Quiet Riot Provides Metal Health to Fans at the Marquee Theatre on May 1st, 2022

Quiet Riot at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ on May 1st, 2022

Review and Photos by Fred Kuhlman
Promoter: Lucky Man (https://www.luckymanonline.com/ )
Venue: Marquee Theater, Tempe, AZ (https://www.marqueetheatreaz.com/ )
Date:  Sunday May 1st, 2022
Tour:  Quiet Riot 2022 Tour

Some people have been complaining about how this band or that band are not the same without all of the original members.  People need to realize that almost every band that we have been listening to since the 80s is not the original band.  Some members unfortunately have died and some have simply left the band.  Would you go see Bruce Springsteen today?  You do realize that Clarence Clemons and Danny Federici are gone and that sometimes Miami Stevie is replaced by Tom Morello.  Or that some of the original members of Iron Maiden have been replaced.  Personally, I would rather see a band that has replaced a member that can no longer perform well then listen to said member butcher the music.

I have 1 criteria for considering whether the band is a tribute band.  If there are no members of the original or “when they became big” in the band then the band is a tribute band and really should not use the name of the original band.  In reality I go to hear the music I grow up with and loved.  I love Queensrÿche with their new singer Todd La Torre, but I also love Geoff Tate and his band.  I have seen both and loved every show.  If it bothers you so much that it might not be the band you remember, then stay at home and listen to the LP or CD and be happy.  Otherwise, join the rest of us to hear the music we love live.

Quiet Riot

Quiet Riot at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ on May 1st, 2022

Quiet Riot is an American heavy metal band founded in Los Angeles in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni.  Over the years Quiet Riot has changed members even during their hit days of the 80s.  With their mega hit and multi-platinum album, Metal Health, Quiet Riot became the mega stars of both live concert events and MTV (You remember MTV when they actually played music videos).  Released in 1983, Metal Health laid the ground work for what a metal album should be.  With the amazing songs and the perfect album cover, it set the standard for future metal bands.

Quiet Riot at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ on May 1st, 2022

The original bassist, Kelly Garni was kicked out of the band for threatening to kill lead singer DuBrow.  Rudy Sarzo was brought into the band as bassist and he was part of the band when they created Metal Health.  DuBrow died in 2007 of a cocaine overdose.  In 2020 Banali left the band thus no original member of the band remaining.  However, the band asked Rudy Sarzo to join the band for the 2022 tour.

The 2022 lineup is composed of bassist Rudy Sarzo, guitarist Alex Grossi, vocalist Jizzy Pearl and is now joined by Type O Negative drummer Johnny Kelly.

They started the show with “Run For Cover” from Metal Health.  By the time they got to the 3rd song “Mama Weer All Carzee Now” the crowd was really getting into it.  They continued to play all of the hits.  They ended the show with the 3 song hits we all remember, “Let’s Get Crazy”, “Cum on Feel the Noize” and finally “Metal Health (Band Your Head)”.  Everyone in the crowd seemed to have a great time and really enjoyed the music.

Personally, I really enjoyed the concert.  I never got to see Quiet Riot in the 80s, but have seen them twice in the last 6 years.  I always loved their music and I am really happy to have seen them live.  If you love Quiet Riot’s music then I can highly recommend seeing them today.

For additional information about Quiet Riot and upcoming tour dates, check out their website and Facebook page.

Website:  https://www.quietriot.band/home
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/quietriot

Photos By Fred Kuhlman, All Rights Reserved

Show N Tell

Show N Tell at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ on May 1st, 2022

Show N Tell is a band that performs a lot here in the valley.  They are a metal band that does some cover songs and now has an 3 song CD out called DEMO.  They performed 2 songs from this CD, but I really wish they would have played “Dream Killers” and covered the entire CD.

The official lineup consists of guitarist and lead singer David Rodriguez, guitarist Daniel Dobbs, bass player Cade Gardner and drummer Mike Thomas.  Daniel and Cade also provide backing vocals.  While David and Daniel bounce around on the stage, Cade and Mike are more subdued and provide the groove and heart pounding background for all of the songs.

For additional information about Show N Tell and upcoming tour dates, check out their website and Facebook page.

