Video footage of new group Rough Riot’s debut live performance
The new group Rough Riot featuring former members of Quiet Riot and Rough Cutt played their debut concert at Count’s Vamp’d in Las, Vegas, Nevada, USA on November 2, 2018.
Rough Riot consist of lead vocalist Paul Shortino (Rough Cutt, Quiet Riot), guitarists Chris Hager (Mickey Ratt, Rough Cutt, Stephen Pearcy) and Carlos Cavazo (Quiet Riot, Ratt), bassist Sean McNabb (Quiet Riot, Lynch Mob, Dokken, Rough Cutt) and drummer Dave Alford (Rough Cutt).
Shortino and Cavazo were recently interviewed by on KTNV‘s Las Vegas Morning Blend. In terms of how Rough Riot got together and obtained its name, Shortino advised (as transcribed by Sleaze Roxx): “Well, it’s a combination of two bands and I actually sang in both bands. I was in a band called Rough Cutt and then I joined Quiet Riot with Carlos. And Rudy [Sarzo] was actually in the band when we were first got together and then it’s been about 30 years since we’ve done anything. And we decided to kind of reunite. We have part of the Rough Cutt guys. We’ve got Dave Alford on drums, Chris Hagar and then Carlos Cavazo on guitar and Sean McNabb. And Sean and Carlos and I were in the Quiet Riot line-up in 1980… 1987.”
In terms of what the fans were going to hear during Rough Riot‘s debut gig at Vamp’d, Shortino stated: “Well, they’re going to hear a combination of some Rough Cutt and some Quiet Riot. A lot of the songs pretty much that we did on the record together which was QR. It was the fourth Quiet Riot record. We’re going to do some of the hits that the band had — “Cum On Feel The Noise,” “Wild And The Young” and also “Metal Health” of course. And then you’re going to hear “Piece Of My Heart” from Rough Cutt, some “Double Trouble.” And then “Stay With Me Tonight” — the songs that I did with the Quiet Riot guys. It’s going to be quite a night because a lot of the songs that we wrote together on that album, we actually never performed in the United States. We toured Japan and we toured South America so it will be, it will be something that fans have been waiting for for a long time to hear this stuff ’cause they’ll never really hear this music unless we actually do it.”
You can view the interview with Shortino and Cavazo at KTNV‘s website.
Rough Riot performing “Bang Your Head (Metal Health)” live at Vamp’d in Las Vegas, Nevada, USA on November 2, 2018: