QUIET RIOT frontman Kevin DuBrow recently spoke to Maximum Metal about the new QR lineup, reasons for their prior breakup, the new live CD, Randy Rhoads material, "Bad Boys of Metal" tour, the Blackie Lawless/Frankie Banali issue and reality shows. Several excerpts from the interview follow:
On the "Bad Boys of Metal" tour:
"I was put in the position of being the leader of it because nobody else was capable of it and they didn't really have a tour manager. And you had Steven Adler and Jani Lane bringing along their addictions and it was like having two other people on the bus.
"Steven Adler is brain-dead. You feel sorry for him when you first meet him then you spend a day with him and just want to kill him. After all the guy has been through, he's still about him and his addictions. He was infringing his lifestyle on me and upon my freedoms. For example, there was some 'contraband' on the bus at many times left out in the open where I could've been arrested for his discrepancy and he was an asshole about it.
"Jani Lane was drunk from the start until NY. where he found the source of whatever he was looking for. We had four buses in four weeks — constant breakdowns. The crew guys were not good. It was like somebody was paying me back for some bullshit in my past.
On reality shows:
"They called me twice for 'The Surreal Life', but for whatever reason that didn't happen...I saw Vince [Neil] doing the chicken dance on the Internet and I've done some embarrassing things in my career, but I wouldn't have done that. Well, he probably got $30,000 and his band did play, so maybe I would've. My agency called me about doing 'Blind Date', but I didn't want to do that. We did a show called the Nudefest and got hammered for it, but it was just a gig and I kept my clothes on."
Read the entire interview at www.maximummetal.com.