Website:  https://www.show-n-tell.band/
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/OfficialshowNtell

Photos by Fred Kuhlman, All Rights Reserved

School Of Rock – Sugar Skulls

School House Rock – Sugar Skulls at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ on May 1st, 2022

Out of Gilbert Arizona comes the School Of Rock – Sugar Skulls.  They are a collection of teenage kids that perform different covers.  Throughout the show, the members changed based on the songs they performed.  At times they had female lead singers and for a couple of songs the boys stepped up and sang.  These young people showed a lot of talent and some might even move on to different bands and make a living.  I really wish that when I was young, that we had these opportunities to learn and perform.  It can only make these young people more confident.

The only knock I had with their performance was that the drummer and guitar players over-powered the singers.  The person mixing the sound needs to turn down the drums and guitars and let the singers command the stage.  Their performance of Bruce Springsteen’s classic “Rosalita” was good, but I could not hear the lead singer due to the guitars screaming over the voices.

For additional information about School Of Rock – Sugar Skulls and upcoming concert dates, check out their Facebook page.

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/SchoolOfRockSugarSkulls/

Photos by Fred Kuhlman, All Rights Reserved

Color Of Chaos

Color Of Chaos at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ on May 1st, 2022

This was the 3rd time I have seen Color Of Chaos.  With their new CD Hollywood, the band has expanded its song selection and has turned the corner on becoming a good metal band.  All of the musicians are talented and lead singer Steve Carlson does a great job of interacting with the crowd.  Bass player Lance Eric is this massive stage presences as he provides the groove.  Drummer Danny Ott is outstanding on drums and power drives each song.  Last but not least is guitarist Steve Favela.  He provides the sonic metal sound for each of the songs.  Together they are a well-oiled metal machine.

For additional information about Color Of Chaos and upcoming concert dates, check out their website and Facebook page.  You can also watch some of there concert videos on their YouTube channel.  If you worried about the YouTube channel link, it is available on their website.

Website:  https://colorofchaos.com/
Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/OfficialColorOfChaos/
YouTube:  https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC5wy2t4srmAGmfokXsy6fkQ

Photos by Fred Kuhlman, All Rights Reserved

Bad Reputation

Bad Reputation at The Marquee Theatre, Tempe, AZ on May 1st, 2022

First up was Bad ReputationBad Reputation is an Arizona tribute band to Joan Jett & The Blackhearts.  Playing the part of Joan Jett is lead singer Anita Bulger.  She is joined by Scotty Saenz on lead guitars, Ikky Stane on rhythm guitar, Bobby Alexander on drums and David “Grizzly” Barcai on bass.

Anita has a great voice and she can belt out the song just like Joan.

For additional information about Bad Reputation and upcoming concert dates, check out their Facebook page.

Facebook Page:  https://www.facebook.com/BadReputationAZ

Photos by Fred Kuhlman, All Rights Reserved

Quiet Riot Setlist:                              (Album / Cover)
Run for Cover                                     (Metal Health)
Slick Black Cadillac                           (Quiet Riot II)
Mama Weer All Crazee Now             (Slayed? / Slade cover)
Sign of the Times                                (Condition Critical)
Don’t Wanna Let You Go                   (Metal Health)
Love’s a Bitch                                     (Metal Health)
Condition Critical                               (Condition Critical)
Thunderbird                                        (Metal Health)
Breathless                                            (Metal Health)
Blackout in the Red Room                 (Blackout in the Red Room / Love/Hate cover)
The Wild and the Young                    (QR III)
Let’s Get Crazy                                   (Metal Health)
Cum On Feel the Noize                      (Slade cover)
Metal Health (Bang Your Head)        (Metal Health)

Show N Tell Setlist:                           (Album)
I’m Alive                                             (Demo)
Night Stalker
Run To The Light
Prison Of My Own                             (Demo)
Heavy Metal

Color Of Chaos Setlist:                     (Album)
Eva Destruction
Hate                                                    (Hollywood)
Fade Away                                          (Hollywood)
Simple Times                                      (Hollywood)
Hollywood                                          (Hollywood)

Bad Reputation Setlist:
Real Wild One
Bad Reputation
Cherry Bomb
I Hate Myself For Lovin You
I Wanna Be Your Dog
You Drive Me Wild
Dirty Deeds
I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll


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