Quiet Riot singer quits band weeks after CNY concert: Buzz
Sept. 11, 2019
Quiet Riot singer quits band weeks after CNY concert
Quiet Riot singer James Durbin has left the band just 10 weeks after performing in Central New York this past June at Sharkey's in Liverpool. Billboard reports Durbin, 30, joined the hard rock group in 2017 as the lead vocalist, but has now quit to focus on releasing new music in early 2020 and other projects, including voice acting work for "Star Wars: Choose Your Own Destiny" audiobooks.
“I’m proud and grateful for my time in Quiet Riot,” Durbin told Billboard. “But I’m really looking forward to releasing a new EP in early 2020 and working on various new projects as well as any new opportunities that come my way.”
Quiet Riot formed in 1973 with guitarist Randy Rhoads, bassist Kelly Garni, singer Kelly DuBrow and drummer Drew Forsyth; the band hit No. 1 in 1983 with “Metal Health,” featuring “Cum on Feel the Noize,” “Mama Weer All Crazee Now” and the title track. The band no longer features any original members; Rhoads died in 1982 and DuBrow died in 2007. Durbin, who was a season 10 finalist on "American Idol," will be replaced by Jizzy Pearl, who performed with the band from 2013 to 2016.
Apple announced Tuesday that it will launch Apple TV+ on Nov. 1 for $4.99 a month. The streaming service will feature a new series directed by Francis Lawrence ("The Hunger Games") and starring Jason Momoa, called "See." Momoa plays Baba Voss, a survivor in an apocalypse where everyone else is blind. "See," also starring Alfre Woodard, debuts Nov. 1.