Fans of Swiss hard rockers SHAKRA will not have to wait too long for the new album… it will be entitled “Back On Track”, the release is scheduled for February 25th. “Back On Track” marks the debut of new vocalist John Prakesh who joined the SHAKRA ranks earlier this year. Check out the teaser clip below!
The recently reformed Quiet Riot have announced the following tour dates:
January 28 – Ramona, CA – Ramona Mainstage
3 – Redondo Beach, CA – The Brixton
4 – Agoura Hills, CA – The Canyon Club
5 – Santa Ana, CA – The Galaxy Theater
4 – Tempe, AZ – Club Red
12 – Dayton, OH – McGuffy’s House Of Rock
17 – Sioux City, IA – Awesome Biker Nights
After the tragic passing of co-founding Quiet Riot singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, many figured that the band was over. But while going through the vaults of vintage video material for an upcoming documentary of the band’s history, the spark was reignited once more for drummer Frankie Banali to kick QR back in gear. The easy part was filling the guitar and bass slots – as former members Chuck Wright (bass) and Alex Grossi (guitar) promptly signed on. However, having to fill DuBrow’s large shoes was no small task.
A longtime fan of heavy metal, singer Mark Huff came to Banali’s attention while fronting a California-based VAN HALEN tribute band (that focused on the “Sammy Hagar era”). A true Cinderella story, Huff auditioned via a cattle call audition, promptly blew Banali away, and got the gig. After getting the blessing from DuBrow’s mother to carry on with Quiet Riot (and to celebrate her son’s music), the group was ready to rock once more.
In addition to the aforementioned concerts, Quiet Riot will be guests on US syndicated radio show Rockline on Wednesday, January 19th. The program airs at 8:30 PM (PT) / 11:30 PM (ET). The show will feature drummer Frankie Banali, exclusive live Rockline performances with the late Kevin DuBrow and recordings with new vocalist Mark Huff. Fans are encouraged to speak with Quiet Riot by calling 1-800-344-ROCK (7625). For a station near you and for information regarding how to log onto the internet for the broadcast go toRocklineRadio.com.
You can also catch Frankie Banali’s Interview on That Metal Show, at this link!