|Birth name||James Wilkinson|
|Born||March 17, 1958|
|Genres||Hard rock, heavy metal, glam metal|
|Associated acts||Love/Hate, L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite, Quiet Riot, Sin City Sinners|
Jizzy Pearl (born James Wilkinson) is an American vocalist who was born on March 17, 1958, in Chicago, Illinois. He's had notable performances in several heavy metal and hard rock groups. He first fronted the band Data Clan, which eventually became Love/Hate. Pearl has also sung for L.A. Guns, Ratt, Adler's Appetite, Quiet Riot and other, lesser known acts.
Pearl is known for, in the words of KNAC.com, his "gritty-sounding blues-influenced" vocals.
In the late 1980s, Pearl sang for Love/Hate, which achieved notoriety for performances as the house band at the Whisky a Go Go in Hollywood. The group subsequently signed to Columbia Records.
In early 2007, Pearl announced he would reunite with Love/Hate after ten years, on February 24, 2007 at Club Vodka in Hollywood, California, to perform their classic record Blackout in the Red Room in its entirety.
In 2013, Pearl joined Quiet Riot, replacing then vocalist Scott Vokoun. The band decided to record a new album with Pearl that they set for release in early 2014.
That effort became Quiet Riot 10 (also alternatively known as just 10), which was the twelfth studio album by the heavy metal band and featured a mix of songs with Pearl as well as live tracks with founder vocalist Kevin DuBrow.The album came out on June 27, 2014. It has received mixed to positive reviews from publications such as KNAC.com and Music Enthusiast Magazine.
Pearl quit Quiet Riot at the end of 2016 to focus on his solo work, and was replaced by Seann Nichols, who was subsequently replaced by James Durbin in March 2017. Durbin quit in September 2019, and Pearl re-joined.
|Dataclan (EP)||Dataclan||1985||Independent Release|
|Blackout in the Red Room||Love/Hate||February 22, 1990||Columbia Records|
|Wasted In America||Love/Hate||March 10, 1992||Columbia Records|
|Let's Rumble||Love/Hate||April 1, 1994||Calibre Records|
|I'm Not Happy||Love/Hate||September 19, 1995||Mayhem Records|
|Livin' Off Layla||Love/Hate||1997||SK-9 Records|
|Let's Eat||Love/Hate||June 1, 1999||Perris Records|
|Shrinking Violet||L.A. Guns||June 1, 1999||Perris Records|
|Greatest & Latest||Love/Hate||April 25, 2000||Cleopatra Records|
|Adler's Appetite (EP)||Adler's Appetite||February 2005||Arrogant Bastard|
|Vegas Must Die||Jizzy Pearl||July 19, 2005||Shrapnel Records|
|Just A Boy||Jizzy Pearl||October 30, 2007||Shrapnel Records|
|Acoustic Gypsy Live||L.A. Guns||September 27, 2011||Favored Nations Entertainment|
|Crucified||Jizzy Pearl||December 20, 2013||Independent Release|
|Quiet Riot 10||Quiet Riot||June 27, 2014||RSM Records|
|All You Need Is Soul||Jizzy Pearl||May 11, 2018||Frontiers Records|
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Road Rage is the thirteenth studio album from the heavy metal band Quiet Riot. This is the first album to feature American Idol alum James Durbin on lead vocals. The album was originally recorded with vocalist Seann Nicols, a former member of Adler's Appetite and Icon, and scheduled for release on April 21, 2017. Pre-orders for the album began on March 1, 2017, and the instant gratification track was titled "The Seeker". However, Nicols was fired from the band in March, and it was subsequently announced that the album would be postponed so that Nicols' vocals and lyrics could be replaced and re-recorded by Durbin. The track "The Seeker" was withdrawn from distribution at this point, and never saw release on the final version of Road Rage in any form. The album finally saw release on August 4, 2017. Billboard Magazine debuted the music video for the single "Can't Get Enough" directed by Regina Russell Banali on July 24, 2017
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