In the early 80s, Quiet Riot was one of the biggest metal bands in the world. Their hit videos pushed their third album, "Metal Health", to become the first metal album to go to number one on the Billboard chart. Long lasting fame was never meant to be due to many personality conflicts within the band, most notably from frontman Kevin Dubrow who would lash out to band members as well as to press and fans. He was fired in 1987, despite that he was the only member left of the original band he founded in the early 70s with Randy Rhoads, and replaced with Paul Shortino.
Unfortunately the band continued to be a revolving door of musicians. The aforementioned Jizzy Pearl of Love-Hate fame was in for a few years, yet left the band at the end of 2016 to create to concentrate on his solo career. His replacement Sean Nichols stayed just long enough to work on "Road Rage", yet left right after the album was completed. Under the gun, the band brought in new vocalist James Durbin, who finished in fourth place on the 10th season of American Idol, to re-record all of the vocals. It will finally be released in August.
Yhe playlist also included the original version of "Slick Black Cadillac" from "Quiet Riot II" with Randy Rhoads. "Blind Faith" is from the album "Rehab" and likely one the last albums to feature Kevin Dubrow.
I love rediscovering bands, and I was pleased to find out Magnum is still going strong! Some may remember they opened up for Ozzy Osbourne in 1982. "Twelve Men Wise And Just" is from their 19th studio disc "Sacred Blood Divine Lies", released last year.
Tengger Cavalry is one of the most original sounding bands I have played on the show. They have been described as Nomadic folk metal as they combine elements of the traditional music of Mongolia played on their native instruments with heavy metal. They are based in New York City and have gotten a lot of attention due to their unique sound. And, in case you are wondering, the band is named after the ancient Mongolian and Turkic deity Tengri.
The track from the vault was "It's Too Late" by Blue Murder featuring the late great Ray Gillen on vocals. I played the song on a show last year to commemorate the anniversary of Ray's passing and thought I'd bring that back out of the Vault as I also played "Riot" from the band's debut album. (I love playing double shots!) The track is one of Blue Murder's first recordings yet the line-up was not to be; it is said that Geffen Records liked John Sykes vocals better and Ray was out of the gig.
Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy
L.A. Guns - One More Reason
Accept - The Rise Of Chaos
Quiet Riot - Freak Flag
Quiet Riot - Slick Black Cadillac
Quiet Riot - Blind Faith
Magnum - Twelve Men Wise And Just
Vescera - In The Night
Tengger Cavalry - Intro / Die On My Ride
HIM - Salt In Our Wounds
HIM - Buried Alive By Love
Iron Maiden - Revelations
Epica - Edge of the Blade
Projected - Reload
Anthrax - Black Math
Mr. Big - Everybody Needs A Little Trouble
Alice Cooper - House of Fire
Adrenaline Mob - The Killers Inside
Fifth Angel - Time Will Tell
Europe - Start From The Dark
Pretty Maids - Future World
Blue Murder - Riot
Blue Murder - It's Too Late
Richie Blackmore's Rainbow - Land of Hope and Glory
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