QUIET RIOT Blasts ‘Unauthorized’ And ‘Illegal’ Album Reissue

QUIET RIOT has blasted the upcoming reissue of the band’s ninth album, “Alive And Effectively”, calling it “unauthorized” and “unlawful”, and has urged the group’s followers to not purchase it.

Final month, Cleopatra Data introduced that it will reissue “Alive And Effectively” as a deluxe 2CD set and a 2LP vinyl package deal on June 17. The 1999 album stays an necessary cornerstone within the band’s historical past because it reunited the traditional lineup of singer Kevin DuBrow, guitarist Carlos Cavazo, bassist Rudy Sarzo and drummer Frankie Banali, the identical quartet which coalesced through the recording of the blockbuster multi-platinum-selling “Steel Well being” album and went on to file much-lauded follow-up, 1984’s “Situation Vital”.

Earlier in the present day, Regina Banali, widow of Frankie Banali, supervisor of his property and proprietor of the QUIET RIOT model, posted the next assertion on the band’s social media: “Please do NOT buy the unauthorized unlawful ‘reissue’ of one in every of our previous albums from the 90’s {that a} file firm is making an attempt to launch tomorrow. They’re in breach of contract. The contract QUIET RIOT signed with them prohibits reissues, repackaging and rereleasing. That is fraudulent and we’re taking authorized steps to close this down. Please do not ship cash wherever to buy this pondering this can be a reliable product. We actually recognize our followers a lot and hope none of you’ll purchase this. Thanks.”

When Cleopatra first introduced the “Alive And Effectively” reissue, it mentioned that the LP had been “digitally remastered to carry out each nuance of the unique eight compositions in addition to QUIET RIOT‘s cowl of AC/DC‘s ‘Freeway To Hell’ and 6 revamped QR classics.” The label mentioned the package deal would additionally include “extra uncommon reside tracks and demos of tracks that had been later fleshed out on ‘Steel Well being’, together with ‘Thunderbird’, DuBrow‘s heartfelt tribute to founding QR guitarist, the good Randy Rhoads,” plus “new paintings showcasing the long-lasting ‘Man With The Steel Masks’ on the quilt” and images by photographer Paul Natkin.

Sarzo lately mentioned that QUIET RIOT‘s upcoming studio album will embrace a music that was initially recorded with DuBrow.

DuBrow, who fashioned QUIET RIOT with Rhoads in 1975, died in November 2007 of an unintended cocaine overdose.

DuBrow recorded a solo album in 2004, the all-covers set “In For The Kill”, and his remaining studio CD with QUIET RIOT, “Rehab”, got here out in October 2006.

The veteran rock group’s final assortment of recent materials was 2019’s “Hollywood Cowboys”, which marked Banali‘s remaining QUIET RIOT studio album earlier than his premature dying.

Banali, who joined QUIET RIOT in 1982 and performed on its breakthrough album, 1983’s “Steel Well being”, died in August 2020 after a 16-month battle with pancreatic most cancers.

The surviving members of QUIET RIOT later mentioned it was “Frankie Banali‘s want that the band proceed and we preserve the music and the legacy alive.”

Becoming a member of Sarzo in QUIET RIOT‘s present lineup are guitarist Alex Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl and drummer Johnny Kelly.

Grossi was within the final model of the band, from 2004 via 2007, earlier than DuBrow handed away, and was requested by Banali to return in 2010.

QUIET RIOT went via two vocalists — Mark Huff and Scott Vokoun — earlier than selecting Pearl in 2013. Pearl introduced his exit from QUIET RIOT in October 2016 and was briefly changed by Seann Nichols, who performed solely 5 exhibits with the group earlier than the March 2017 arrival of “American Idol” finalist James Durbin. Pearl returned to QUIET RIOT in September 2019.

Please do NOT buy the unauthorized unlawful “reissue” of one in every of our previous albums from the 90’s {that a} file firm…

Posted by Quiet Riot on Thursday, June 16, 2022

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