Quiet Riot in 2002. L-R: Kevin DuBrow, Rudy Sarzo, Frankie Banali, Carlos Cavazo. Kevin DuBrow ( October 29, 1955 &ndash c November 19, 2007) was an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist Rudy Sarzo is a Bass guitarist born Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont in Guanabacoa Havana City Cuba on November 11, 1950 Frankie Banali, born November 14, 1951, is an American Drummer best known for being the former drummer of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot Carlos Cavazo is an American Guitarist. He was a member of Quiet Riot during their most commercially successful period
|Origin||Los Angeles, California|
|Genre(s)||Hard Rock, Heavy metal, Glam metal|
|Years active||1973 – 2008|
|Associated acts||House of Lords|
Gary Van Dyke
Quiet Riot was an American Heavy metal band, whose 1983 & 1984 success contributed to launching the 1980s glam metal scene. Los Angeles (lɑˈsændʒələs los ˈaŋxeles in Spanish) is the largest City in the state of California and the American West California ( is a US state on the West Coast of the United States, along the Pacific Ocean. A music genre is a categorical and typological construct that identifies musical sounds as belonging to a particular category and type of music that can be distinguished from other Hard rock (also referred to as heavy rock) is a variation of Rock music which has its earliest roots in mid-1960s garage and Psychedelic rock Glam metal (also known as pop metal) is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States. In the Music industry, a record label can be a Brand and a Trademark associated with the Marketing of music recordings and Music Sony Music Entertainment is a major global Record label controlled by the Sony Corporation of America, being one of the "big four" record companies House of Lords is a Hard rock band from Los Angeles and is the final incarnation of Giuffria, managed by Gene Simmons History John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer Kevin DuBrow ( October 29, 1955 &ndash c November 19, 2007) was an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist Frankie Banali, born November 14, 1951, is an American Drummer best known for being the former drummer of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot Carlos Cavazo is an American Guitarist. He was a member of Quiet Riot during their most commercially successful period Rudy Sarzo is a Bass guitarist born Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont in Guanabacoa Havana City Cuba on November 11, 1950 Chuck Wright is an American bassist best known as the former bassist of heavy metal band Quiet Riot. Drew Forsyth is a drummer who is most famous for playing in the band Quiet Riot. Randall William "Randy" Rhoads ( December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American Heavy metal Guitarist Kelly Garni is a Hard rock musician and photographer who is best known for co-founding a band with guitarist Randy Rhoads that eventually became Quiet Riot Paul Shortino (born May 14, 1953) is a singer who has sung for several bands including Rough Cutt /The Cutt Quiet Riot, Bad Boyz and Shortino Alex Grossi is an American guitarist best known as the former guitarist of heavy metal band Quiet Riot. Sean McNabb (born September 24, 1965 in South Bend Indiana) is an entertainer Neil Citron is a guitarist who played briefly with heavy metal band Quiet Riot in 2006 Tony Franklin is an English musician His most famous work is on the Fretless Bass guitar with heavy rock bands The Firm (also featuring Free Billy Morris is a guitarist who toured briefly with heavy metal band Quiet Riot in 2006 and spent time with the band Warrant Tracii Guns (born Tracy Ulrich on January 20, 1966) is an American Heavy metal guitarist who has played with a number of well-known Gregory Jay Leon (b May 1958) is a Los Angeles Hard rock guitarist notable for his stints in Quiet Riot and Dokken. Tony Cavazo is the brother of former Quiet Riot guitarist Carlos Cavazo. Juan Croucier (born Juan Carlos Croucier on August 22 1959 in Santiago de Cuba, Cuba) is a Cuban-American heavy metal Bobby Rondinelli (born July 27, 1955, Brooklyn New York) is a rock Drummer best known for his work with the bands Blue Öyster Cult The United States of America —commonly referred to as the Glam metal (also known as pop metal) is a sub-genre of Heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States. They are best known for their hit singles "Cum on Feel the Noize" and "Metal Health". "Cum On Feel the Noize" is a Hard rock song originally released by Slade in 1973. " Metal Health " sometimes called " Bang Your Head " is a song by American metal band Quiet Riot on their breakthrough album They were founded in 1973 by guitarist Randy Rhoads and bassist Kelly Garni, and the original line-up featured lead vocalist Kevin DuBrow, Rhoads, Garni, and drummer Drew Forsyth. Randall William "Randy" Rhoads ( December 6, 1956 – March 19, 1982) was an American Heavy metal Guitarist Kelly Garni is a Hard rock musician and photographer who is best known for co-founding a band with guitarist Randy Rhoads that eventually became Quiet Riot Kevin DuBrow ( October 29, 1955 &ndash c November 19, 2007) was an American rock singer best known as the lead vocalist Drew Forsyth is a drummer who is most famous for playing in the band Quiet Riot.
