There's drama in the Quiet Riot camp. That's because singer Mark Huff was let go.
While he was in the hospital.
Getting ready for brain surgery.
And apparently the firing happened via Facebook... and Mark found out by reading the Quiet Riot page.
Needless to say, Huff was mad. He wrote on his own Facebook about the incident:
"As I sit in hospital… wait for my brain surgery… I have been let go from Quiet Riot. And nobody's had balls to tell it to my face. Interesting … the rock 'n' roll business. I have to read the news in a post that's not even directed to me?… WTF?"
I suspect fans left some angry posts for Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali on the QR Facebook. I say "suspect" because it seemed like someone was deleting posts from that page. Then Banali left his own message on the QR wall:
"With regards to Mark Huff: My policy has always been not to air out the dirty laundry in public. That policy remains the same even in light of those who chose to make accusations. The fact is that Mr. Huff's medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made, though it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time. His wife assured me that Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made and why it was made. This was days ago. The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr. Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal made public, which I believe would be counterproductive for him. I will not go tit for tat with this issue."
I'm sure there's more to this story that dueling Facebook posts. Still, Huff had been with Quiet Riot since 2010 and was supposed to sing with the band at M3 in May. Whatever the case, it seems pretty dirty to fire someone before brain surgery. Oh and there's this: Banali has already replaced Huff with Keith St. John (he was in Montrose). Here are the upcoming QR dates:
Feb. 1 - B B King's - New York, NY
Feb. 3 - The Bergen Performing Arts Center - Englewood, NJ
Feb. 4 - The Rock Junction - West Greenwich, RI