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Please Support The Frankie Banali Medical Fund

Posted in Metal with tags , , , , , , , , , on May 13, 2020 by Metal Odyssey

Hi Headbangers,

As most of you know, Frankie Banali, drummer and manager of QUIET RIOT has been battling stage four pancreatic cancer for the last year. He is putting on a brave fight and punching cancer in the nose. However, with the spring and summer shows canceled or postponed because of the pandemic he now faces a struggle to cover the ever-mounting medical expenses. His friends Peter Beckett (of the band PLAYER) and his wonderful wife Eden started a go fund me to help raise funds for his battle. If you can chip in it would be greatly appreciated. We know this is a terrible time for everyone. If you are unable to, please share. Thank you and stay safe and healthy out there! 

The entire Banali, and Hands on Productions family

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QUIET RIOT – Announces New Vocalist SEANN NICOLS For 2017

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Music, music news, news, rock music, world news with tags , , , , on October 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey


Los Angeles, CA, October 5th 2016 – QUIET RIOT is very pleased to introduce Seann Nicols (formerly of Adler’s Appetite) as their new vocalist starting in 2017. Quiet Riot are currently in the studio with Seann recording their forthcoming full length album of all new material, to be released on Frontiers Records in early 2017. They will also be releasing a music video, which will be the first QUIET RIOT music video since 1989. The band will kick off their tour on January 27 in Medina, Minnesota and will continue their touring schedule around the globe.

Vocalist Jizzy Pearl who is departing to concentrate full-time on his solo career will finish off the 2016 QUIET RIOT tour dates through December. Frankie Banali says the departure is amicable. “QUIET RIOT thanks Jizzy for a great three years and we wish him the very best.”

QUIET RIOT is a rock & roll phenomenon. Famously described as the first Heavy Metal band to top the pop chart at #1 on Billboard magazine, the Los Angeles quartet became an overnight sensation thanks to their monster 1983 smash album “Metal Health”. After several member changes, and three years after the untimely passing of original lead singer Kevin DuBrow in 2007, Frankie Banali, an original member of the 1982 Metal Health classic line up, continued the musical legacy of QUIET RIOT along with 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.

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QUIET RIOT – Metal Odyssey’s Staff Picks Their Top 5 QUIET RIOT Songs!

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, news, rock music with tags , , , , on April 5, 2016 by Metal Odyssey

Quiet Riot - circa 1983 - publicity band card - #1984KD

QUIET RIOT will forever have a place in my Metal heart; their #1 studio album Metal Health  is one incredible reason why. Oh, the good-times memories of partying to QUIET RIOT. Whoa. Both Scott Coverdale and I must mention QUIET RIOT to each other at least twice a week; perhaps at times, twice a day.

Without question, QUIET RIOT exploded onto the Heavy Metal scene with their groundbreaking 1983 Metal Health album along with their historic performance at the 1983 US Festival on Heavy Metal Day (March 29). The rest is QUIET RIOT history that shall never be ignored here at Metal Odyssey.

Quiet Riot - live at the US festival 1983 - promo cover pic!

Scott and I have picked our top 5 songs from QUIET RIOT, respectively. Check ’em out below and agree or disagree, please feel free to comment! Please list your top 5 QUIET RIOT songs as well, for the more the Metal merrier! Metal Be Thy Name. – Stone

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - promo cover pic #21

Stone’s Top 5 QUIET RIOT Songs:

  1. Metal HealthMetal Health (1983)
  2. Winners Take AllCondition Critical (1984)
  3. The Wild And The YoungQR III (1986)
  4. Don’t Wanna Let You GoMetal Health (1983)
  5. Mama Weer All Crazee NowCondition Critical (1984)

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Scott’s Top 5 QUIET RIOT Songs:

  1. Metal HealthMetal Health (1983)
  2. Mama Weer All Crazee NowCondition Critical (1984)
  3. Cum On Feel The NoizeMetal Health (1983)
  4. The Wild And The YoungQR III (1986)
  5. Party All NightCondition Critical (1984)







On This Day In METAL History – The Iconic RANDY RHOADS Remembered

Posted in classic rock, Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , , , on March 19, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Randy Rhoads - Guitar World Cover promo - June 1987 - #777RRMO03

Above: Guitar World cover feature – June, 1987

Randy Rhoads was born on December 6th, 1956 and tragically passed away on March 19th, 1982 at the very young age of 25. During a tour with Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads passed away from injuries sustained in a small plane crash, in Leesburg, Florida. Randy Rhoads to this very minute, is mentioned, discussed and immortalized on both social media and within the entire Heavy Metal and Hard Rock communities.

Beloved music legends that have made an impact on countless fans and musicians, worldwide, never die; Randy Rhoads is one such beloved legend and his spirit still speaks to us all through his recorded guitar playing. Randy Rhoads made his biggest impact while with Ozzy Osbourne, with touring and being featured on Ozzy’s first two studio albums along with one full-length live album.

