Singer James Durbin no longer in Quiet Riot two months before the release of new studio album
Quiet Riot led by drummer Frankie Banali seem to have a hard time keeping lead vocalists ever since restarting in 2010 three years after Kevin DuBrow‘s passing on November 25, 2007. The group is presumably going to be looking for or has already hired its seventh lead vocalist since DuBrow‘s passing.
Quiet Riot‘s list of singers since 2010 consist of Mark Huff (2010-2012), Keith St. John (2012), Scott Vokoun (2012–2013), Jizzy Pearl (2013–2016), Seann Nicols (2016-2017) and now Durbin (2017-2019).
Durbin posted the following message on his Instagram and Facebook pages less than an hour ago:
“Thanks to the fans.
Thanks for the noise.
3/18/17 – 9/7/19″
This is a rather surprising development since Quiet Riot are scheduled to release their new studio album Hollywood Cowboys with Durbin on lead vocals via Frontiers Music Srl on November 9, 2019.
This is familiar territory for Quiet Riot since the band was supposed to release its studio album Road Rage with Seann Nicols on lead vocals back on April 21, 2017 before replacing Nicols with Durbin in early March 2017, and then quickly electing to re-record the songs for Road Rage with Durbin handling the lead vocals and delaying the release of the album to August 4, 2017.
Quiet Riot are scheduled to play the Grand Rocktember VII in Hinckley, Minnesota, USA that takes place on September 20, and 21, 2019.