Legendary classic rockers Quiet Riot have announced a November 8th release date for their upcoming album Hollywood Cowboys. The first single from the album Don’t Call it Love, listen to it below. 
“The song essentially started with a straight ahead drum groove that incorporates tempo lifts within the arrangement. It made it possible for Neil my songwriting partner and I to write and build a very concise track as a vehicle for what would follow lyrically. My dear friend and amazing songwriter Jacob Bunton wrote the lyrics for this track and several others as well as providing background vocals and just did a fantastic job,” says drummer Frankie Banali of the first single from Hollywood Cowboys.
Pre-order the album and stream the single at: https://radi.al/HollywoodCowboys.
Quiet Riot continues their historic journey with founding member and drummer Frankie Banali, who is joined by veteran bassist Chuck Wright (who has been in and out of the band since 1982) and guitarist Alex Grossi (who has been in the band since 2004). With their latest release Road Rage. Quiet Riot introduced to the fans powerhouse vocalist James Durbin, who stepped in the eleventh hour to give his imprint to the new songs.
With Hollywood Cowboys James finally takes full control and is going to blow everyone away with his amazing set of pipes.
When asked how Hollywood Cowboys differs from other Quiet Riot releases, Banali says “This is the most diverse Quiet Riot release. The songs run the gamut from straight ahead balls to the wall rock tracks, to a blues song, to double bass drum pedal to the metal songs and  straight ahead rock tracks. There is a whole lotta grooves going on.”
Musically, the new album offers exactly what you would expect from Quiet Riot. Arena ready hard rock with strong hooks and infectious riffs, along with a maturity in the songwriting that only a band with such a history and pedigree can offer. 

Hollywood Cowboys track list:

1. Don’t Call It Love
2. In The Blood
3. Heartbreak City
4. The Devil That You Know
5. Change Or Die
6. Roll On
7. Insanity
8. Hellbender
9. Wild Horses
10. Holding On
11. Last Outcast
12. Arrows And Angels

Quiet Riot live:

9/7: St Charles, IL @ Arcada Theater

10/19: Cleveland, OH @ Agora Theater 
10/20: Tijuana, MX @ Fronterizo Fest
10/26: Los Angeles, CA @ The Whisky 

Quiet Riot is:

Frankie Banali – drums
Alex Grossi – guitars
Chuck Wright – bass guitar
James Durbin – vocals

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  • Rattlehead on

    IMO, this is not Quiet Riot. QR died when Kevin Dubrow died. I get it that Frankie, who is a great drummer, wants to keep the legacy of his friend Kevin alive. But I think that time has passed and now Frankie should use his talents to have his own legacy and his own band not branded Quiet Riot.

  • Horse Latitudes on

    When is Banali ever going to re-release QR 10 ? Those were 6 kick *ss songs with Jizzy Pearl. He pulled that CD after 1 week never to be heard again anywhere.

  • Tyger of Pan Tang on

    I saw QR at the Ambleside Festival in West Vancouver on Aug 18, and Banali was nowhere to be seen. Researching online, I found that he’s been missing shows in the US as well, so his absence can’t be down to a problem crossing the border. He’s getting different drummers to cover for him. Durbin intro’d the band, but said nothing about Banali.

    Interestingly, QR was the one band that day that didn’t have merch on sale.

    Negativity aside, Durbin put on an excellent performance as frontman, better than some performances I’ve seen from more credible line ups and more famous singers. Unlike the crowd that gathered for BOC later, QR’s fans were all about partying and didn’t seem to care who was up there. Some dude in a Lizzy shirt kept yelling out Banali’s name, but he got drowned out.

    • Rattlehead on

      Tyger, how was Lizzy Borden? I’ve loved them since they debuted on the Metal Massacre IV compilation back in 1983.

    • Tyger of Pan Tang on

      Sorry Rattlehead, I should have clarified that “Lizzy” meant “Thin Lizzy”.

      I never really followed Lizzy Borden, but have always been a huge Thin Lizzy fan, so I hadn’t realized I needed to be more specific.

    • Rattlehead on

      Oops, sorry for the confusion, Tyger. It’s funny, I’m the exact opposite….I never really followed Thin Lizzy, but I have always been a huge Lizzy Borden fan. :o)

  • Michael B on

    Mediocre. Stock. If this music was a car, it would be a beige 1994 Chevy Malibu.

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