Quiet Riot Parts Ways With James Durbin
Quiet Riot and current front man James Durbin are parting ways, according to the group.
Former Quiet Riot singer Jizzy Pearl is back in the fold, longtime drummer Frankie Banali announced on Facebook.
Durbin, a top four finalist on the tenth Season of American Idol, has fronted the band since 2017. He recently completed recording new material with the band for its forthcoming record, “Hollywood Cowboys.”
“”THE RETURN OF THE COOL DARK ONE TO QUIET RIOT. LADIES & GENTS WELCOME BACK …. JIZZY PEARL!” Banali wrote of Pearl, who previously worked with the band from 2013-2016. Pearl is a former member of RATT and L.A. Guns.
In a statement to 1071 The Boss, Durbin said he already has plans for the future, including a solo project and voiceover work for Star Wars.
“I’m proud of and grateful for my time in Quiet Riot, but I’m really looking forward to releasing a new EP in early 2020 and working on various new projects (including Voice Over acting for Disney/Star Wars: “Choose Your Destiny,” my hometown rock cover band The Lost Boys & California country band Homeland Revival) as well as any new opportunities that come my way,” he said.
“Hollywood Cowboys” is set for release on Nov. 8.