MelodicRock.com is reporting that former QUIET RIOT drummer Frankie Banali has commented on the upcoming release of a concert DVD from the late '80s version of QUIET RIOT via Music Video Distributors and 2RS Studios. Due on November 16, "Quiet Riot: '89 Live In Japan" hails from the days when original singer Kevin DuBrow was out of the band after quitting in 1987 and being replaced by Paul Shortino (ROUGH CUTT). The concert includes QUIET RIOT favorites such as "King Of The Hill" and the group's hit cover of SLADE's "Cum On Feel The Noize", while the DVD includes a bonus video for the song "Stay With Me Tonight".
QUIET RIOT had actually disbanded in 1988 but got together again for some Japanese dates, at which the DVD was filmed. DuBrow rejoined the band in 1990 and continued with it until September 2003, when the band officially called it a day.
Said Banali: "I think that for fans of QUIET RIOT, this release will be entertaining as well as showing what worked and what didn't work for this incarnation. This is the only visual musical documentation of that version of QUIET RIOT which included myself, Carlos Cavazo, Paul Shortino and Sean MacNabb. It was shot on the last date of the 'QR' Japanese tour of Japan, in Tokyo, and it was also the last date for that version of the band as I decided not to continue with the group during that tour and after that show the group consequently officially disbanded the following day.
"As far as this DVD being released, the current band members collectively signed off on this at the time it was filmed in 1989, so there is no controversy over its release since whoever owns the rights can license it for commercial purposes. This is no different from the plethora of releases that are made available of just about any band from time to time. As long as the writers get paid whatever the rate is for song writing, then so be it.
"QUIET RIOT has meant a lot of different things to the fans over the years both good and bad. Its most revered member was the late Randy Rhoads in the 1970s. Its most vocal member has been Kevin DuBrow, its most well known lineup was that of Kevin, Carlos, Rudy and myself. Its least known was the version of which this release focuses on, which was a good version of the band, but not what anyone would characterize as classic QUIET RIOT. The band through the years developed and changed in many ways just like most bands naturally do and one just never knows what could happen next."