Quiet Riot have unreleased material with Frankie Banali that’s unfinished & that will see the light of day
Quiet Riot‘s long-time guitarist Alex Grossi was recently interviewed by music journalist Thomas Amoriello Jr. for Boston Rock Radio.
With respect to what he’s learned from a managerial perspective from his now deceased Quiet Riot bandmate Frankie Banali, Grossi indicated (with slight edits): “The education that I have gotten since joining Quiet Riot 17 years ago has been invaluable. It’s something that you can’t learn at Berklee or MI etc, as you have to literally live it and very few guys have, and lived it through varying levels of success and fads and still be able to earn a living doing what they do. It’s certainly an art form all of its own, and it’s not for everyone. Now that Frankie is no longer with us, I help with his tour manager duties while we are out on the road and thankfully he always ran such a tight ship it has been a very smooth transition. Frankie‘s wife Regina, who is also in showbiz took over as the band’s manager when Frankie got sick and the blueprint that Frankie put together over the years has really helped immensely in facilitating her taking over as well.”
In terms of whether Quiet Riot, which now consists of Grossi, bassist Chuck Wright, lead vocalist Jizzy Pearl and drummer Johnny Kelly, will be releasing new music, the guitarist opined: “Yes, the exact logistics are being looked at now, and we have a lot of unreleased material with Frankie that we never finished that will see the light of day once we have a better scope of where things are headed….”
You can read the rest of the interview with Alex Grossi at Boston Rock Radio‘s website.