Quiet Riot Singer Fumes Over Dismissal
Mark Huff says he was fired whilst awaiting brain surgery
"As I sit in hospital and wait for my brain surgery, I have been let go. 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?" said Huff in a post on his Facebook page.
According to online reports (which Huff apparently read at the same time as everyone else) it seems that the band had decided to recruit former Montrose singer Keith St John as their frontman.
"Let me tell all my friends: don’t count my 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. I am gonna take the high road - I have so much shit I could speak. Stay tuned.”
Longtime Quiet Riot mainman Frank Banali later posted his own take. "Mr Huff’s medical condition had nothing to do with the decision that was made, although it is unfortunate that it comes at such a time...his wife assured me 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 public, which I believe would be counterproductive for him.”
Huff joined the band in 2010 when Quiet Riot reconvened following original frontman Kevin DuBrow's passing in 2007. His joining was apparently documented in the film Well Now You’re Here There’s No Way Back, which is due for release later this year.