Quiet Riot perform first gig since reuniting with Jizzy Pearl but without Frankie Banali
Earlier this month, Quiet Riot announced that singer Jizzy Pearl (Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, Ratt) was returning to the band and replacing American Idol finalist James Durbin. Pearl‘s first stint as Quiet Riot‘s lead vocalist was from 2014 to 2016.
Quiet Riot‘s first gig with Pearl back in the line-up was at the Grand Rocktember Music Festival at the Grand Casino Amphitheater in Hinkcley, Minnesota, USA yesterday (on September 21, 2019).
Unfortunately, the band’s long-time drummer and leader Frankie Banali was once again missing in action. This is seemingly a regular occurrence now.
Banali posted the following message on his Facebook account about 10 hours ago (on September 21, 2019):
“HAPPY SATURDAY FROM MY HOME OFFICE @ QUIET RIOT CENTRAL! MORNING O-CHA! THE VESSEL… EDO JIDAI NEZUMI SHINO KUTSUGATA CHAWAN…. YES!”
One fan expressed her disappointment as she commented: “I trekked across the state and walked blocks and blocks out in the pouring rain to the amphitheater to see Quiet Riot. Frankie Banali I’ve loved you for 30 plus years and your not even here. This is bullshit! This is a fucking cover band!”
Quiet Riot with Jizzy Pearl performing “Slick Black Cadillac” and “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” at Grand Rocktember Music Festival in Hinckley, Minnesota, USA on September 21, 2019:
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