Quiet Riot’s ‘Well Now You’re Here, There’s No Way Back’ Documentary to Air on Showtime
It's been a long journey, but drummer Frankie Banali's story of attempting to keep the Quiet Riot name alive while honoring his late friend, vocalist Kevin DuBrow, is making its way to cable TV. The 'Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back' documentary will air via Showtime on Jan. 29.
Banali began the challenge of keeping the band going after DuBrow's death in 2007 and the film offers not only a reflection of DuBrow during Quiet Riot's heyday, but also the struggles he faced in the post-DuBrow era.
A synopsis of the Regina Russell-directed film states, "An unlikely and surprisingly personal narrative to conquer the loss of a friend emerges from an odyssey about the rise, fall and resurrection of an 80's metal band. The career of Frankie Banali, drummer of Quiet Riot, took a major sideswipe when his singer and best friend Kevin DuBrow died in 2007. In 2010 and at a cross roads in his life, Banali has to forge ahead and make a new life for himself and his daughter. At times both utterly tragic, and downright hilarious, the film follows him going through the emotional feat of trying to fill the void left by Kevin and get the band back together one more time."
The film has already earned the Outstanding Achievement in Filmmaking - Music honor at the 2014 Newport Beach Film Festival and the Best Music Documentary award at the 2014 Oregon Independent Film Festival.
Quiet Riot were on top of the rock world in 1983, earning the first ever No. 1 charting metal album with 'Metal Health.' The disc yielded such standouts as 'Cum on Feel the Noize' and 'Bang Your Head (Metal Health).' But a series of lineup changes, including the exit and eventual return of DuBrow, followed and the band never reached the heights of their breakout album.
A trailer for the film can be seen above. The documentary includes interviews and footage of such key players in the Quiet Riot story as Banali, DuBrow, Rudy Sarzo, Chuck Wright and Alex Grossi. There are also appearances from friends and peers like Steven Adler, Matt Sorum, Glenn Hughes, Dee Snider, Martha Quinn, Eddie Trunk and Don Jamieson.
Be sure to check out the Quiet Riot 'Well Now You're Here, There's No Way Back' documentary on Jan. 29. You can also pick up the film when it's released May 19 on DVD. For more on the movie, check out its official website here.