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Above: Guitar Magazine (August – 1990)

The launching pad to world fame began for Randy Rhoads when he and Kelly Garni founded Quiet Riot, initially under the band name of Mach 1. Randy would be featured on the first two studio albums from Quiet Riot, both released in Japan only, back in 1977 and 1978. From his humble beginnings with Quiet Riot to global stardom with Ozzy Osbourne, Randy Rhoads would become a pioneer of the Neo-Classical guitar movement and an entire new book on the meaning of Heavy Metal was written. Once a Randy Rhoads guitar riff and/or solo gets stuck in my head, it’s there for days! I believe I’m not the only one who can say that either.

Through the pages of Heavy Metal history, it has been well documented that Randy Rhoads was a guitar teacher and touched many musicians lives, while growing up within a musical family. The Musonia School of Music in North Hollywood, California, was started by Randy Rhoads’ mother Delores Rhoads and exists to this day, currently being run by Randy’s brother: Kelle Rhoads. If you want to read an insightful and touching remembrance of Randy Rhoads as a guitar teacher, you must read the story written by the famed and talented guitarist Janet Robin, by clicking the link below:

I have compiled below, a pictorial discography of Randy Rhoads. Man, I wish I owned the first two Quiet Riot albums! Please let me know if there is any rare album missing from the list. Long live the musical spirit of Randy Rhoads. Metal be thy name. – Stone


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QUIET RIOT – debut & self-titled (1977)

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QUIET RIOT – II (1978)

Quiet Riot - The Randy Rhoads Years - promo cover pic - 1993 - #33QRRRMO

QUIET RIOT – The Randy Rhoads Years (1993)

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OZZY OSBOURNE – Blizzard Of Ozz (1980)

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OZZY OSBOURNE – Live EP (1980)

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OZZY OSBOURNE – Diary Of A Madman (1981)

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(live album/1987)



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Randy Rhoads – Tribute (2000)

This Tribute album to Randy Rhoads features cover songs of ten Ozzy Osbourne classics that Randy helped write and (of course) played on. Featured guest artists include: Sebastian Bach, Joe Lynn Turner, Jake E. Lee, Mark Slaughter, etc.

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Above: Immortal Randy Rhoads – The Ultimate Tribute was released on March 2nd of this month. A potpourri of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal artists (Tim “Ripper” Owens, Bruce Kulick, Tom Morello, Brad Gillis, etc.) contribute in covering many Quiet Riot and Ozzy Osbourne songs that Randy Rhoads wrote and played on.


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QUIET RIOT – Bang Your Head Tour, Summer 2015 – Announcement Made And Supporting Bands Listed

Posted in Hard Rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, rock music with tags , , , on February 14, 2015 by Metal Odyssey

Bang Your Head Tour - Quiet Riot - Summer Tour 2015 - promo flyer pic - #33QRMO

As stated on the QUIET RIOT and Frankie Banali Twitter accounts:

ATTENTION HEADBANGERS! Coming SOON Summer Tour 2015 Stay tuned…‪ 







QUIET RIOT On This Day In METAL History – November 26th

Posted in classic rock, Heavy Metal, Metal, Music, music news, rock music, rock music news with tags , , , , , on November 26, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - Billboard - 31st anniversary - promo flyer

QUIET RIOT "Metal Health" large promo album pic!

On November 26th, 1983Quiet Riot hits #1 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart, with their third studio album: Metal Health. This marks the first time that a Heavy Metal album reached #1 on the Billboard 200.

Quiet Riot - Black Sabbath - promo concert flyer - November 26, 1983

On November 26th, 1983 Quiet Riot Played at the Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum in Phoenix, Arizona. Quiet Riot were supporting the headliners: Black Sabbath. This was the Born Again Tour for Black Sabbath. Metal be thy name! This Black Sabbath lineup boasted Tony Iommi (guitar), Geezer Butler (bass), Ian Gillan (vocals) and Bev Bevan (drums).

Quiet Riot - Condition Critical - promo album cover pic - #1984KDFB

On November 26th, 1984Quiet Riot performed a concert at the Lansing Civic Center in Lansing, Michigan, USA. This was the band’s Condition Critical Tour. Condition Critical was Quiet Riot’s fourth studio album, released in 1984

Here’s a couple of Metal Health vinyl variations that I think y’all will dig:

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - picture disc - promo photo - #1983KD

As with many Heavy Metal albums, picture disc versions were also released during the 80’s, only usually in very limited quantities. Above is the Quiet Riot picture disc, released in 1983. These picture disc releases are now heavily sought after by collectors and can be pricey, depending on the title.

