ALEX GROSSI (HOOKERS & BLOW, QUIET RIOT): “When I Signed My First QUIET RIOT Contract… KEVIN DUBROW Said Congratulations, You’re Now Part Of The Mullet Mafia”

Alex Grossi

Covered In Hollywood

Quiet Riot guitarist Alex Grossi and Guns N’ Roses keyboardist Dizzy Reed formed Hookers & Blow in 2003 as a way to get free drinks in Hollywood. Somehow over the course of 15+ years Hookers & Blow grew to something bigger. The now infamous cover band has toured the US and have been joined on stage by some of the biggest names in music. To take it another step further, Hookers & Blow recently released their debut self-titled album. It’s a 12 song collection that’s heavy on ’70s Rock classics, with a splash of ’80s thrown in. I had the chance to speak with Alex Grossi shortly after the album’s release.

Highlights Include

  • How and why Alex and Dizzy Reed formed the band
  • Discussion of their debut self-titled covers album
  • Frankie Banali’s contributions while still receiving chemo therapy
  • Quiet Riot and Guns N’ Roses taking precedence over Hookers & Blow
  • Working on Dizzy’s 1st solo album Rock ‘N Roll Ain’t Easy
  • Will there be a second Dizzy Reed album?
  • Whether the rock scene still maintains a hookers and blow lifestyle attitude
  • His experiences with the Cameo app
  • Will there be more music from The New Strange?
  • Touring with Quiet Riot
  • Which Quiet Riot album should could a second look
  • Will there be a new Quiet Riot album?
  • … and much, much more!

Hookers and Blow is

Dizzy Reed – Vocals, Keys
Alex Grossi – Guitar
Johnny Kelly – Drums
Mike Duda – Bass
Nadja – Backing Vocals


  • George Dionne

    George was a contributor here at Metal Express Radio, reviewing albums and conducting interviews, out of Massachusetts, USA. George has contributed to numerous music related websites and blogs, and even managed his own from 2004-2009. George's first assignment was covering a live show by the mighty GWAR. By contrast his later assignments featured Judas Priest, Van Halen, and Bon Jovi. George was also the front man for the South Eastern Massachusetts cover band Sound Tower from 2009-2015.  Sound Tower played 300+ shows across MA and had two original songs on the Cape Cod radio station PIXY 103. George enjoys a good whiskey, scotch, and/or bourbon and fights crime in his spare time.

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