No Quiet Riot Without Kevin

(antiMusic) Hats off to Frankie Banali. When asked if he wanted to cash in on the death of his friend and bandmate Kevin DuBrow and put together a version of Quiet Riot with another vocalist, Frankie says No! He Posted the following on his website www.frankie-banali.com: I have been approached to see if I would be interested in contacting Rudy Sarzo and Carlos Cavazo and to audition singers for QUIET RIOT. I have also been approached to see if I would be interested in contacting and re-forming the version of QUIET RIOT that included Paul Shortino, Carlos Cavazo and Sean McNabb.

Let me make this very simple and perfectly clear. While I am still actively involved in the business interests of QUIET RIOT and will continue in that capacity, I reject any and all suggestions to have QUIET RIOT continue as a live performing entity.

My friendship, love and respect for Kevin DuBrow as well as my personal love and affection for Kevin's mother and his family makes it inconceivable for me to ever entertain any ovation to reform or to continue QUIET RIOT. Kevin was too important to go on without him. It would also be a disrespect to the fans who have supported QUIET RIOT for nearly 25 years.

I thank everyone for the wonderful and sometimes unpredictable adventure that I was able to share as a member of QUIET RIOT. The only regret that I have is the loss of Kevin. May he rest in peace.

I now begin life after QUIET RIOT.

Frankie Banali
Los Angeles, CA 1/14/2008

Incidentally, as this story was being prepared for posting, "Cum on Feel the Noize" came up on the iPod. (Or as Lonn Friend calls it, the iGod. )

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