Posted on 23 February 2017.
Posted on 27 November 2015.
From Quiet Riot’s the fifth studio album “QR III” released in 1986 on Pasha/CBS. It is the last album to feature lead singer Kevin DuBrow until the 1993 album “Terrified”.
“The Wild and the Young” is the lead single of the album, a stadium hymn to the energy of youth. Its video (featuring game show host Wink Martindale in a cameo appearance) painted an Orwellian picture of the future, where totalitarian militarists fought to wipe out rock and roll — a reference to the Senate hearings concerning explicit language in heavy metal songs.
Posted on 30 January 2015.
It is in Kevin Dubrow. He started on a journey to the origin of Randi. R.I.P..
Video Rating: 4 / 5
Posted on 14 January 2015.
January 12, 2015
The Quiet Riot film ‘Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back’ will be premiering on January 29th on Showtime with a DVD and iTunes release to follow on May 19th.
Quiet Riot topped the charts in 1983 with the first #1 heavy metal album, ‘Metal Health’, which sold over 10 million copies worldwide and paved the way for successful metal bands like, Motley Crue, Poison, and Bon Jovi to turn the 1980s into the decade of heavy metal hair rock.
An unlikely and surprisingly personal narrative to conquer the loss of a friend emerges from an odyssey about the rise, fall and resurrection of an 80’s metal band. The career of Frankie Banali, drummer of Quiet Riot, took a major sideswipe when his singer and best friend Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. In 2010 and at a cross roads in his life, Banali has to forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter. At times both utterly tragic, and downright hilarious, the film follows him going through the emotional feat of trying to fill the void left by DuBrow and get the band back together one more time.
The 105-minute character-driven documentary goes beyond the guts and glory of the common getting the band back together tale. ‘Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back’ reveals an unforgettable man who uses ambition, adaptability, relentless determination and principle to navigate through a business, and a series of obstacles that are attempting to control his fate.
“When Frankie Banali told me he was planning to meet with Kevin DuBrow’s mother to get her blessing to go on with the band and find a new singer, I thought this would be an extraordinary story for a documentary.” First time director Regina Russell gained access to the private video and photo archives of the band. She followed them for four years and got interviews with many of the integral characters in the band’s history.
Production on the indie film was launched in 2010 after a surprisingly successful campaign on Kickstarter.com, in the crowdfunding website’s infancy. The campaign raised $25,000 of startup capital from the band’s loyal fan base for over 30 years, and a whole new generation of young head bangers.
‘Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back’ is produced and directed by Regina Russell, edited by Kelly McCoy and executive produced by Gene Raphael Miller.
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Posted on 24 November 2014.
Metal Health is the third studio album by Quiet Riot. It was released on March 11, 1983, bolstered by the #5 hit “Cum on Feel the Noize” and the #31 hit “Metal Health”. The album went on to sell more than six million copies and is considered a classic among heavy metal fans.
Posted on 19 November 2014.
Quiet Riot on the Pool Stage – Monsters Of Rock Cruise 2014 – 1 April 2014.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
Posted on 04 November 2014.
Video Rating: 4 / 5
Posted on 23 June 2014.
Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back: The Quiet Riot Movie, the first feature documentary by filmmaker Regina Russell, is a look inside the life and history of one of the 1980s most influential bands, Quiet Riot.
The film, which premiered at the Newport Beach Film Festival last month and won best Music Documentary, is far from your standard “Behind the Music” type documentary. It takes the viewer on a winding journey into the soul of what the band was, where that journey has taken them and where they are heading.
As Banali’s fiancee, Russell had unprecedented access to the vast Quiet Riot archives; this access allowed her to put forth something that opens a side to this story that is deeply personal.
Quiet Riot shook up the music world in 1983 with they had the first No. 1 heavy metal album ( Metal Health) sell over 10 million copies worldwide. Their album produced some of the most popular videos of the year, opening the doors to a mammoth wave of music and bands from the Sunset Strip.
But what sets the film apart is the honest look at the human side. Russell tells the story of a deep friendship between Kevin Dubrow and Fankie Banali. The two were more than just bandmates; their bond comes across early in the film. So when DuBrow died in 2007 from an apparent drug overdose, Banali had to cope with not only losing his best friend, but also his livelihood.
In 2010 and at a crossroads, Banali had to forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter. At times both tragic, at others hilarious, the film follows him going through the emotional feat of trying to fill the void left by Dubrow and get the band back together one more time.
Russell explained how the film came to be. “I had seen Frankie’s home movies from the ’80s, and heard a lot of his stories but I didn’t think of making this movie until he said something that sparked the idea. He said he was going to meet with Kevin’s mother and get her blessing to go on with the band. I thought it sounded like a documentary and the idea developed.”
Russell doesn’t shy away the non-glam reality of being in a rock band.
“The story was surprising me all along the way. It took me on some unexpected turns and I had to adapt and follow. That just gave the film lots of layers and surprises and gave me more to work with. It’s deeper and much richer than I thought it would be in the beginning.”
Banali’s proud of her work.
“I would not wish such a huge undertaking on anyone,” he said, “yet she took the project head on and has made a film that I don’t think anyone else could have, and with great detail, sensitivity and honesty.”
To get more information about Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back, go to www.thequietriotmovie.com
Madeleine Marr | MiamiHerald.com