The Classic Metal Show’s Chris Akin recently spoke with Quiet Riot vocalist, Jizzy Pearl, who indicated not only that the current lineup will be releasing “new music”, but some of it will be reworked versions of the songs he did with them on the 10 album, that was released and then pulled.
Chris Akin: Do you think the music that you recorded previously with Quiet Riot that got pulled will find it’s way back to being out there?
Jizzy Pearl: “It’s been revamped. Basically, Frankie’s drum tracks have been… you know that game “Operation” where you take the tweezers? We pulled his drum tracks and have written all new music for that. So yeah, yeah. There’s new music. Hopefully people will dig it. We’ll see.”
Listen to the full interview here, or below:
Quiet Riot recently welcomed legendary bassist and founding member Rudy Sarzo back to the band after an 18-year absence.
“We can’t wait to get back out there and see everyone” says guitarist Alex Grossi “The first few shows with Rudy back have gone over really well and the audiences are very excited to see him perform these songs again.”
Quiet Riot continues its historic journey as per the wishes of Frankie Banali, who passed away in 2020, and the Banali estate. The band continues to play live with the lineup composed of guitarist Alex Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl, and filling Frankie Banali’s shoes behind the drums is Johnny Kelly of Type O Negative.
2022 marks the 40th anniversary of the recording of the landmark Metal Health album with Rudy on bass, which has sold over ten million copies. It spawned the hits “Cum On Feel The Noize” and “Metal Health” and the entire hair band craze in the 1980s. Sarzo appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Rudy Sarzo was a member of Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Öyster Cult, Queensrÿche, and The Guess Who.
States Rudy Sarzo: “I’m excited to be back home and celebrate the Quiet Riot legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of Metal Health, the first heavy metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart.”
The band’s 2022 tour dates are listed below. For more information, head here.
1 – Auburndale, FL – Clay County Fair
2 – Vineland, NJ – The Landis Theater
29 – Bullhead, AZ – Bullhead Run
1 – Tempe, AZ – The Marquee Theater
7 – Dodge City, KS – United Wireless Arena
20 – Pompano Beach, FL – Pompano Beach Ampitheater
26 – Morton, MN – Jackpot Junction Casino
27 – Norwalk, CT – The Wall St. Theater
29 – Nashville, TN – Creatures Fest at Sonesta Hotel & Convention Center
3 – San Bernardino, CA – San Bernardino Fairgrounds
4 – Hollywood, CA – The Whisky A Go-Go
18 – Lampe, MO – Black Mountain Ampitheater
25 – Aurora, IL – Riveredge Park
9 – Xenia, OH – Ceaser Ford Park
15 – Ft. Wayne, IN – Headwater Park
16 – Roanoke, VA – Dr. Pepper Park
29 – Kansas City, MO – Ameristar Casino
30 – Beaver Dam, KY – Rock The Dam
20 – Crownsville, MD – Noyze Of Summer Festival
21 – Des Moines, IA – Venue TBA
25 – Niagara Falls, NY – Thursdays on 3rd Concert Series
9 – Hinkley, MN – Rocktember Fest
10 – St. Charles, IL – The Arcada Theater
16 – Hudson Falls, NY – The Strand Theater
18 – Warrendale, PA – Jergels
8 – Shelton, WA – Little Creek Casino
(Photo – Julie Bergonz)