LEGENDARY HEAVY METAL BASSIST RUDY SARZO TO RETURN TO QUIET RIOT
Quiet Riot is set to welcome Rudy Sarzo back into the band after an 18-year absence. Rudy was one of the original founding members of the legendary Metal Health lineup. He played bass on the album, which sold over ten million copies and spawned the hits Cum OnFeel The Noize and Metal Health and on the follow-up record Condition Critical. He appeared in the most notable music videos in the MTV age and toured with the band until 1985 and again from 1997 to 2003. During his years out of the band, Rudy Sarzo was a member of Ozzy Osbourne, Whitesnake, Dio, Blue Oÿster Cult, Queensrÿche, and The Guess Who. Rudy is looking forward to recording and touring with Quiet Riot beginning in 2022.
With the move, longtime Quiet Riot bassist Chuck Wright is graciously stepping aside to continue his recent solo efforts while heightening his role with his award-winning residency show, Ultimate Jam Night at the legendary Whisky A Go-Go which all the members of Quiet Riot fully support.
The band and their management would like to formally thank Chuck Wright for his many years of dedication and perseverance and, most importantly, his distinguished talent. Wright has served off-and-on with Quiet Riot for nearly 40 years, appears on nine albums, and is known as the bassist for Quiet Riot’s mega-hit Metal Health” (Bang Your Head) and Don’t Wanna Let You Go. He was a contributing songwriter on 1986’s QRIII and appeared in the band’s video for The Wild And The Young, among others. Wright has been one of the band’s longest touring and recording members and will continue touring with the band through the end of 2021. Chuck is and will always be an invaluable member of the Quiet Riot family.
Rudy Sarzo said, “I’m excited to be back home and celebrate the Quiet Riot Legacy, which began 40 years ago next year with the recording of Metal Health, the first heavy metal album to reach number one on the Billboard top 200 albums chart.”
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Guess the auditions with Megadeth and ZZ Top didn’t work out. Are gigs really that hard to come by that Rudy had to resort to joining a cover band? So much for the major announcement. Now if Carlos Cavazo were to join Quiet Riot, you now have half of the Metal Health classic lineup. Still no replacing Kevin DuBrow or Frankie Banali, but it would be a better lineup to market.
Even Quiet Riot didn’t want that “baton twirling ” David Ellefson in their band. ;o)
Good for Sarzo returning to the band cuz of Banali’s wishes, but Quiet Riot is still a tribute band without Dubrow.