Quiet Riot Singer’s Firing Kicks Off Nasty Facebook War
80’s rockers Quiet Riot have fired their most recent lead singer, Mark Huff, and hired Keith St. John (ex-Montrose) according to a statement issued by the band. This has led to a Facebook faceoff of sorts.
Huff, formerly of 5150, a Van Halen tribute band, posted the following message on his Facebook page, “As I sit in hospital… waiting for my brain surgery… I have been let go from Quiet Riot. And nobody’s had balls to tell it to my face… I have to read the news in a post that’s not even directed to me?… WTF?”
Round two had Quiet Riot drummer Frankie Banali, the band’s only original member, hitting back, also via Facebook: “With regards to Mark Huff: My policy has always been not to air out the dirty laundry in public. That policy remains the same even in light of those who chose to make accusations. The fact is that Mr. Huff’s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made, though it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time. His wife assured me that Mark would be home this week, and as legal protocol dictated, a certified letter was sent informing Mark of the decision that was made and why it was made. The content of that letter is a private matter unless Mr. Huff decides to make the reason for his dismissal made public, which I believe would be counterproductive for him. I will not go tit for tat with this issue. If certain persons wish to villainize me, that is their prerogative.”
Quiet Riot, who took their brand of pop metal to the top of the charts in the early 1980’s, lost their original vocalist, Kevin Dubrow, in 2005 when he died of a cocaine overdose. Huff became the band’s lead singer in 2010.
Still in a, well…huff…Mark added, “Let me tell all my friends… don’t count me out… watch what happens. It’s obvious what I ever meant to this situation… I deserve better treatment… Don’t worry about me… Worry about your own bad selves. And I am gonna take the high road… I have so much shit I could speak… Stay tuned, my friends.”
Apparently metal health will indeed drive you mad!