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What are your thoughts on a band continuing on with not a single original member? Kiss has reportedly said they wanted Kiss to continue after Paul Stanley and Gene Simmons are no longer involved/retired/dead. Whitesnake's David Coverdale has made similar remarks and just hired a singer. Only David remains of the original Whitesnake and his voice is about done.

And that brings me to Quiet Riot. I can't even believe QR continued after Kevin DuBrow's death. But Frankie Banali kept the band going with DuBrow's family's blessings. Then after Frankie passed, I said there is no way QR could go on.

But they have. With the lineup of former QR members. Jizzy Pearl, Alex Grossi, Chuck Wright and Johnny Kelly. For some reason, they feel the need to continue with the name. 

What are your thoughts on this?

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I'm not sure,for me its more that just the original members not being there,anyone can copy the bands sound to a certain degree,but for me its also the songwriting side of things...these original guys wrote the tracks I grew up on...not the soundalikes...what will their original output sound like or do they simply continue on playing like a glorified cover band and never done anything of their own...and if they do write anything of their own and its shit...do they break up/go back to the covers/change band members etc? Its definately a strange one.

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It's pretty complicated topic. On one side,it may be good for new generations to experience these bands music (especially live),but on the other,just like lettard said what if they only play older stuff,and it feels as just a cover band (which at one point it will be). 

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For me, QR really should formerly dissolve, they just are not a draw these days, and I can't see the compelling reason to stay as "QR." If they took the Thin Lizzy to BSR route, then I guess perhaps. I seriously doubt KISS will go on beyond without Paul and Gene after resuming their final tour. As for Whitesnake, now this is an interesting one for me. They have been transparent to say this will be their farewell tour and my sense is that David is trying out Dino, and to have him help out. [To the audience], "Hope you don't mind, but I brought along a young lad to help this old guy out" sort of thing. And because Dino is so freakin' good, I cannot imagine any audience booing him, he's that good. And then, based on the overall reception at the end of the tour, I think they will make an assessment of whether Dino (and the rest of current WS lineup) might want to continue - maybe in honor of Coverdale?? Talk about talented musicians they are, they stack up with any hard rock band right now. Really good question, AlphaMale. 

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Speaking of QR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 2nd, 2021
LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL BASSIST RUDY SARZO TO RETURN TO QUIET RIOT
QUIET RIOT is set to welcome RUDY SARZO back into the band after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the original founding members of the legendary Metal Health lineup. He played bass on the "Metal Health" album, which sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Metal Health" and on the follow-up record "Condition Critical". He appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Rudy Sarzo was a member of Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Queensryche, and The Guess Who. Rudy is looking forward to recording and touring with Quiet Riot beginning in 2022.
With the move, longtime Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright is graciously stepping aside to continue his recent solo efforts while heightening his role with his award-winning residency show, "Ultimate Jam Night" at the legendary "Whisky A Go-Go" which all the members of Quiet Riot fully support.
The band and their management would like to formally thank Chuck Wright for his many years of dedication and perseverance and, most importantly, his distinguished talent. Wright has served off-and-on with Quiet Riot for nearly 40 years, appears on nine albums, and is known as the bassist for Quiet Riot's mega-hit "Metal Health" (Bang Your Head) and "Don't Wanna Let You Go". He was a contributing songwriter on 1986's "QRIII" and appeared in the band's video for "The Wild And The Young," among others. Wright has been one of the band's longest touring and recording members and will continue touring with the band through the end of 2021. Chuck is and will always be an invaluable member of the Quiet Riot family.
Rudy Sarzo said "I'm excited to be back home and celebrate the Quiet Riot Legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of "Metal Health", the first heavy metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart."
For Tour Dates, Additional Information and Booking Contact:
MANAGEMENT: Hands On Productions LLC info@quietriot.band
BOOKING AGENT: Mark Hyman - Ashley Talent International LLC
Office: 517-467-7777
superbooking@aol.com
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I'm a no on this. If there are original members in it still wanting to keep going then fine. If there aren't any members and they are essentially a covers band, then change the name and tour as a covers band. Eg. Quiet Riot covers band could call themselves "Metal Health" or "Condition Critical" which would both be cool names. Whitesnake could continue as "Lovehunter" or something, i'm sure they could come up with a good name. 

If they want to release original music, then do so, but as your own band. Not falsely using another band's name and legacy to fool punters.

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normally once the singer goes thats it for me except in very rare instances.

