Quiet Riot announce new singer Seann Nicols starting in 2017
Hair metal rockers Quiet Riot just announced that they will have a new lead vocalist by the name of Seann Nicols starting in 2017.
Nicols will be the group’s seventh lead vocalist after Kevin DuBrow (1975–1980, 1982-1987, 1990–2003, 2004–2007), Paul Shortino (1987–1989, 2002), Mark Huff (2010-2012), Keith St. John (2012), Scott Vokoun (2012–2013) and Jizzy Pearl (2013–2016). Nicols is the fifth lead vocalist since the passing of the band’s most recognized singer DuBrow on November 25, 2007.
The following message was posted on Quiet Riot‘s Facebook page earlier today:
“FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
QUIET RIOT ANNOUNCES NEW VOCALIST SEANN NICOLS FOR 2017
Los Angeles, CA, October 5th 2016,
QUIET RIOT is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler’s Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017.
QUIET RIOT are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.
Vocalist Jizzy Pearl who is departing to concentrate full time on his solo career will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December. Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.
QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album “Metal
Health“. After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the band since 1982, and guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004.”
Pearl ended up recording the album 10 with Quiet Riot where he sang on the six studio tracks and which was released on June 27, 2014.
Sleaze Roxx stated the following in its review of Quiet Riot‘s 10 album: “This is going to be a polarizing release. On one side you’ll have fans who feel Quiet Riot should have been laid to rest with singer Kevin DuBrow, and on the other hand will be listeners who are willing to give the legendary band a second lease on life. When DuBrow passed away in late 2007, longtime drummer Frankie Banali continued to keep the Quiet Riot moniker afloat with what would become a revolving door of frontmen — before landing Love/Hate‘s Jizzy Pearl. Pearl performed an admirable job with L.A. Guns in the late ’90s, so there is no reason he couldn’t do the same for Quiet Riot — and for the most part he does. One would never mistake Pearl for DuBrow, because both have such unique vocal styles, but I was surprised how much the newcomer did sound like the original frontman at times.”