Vocalist MIKE DIMEO Officially Quits RIOT

After a number of years and several album recordings with the band, vocalist Mike DiMeo has officially quit RIOT to devote himself full-time to THE LIZARDS (featuring drummer Bobby Rondinelli of BLUE ÖYSTER CULT/BLACK SABBATH/RAINBOW fame). Mike commented, "I have done more with THE LIZARDS in the past six months then with RIOT for the past six years."

Hot off the heels of a successful tour of Europe, Scandinavia, Greece, and Turkey, opening for ex-DEEP PURPLE bassist Glenn Hughes, THE LIZARDS are currently performing a series of gigs with the IAN HUNTER BAND (ex-MOTT THE HOOPLE) and will be joining hard rock legends UFO on a European tour beginning in early May. THE LIZARDS will be also performing at the Sweden Rock Festival on June 10.

For more information on THE LIZARDS, visit www.thelizardswebsite.com.

RIOT's current lineup is as follows:

Mark Reale - Guitar
Mike Terelli (MESSIAH'S KISS, HOLY MOTHER, BURNING STARR) - Vocals
Mike Flyntz - Guitar
Randy Coven (YNGWIE MALMSTEEN) - Bass
Frank Gilchrist (VIRGIN STEELE) - Drums

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