Some have guessed that the name 'Quiet Riot' comes from a phrase in John Barth's 1960s novel Giles Goat-Boy and/or to be a pun on the title of "White Riot" by The Clash. John Simmons Barth (born May 27 1930 is an American novelist and short-story writer known for the postmodernist and metafictive quality of his work Giles Goat-Boy (or The Revised New Syllabus of George Giles our Grand Tutor) is a 1966 Novel written by John Barth. " White Riot " was the first single put out by seminal punk band The Clash, in 1977. For the debut album by The Clash see The Clash (album The Clash were However, in a radio interview given by the band in 1979 and available here, DuBrow said the band's name was born of a conversation with Rick Parfitt of British band Status Quo in which Parfitt said he'd like to name a band "Quite Right". Rick Parfitt (born 12 October 1948 in Woking, Surrey, England) is best known for being a singer and the Rhythm guitarist Status quo is a Latin term meaning the present existing state of affairs or "the state in which"  They are ranked at number 100 on VH1's "100 Greatest Artists of Hard Rock. VH1 (known as VH-1 Video Hits One from 1985 to 1994 and VH1 Music First until 2003) is an American Cable television " Quiet Riot also has a notable iconic heavy metal mascot. Their mascot resembles a man (sometimes lead singer Kevin DuBrow) in a metal facial mask and in a straightjacket (somewhat similar to Hannibal Lecter) which has appeared on almost every single Quiet Riot album. A straitjacket is a Garment shaped like a Jacket with overlong Sleeves The ends of these can be tied to the back of the wearer so that the arms are kept Origin and development Thomas Harris has given few interviews and has never explained where he got inspiration for Hannibal Lecter but in a documentary for Hannibal Rising This mascot has been considered alongside Megadeth's Vic Rattlehead, Iron Maiden's Eddie the Head, Motörhead's Snaggletooth B. Motörhead, A.K.A Warpig as enduring familiar heavy metal symbols. Megadeth is an American heavy metal band led by founder front man guitarist and songwriter Dave Mustaine. Vic Rattlehead is the mascot of the thrash- and speed-metal band Megadeth. For other uses see Iron maiden. Eddie, whose full name is Eddie the 'Ead or Edward the Head also known as Edward the Great (see below is the Mascot for the British
Kevin DuBrow, lead singer of the band from its inception, was found dead in his Las Vegas, Nevada home at approximately 5:20 p. Las Vegas ( Spanish: "The Meadows" is the most populous City in the state of Nevada, the seat of Clark County, and an internationally m. on Sunday, November 25, 2007. Events 1034 - Máel Coluim mac Cináeda, King of Scots dies Donnchad, the Year 2007 ( MMVII) was a Common year starting on Monday of the Gregorian calendar in the 21st century. The cause of death was ruled an accidental cocaine overdose. 
The original four members recorded their debut album Quiet Riot, or QR I, which was released in Japan in 1977. Months later, bassist Kelly Garni left the band. The second album Quiet Riot II, or QR II, was recorded at The Record Plant and released in Japan in 1978. Quiet Riot II is the second album by Heavy metal band Quiet Riot. Record Plant Studios (also known as just " The Record Plant " were three famous Recording studios which were started and run by Gary Kellgren (who Although Garni's replacement Rudy Sarzo was pictured and credited on 'QR II', he did not join before its recording. Rudy Sarzo is a Bass guitarist born Rodolfo Maximiliano Sarzo Lavieille Grande Ruiz Payret y Chaumont in Guanabacoa Havana City Cuba on November 11, 1950 [Rhoads followed his friend Dana Strum's advice and joined Ozzy Osbourne's band. Dana Strum (born Dana Strumwasser on December 13, 1958 in Washington DC) is the bassist of Heavy metal band Slaughter. John Michael "Ozzy" Osbourne (born December 3 1948) is a British singer DuBrow and Forsyth tried to keep the band together following Rhoads' departure, with the addition of guitarist Greg Leon and former Suite 19 bassist Gary Van Dyke. Gregory Jay Leon (b May 1958) is a Los Angeles Hard rock guitarist notable for his stints in Quiet Riot and Dokken. During this period of 1980-1982, the band's name was changed to DuBrow.
