Have Quiet Riot replaced singer Seann Nicols with American Idol finalist James Durbin?
After Sleaze Roxx noted that Quiet Riot‘s press release yesterday did not include new singer Seann Nicols, a German website Rocks has reported that Quiet Riot have replaced Nicols after five shows for American Idol finalist James Durbin.
A Google translation from German to English of a portion of the Rocks article indicates:
“After only five concerts, the drums have been separated, as drummer Frankie Banali tells ROCKS: “Seann has done a great job on the record, but a band is not just talented – you have to get together.”
According to Banali, the customary artistic and personal differences have led to the unanimous decision that an amicable separation is in the interest of the band. “We had to make the best decision for Quiet Riot. If there are problems so early in the co-operation, it’s better to pull the emergency brake. “Over the last six years, the group has worn four singers – including Love / Hate frontman Jizzy Pearl.
As a successor to Seann Nichols, Quiet Riot have already committed James Durbin. The 28-year-old has been known in the US since his final participation at the American Idol talent show, where he joined Judas Priest in 2011. According to Banali, Durbin had long been his first choice for the singer post: “When I wrote the material for Road Rage with my songwriting partner Neil Citron, James was my favorite. Because he had other commitments, I had to look for a replacement, and Seann Nichols was the third on my candidate list. Of course, I would prefer James to be heard on Road Rage – but you can only work with the people who are currently available.””
Quiet Riot have yet to formally announce that Durbin will be the band’s new lead vocalist. However, Durbin is no stranger to at least one Quiet Riot band member given that he just collaborated on a new EP entitled Maps To The Hollywood Scars Volume 1 with guitarist Alex Grossi, which was released last month. Quiet Riot‘s new studio album Road Rage with singer Seann Nicols is scheduled to be released via Frontiers Music Srl on April 21, 2017. The group released its first single “The Seeker” for streaming yesterday.
Quiet Riot‘s “The Seeker” with Seann Nicols on vocals from upcoming new album Road Rage:
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