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Thursday, August 18, 2011
Quiet Riot: "Well Now You're Here There's No Way Back - The Quiet Riot Story"; Movie Teaser Posted Online
A new three-minute teaser for"Well Now You're Here There's No Way Back - The Quiet Riot Story"can be seen below. The synopsis for the film, which will be released through the festival circuit in 2012: "Our story followsFrankie Banali, a world-renowned drummer you probably remember from the '80s bandQuiet Riot. As a single soccer dad in the suburbs, his long hair and tattoos frighten the neighbors, but to other drummers he's a hero. His career took a major sideswipe when his singerKevin Dubrowdied in 2007. At a crossroads in his life, he must forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter. "This film takes a trip back through time to the decade of debauchery and decadence. Real home videos shot backstage, on the tour bus, in the recording studio, and in hotel rooms with one of the '80s top platinum-selling bands and most notorious bad boys. Never-before-seen footage from the milestones inFrankie's long career in music and his personal life now. Funny and deeply personal and poignant exploration ofFrankie's longtime friendship with his bandmateKevin Dubrow. The loss of his close friend and his career as he knew it, and his life afterKevin. Follow his journey at his current moment of truth. As he goes through the ups and downs of having to fill the void left by his singer and friendKevin Dubrowand continue on withQuiet Riot." Without a doubt, THE heavy metal success story of the early '80s was none other thanQuiet Riot. After years of struggling in Los Angeles clubs (despite legendary guitaristRandy Rhoadsbeing in their ranks throughout the '70s), the classicQuiet Riotlineup ofKevin Dubrow(vocals), Frankie Banali(drums),Rudy Sarzo(bass), andCarlos Cavazo(guitar) hit mega-success with their first-ever U.S. release in 1983, the classic"Metal Health". Spawning two hit singles that have gone on to become synonymous with heavy metal -"Cum On Feel the Noize"and"Metal Health" - the"Metal Health"album went on to become the first-ever metal U.S. debut to hit the No. 1 spot on theBillboardalbum chart, and resulted in a solid year of sold-out shows and non-stopMTVvideo airplay. Despite this being an absolute standout era of the band's career, very little substantial video documentation has surfaced. That is...until now. The video footage - directly fromBanali's archives - will include the aforementioned performance in 1980 through some of the last showsQR played, including footage of theirRocklahomaperformance in 2007. Additional video footage capturesQRin many phases, including a 1982 performance ofDubrow(a short-lived nameQuiet Riotwent by in the early '80s), withDubrow,Banali, bassistChuck Wright(Sarzowas playing inOzzy Osbourne's band at the time), andCavazo's first video performance with the band, his second total. Also included will be live performances, backstage footage, sound checks, studio sessions, and interviews - most of which has never been seen. AsBanalisays, "The moment my friendKevin Dubrowdied, my life and career went from sixty to zero with his final breath." But now,Dubrowand Quiet Riotwill receive a much-deserved video retrospective, that will leave no stone unturned. Get ready to bang your head and feel the noize once more!" For more information, visitwww.quietriotmovie.com.