Following Rhoads' death in a plane crash on March 19, 1982, DuBrow attempted to reform Quiet Riot. Events 1279 - A Mongolian victory in the Battle of Yamen ends the Song Dynasty in China. Year 1982 ( MCMLXXXII) was a Common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar) None of the other original members were interested, so Tony Cavazo's brother, Carlos, joined as lead guitarist, Sarzo re-joined the band on bass, and Rudy's friend, drummer Frankie Banali, completed the lineup. Carlos Cavazo is an American Guitarist. He was a member of Quiet Riot during their most commercially successful period Frankie Banali, born November 14, 1951, is an American Drummer best known for being the former drummer of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot
In September 1982, with a little help from producer Spencer Proffer (who'd produce W.A.S.P.'S 2nd album The Last Command in 1985), they were signed to CBS records in America. WASP is an American heavy metal band formed in 1982 and emerged with the L On March 11, 1983, their American debut album Metal Health was released. Events 1425 BC - Thutmose III, Pharaoh of Egypt, dies (according to the Low Chronology of the 18th Dynasty Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) Metal Health was the breakthrough album for the American Heavy metal band Quiet Riot and their first record without deceased legendary guitarist (Their two previous albums, QR I and QR II, have still not been released in the United States).
On August 27, 1983, Quiet Riot's second single "Cum on Feel the Noize" / Run For Cover was released. Events 479 BC - Greco-Persian Wars: Persian forces led by Mardonius are routed by Pausanias, the Spartan Year 1983 ( MCMLXXXIII) was a Common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1983 Gregorian calendar) "Cum On Feel the Noize" is a Hard rock song originally released by Slade in 1973. Their cover of the 1973 Slade hit spent two weeks at #5 on the Billboard chart on November 19 & 26, 1983. Slade are an English Glam rock band Slade were one of the most recognizable acts of the glam rock movement and were at their peak the most commercially popular See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry It was the first heavy metal song to make the Top 5 on Billboard's Hot 100 singles chart (a. k. a. Pop Chart). The success of the single helped carry "Metal Health" to the top of Billboard pop album charts, making it the first American heavy metal debut album to ever reach #1 in the USA. See Billboard (Turkish magazine Billboard is a weekly American Magazine devoted to the Music industry It was #1 on November 26, 1983, making Quiet Riot the first heavy metal band to have a top 5 hit & #1 album the same week. Their success was aided in no small part to the "Cum on Feel the Noize" video's heavy rotation on MTV, opening the door for the later MTV success of bands like Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe. "Cum On Feel the Noize" is a Hard rock song originally released by Slade in 1973. Mötley Crüe ( IPA pronunciation: /'mɒtliː
A #1 album and a top 5 single was unheard of for a heavy metal band in 1983. The Metal Health album also displaced The Police's Synchronicity album from #1. Metal Health was the breakthrough album for the American Heavy metal band Quiet Riot and their first record without deceased legendary guitarist The Police were a three-piece rock band consisting of Sting ( vocals, Bass guitar) Andy Summers ( Guitar, Synchronicity is the fifth and final Studio album by The Police, released in 1983 Metal Health paved the way for a new, stronger commercial viability for heavy metal. Metal Health stayed at #1 for just a week until Lionel Richie's Can't Slow Down took over the #1 spot for three weeks before being knocked off the top by Michael Jackson's Thriller, which returned to the top after a long hiatus from the U. Lionel Brockman Richie Jr (born June 20 1949 is an Academy Award and Grammy award-winning American Singer, Songwriter, Michael Joseph Jackson (born August 29 1958 is an American musician entertainer and businessman S. summit. Metal Health's title song, which was released as a single on March 11, 1983, finally charted in early 1984 and peaked at #31. This could be attributed to the song's appearance in the 1984 movie Footloose, as well as another heavy rotation video on MTV. For the musical see Footloose (musical. For the title song by Kenny Loggins from this movie see Footloose (song.