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16 hours ago, AlphaMale said:

Speaking of QR:

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
August 2nd, 2021
LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL BASSIST RUDY SARZO TO RETURN TO QUIET RIOT
QUIET RIOT is set to welcome RUDY SARZO back into the band after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the original founding members of the legendary Metal Health lineup. He played bass on the "Metal Health" album, which sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits "Cum On Feel The Noize" and "Metal Health" and on the follow-up record "Condition Critical". He appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Rudy Sarzo was a member of Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oyster Cult, Queensryche, and The Guess Who. Rudy is looking forward to recording and touring with Quiet Riot beginning in 2022.
With the move, longtime Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright is graciously stepping aside to continue his recent solo efforts while heightening his role with his award-winning residency show, "Ultimate Jam Night" at the legendary "Whisky A Go-Go" which all the members of Quiet Riot fully support.
The band and their management would like to formally thank Chuck Wright for his many years of dedication and perseverance and, most importantly, his distinguished talent. Wright has served off-and-on with Quiet Riot for nearly 40 years, appears on nine albums, and is known as the bassist for Quiet Riot's mega-hit "Metal Health" (Bang Your Head) and "Don't Wanna Let You Go". He was a contributing songwriter on 1986's "QRIII" and appeared in the band's video for "The Wild And The Young," among others. Wright has been one of the band's longest touring and recording members and will continue touring with the band through the end of 2021. Chuck is and will always be an invaluable member of the Quiet Riot family.
Rudy Sarzo said "I'm excited to be back home and celebrate the Quiet Riot Legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of "Metal Health", the first heavy metal album to reach #1 on the Billboard top 200 albums chart."
For Tour Dates, Additional Information and Booking Contact:
MANAGEMENT: Hands On Productions LLC info@quietriot.band
BOOKING AGENT: Mark Hyman - Ashley Talent International LLC
Office: 517-467-7777
superbooking@aol.com
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Sarzo is like QB, Ryan Fitzpatrick of the NFL, who has played for what 9 or 10 teams, currently the starter for Washington. I saw Sarzo with Blue Oyster Cult and a buddy of mine just saw him with the ancient Guess Who way out in the boonies at a small county fair. 

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Australian's own Rose Tattoo hasn't got any original members left.

Angry was first recorded vocalist, but there was a singer before Angry.

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Molly Hatchet and especially Blackfoot come to mind. Hatchet at least have Bobby Ingram who has been with them since the early 80's, whereas Blackfoot have no one even close to being involved in the past in any way shape or form. Ricky Medlocke should definitely retire the name 

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1 hour ago, Jez said:

Molly Hatchet and especially Blackfoot come to mind. Hatchet at least have Bobby Ingram who has been with them since the early 80's, whereas Blackfoot have no one even close to being involved in the past in any way shape or form. Ricky Medlocke should definitely retire the name 

Man, I always wished Skynyrd would do a Blackfoot song every once in a while. BF put out some great music back in the day.

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And then there is the situation of the Little River Band. I wonder if people know about this?

Australia’s The New Daily has a well written piece on the trials and tribulations of founding (but former) members of Little River Band, one of the country’s first bands to crack America when their track “Help Is On Its Way” entered the US Top Twenty in November 1977. The song, written by lead singer Glenn Shorrock, peaked at number 14 on the Billboard charts and  Between 1977 and 1983 Little River Band had eleven top 20 hits in the United States, leading the way for an Oz invasion that included success for Air Supply, Men At Work, INXS, Savage Garden, Wolfmother, Tame Impala and many more.
But for Shorrock and other LRB founding members, The New Daily says “the anniversary of the band’s breakthrough in America is tinged with bitterness.” And why is that? Well, since 1998, all of the original members, including Shorrock, Graeham Goble, Beeb Birtles and Derek Pellicci have been blocked from performing their hits in the US and Australia under the “Little River Band” banner because they no longer control the band’s trademarks. These are owned by Stephen Housedon, a British-born musician and songwriter, who was invited by the founding members to join LRB as lead guitarist in 1983 and is believed to have assumed full control of the trademarks in the late 1990s. And its Housden who has been touring a version of the band since the founding members left, and he has taken action to block their use(s) of the name “Little River Band”.

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Poor Kevin,the guy would to be spinning in his grave knowing the joke HIS BAND has become.Read Martinsane's post -true story.QR will live on in the vinyl and disc not through a buncha scabs with zero original members.

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