Quiet Riot to record performance at Frontiers Rock Festival V for DVD release
Quiet Riot‘s long-time drummer Frankie Banali was recently interviewed by Barbara Caserta and Primo Bonali for Italy’s Linea Radio.
Banali was asked to confirm that Quiet Riot, consisting of Banali on drums, Chuck Wright on bass, Alex Grossi on guitar and James Durbin on lead vocals, will be filming a DVD at the group’s scheduled performance at the Frontiers Rock Festival V in Milan, Italy on April 28, 2018.
Banali replied (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx): “Yes. That is correct. I’m going to have one very special surprise in one of the Quiet Riot songs. I am not going to tell you what it is. It’s going to be something that we have never, ever done before like this and it’s going to be specifically for the Frontiers Rock Festival…. and never again.”
In terms of what Banali would say to someone that states that the current line-up of Quiet Riot is not the “real” one, the drummer opined: “Well, I think first of all, it’s important for everybody to understand that I have been involved with Quiet Riot since 1980. The bass player that’s with us, Chuck Wright, has been a part of Quiet Riot on and off since we recorded the Metal Health’ record. Alex Grossi, our guitarist, has been in the band for 14 years. The new singer is James Durbin, who was on American Idol during the tenth season. Umm. I think it’s also important to understand that in the history of Quiet Riot, there have been nearly 40 different members. Yes. It hasn’t just been, it just hasn’t been myself and Rudy Sarzo, who is my dearest and closest friend and a big supporter of me doing Quiet Riot, and Kevin DuBrow, who of course passed away, and Carlos [Cavazo]. That was the iconic lineup, but if you look at any band these days, they’re not all original members either because people have left, people have passed away, but you’re going to get a wonderful representation of Quiet Riot.”
Interview by Linea Radio with Frankie Banali:
Frankie Banali of QUIET RIOT premieres @ Linea Rock with Barbara Caserta all the anticipations (the rich setlist, one “never again” great surprise in the can…