Sean McNaab, Frankie Banali, Alex Grossi & Mark Huff
We just got this in our inbox this morning and it appears that Quiet Riot is now another in the long list of 80s bands with some sort of singer drama. According to current vocalist Mark Huff, he is in the hospital awaiting brain surgery and just found out on the internet he’s been replaced.
In recent months the bands LA Guns & Great White have had to sort similar situations. And previous to this, there has been well documented line up changes with Warrant, Skid Row & Ratt as well.From ex-Quiet Riot singer Mark Huff on Facebook:
Posted January 12th 2012
Also, the following is being reported at BRAVE WORDS
QUIET RIOT Part Ways With Singer Mark Huff; Former MONTROSE Vocalist Keith St. John Steps In For Upcoming Live Dates
QUIET RIOT has parted company with vocalist Mark Huff, and wishes him the very best for the future.
Upcoming Quiet Riot personal appearances will be performed with ex-MONTROSE vocalist Keith St. John. Dates include:
1 – B B King’s – New York, NY
3 – The Bergen Performing Arts Center – Englewood, NJ
4 – The Rock Junction – West Greenwich, RI
A synopsis for the film reads: "Our story follows Frankie Banali, a world renown drummer you probably remember from the ’80’s band Quiet Riot. As a single soccer dad in the suburbs, his long hair and tattoos frighten the neighbors, but to other drummers he’s a hero. His career took a major sideswipe when his singer Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. At a cross roads in his life he must forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter.
This film takes a trip back through time to the decade of debauchery and decadence. Real home videos shot backstage, on the tour bus, in the recording studio, and in hotel rooms with one of the 80’s top platinum selling bands and most notorious bad boys. Never before seen footage from the milestones in Frankie’s long career in music and his personal life now. Funny, and deeply personal and poignant exploration of Frankie’s long time friendship with his band mate Kevin DuBrow. The loss of his close friend and his career as he knew it, and his life after Kevin. Follow his journey at his current moment of truth. As he goes through the ups and downs of having to fill the void left by his singer and friend Kevin DuBrow and continue on with Quiet Riot.
Quiet Riot w/ Mark Huff "Bang Your Head – Metal Health" 2011
Quiet Riot w/ Mark Huff "Cum On Feel The Noize" 2011
We wish Mark a full recovery.
Bang Your Sludge