has chosen not to participate. Everyone concerned wishes each other continued success.

Quiet Riot will be releasing their first ever official live CD "Quiet Riot Live & Rare" in January 2005. It will include tracks from their 1983 Metal Health tour and the 1984 Condition Critical tour as well as three rare 1981 "demo" tracks for their Metal Health release.

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Quiet Riot Singer To Do 70's Covers Album

QUIET RIOT vocalist KEVIN DUBROW is currently recording an album of his favorite cover tunes from the 1970’s. "This album’s a real labor of love," says DuBrow. "When Mike Varney of Shrapnel Records approached me about doing this I already had the songs selected." The album will feature songs originally done by Humble Pie, Mott The Hoople and Silverhead just to name a few. The recording is being done at Field Of Dreams studios in Las Vegas, NV features Kevin DuBrow on vocals, Kevin Curry on Guitar, German Bassist Gunter Nezhoda and former Badlands/UFO drummer and Racer X vocalist Jeff Martin. The album is being engineered by former Great White member Michael Lardie who also adds keyboards to the album. The album is being produced by Kevin DuBrow and Micheal Lardie and will be released on Shrapnel Records sometime early 2004.

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