QUIET RIOT recently announced Seann Nicols (formerly of ADLER’S APPETITE) as its new vocalist starting in 2017. The band is currently in the studio with Seann recording its forthcoming full-length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Music Srl in early 2017. They will also release a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music clip since 1989. The group will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.
Vocalist Jizzy Pearl (LOVE/HATE, L.A. GUNS, ADLER’S APPETITE, RATT), who is departing to concentrate full time on his solo career, will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December.
During a recent appearance on “Trunk Nation”, Eddie Trunk‘s new show on SiriusXM channel Volume (106), QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali stated about Pearl‘s departure from the group: “I don’t want people to think that all of a sudden this just happened and there was some breakup. Everything happens for a reason.”
He continued: “Jizzy gave notice several months ago — maybe four months ago, five months ago. It was decided that it was beneficial to both sides of the equation to continue out the year — financially, [with] consideration for Jizzy, and for me, being able to do the dates that were contracted. So I think it worked out for everyone.”
Banali added: “I was actually going to go public [with Jizzy‘s exit] a week before [QUIET RIOT‘s appearance on] the [Monsters Of Rock] cruise, and then all of a sudden I came to the realization that if I go public before the cruise, I’m gonna be sequestered on a ship for four days, and the only people that are there are fans and press. And so I didn’t want those dates, those two QUIET RIOT shows, to revolve around who’s leaving and why; I wanted people to concentrate on the music. But as soon as we docked, ‘Boom!’ But it was already in place. I mean, I was gonna do it a week before.”