Former Quiet Riot singer James Durbin said he wanted Quiet Riot to tour more.
Speaking to the “Aftershocks” podcast, James said:
“The time with [Quiet Riot] was what it was, and it was kind of coming to a stalemate, and we weren’t going where I felt like I could flourish musically, as far as albums go. They were just kind of, ‘Well, we’re making an album.’ And I don’t want my creativity to be wasted on something like that too.
”So, it was that. I was more interested in spending more time with my family. We weren’t on tour as much as I would have liked. If we’re gonna be out on tour, if we’re gonna be gone for five days, I’d like to be playing five shows, not one show — that sort of thing. So we couldn’t come to an agreement, and the agreement was agree to disagree, and shake hands and go our separate ways.
”And that’s what it ended up being. But I wish those guys all the success in the world. It was [late Quiet Riot drummer] Frankie‘s [Banali] wish for them to continue, and I hope that they continue to keep it on and be successful at it.”