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - special 4 - track tour edition - promo cover pic - #1983KDCC

Also released in 1983 was the special 4-Track Tour Edition of Quiet Riot’s Metal Health on vinyl. Side One contains Metal Health and Love’s A Bitch (live version), while Side Two contains Cum On Feel The Noize and Let’s Go Crazy (live version). This album is considered a UK import, to collectors elsewhere.

Quiet Riot - promo flyer - UK - 1983 - Metal Health - tour dates

Above is a Quiet Riot promotional flyer from the UK, dating back to 1983. This flyer is promoting both the Metal Health single and Quiet Riot tour dates.

Quiet Riot - Metal Health - back cover - CD - promo pic - #2014KDFB

Above is the back cover to the CD version of Metal Health. Pretty cool stuff, huh?

QUIET RIOT - vintage early 80s button - #KD80

Above is a vintage Quiet Riot button (pin back) from the early 80’s. A button such as this would’ve been for sale at Quiet Riot concerts and selected gift shops that sold Rock memorabilia and smoking pipes. It’s buttons like this that spark those good times memories, indeed.


Above is a vintage front cover to Circus (magazine). This issue is from November of 1983 and features (the late) Kevin DuBrow on the cover. Trust me, at this time in Metal history, Quiet Riot was better than sliced bread and chocolate chip ice cream. Rest in peace, Kevin DuBrow.

Carlos Cavazo - Quiet Riot - Guitar World - 1984 - promo cover pic

Above is a vintage front cover to Guitar World, from November of 1984. Quiet Riot’s very own Carlos Cavazo was the cover feature. Metal be thy name.

Quiet Riot - circa 1983 - publicity band card - #1984KD

Above is the Quiet Riot classic lineup from 1983, featured on the Metal Health and Condition Critical studio albums. From L to R: Rudy Sarzo (bass), Frankie Banali (drums), Kevin DuBrow (vocals) and Carlos Cavazo (guitar).


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Some Metal and Rock ‘N Roll Thoughts – Thursday, March 6th, 2014

Posted in books, Death Metal, Metal, metal music, movies, Music, news, rock music, rock music news, weather, world news with tags , , , , , , , , on March 6, 2014 by Metal Odyssey

Carnifex - Die Without Hope - promo cover pic - 2014

That CARNIFEX album cover is atop this post for a reason. I bought this new CARNIFEX CD, Die Without Hope, on Tuesday, March 4th. It’s the only CD I’ve bought in the past two weeks. Yes, this new CARNIFEX offering scorches, blazes, burns and tears apart my Metal soul, blah, blah, blah. I highly recommend it too.


As it stands now, I do solemnly believe we live in a world that is runneth over with countless governments and Hollywood fat cats that can give two shits about the people that continue to make them filthy rich. Let the U2 bands of the world sink in the same pitiful ship of arrogant fools that bow at the altar of the billionaires club. Those bands are far too gone; they can only relate to red carpets, narcissistic thought patterns and the plastic societies that they’ve succumbed to.

With so much bullshit going on around us, all over the planet, I hereby plead for all of us Metalheads, Hell Rats, Punks, Children Of The Damned, Bottom Feeders, Classic Rockers, Underground Dwellers and Fiends to UNITE like never before!

Music is our universal language and our passion; therefore, let’s continue to get along like we have been doing and show the artificial idiots of the world how real civility is conducted! Music inspiresMusic heals. Music unites. Music is a mystical force that can never be contained. Hallelujah and ring the Metal bell for peace.


With all of that said, I’d like to share with you all this very cool QUIET RIOT concert flyer for their June 13th, 2014 show:

Quiet Riot - St. Louis Mo - June 13 - 2014 - promo flyer

I love QUIET RIOT and appreciate this concert flyer. For those who might be offended, I make no apologies for being a red-blooded dude who digs art. Just take a long look at the endless line of violent and smutty movies coming out of Hollywood for the last several decades and this concert flyer pales (light years) in comparison. QUIET RIOT RULES.


This USA Winter of 2014 has broken countless weather records for freezing temperatures and snow totals; with many, many death related stories due to this Winter’s wrath. To tally all these bizarre Winter records here would probably take me 24 hours of non-stop keystroking. Electric, gas and fuel bills do not lie about non-stop freezing weather. From this Winter forward, the words greenhouse affects and climate change are filthy rotten words to me… and to think I practically jumped on board that dumb-ass bus of unfounded science!

Certainly, there will forever be meteorologists, scientists and misinformed individuals that live in the mild southern regions and Tropics that cling onto the idealistic view that Mother Earth is losing her polar caps. Everyone, build a bunker! Relocate to a base on the Moon! Maybe, perhaps, they should ALL read that classic children’s book about jumping to conclusions:

Chicken Little - childrens book - promo cover pic

Or these same champions of ozone depletion can watch the animated film:

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Thank you for visiting, reading or hardly reading this post. Regardless, your visit will make the site stats increase on Metal Odyssey; resulting in my (hopefully) not being fired by my boss. Metal be thy name.


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