The group's follow-up, Condition Critical, was released on July 7, 1984. Condition Critical was the follow-up album to Quiet Riot's smash hit Metal Health. Events 1456 - A retrial verdict acquits Joan of Arc of heresy 25 years after her death Year 1984 ( MCMLXXXIV) was a Leap year starting on Sunday (link displays the 1984 Gregorian calendar) It was a relative disappointment, critically and commercially, selling only 1 million units. This release included yet another Slade cover (the single, "Mama Weer All Crazee Now" - a UK chart topper for Slade) and numerous musical and lyrical nods to the aforementioned act; whether this was a decision made by the band or their producer is still subject to debate as evidenced in their VH1 "Behind The Music" documentary. Slade are an English Glam rock band Slade were one of the most recognizable acts of the glam rock movement and were at their peak the most commercially popular " Mama Weer All Crazee Now " is a popular song originally recorded by the British Glam rock band Slade on their album Slayed?. Reportedly frustrated, DuBrow began letting newer bands on the L. A. metal scene know that their success was in part owed to the past successes of Quiet Riot.
This led to Sarzo quitting the group in 1985. (In 1987 the bassist went on to Whitesnake) The bass slot in Quiet Riot was filled by erstwhile collaborator Chuck Wright (of Giuffria). Whitesnake are an English Hard rock band founded in 1977 by David Coverdale (formerly of Deep Purple) Chuck Wright is an American bassist best known as the former bassist of heavy metal band Quiet Riot. Giuffria was an American rock band that formed in the wake of Journey 's success Next, the band released QRIII in 1986, another commercial failure. QR III is a Studio album released by American heavy metal band Quiet Riot. Fed up with DuBrow's antics, the rest of Quiet Riot fired him from his own band and replaced him with former Rough Cutt vocalist Paul Shortino. Rough Cutt was a American heavy metal band based in Los Angeles, California in the 1980's Paul Shortino (born May 14, 1953) is a singer who has sung for several bands including Rough Cutt /The Cutt Quiet Riot, Bad Boyz and Shortino Wright was also fired and was replaced by Sean McNabb. Sean McNabb (born September 24, 1965 in South Bend Indiana) is an entertainer The band released Quiet Riot in 1988, which was another failure. Quiet Riot is an album released in 1988 by the band Quiet Riot. This 1988 album technically has the same name as their original first album with Randy Rhoads. After a tour that ended in Hawaii in 1989, the band members went their separate ways; DuBrow fought to keep control of the name. The State of Hawaii ( or həˈwaɪʔiː Hawaiian: Mokuāina o Hawaii) is a state in the United States located on an Archipelago in the
By 1991, tempers had cooled enough for the former bandmates to communicate. Year 1991 ( MCMXCI) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar of the Gregorian Calendar. DuBrow and Cavazo formed Heat, but eventually switched to Quiet Riot again and released Terrified (1993) with Banali and Kenny Hillery (bass). Terrified was a record Quiet Riot made for Charles Band 's picture Dollman vs The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the Quiet Riot, with Chuck Wright again on bass, hit the road in support of 'Terrified' with Wisconsin's Slam I Am.
That same year, DuBrow released The Randy Rhoads Years featuring tracks from Quiet Riot's Columbia albums and some previously unreleased material (many of which featured newly recorded vocals). The Randy Rhoads Years features a handful of songs from Randy Rhoads' time in Quiet Riot in the 1970s Hillery left in 1995 and committed suicide on June 5, 1996; Wright rejoined Quiet Riot to play bass. The electric bass guitar (also called electric bass, or simply bass; ˈbeɪs as in "base" is a Stringed instrument played primarily with the The band released Down to the Bone that same year. Down to the Bone is a Quiet Riot album recorded at Ocean Studios Burbank Calif The following year (1996), the band released a "Greatest Hits" album, which included nothing from the original two Rhoads albums and nothing from the two 90's albums, but did have a few tracks from the 1988 Shortino album. Year 1996 ( MCMXCVI) was a Leap year starting on Monday (link will display full 1996 Gregorian calendar) After that, Rudy Sarzo joined up again in 1997, and the band began touring. Year 1997 ( MCMXCVII) was a Common year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1997 Gregorian calendar
The tour was not successful, and the band was arrested several times; one angry fan sued DuBrow for injuries sustained during a show. The group still managed to release Alive and Well in (1999) which featured new songs and several rerecorded hits. Alive and Well is a 1999 reunion album by the classic lineup of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot. They followed this up with Guilty Pleasures (2001). Guilty Pleasures is a 2001 album by Quiet Riot. Track listing All songs written by Kevin DuBrow, Carlos Cavazo, Rudy Sarzo
Quiet Riot officially broke up in February 2003, and Sarzo joined Dio in the following year. Dio is an American heavy metal band led by Vocalist Ronnie James Dio, who formed it in 1982 after leaving Black Sabbath. However, it reunited in 2005. The line-up included DuBrow, Banali, Wright and new guitarist Alex Grossi. Alex Grossi is an American guitarist best known as the former guitarist of heavy metal band Quiet Riot. The band was featured on the 2005 Rock Never Stops Tour 2005 tour along with Cinderella, Ratt, and FireHouse. Rock Never Stops is a US rock tour that features various rock groups of the 1980s and 1990s Cinderella is an American rock band from Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Ratt is an American Glam metal band that formed in San Diego and enjoyed significant commercial success in the 1980s FireHouse is an American Hard rock band formed in Charlotte, North Carolina in 1989
Kevin DuBrow released a solo album titled In For The Kill in 2004.
