Quiet Riot To Return With New Singer

Kevin DuBrow

It’s been three years since Quiet Riot frontman Kevin DuBrow’s sudden passing from loving cocaine too much. Three years. Yeah…that feels like enough time to mourn DuBrow’s death and then move on with a new singer. What’s next? A record deal with Roadrunner?

So, yeah — Quiet Riot are carrying on without DuBrow. Fuck, man…I thought DuBrow’s nose candy-related death was the nail in the Riot’s coffin. But I was wrong. They’re carrying on and have a new singer who was once in a Van Halen cover band.

I can’t believe this. Who is telling Quiet Riot there’s an audience out there for them? Is there? Maybe if they did one of those package tours with Vixen, Kix, and a bunch of other bands you forgot about from the ‘80s, people would go. But a new album? They couldn’t possibly release a new record and actually sell enough copies to make it worth the investment.

Drummer Frankie Banali got the ball rolling and the band auditioned a bunch of dudes. Singer Mark Huff first caught Banali’s attention when Frankie caught the Van Halen cover group…which focused on the Hagar era of the band. He tried out, blew Banali away with his audition, and got the gig.

The band is ironing out the details for its upcoming U.S. tour, which will be their first since DuBrow’s white powder-inhalation death. Can’t wait to see this tour. Great. This is shamelessness defined. Actually, me posting this picture of a Ines Sainz, the female sports reporter with the ass so insane, the New York Jets couldn’t control themselves…that’s the definition of shamelessness.


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