QUIET RIOT has parted ways with singer James Durbin and has replaced him with Jizzy Pearl.
Pearl had previously fronted QUIET RIOT from 2013 until October 2016.
According to journalist “Rock Talk With Mitch Lafon”, Durbin left QUIET RIOT “to concentrate his time and efforts on his solo career.”
QUIET RIOT said in a statement:
“We wish James every great success for his future and are grateful for his time with QUIET RIOT. Welcome back Mr. Jizzy Pearl!”
In the earlier interview with The Tribune-Democrat, Frankie Banali praised Durbin, saying:
“When I decided to restart QUIET RIOT in 2010, I knew it was going to be very difficult — both professionally and personally — because Kevin and I were best friends for 27 years.
“There was never a thought to replace the late, great Kevin DuBrow. That is impossible. Kevin was an amazing singer with a vocal range second to none. And as a performer, no one comes even close.
“My thought was to try to preserve the music and sound of QUIET RIOT as best I could. We went through four different singers over roughly a six-year period.
“In 2017, we brought on James Durbin, who — without a doubt — has proved to be the best singer we’ve had since revving up the engines in 2010. He’s a really great vocalist, performer and — equally as important — a very nice person.
“I’m used to change in QUIET RIOT, not just the trials and tribulations with singers since Kevin‘s passing, but during the entire 35-plus year history. I’m very happy to have James involved with us as long as he wants to be with QUIET RIOT.”