As of January 2006, Chuck Wright and Alex Grossi had left the band and former L.A. Guns/Brides of Destruction guitarist Tracii Guns had joined, only to leave two weeks later under musical differences. LA Guns is an American rock band whose music is frequently associated with the L Brides of Destruction are a Hard rock supergroup containing Nikki Sixx of Mötley Crüe and Tracii Guns of L Tracii Guns (born Tracy Ulrich on January 20, 1966) is an American Heavy metal guitarist who has played with a number of well-known Other recent members of Quiet Riot have included guitarists Billy Morris and Neil Citron, and bassists Tony Franklin, Sean McNabb and Wayne Carver. Tony Franklin is an English musician His most famous work is on the Fretless Bass guitar with heavy rock bands The Firm (also featuring Free Sean McNabb (born September 24, 1965 in South Bend Indiana) is an entertainer In an interview with rock & roll comic C. C. Banana in August 2006, Frankie Banali attempted to clarify the matter of Quiet Riot's recent rapid-fire membership rotation, indicating that both Alex and Chuck were both back in the band again. Frankie Banali, born November 14, 1951, is an American Drummer best known for being the former drummer of the heavy metal band Quiet Riot
Quiet Riot's new album was released on October 3, 2006 and is entitled Rehab. Events 42 BC - First Battle of Philippi: Triumvirs Mark Antony and Octavian fight an indecisive battle with Caesar's Year 2006 ( MMVI) was a Common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. The lineup on the album consists of DuBrow, Banali, Franklin, & Neil Citron. Former Deep Purple bassist and singer Glenn Hughes also makes a guest vocal appearance on the album. Deep Purple are an English rock band formed in Hertfordshire in 1968 Glenn Hughes (born in Cannock, Staffordshire, England on August 21, 1951) is a Bassist and Vocalist
On November 25, 2007, The Vegas Eye website reported that Kevin DuBrow was found dead in his apartment that day. Keesler Air Force Base is a United States Air Force base located in Biloxi, a city in Harrison County, Mississippi, United Banali confirmed the death in an email to Spain's The Metal Circus. Spain () or the Kingdom of Spain (Reino de España is a country located mostly in southwestern Europe on the Iberian Peninsula. Banali wrote:
"Please respect my privacy as I mourn the passing and honor the memory of my dearest friend Kevin DuBrow. "
On December 10, 2007, media reports stated that Dubrow was pronounced dead on the afternoon of November 25, 2007, and was later determined to have died of a cocaine overdose approximately six days earlier.
On January 14, 2008, drummer Frankie Banali issued the following statement regarding the end of Quiet Riot.
"I have been approached to see if I would be interested in contacting Rudy Sarzo and Carlos Cavazo and to audition singers for Quiet Riot. I have also been approached to see if I would be interested in contacting and reforming the version of Quiet Riot that included Paul Shortino, Carlos Cavazo and Sean McNabb. Let me make this very simple and perfectly clear. While I am still actively involved in the business interests of Quiet Riot and will continue in that capacity, I reject any and all suggestions to have Quiet Riot continue as a live performing entity. My friendship, love and respect for [late Quiet Riot singer] Kevin DuBrow as well as my personal love and affection for Kevin's mother and his family makes it inconceivable for me to ever entertain any ovation to reform or to continue Quiet Riot . Kevin was too important to go on without him. It would also be a disrespect to the fans who have supported Quiet Riot for nearly 25 years. I thank everyone for the wonderful and sometimes unpredictable adventure that I was able to share as a member of Quiet Riot . The only regret that I have is the loss of Kevin. May he rest in peace. I now begin life after Quiet Riot. "