Wednesday, October 05, 2016

Quiet Riot Announces New Lead Singer

by VVN Music

Quiet Riot has announced that their new lead singer, the seventh in the band's history, will be Seann Nicols, formerly of Adler's Appetite.

The late Kevin DuBrow was, of course, the lead for the band through most of their existence, but he was replaced during short periods throughout and after his death in 2007. Others which have held the position:

  • Paul Shortino (1987–1989, 2002)
  • Mark Huff (2010-2012)
  • Keith St. John (2012)
  • Scott Vokoun (2012–2013)
  • Jizzy Pearl – lead vocals (2013–2016)
The latest, Jizzy Pearl, has decided to pursue a solo career but will finish out the year with the band for their current tour commitments. Ironically, Nichols replaced Pearl in Adler's Appetite in 2005 when he was still known as Sheldon Tarsha.

Nicols is currently in the studio with Quiet Riot recording new material for a forthcoming album on Frontiers Records, their followup to 2014's Quiet Riot 10 (which was actually their twelfth studio album). They also have plans for their first music video since 1989.

The full announcement:
QUIET RIOT is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler's Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017. QUIET RIOT are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe. Vocalist Jizzy Pearl who is departing to concentrate full time on his solo career will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December. Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.

QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first heavy metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album "Metal Health". After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with bassist Chuck Wright who has been in and out of the band since 1982, and guitarist Alex Grossi who has been in the band since 2004.