Drummer Frankie Banali may be the sole original member of Quiet Riot still in the band, but that hasn’t slowed them down at all. In November, the hard rock outfit will release their 14th full-length album Hollywood Cowboys, previewed by the single “Don’t Call it Love.”
The rousing song is a strong showcase of newest member—and 2011 American Idol contestant—James Durbin’s vocal chops. The track originated with with a “straight-ahead drum groove that incorporates tempo lifts within the arrangement,” Banali explained in a statement.
“It made it possible for Neil [Citron], my songwriting partner, and I to write and build a very concise track as a vehicle for what would follow lyrically,” he added. “My dear friend and amazing songwriter Jacob Bunton wrote the lyrics for this track and several others as well as providing background vocals and just did a fantastic job.”
“Don’t Call it Love” serves a taste of what Banali has called “the most diverse Quiet Riot release.” According to the drummer, fans can expect “straight-ahead balls-to-the-wall rock tracks to a blues song to double-bass-drum pedal-to-the-metal songs.” If that sounds like a good time to you, look out for Hollywood Cowboys on November 8.
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