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Quiet Riot (Sort Of) Unplugs

Frankie Banali is keeping Quiet Riot alive... and the band just played unplugged (sort of) for the first time in Jensen Beach, Florida. I'm not exactly sure what I think about this. I mean, I'm glad the band is still going, but it sure doesn't seem like QR to me. Plus, I don't understand the quasi-unplugged set. Either do it, or don't, you know?

Reader Comments (11)

Quiet Riot died on 11/19/07 with the passing of Kevin DuBrow. This new incarnation is a sad and shameful disgrace.
September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I agree with Kenny. Frankie will drain every penny he can out of the bands name because he has no fresh talent to offer the world and the man needs to eat.
September 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterreptileblvd
Quiet Riot actually died October 29th, 1979, the moment Randy Rhoads stepped off the Starwood stage & hung up his polkadot bow tie.

Beyond that it was just DuBrow's band to do with whatever he did.

When Kevin passed he left the name,rights,& legacy to Frankie B.

While Chuck Wright & Frankie Banali are my longtime friends, it just doesn't really feel anything like REAL Quiet Riot to me, But as long as they continue to pay homage' & respect to Randy & Kevin at each show, let 'em continue. Never forgetting that this is a band with ZERO original members.
September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
Put it to bed, Frankie..please
September 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo
Not Quiet Riot
September 28, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterJeff
frankie: \m/

keep the faith

I'd rather go to your show than go see kenny ozz.
September 28, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterfletch
Awww. I have a fan in Fletch. How cute.
September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
This is not Quiet Riot, this is a tribute act to the drummer's glory days
September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterManny
How is this any different than say LA Guns and their 752 different line up changes,or Axl still pushing his band of hired guns as G&R? It is what it is,and as was stated above, guys do have to eat/pay bills, just like the rest of us.As long as folks are willing to pay to see and hear it, why not go for it? Trust me,as somebody who can play pretty much every song from back in the day on the guitar, yet still works 72 hours a week at a coal processing mine, it sure beats what I do!! LMFAO.
September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterGary
Yeah, but this gig reeks of not having enough money to bring or rent equipment. Quiet Riot is all about "LOUD", whatever incarnation it is. Don't play if you ain't got the Marshalls with ya.

And, Ace, let's not unecessarily indirectly disparage Carlos Cavazo. Though he's no Rhandy Rhodes, he's still a helluva guitarist who brought it every night in Quiet Riot and now RATT.

As I've stated before, I don't need to see these guys without DuBrow and Carvazo, let alone, Sarzo. I still might be tempted if Carvazo and Sarzo came back in but it seems to me they've moved on with much more lucrative and artistically rewarding opportunities.

There's no denying the majesty of the first QR album with that line-up, but with DuBrow gone, and the others AWOL, combined with the travesty of Banali resorting to Bongos, I'm hearing the death nell from this once great juggernaut of noise.

p.s. Gary, the difference between this situation and L.A. Guns is the fact that, though Guns is missing the blazing Tracii Guns, they've still got Phil Lewis' signature voice. That, plus they are still putting out good music. Check out "Underneath The Sun" off their latest album. it's as good as anything they ever put out before. AND they've got Steve Riley on the skins, one of the few REAL Rock and Roll Legends still around, a total bada*ss who wouldn't be caught dead playin' no bongos.
September 29, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
kevin dubrow to me is quiet riot they're not necessarily dead to me, because id go see them just to see them. but i agree more with kenny and everybody else.
October 4, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterdj

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