QUIET RIOT @ Watseka Theatre Watseka IL
Saturday, June 4, 2016
QUIET RIOT continues their historic journey with Metal Health founding member Frankie Banali who is joined by QUIET RIOT veteran bassist Chuck Wright and QUIET RIOT guitarist Alex Grossi from their most stable lineup, along with vocalist Jizzy Pearl (Love/ Hate, L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite). QUIET RIOT IN POP CULTURE: "c*m On Feel The Noize" was the first heavy metal song to reach Billboard magazine's top FIVE. Album "Metal Health" was the first heavy metal album to reach Billboard magazine's number ONE. "Metal Health" was also the first DEBUT heavy metal album to reach Billboard magazine's number ONE. Video "Metal Health" was the first video to bring an album cover to life. In 2008 movie, The Wrestler, the song "Metal Health" was used in the movie's opening sequence and also as Randy "The Ram" Robinson's entrance theme. In 2008, the song "c*m On Feel the Noize" was played in the opening scenes of the movie "Tropic Thunder" during the movie preview parody scenes. In 2007, Quiet Riot were featured in radio promos for ESPN Radio, parodying their status as dated rock and roll icons with commentary from both DuBrow and Banali. Quiet Riot are mentioned in Ben Folds's song "Rockin' the Suburbs" in 2001, in the lines "I'm rockin' the suburbs, just like Quiet Riot did. I'm rockin' the suburbs, except that they were talented". In the 2005 episode of The Simpsons entitled +The father, The Son and the Holy Guest Star", the band is depicted as converted to a religious band called Pious Riot and plays a parody of the song "c*m On Feel the Noize" as "Come on Feel the Lord". When Bart calls them "a crappy rock band from the 1940s,"Kevin DuBrow responds, "We've played more state fairs than The Beatles." Quiet Riot's track "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" is used as the title theme to the video game Showdown: Legends of Wrestling. The same song also appears in the soundtrack to Grand Theft Auto: Vice City Stories, while their version for Slade's "c*m On Feel the Noize" is featured in Grand Theft Auto: Vice City, both playing on Rock radio station V-Rock. "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" was also used in the Crank soundtrack, as the song played during the film's opening sequence. It was also used in a scene for the film Footloose. The song "Bang Your Head (Metal Health)" is a playable song in the game Guitar Hero: Rocks the 80's. Tix $60 at watsekatheatre.com or 815 993 6585.
Watseka Theatre, 218 East Walnut Street, Watseka, IL 60970