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Quiet Riot share newly-unearthed Kevin DuBrow and Frankie Banali-era song, 'I Can't Hold On'

The power ballad boasts three quarters of the band's classic early '80s lineup

Quiet Riot have shared a previously unheard demo of a 2003 song featuring three quarters of their classic lineup – singer Kevin DuBrow and drummer Frankie Banali, who passed away in 2007 and 2020, respectively, as well as bassist Rudy Sarzo – along with current guitarist Alex Grossi.

Titled “I Can’t Hold On,” the track was lost until 2021, when it was discovered on an iPod and then completed by Sarzo and Grossi. The song has now been added to newly-remastered digital versions of the band’s 2008 album, Rehab.

Said Grossi, who wrote the song and recorded the song with DuBrow in 2003, in a statement, “I had completely forgotten about it until it turned up on an old iPod last summer. The way it came to life almost 20 years later is truly special.”

Sarzo talked to Ultimate Classic Rock about recording his bass parts for the track, saying, "I was all by myself, but [spiritually], Frankie and Kevin were in the room with me. I know their musical tastes so well, and what they liked. That helped [shape] my perception of what my contribution should be – so everybody's happy."

You can check out the video for “I Can’t Hold On” above, which features archival footage and photographs care of Banali’s widow, Regina Banali, above.